Excellent Packaging Solves Green Packaging Challenge For Il Buco’s Marketplace

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Expansion from restaurant to retailer prompts Il Buco to search for sustainable and environmentally smart foodservice and to-go items. Excellent Packaging’s products and services meet all their needs with “more checks in the yes column.”

Excellent Packaging provides a complete range of compostable and biodegradable foodservice and to-go supplies for il Buco Alimentari & Vineria.

We wanted a specific look for everything from coffee cups to bags, and Excellent Packaging was consistently able to deliver more checks in the ‘yes’ column.

Excellent Packaging & Supply, an innovator and wholesale distributor of sustainable, biodegradable, and nature-based packaging for foodservice and other applications, has signed an agreement to provide a complete range of compostable and biodegradable foodservice and to-go supplies for il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, the new marketplace that recently opened at 53 Great Jones Street in the Noho neighborhood in Manhattan. The marketplace is Il Buco’s second location and features a market and wine bar/restaurant that complements the flagship restaurant that has long been popular for its rustic Italian dishes.

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria offers a variety of house-made products, including pastas, pastries and cured meats—all crafted using traditional methods and with a focus on sustainable practices. To ensure the cups, utensils, bags and other foodservice items resonate with the core principles of the new restaurant, co-founder Donna Lennard searched for foodservice and packaging products that minimized environmental impact.

With its reputation and expertise in providing branded green solutions to foodservice operators for nearly eight years, Excellent Packaging was able to provide a complete range of solutions that align with Il Buco’s green philosophies, and that present their brand effectively on an assortment of different packaging media.

Donna Lennard, the owner of il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, and her design agency, Mucca Design, reviewed a wide selection of foodservice supplies, assessing them on functional, aesthetic and sustainability criteria. “We wanted a specific look for everything from coffee cups to bags, and Excellent Packaging was consistently able to deliver more checks in the ‘yes’ column,” said Lennard.

“A restaurant’s brand is integral to its public persona, and environmentally conscious packaging can delight customers and send a powerful message that enhances the overall customer experience,” said Allen King, president of Excellent Packaging & Supply. “The devil is in the details and we work closely with our customers to ensure their brand is rendered perfectly across all the appropriate packaging solutions.”

Excellent Packaging & Supply provides Il Buco with branded, unbleached, natural kraft paper hot cups lined with Ingeo®, a bioplastic coating made from vegetable starch; clear branded cold cups, also made lined with Ingeo; and branded shopping bags made from 100%-recycled paper, 95% of which is post-consumer and comes from a factory whose paper is FSC-certified. The overall effect projects a strong commitment to environmental stewardship. The natural color of the cups and bags is a result of the minimal processing of the paper used to make them, reflecting the short distance from nature to finished product, just like the food at Il Buco.

Packaging solutions for restaurants that emphasize sustainability

Excellent Packaging & Supply are experts in green, disposable packaging items, and work closely with restaurants and commercial catering operations to carefully match the correct product to a customer’s unique requirements. Available products include cups: take-out bags; natural sandwich wraps; starch- and cellulose-based crystal-clear sandwich and dried-food bags and wraps; bioplastic sushi trays and lids; and natural kraft food boats and trays. To learn more about the wide range of bio-based, sustainable restaurant and catering products offered by Excellent Packaging, or to enquire about volume pricing, call (800) 317-2737 or email sales(at)excellentpackaging(dot)com. For smaller order quantities, visit http://www.biomasspackagingstore.com.

About Excellent Packaging & Supply
Excellent Packaging & Supply (http://www.excellentpackaging.com) is a wholesale distribution company that specializes in nature-based packaging for foodservice and other applications. The company’s range of environmentally sustainable packaging includes compostable, biodegradable and recyclable product lines, as well as traditional packaging solutions. Excellent Packaging brings decades of experience to assist its customers with and inventory-control services, product development, sourcing, quality control, and price negotiation. Excellent Packaging also works with a wide variety of companies and organizations to research, source and deliver custom bio-based and traditional packaging and foodservice products that enable companies to integrate sustainable foodservice solutions into their business. Excellent Packaging markets sustainable foodservice packaging solutions for business, restaurant and home through its BioMass Packaging® division (http://www.biomasspackaging.com). Follow us on Facebook (BioMassPackaging) and Twitter (@BioMassPackage).

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