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September 8, 2021 Comments(0)

Material Shortages In The Packaging Industry: Is There an End in Sight?

The virus was the big story last year. But in 2021, material shortages, labor shortages, and price increases are taking over the headlines. Here at PSG, we’re also experience packaging material shortages thanks to t

July 21, 2021 Comments(0)

Ghost Kitchens: What are They and How Can You Use Them?

With the rise in popularity of services like DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats delivery services, enterprising food, and snack businesses are looking to cash in on the trend. Convenient delivery apps are one thing. But how

July 12, 2021 Comments(0)

Food Safe Packaging Before Sustainability: 5 Things Your Brand Needs To Know

Introduction Many companies have made environmental commitments to change their packaging into more sustainable options within the next few years. But that doesn’t mean that food safety has to take a hit.  Food saf

June 23, 2021 Comments(0)

Sani Stix and PSG: Hand Sanitizer Packaging In Stick Pack

INTRODUCTION Hand sanitizer has become a staple of handbags, glove compartments, and backpacks everywhere. But who wants to lug around a bulky bottle of the stuff? Most hand sanitizer comes in a plastic bottle that can e

June 16, 2021 Comments(0)

Press Release: PSG Partners with Waste Management Recycle America,  Recycling 157 Tons of Plastic 

For immediate release Franklin Park, IL June 16, 2021 The 2020 Sustainability Report from Waste Management is in. By partnering with Waste Management Recycle America, Prairie State Group (PSG) hit a new goal last year, re

May 10, 2021 Comments(0)

Printed Mylar Bags and Survival Foods: 3 Things To Know

Introduction Store survival food right, and it can last 25 years or longer.  The Mylar bag is the ideal packaging solution for long-term food storage. For business owners who sell survival foods or similar, printed mylar

April 20, 2021 Comments(0)

“What’s SUP?” : Flexible Packaging Terminology And Acronyms

Introduction Do you ever feel lost when seeing a quote from your printer? Some of the flexible packaging terminology and jargon can be overwhelming…even for those who have experience in ordering. It&#

February 17, 2021 Comments(0)

Press Release: PSG Achieves Another Perfect Score on 2021 SQF Audit

For Immediate Release Franklin Park, IL February 15, 2021 Prairie State Group, a printing company specializing in food-grade flexible packaging, and pressure-sensitive labels, has achieved 100% on their latest SQF audit.

December 14, 2020 Comments(0)

Have a Healthy Snack Anywhere: Innovative Snack Packaging from Split Nutrition

Great things come in twos, like peanut butter and jelly or a great vendor and client relationship. Prairie State Group (PSG) has provided one-on-one guidance for Split Nutrition on its proprietary and innovative snack pac

December 3, 2020 Comments(0)

Get Your Snack On with These Top 5 Functional Food Trends

Eight in ten surveyed consumers believe a healthy lifestyle includes regular exercise, relaxation, good nutrition, and attention to mental and emotional health. What better way to increase happiness and healthy eating hab

October 19, 2020 Comments(0)

Petralyte: A Unique Pet Product In A Stick Pack

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands aren’t letting Covid-19 stand in their way of success. Petcare company Petralyte is no exception. Instead of being fearful, the company has been creative and tenacious with getting their

October 16, 2020 Comments(0)

Simulate The “Kraft Packaging” Look On Your Wrapper Or Pouch

As a leader in custom printed bar wrappers and stand up pouches, PSG gets a lot of requests for specific branding requirements. One of which being kraft packaging.  At the time of writing this (10/20) PSG doesn’t o

October 1, 2020 Comments(0)

Recyclable Stand Up Pouches

61% of consumers want to support brands that do their part to protect the environment. Unfortunately, millions of tons of packaging materials fill the oceans every year. There’s a better way to do busi

September 15, 2020 Comments(0)

5 Ways CERM Is a Customer Win!

An ERP integration like no other. At PSG, we believe that listening closely to what our customers need is the best way to strengthen business partnerships and make our company more competitive. Embracing new technology is

July 7, 2020 Comments(0)

Top 5 Tips for Pivoting to eCommerce

Want more insightful content like this?  Be sure to visit PSG’s Packaging Resources page. From mom-and-pop shops to legacy brands, businesses everywhere have had their operations upended because of the Covid-19 pan

April 23, 2020 Comments(0)

Surviving Coronavirus: How a Small Snack Business is Staying Productive

Want more insightful content like this?  Be sure to visit PSG’s Packaging Resources page. What’s considered normal today is anything but. Today’s new normal is strange, weird, and never seen before. As a small

March 13, 2020 Comments(0)

4 CPG Trends That Will Redefine Packaging in 2020

Want more insightful content like this?  Be sure to visit PSG’s Packaging Resources page.   A new decade is upon us, and we are both excited and intrigued to see where the consumer packaged goods industry is h

January 3, 2020 Comments(0)

Benefits of Sustainable Packaging 

Want more insightful content like this?  Be sure to visit PSG’s Packaging Resources page.   Millennials and Generation Z make up the majority of people in America, and they are arguably the most eco-conscious demograph

December 9, 2019 Comments(0)

Top 3 Packaging Factors Influencing A Consumers Purchasing Decision

Want more insightful content like this?  Be sure to visit PSG’s Packaging Resources page. The famous movie line, “If you build it, [they] will come,” is just that — an overly quoted phrase in a fictional film, not a n

June 12, 2019 Comments(0)

Marijuana Packaging in Illinois: How legalization will affect brand owners

Published by John B. Reinhardt: Illinois is going to be the first state to use legislation as a means to legalize recreational marijuana. (as opposed to popular vote) Upon Governor JB Pritzker’s signature, marijuana will be

January 16, 2019 Comments(0)

Child Resistant Packaging: Pouches with Poison Control

Published by John B. Reinhardt: (updated 10/2020) Child resistant packaging is becoming more and more of a necessity for certain brand owners. Mostly driven by the rapid growth of medicinal /recreational cannabis (i.e. sn

July 16, 2018 Comments(0)

PB&J without the bread: An on the go snack packaging innovation.

Published by John B. Reinhardt: Ever wonder how you could eat a PB&J without bread…while riding a bicycle? With Split Nutritions proprietary “fold, knead, rip, and enjoy” packaging design, you can do just tha