We get that question a lot. While they are seemingly very similar processes, here's a quick primer on the difference.
Contract Packing is the process that occurs when a customer owns an original recipe and wants it commercially produced. For example, a restaurant operator may bottle a special sauce or dressing for retail sale so customers can enjoy it at home.
Before the customer shares the proprietary recipe with us, a Non-Disclosure Agreement is signed. Then, we translate it into a precise formulation for production. Once the formula’s taste and consistency meet with the customer’s satisfaction, we process and pack it for end-use.
Private Labeling happens when a customer turns to us for help developing and bottling a product under the customer’s own brand name. In other words, the the customer is looking to us to help them develop a tasty product that can be labeled as as their very own brand.
We offer a full line of signature brands that can be private-labeled “as-is” or used as the base for a custom sauce, condiment or marinade including:
- Curley’s Famous
- Original Hickory (foodservice)
- Hot & Spicy (foodservice)
- Amigo Taco Sauce
- Campfire Smoky Barbecue Sauce
- Lems Sweet and Sour Sauce
- Ristorante Teàtro
The same packaging options exist for both Contract Packing and Private Label. These include bottling for retail sales; and plastic jugs and drums for restaurants, foodservice, institutional use.
If you have your own recipe you’d like to package or if you’d like help developing a signature sauce, dressing or marinade, we can help. Give us a call or send us a note.