Where can I find co-Packers?

If you are ready for co-packing, you have to start looking for the right one. Ask food business friends, scour the internet, talk to your local university food science department, and compile a list of potential co-packers.

What is a co-packer in the food industry?

Co-packers are food processors that have extra manufacturing capacity and offer their services for a fee. This is often an attractive option for people starting in the food business. The product and its package must be matched to the co-packer and its available equipment.

How many co-Packers are in the US?

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) has a listing of nearly 700 contract packaging companies (co-packers).

What are Packer brands?


  • Agaric Fly.
  • A Hope Hemp.
  • Casio.
  • Dutch Tulip Financial.
  • Franchise.
  • Go Out.
  • Junya Watanabe Man.
  • How do I choose a co manufacturer?

    “Buy the product yourself, taste it, and look at label continuity and how the product is represented on the shelf. Make sure the company meets your standards, and that what they’re producing is good. If you make or are planning to make a premium product, you want a co-packer who is doing the same.”

    Should you use a co-packer?

    There are many advantages to using co-packers as opposed to in-house manufacturing if you know of one with the capacity and willingness to handle your product. Manufacturing in-house is a big step in business complexity, especially in hiring people with the right set of skills to build and manage the operation.

    How does a co-packer work?

    A co-packer, also known as a contract packager, is a company that packages and labels products for clients. Co-packers in the food business are also co-manufacturers — that is, they handle the full-service cooking, processing, and blending of food products as well as the packaging and labeling.

    How much does it cost to work with a co-packer?

    Rates of $25 – $80/hour are typically depending on the equipment you use. The most common fees are flat day rate and per unit. It’s rare to see a per hour rate unless you’re just doing prep for production and there isn’t a whole lot to finished goods.

    What is the difference between co packing and private label?

    While a co-packer distributes your recipe under your name, a private label will distribute their product under your name. A private label is perhaps better suited for a company looking to create something but in need of more help.

    What are Beverage Co Packers?

    Stapleton-Spence, also known as California Copackers, specializes in custom, dependable copack and private label services. We process a variety of products in PET and glass bottles, including tea brewed from leaf, concentrates and a wide-range of beverages (juices, juice blends, teas, energy drinks and more).