Tri-Star Packaging is promising visitors to lunch! 2014 that it will “blow their socks off” with new concepts so exciting they will never look at food-to-go packaging in the same way again.
Lunch! takes place at the Business Design Centre in London on 23 and 24 September 2014. Exhibiting on Stand M101, Tri-Star will showcase a number of new ground-breaking concepts, including trendy deli pots range Tri-Pot™ and clever one-fingered drinks carrier Handle-It.
The Tri-Pot™ is a new deli pot that boasts a pleasing ‘curvy’ design that will add a stylish flourish to food-to-go retailers’ lunchtime offer. Suitable for products such as pasta salads, couscous, olives, yoghurt & granola, Bircher muesli and chopped fruit, it is sturdy and versatile and offers fantastic clarity and presentation to encourage impulse purchases.
Exclusive to Tri-Star, the Tri-Pot™ is available in three sizes – small (170cc), medium (300cc) and large (440cc) – with separate one-size lids and inserts. Its practical design means it is stackable, has plenty of room for labelling and branding, and makes portion control easy. The Tri-Pot™ is also environmentally-friendly. It is made in Britain from premium UK-sourced crystal-clear rPET that is both recycled and recyclable, resulting in a low carbon footprint.
Handle-It, meanwhile, is an ingenious take-away drinks carrier consisting of a fully pivotable handle attached to a tapered section that fits snugly around the circumference of a cup, making it possible to carry it with just one finger. It was developed by packaging designer Alison Bateman, who found herself struggling to carry drinks during a day out with her sons while also holding other essential items such as her phone, handbag and car keys.
Handle-it is made from 100% recyclable wet-strength kraftboard and is available in a range of designs and sizes to suit every type of take-out beverage, including tea, coffee, juice, milkshake and even beer. It is an ideal and inexpensive option for when customers have their hands full, or when they have ordered fewer drinks than the capacity offered by a tray. It is also re-usable, and folds completely flat before use, so requires very little storage space.
Tri-Star is the preferred UK distributor of Handle-it, which can be customised with trendy and funky branding and printed for use as a loyalty card to encourage re-use of the cup holder and repeat visits and purchases. After use, it can be folded up small enough to keep in a bag or pocket until it is next required. Made in Britain, Handle-it has a low carbon footprint and is so light and compact it can reduce transport costs and fuel consumption.
Kevin Curran, Managing Director of Tri-Star, said: “Our single-minded mission is to bring café operators innovations that will genuinely make a difference to their business. Both Tri-Pot™ and Handle-it tick this box – and then some. Tri-Pot™ is quite simply the clearest and most attractive deli pot available on the market today – and I challenge anyone to prove me wrong on that! Handle-It, on the other hand, is one of those blindingly simple – yet brilliant – problem-solving solutions that makes you slap your forehead and say: ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ This year’s lunch! show will give us the perfect opportunity to introduce these game-changing products to food-to-go businesses, and I promise they will blow their socks off!”