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Insider tips for co-manufacturing – video

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In this video, we recently spoke with an industry expert who works with CPG companies nationwide about the importance of contract manufacturing, sourcing a co-packer and more.

The CPG industry is constantly evolving, but one thing remains the same: When it comes to running a successful food or beverage business, finding the right production outlet can make all the difference.

A co-packer, also known as a contract manufacturer or “co-man” in the F&B industry, is a company that packages and labels products for other brands.

Some of the reasons food and beverage businesses partner with a co-packer include the need for a:

  • One-stop shop for manufacturing finished products
  • Dramatic scale up in production
  • Quicker turnaround time

In this interview, FBI associate editor Heather Carter spoke with Sam Kressler, founder of CPG consulting firm Stir Innovation, about all things co-packing. Watch the full video to find out:

  • How the GFI and PLMA can play a role in finding a co-packer
  • Best practices
  • Pitfalls


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