Tis the season for planning
The Weekly Hopper
November 1, 2017

Tis The Season for Planning!

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Consider the Broader Context for Holiday Forecasting Unemployment levels are low, stock…
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close up of women with cancer awareness ribbons
The Weekly Hopper
October 25, 2017

Pink is the color of fall, and orange is the new gold.

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.” - Mary Anne Radmacher Restaurants are Stepping up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month…
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Made in the USA Symbol
The Weekly Hopper
October 19, 2017

God Bless America!

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” -Harry S Truman Made in America If your customers value locally sourced…
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The Weekly Hopper
October 11, 2017

Who’s Idea Was It To Put Gluten In Everything Delicious?

“So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.” - Franz Kafka Celiacs Knead This New GMO Wheat For the last five years, researchers in Spain…
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Organic pesticide, I swear.
The Weekly Hopper
October 4, 2017

Does “organic” really mean anything?

“Incompetence is a better explanation than conspiracy in most human activity.” - Peter Bergen Trust Me, It’s Organic The US Department of Agriculture’s inspector general’s office recently wrapped up an audit reviewing the organization’s controls and oversight of imported…
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Debris is now currency
The Weekly Hopper
September 27, 2017

We should wipe this country of the face of the planet. Al Gore might have other plans.

“We want to shrink this nation.” - Al Gore Going From Trashy, To Classy Everyone has that one trashy neighbor on their block. Whether it’s the neighbor the HOA and everyone on the block considers…
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The Weekly Hopper
September 13, 2017

Stop looking at me, Flippy

“1.) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” -  Isaac Asimov Bad Flippy. Bad Is it Time to Discuss the Three Laws of…
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Tasty Swedish Meatballs
The Weekly Hopper
September 6, 2017

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

"As sustainability becomes more and more of a concern, we're going to see more plastics.” - Greg Lynn Waste Not, Want Not: There may be Such a Thing as too Many Swedish Meatballs When we think…
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artificially intelligent manager
The Weekly Hopper
August 30, 2017

We’re going to do a lot of winning

Issue: 8/16/17 “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” - Karim Seddiki Human Judgment vs. Machine Learning It may feel like robots are taking over the world — and quickly. Supply chain managers have been…
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The Weekly Hopper
August 15, 2017

Who invited the liniment guy?

Is Soybean Oil Good for The Foodservice Industry or Just Another Snake Oil? There's a new heart-healthy product on the market and it's good for your supply chain. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…
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Amazon acquires Whole Foods to shake up the foodservice industry
The Weekly Hopper
August 10, 2017

Did you forget your lunch again?

The Latest Way to Get Ahead of Your Competitors You do everything you can to make your restaurant run smoothly. You use analytics to ensure you have enough of the right types of food for…
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LiquiGlide
The Weekly Hopper
August 2, 2017

Here’s What’s Gliding into Your Fridge

https://vimeo.com/89936188 No Matter What They Call It, It's Still Lube LiquiGlide sounds like something you might buy from a store with blacked-out windows and a shady character sitting at a cash register; however, this not-so-aptly…
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This is a question of food waste
The Weekly Hopper
June 7, 2017

To Shop or Pinch Pennies, That is The Question

Why is the Restaurant Industry Lagging? Restaurants are struggling to convince customers to spend their hard-earned dollars at their restaurants. According to Technomic, the Top 500 restaurant market is in a recession with negligible growth…
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Kid's drawing says help the earth
Press
June 7, 2017

100 billion plastics bags are used each year; only 3% get recycled

Change often starts with our children.  As yesterday’s children have become today’s young adults, more of them are environmentally conscious than previous generations.  The more we focus on teaching environmental sustainability for young people, the…
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data analytics in supply chain management
Articles
June 7, 2017

Supply Chain Management and Big Data: A Match Made in Heaven

You already know the value of data to your industry. You are an Excel master, spreadsheet creator and analytics god. You rely on data to tell you when to order more food and change up…
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Press
February 16, 2015

Pak-Sher Announces Troy Fischer as New Company President

Kilgore, TX, February 16, 2015: Pak-Sher, a manufacturer of plastic take-out bags, food storage bags, deli-bags and food-handling products, today announced the appointment of Troy Fischer as Pak-Sher’s new president. Troy comes to Pak-Sher from…
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Press
February 22, 2014

Pak-Sher Recycling Program In The News

Kilgore, TX February, 2014:  Pak-Sher received media attention last month when it's local recycling program was featured on the local CBS affiliate newstation.  Pak-Sher hosted 300 5th graders involved in the recyling program at our plant…
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Press
June 22, 2013

First and only truly sustainable 100% PCR pop-up interfolded deli/bakery sheets.

Kilgore, TX June 2013:  Pak-Sher announced today the launch of Envirosheets™, a revolutionary new bakery/deli interfolded sheet that is produced using 100% PCR (post-consumer recycled plastic), meets FDA guidelines for direct food contact, and is manufactured…
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Press
August 3, 2012

Pak-Sher Program Gains National Recognition

August 3, 2012...Pak-Sher received national attention last month when it's local recycling program was featured on page one of the July 16, 2012 issue of Plastics News.  The recycling project is designed to educate children…
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Press
December 22, 2011

Pak-Sher Receives Small Business of the Year Award

December, 2011...On December 1, 2011, Pak-Sher was awarded the Community Small Business of the Year award for their commitment to the local East Texas Community.  The team at Pak-Sher has worked tirelessly this past year…
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Press
November 22, 2011

Local 5th Graders Invade Pak-Sher To Learn About Recycling on America Recycles Day!

November, 2011...As part of Pak-Sher's commitment to Kilgore Intermediate School's  "Celebrate What's Right" theme, they invited 600 5th grade students to tour the bag manufacturing plant and see first hand what happens to "BOB".  BOB is a "bag of…
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Press
September 22, 2011

Pak-Sher Teams Up with Local Community to Create Plastic Bag Recycling Program!

September, 2011...A public/private partnership in Kilgore, Texas kicked off "Celebrate What's Right" on Friday Sept 30, 2011 at Kilgore Intermediate School with a presentation promoting the benefits of plastic recycling to fourth and fifth grade students. …
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Press
August 22, 2011

Pak-Sher Earns Superior Ratings in Independent Audits!

August 2011...Silliker, Inc., American Institute of Baking International (AIB), and Yum Brands recently completed intensive audits of Pak-Sher operations in Kilgore, TX. The results? Superior ratings across the board! Auditors reviewed plant processes, manufacturing processes,…
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Press
April 22, 2011

Pak-Sher Hits a Home Run at Safeco Field!

April 2011...For several years, the Seattle Mariners have been striving to become as green as possible. At the same time, Pak-Sher was directing significant resources towards developing compostable versions of traditional plastic film products. Their…
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