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How Co-Packing Can Grow Your Food Business

Hiring a co-packing business may seem like a costly endeavor, but partnering with a professional and reliable co-packing business can make your food business far more successful in the long run. Collaborating with co-packers such as Dure Foods can expand your business and make it far more successful than working alone. Here are four ways that a co-packer can expand your business.

Larger food production

No matter how talented you are at making your recipes, there is only so much you’re able to do on your own. A successful large food business requires substantial food production, and the right co-packer can help with that. Co-packers are trained to learn your recipe and replicate it successfully. Having the co-packer handle food production also gives you time to focus on other aspects of the business, such as selling your product and contacting clients. There are many aspects of owning a business, and you want your business to expand, doing it all alone would become increasingly difficult. If you’re planning to expand your business, a co-packer can make that goal far more achievable.

Connections to other food businesses

Working with co-packers can also give you access to other people in the food industry. These co-packers have likely worked with many other clients, and working with them can provide you with many business connections that you may not have known about before. It gives you an opportunity for your business to work with other companies, and learn from them along with your co-packing partners.

Save money in other areas

Co-packing costs money, and hiring co-packers will add more workers to the payroll of your business. However, the benefits of hiring co-packers can often lead to gaining money long-term. More people producing food means food production can be accelerated, resulting in more sales. Focusing on sales while the co-packers produce food can also increase sales, as you can get multiple tasks done at the same time. With co-packers handling food production, you also won’t have to rent out or buy your own location to do it yourself.

Working with experienced professionals

A good co-packing company will learn your recipe and do it justice. You don’t have to worry about handling everything yourself when you hire people trained to adapt to the needs of any food production business that hires them. Good co-packers like Dure Foods know the food production business well and will help make your business easier, cheaper and expand it to a larger scale.

If you think your business would benefit from hiring a co-packer, give Dure Foods a call. We would love to talk to you about your project and see if it is a beneficial fit for both of us.

What is co-packaging?

Contract packers aka “co-packaging,” are known for packaging food, household and other products for clients. Co-packaging varies in involvement as it is customized to the clients product. Co-packers provide services to product manufactures and often act as an extension for the company. Co-packers tasks can vary from as simple as adding a barcode sticker to designing, producing and fulfilling the entire package.


There are varying stages of co-packaging services. Co-packaging manufacturers work with product managers and product manufacturers to consult, plan, customize and execute the process according to the timeline, pre-produced or need-to-be produced packaging components and industry requirements. Contract packaging services include:

  • Design: Co-packaging manufacturers often have an in-house design team to help design the final product packaging. This allows for trouble shooting with prototypes along the way to ensure products best fit the packaging and maximize overall production time.
  • Inventory Management / Control: Receiving and auditing inventory of the product and pre-produced packaging components (e.g. packaging, manuals, card stock, promo stickers, etc.)
  • Printing and Component Production: Sometimes packaging might include a card with artwork or a manual, which needs to be printed before inserted into a final package.
  • Plastic / Thermoform Packaging Production: Manufacturing of packaging, which can include the production of plastic / thermoformed packaging.
  • Package Assembly & Fulfillment: Carefully execute product fulfillment into the packaging. This often requires a defined sequence with careful handling of the product, accuracy of placement into the packaging, inclusion of any other required items, such as manuals, coupons, and product finishing – closing, sealing, sticker placement, etc.
  • Warehousing & Distribution: Organizing and storing / housing the packaged product

No matter what capacity of product packaging a product manufacturer or product manager has, simple or complex, a good contract packaging service provider will be with you every step of the way to ensure the product is delivered on time every time.

From leasing a space to buying equipment and hiring a workforce, it can add up to thousands of dollars. Co-packers have already made these infrastructure investments and are ready to take your products to the next level.

At Dure Foods, we can handle co-packaging products to your satisfaction. We will work with you to boost sales and grow your business.