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Chipotle is hunting for more U.S.-made packaging

The burrito chain said supply chain issues and rising freight costs are making it too expensive to source from overseas, and that it might invest in a domestic packaging operation.

Operations

Pressure builds to end restaurants' use of polystyrene to-go containers

More jurisdictions are prohibiting restaurants from using non-compostable or reusable packaging and utensils.

Reality Check: New environmental rules are coming in a flurry. Is the industry ready?

Reality Check: And—surprise, surprise—some of them are good news for an industry that’s taken its lumps.

With the holidays (and prime pie-eating season) approaching, restaurants are feeling the impact of soaring aluminum prices and shortages on their ability to source pie tins.

Only packaging designed and manufactured to withstand refilling are permissible.

The 57,000-square-foot facility in Virginia will be used to create and package dips and spreads branded under the fast-casual chain’s name to be sold in grocery stores nationwide.

The giant foodservice supplier has added SAVRpak's innovative freshness patch to its inventory.

A new type of environmental bill aims to push recycling costs back on packaging users and suppliers. A law has already been passed in Maine, and 10 other states are expected to consider similar measures.

The law takes effect in 2022, but restaurants have a grace period in which to use up their inventories.

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