Hook-N-Loop vs. Press-to-Close Zipper
At PBi we are always looking for new packaging formats, trends, and options. We recently heard some talk about the Velcro™ or Hook-N-Loop re-closure devices on packaging, and a question came up, “is the Hook-N-Loop closure air tight?”
Jackie O and JFK, Boston, Costa Rica, Specialty Coffee and Bags
The Specialty Coffee Association of America Show was held from April 12 – 14 in Boston, MA. While we are all deeply saddened by the tragic events post-show, it is a good reminder that the best defiance against this kind of attack, is to continue to appreciate our industry, the people we meet, and remember the moments of enjoyment.
Remembering Lisa Roberts
April 13, 2013 marked one year since PBi lost one of our own to Pancreatic Cancer (Lisa Roberts passed away at the age of 44). Lisa was one of a kind, with a strength of spirit, and self-confidence that most of us only hope to achieve.
National Pet Owners Survey released by the APPA. It’s a great read!
The National Pet Owners Survey from the American Pet Products Association (APPA) updates pet ownership throughout the country, highlighting the growth or reduction in different categories. Most of us think of pets as cats and dogs, but while these pets dominate the market…
Event In PBi Parking Lot
The recent machine/cyborg spotted in the Pacific Bag parking lot in Woodinville, WA made our group realize that our competitors are concerned and possibly dangerous. Special thanks to Mike Henry, who risked his life to get us this video of the cyborg attack. We cannot confirm why…
The Intensity and Passion Around Coffee
I was recently sent the video below (see link) from my brother showing a man in Japan preparing his coffee. The video is pleasant to watch and listen to, as Nejimakigumo Ome accentuates the allure, beauty and love for the specialty coffee market around the world. The specialty market is going through changes, and…
Specialty Markets Continue to Intensify Focus and Fragmentation
Specialty coffee, pet food and specialty food markets continue to intensify focus and fragmentation for specific customers…amazing.
Packaging Experience At PBi
PBi recently hired a photographer to take individual pictures of our sales, supervisors, managers and executives. We had a lot of fun and gathered nice photos. This got me to thinking about our experience in…
New Product: Natural Kraft Block Bottom Bag
Pacific Bag is expanding their stock bag product line to include a Natural Kraft Block Bottom Bag (i.e. BBB). The stand-up pouch and side gusseted bag have been the two main formats for coffee, pet food, specialty foods…
Cup of Excellence and the Preservation of Green Coffee with Barrier Bags
Pacific Bag and Alliance for Coffee Excellence (Cup of Excellence), work together closely. We are the primary packaging supplier for the vacuum packaged bags that carry green beans shipped from origin. There is a large body of evidence that supports…