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Once upon a time, consumers knew whether or not they were purchasing a ‘generic’ brand, and its display was often markedly different from the popular brands it appeared alongside on the shelf. Today, however, entire stores of ‘private labels’ (like Trader Joe’s) abound, and companies are increasingly moving towards offering their own label right next to national brands — and ensuring that it actively competes with them.
We’re looking forward to exhibiting at the NW Food Processors Expo and Conference in Portland next week! This year’s event has special significance as it marks the 100th anniversary of the Northwest Food Processors Association.
It’s that time of year: Time for the largest regional food processing tradeshow in North America to touch down in Portland, Oregon for its 99th year!
When Claudia Lucero discovered that it took just a few simple steps to make fresh cheese within an hour’s time, she started making a variety of different kinds right out of her home kitchen in Oregon.
We’re thrilled to announce that DePaul Packaging has won the 2011 PepsiCo North America Foods Contract Manufacturing Quality Award, achieving #1 in quality metrics out of all PepsiCo Americas Foods contract manufacturers across the country.
This post is written by David McGiverin, Sustainability & Productivity Manager at Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA). The article originally appeared on the NWFPA blog, specifically as a part of NWFPA’s Rural Initiative.
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DePaul Packaging’s Hayden Island facility just received an AIB International score of 970 on its latest Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Inspection for Consolidated Standards for Food Safety report. Any score of above 900 is considered a ‘Superior’ Rating, and we’re thrilled to have exceeded that mark since 2006.
Northwest Food Processors Association’s Education Research Institute (ERI) and the Hitachi Foundation presented DePaul Industries with a 2011 Distinguished Premier Food Processor Award in front of 150 industry leaders at a general session during the 98th Annual NW Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo and Conference held on J
DePaul Industries has been named the 2009 Food Processor of the Year by the Northwest Food Processors Education Research Institute. The award will be presented Jan. 19 during the 96th Annual NW Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo and Conference at the Oregon Convention Center.