US Paper Bag Shortage: Solutions for Retailers & Restaurants
The perfect storm is hitting retail and hospitality markets this quarter. Between coronavirus fears, import tariffs on packaging, and Bag Ban legislation requiring changes from plastic to paper, companies are struggling to maintain control of inventory forecasting and supply chain management. On top of that, the nation’s largest domestic paper bag suppliers are reporting unprecedented production backlogs.
Fortunately, CRP is poised to help. In anticipation of this shortage, we have lined up viable solutions for retailers and hospitality companies in need of production alternatives for their paper bag program.
Option 1: New Domestic Paper Bag Factory
CRP represents a brand-new US paper bag manufacturer who has recently opened and has production slots available. This factory produces revolutionary retail, carry-out and home delivery bags with sustainability at the forefront.
Lead Time: starting at 8 weeks from artwork approval
Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ): 50K bags/size
Production focused on sustainability
Less paper usage
Tamper-proof/sealable options (perfect for home delivery)
Custom sizes & contemporary shapes
Companies currently using these bags:
Ooh La La Bakery
Contact us to learn more about this new factory and reserve your production spot today.
Option 2: Reusable tote bags
For those considering an alternative from paper, CRP provides domestic and imported reusable totes.
Domestic: post-printed tote bags available in an array of styles, materials and colors. A great option for quick turnaround.
Lead Time: 4+ Weeks
MOQ: 3K Bags
Shorter lead times
Lower minimum order quantities
Import: preferable when more design customization is necessary or desired. Lead times and MOQs are typically longer, but the customer has ultimate control over the design process.
Lead Time: 12+ Weeks
MOQ: 10K Bags
Access to a wider variety of materials
Tariff-free options available
Now is the time to start planning for 2020 and beyond. Give us a call ASAP, and a CRP representative will be happy to walk you through these options and more to plan for a seamless transition of your packaging program.