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CRYOVAC® brand Case-Ready Solutions prepare you for anything that lies ahead.

Common Challenges Faced by Food Retailers

Demand and Labor Uncertainty

Cost and Food Waste Management

Environmental Concerns

In the wake of a global pandemic, shoppers of all demographic sets are changing their habits in ways we never predicted. This has had a particularly large impact on retail grocery — from how stores handle, store, and distribute products, to the workload and duties of store employees, to dealing with supply disruptions that have left shelves empty and shoppers frustrated.

Economic experts are quick to point out that we aren’t likely to "return to normal" but going forward, we will be defining what's "normal" under a new set of rules. If one of the key takeaways from this shifting environment was that the global food supply wasn't prepared to handle changes of this scale and speed, what does that mean for retailers dependent on this supply chain?

It means now, more than ever, you need to stay flexible and pivot when needed, whether that’s responding to demand or labor constraints, addressing shrink, or complying with environmental regulations or consumer concerns about safety.

CRYOVAC® Brand Case-Ready Packaging Can Help You

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Stay Ahead of Uncertainty

The environment for retail grocery is undergoing some serious shifts. Record-low unemployment and the impact of a global pandemic have disrupted the reliability of the supply chain. Once-loyal brick-and-mortar shoppers have embraced e-commerce technology at rates much faster than previously predicted. Competition for acquiring and keeping skilled labor has never been more intense.

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Manage Shrink to Maximize Profitability

While new competitive pressures, technological advances, and evolving consumer attitudes and behaviors continue to drive change, forward-thinking grocers must also remain focused on managing shrink and profit optimization. That’s especially true on the perimeter, where the quality and freshness of perishable items like fresh meats provides one of the last-remaining areas that can drive customer loyalty.

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Offer Sustainable Solutions

As governments around the world rush to establish quotas and implement laws intended to protect the environment, the packaging industry and our customers are under pressure to offer sustainable solutions. At Sealed Air, we emphasize use of Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) in our approach to designing, developing, making, and selling sustainable packaging.


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The Case for Case-Ready Packaging

Shifts in consumer preferences and shopping habits at the meat counter are changing the way retailers and processors handle, store, and distribute products. Download our e-book for key trends and post-pandemic shopper insights that make the case for case-ready packaging.

Vacuum Skin Packaging

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CRYOVAC® vacuum skin packaging is well suited for high-quality, case-ready products. The "second skin" helps preserve freshness and extend shelf life, while sealing tightly and free of tension. Product presentation remains optimal and holds firmly in place without the need to worry about leaks or purge. Ideal for fresh meats, poultry, seafood, and cheese for retail, e-commerce, or meal kits.

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New for Processors in Asia and Europe

CRYOVAC® brand DM100 Darfresh Machine

Introducing the CRYOVAC® DM100 for creating tray / skin packaging for high-quality, case-ready products. Offered as an affordable, entry level tabletop system, the plug-and-play DM100 makes it easy for processors looking to enter the case ready market or respond quickly to changing customer demands. Ideal for fresh meats, poultry, seafood, and cheese for retail, e-commerce, or meal kits.

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How a Packaging Change Led to a 4X Increase in Sales

When poultry producer Shenandoah Valley Organic wanted to communicate quality and environmental responsibility through packaging, they wisely chose CRYOVAC brand vacuum skin packaging to replace foam tray with overwrap. The results speak for themselves.

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