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PACKAGER PROFILE | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 Kathryn’s Kitchen brand. Th e line includes two package formats: semi-rigid lidded plas- tic bowls and fl exible retort pouches. Kath- ryn’s KitchenMeals inMinutes single-serve entrées are available in 10-oz thermoformed microwavable bowls.Meals inMinutes are available in many SKUs. Th e offerings in retort pouches include Tater Toppings™ and Rice Delights. Tater Toppings are available in 6-oz stand-up, retort poucheswith a “cool grip” handle for easy pouring. Th e nonfoil pouches are designed for microwave oven use after the top of the pouch is torn away for venting purposes. Jowers says the Kathryn’s Kitchen shelf- stable, heat-and-serve lines are lifestyle meal products off ering consumersmeal solutions that fi t the way they live. Meeting today’s demands “We’remeeting the changing dining de- SERVICES Test Market/Short Run Suppor t to mult i -shif t long term contracts Meal Kit Assembly Scoop and Premium Inser t ion Shaped Pouches Wide range of re-close opt ions Pre Made Pouch Making High Speed Pouching Full Range of Machinery Blending FACILITIES 120,000 f t 2 total with 50,000 ft 2 for bulk and f inished goods storage Separate packing rooms for al lergen and contamination control Our RapidStart™ contract packaging services program enables companies to “rapidly get started” using innovative, reclosable, standup pouch packaging without making a major capital investment. Robert’s Standup-Pouch machinery is widely used in the food industry for a broad variety of products including snacks, confectioneries, dried fruit, powdered beverages, baking mixes, cereals, croutons, sugar, baking soda, rice and much more. Try Standup-Pouch packaging for your test markets and new product introductions. Robert’s offers solutions for short and long-term runs, overflow, and can fulfill retail or club sizes. We will team with you and leading material suppliers to design innovative packaging options, customize size needs and provide "press-to-close" or "slider" zipper options. Robert’s also has the capability and experience to provide blending and mixing. We have blended cocoa mixes, gelatins, dry mix soups, drink mixes, gravies, and puddings. We maintain well-documented and reviewed quality procedures and make QA a cornerstone of our processes. Our lab area can accommodate any tests and QA documentation that you may require. Robert’s is certified by, participates in, or is a member of: mands of today’s consumers. For working people and on-the-go students, Kathryn’s Kitchen entrées are portable, without the hassle of needing refrigeration,” he says. “Th ey have a nonrefrigerated shelf life of a year, so they can be stored in a desk or locker untilmealtime. Finally, they’re ready to eat in 90 seconds.What student or working adult doesn’t like that?” Kathryn’s Kitchen packages are designed to maximize shelf impact. Th e thermoformed bowls, supplied by Rexam (, are fi nished with a printed die-cut oversleeve and designed to stand up on the shelf, contrasting pack- ages of competing products that lay flat. From Atlantic Corp. (www.atlanticpkg. com), the sleeve graphics bring themeal inside alive via eight-color, lithograph printing. A microwave oven graphic clearly positions the product to those looking for ameal on-the-go. Th e three-ply, nonfoil stand-up retort pouches, supplied by Majestic Packaging Solutions (www., feature eight- color rotogravure printing of the toppings and “sides” contained in the package. Th ough SOPAKCO’s shelf-stablemeals and side dishes are suitable for home or offi ce use or even outdoor adventures, they also are an option for emergency provisions because they require no refrig- eration. As with the Nutrisystementrées, Jowers assures that the Kathryn’s Kitchen Th line “tastes very good.” [CP] e author,Mary Ann Falkman, is a veteran packaging industry journalist. Contact her at 630/653-5950 or maf184@ Robert’s Packaging • 126 Avenue C, Battle Creek, MI 49037 • Phone: 269.962.5525 • 20 • CP • MARCH | APRIL 2010

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