As restrictions begin to loosen up in many states, restaurants are reopening and folks can now dine at their favorite restaurants. This all comes with certain boundaries, though, such as limited capacities, social distancing procedures, proper employee protocols, indoor vs. outdoor dining, etc. Yet, even with lessening of regulations, one thing that has remained consistent […]Read More Takeout Packaging Remains Prevalent During Pandemic
For the past 21 years, we’ve been conducting our annual State of the Industry Survey. It’s our opportunity to hear from the industry and compile that information to get a true snapshot of what today’s foodservice packaging industry looks like. As you can imagine, things didn’t go exactly as planned this year. Typically, this survey […]Read More State of the Industry — Pandemic Edition
March 31 was a tough day for FPI staff. Why? This was the day we announced the cancellation of our spring 2020 conference due to COVID-19. Our mid-May dates were unfortunately still in the “danger zone” as far as lockdowns and inability to gather in large groups. On the date this blog was posted, FPI […]Read More #FPISpring2020 – the Conference that Never Was
With so much going on in our present and an uncertain future, we thought we would take this back to our roots with a look at the past. We at FPI hope you are safe and healthy and enjoy this brief look at the history of foodservice packaging. Foodservice packaging owes its creation to Dr. […]Read More Foodservice Packaging: How Did It All Begin?
2020 is an unprecedented year for the foodservice packaging industry. To-date, we have seen more regulations, ordinances, and legislation aimed at foodservice packaging than we have in any year before. These new proposals range from taxes on bags to complex extended producer responsibility schemes. Additionally, we are seeing these proposals at all levels of government, […]Read More Legislative Updates – Busy Start for 2020