Retort technology means food is pre-cooked, needing little (if any) additional preparation. And for those consumers that appreciate convenience, the less cooking, the better! Today`s consumers demand convenience, so the flexible retort pouch is appealing because it can be re-sealed. Someone who opens a can of tuna and prepares half of it must then find a way to store what remains. With a re-sealable zip seal pouch, there`s no need for other storage methods. Believe it or not, retort technology makes food taste better. Here, food is spread out evenly, so it cooks faster than in a can. In cans, product at the edges can overcook, while product in the center can undercook. This problem is eliminated by the flexible pouch.

Flexible retort pouches are longer and wider than cans, so space for your brand message is increased. You can use graphic designs to catch consumers` attention. The pouches` unique construction (using high-grade plastic, aluminum, or a blend of the two) take well to high-tech printing methods – so your artwork will really stand out at retail. Retort flexible pouches can be made to stand up on retail shelves, or hang in a peg display, which increases your merchandising opportunities.

What is one of the biggest complaints consumers have about cans? Sharp edges, of course! With retort flexible pouches, this problem is completely eliminated. Before packages are filled, they can be stored flat, unlike cans. With warehouse space usually at a premium, this can free up a lot of room, and make for very happy warehouse managers. Retort packages weigh less than cans, so you`ll save money on transportation and shipping.

Most people think cans are more durable. Actually, retort flexible pouches are because they are made of several different high-quality layers that offer superior strength and resiliency. No dents here. In closing, retort pouches continue to gain popularity along with other styles of flexible packaging such as standup pouches and barrier bags. While using cans may be a thing of the past, retort pouches and other types of flexible packaging are certain to be in our future.

Traditionally used for coffee and tea, this side-gusseted bag is now growing in popularity in the food, snack and baked good industries. Its side-gusset feature allows your package to be displayed vertically or horizontally, giving retailers more options for shelf display.