Multi-pack packaging has become more and more important.
Editor’s Note: Multi-pack packaging has become more and more important. Offering milk, yogurt, ice cream and cheese products such as cream cheese in bundles of three, six, 12 or more to retailers and to end users is something more and more dairies need to do to stay competitive. Packaging manufacturers know this, and are offering a greater variety of multi-pack options to the dairy industry. In Mt. Crawford, Va., Morningstar Foods packs its Hershey Flavored Milks and Shakes in 6 packs and 12 packs allowing for easy palletization with minimal secondary packaging material. In Dannon’s West Jordan Utah plant, the same technology (the Delkor Spot-Pak®) is used for much the same reasons for cup yogurt. As in other industries, dairy manufacturers are seeking and finding solutions that provide attractive packaging that palletizes easily and utilizes the least amount of material possible.