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Food and Beverages | Monday, August 22, 2022

The packaging in the contemporary food delivery industry is not just about practicality but also about gaining a competitive edge.

FREMONT, CA: Food delivery to customers' doorstep is one of the main selling points of ghost kitchens. Packaging in the delivery of food plays a vital role. Materials, design, packaging quality, and handling can all play a huge role in how a brand's values are communicated to customers. A food delivery package serves several essential functions, such as preserving food quality, preventing product spills or leaks, minimizing food waste, and communicating the brand's messaging to the customer.

Determining the best packaging material

Choosing the proper materials to increase durability is essential. Some of the most popular materials used for food packaging are plastics, paper bags, cardboard boxes, corrugated boxes, paperboard cartons, boxboards, and styrofoam. Plastic is a durable material that avoids food loss when packed and appropriately constructed. Plastics are not biodegradable, though, and some varieties can release hazardous materials into food. Cardboard is an easily printed, biodegradable material.

Considering the most recent packaging trends

Restaurant brands are focusing on the packaging that is economical, useful, and accessible. Nowadays, many see meal delivery as a necessity rather than a convenience. Ensure the packaging embodies the brand personality and fits well with customer perception to improve the food delivery experience. Choose the newest package styles, such as environmental packaging, edible packaging, on-the-go packaging that is simple and convenient, and so on.

Keeping an eye for crucial details

Maintaining proper package standards is essential, but businesses should not forget to consider the packaging's use, aesthetics, and sustainability. Businesses need to think about switching to new packaging that is portable and takes up less room in storage. Designing the package has to be aesthetically beautiful and protective of the food within. To reduce the need for cleaning, choose disposable packaging and disposable containers. Use the proper sanitation and hygiene procedures if your ghost kitchen brand uses reusable containers.

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