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Lollicup USA’s new holiday print products are now available.
With the holidays around the corner, now is a great time to prepare.
The new design features a holiday-themes sweater print that is perfect for winter.
Cup jackets, paper food containers and hot cups are all available.
Once November hits, many people excitedly begin putting up their holiday decorations. Many are very enthused by the season, and love when businesses participate as well. For example, consider the public’s obsession over Starbucks special holiday cups.
Bob Phibbs of RetailDoc.com mentioned that decorating for the holidays can be an excellent marketing tool for a business. He said it combines the new and the familiar to change the atmosphere of a store.
“There is a reason better merchants pull out all the stops during December – it jolts jaded shoppers into the higher brain area that engages child-like wonder,” Phibbs said.
If you are hoping to draw in the crowd this holiday season, the new Karat holiday print is a great start.
Halloween is almost here and stores are already beginning to clear out selections of Halloween candy and spooky décor. If you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to start planning to bring out new seasonal menu items.
Luckily, there are so many unique options to choose from because of our vendors. Here is a great example by DaVinci Gourmet®:
Combine ingredients in a blender set on high speed and blend until smooth.
Visit the DaVinci Gourmet website for more recipes.
Halloween is on its way, so now is a great tome to bring out delicious fall flavor.
The passing of summer is always a bit bittersweet. The warm air and sunny, blue sky is replaced by a new crisp atmosphere. The leaves change and a cool breeze comes in, and now pumpkin spice has permeated what seems like every coffee shop, cafe and restaurant in America.
Be prepared. Stock up on all of the fall favorites to keep your customers coming back this season.
Lollicup USA carries all of the products you need to keep up with the demand. The company carries many different brands with top-notch products.
Earlier this year, the company brought in premium quality syrups by 1883 Maison Routin, a French company that focuses on creating extremely authentic flavors. 1883 offers several flavors that would be delicious in a fall treat. Try out pumpkin spice, hazelnut, caramel, apple and more.
Torani offers a delicious pumpkin pie sauce that can be drizzled over a refreshing coffee drink, hot chocolate or dessert item. Torani also offers syrups that work perfectly for celebrating fall.
Chai is another great flavor that is enjoyed all year, but is especially great in the fall. Lollicup USA offers many chai options, from latte mixes to flavored syrups.
Lollicup® USA, Inc. will feature its product selection at booth 454 at Coffee Fest this weekend, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2.
Coffee Fest features top players in the coffee industry, including roasters, equipment manufacturers, syrup experts and more.
Lollicup USA will bring its selection of Karat® hot cups, cold cups, cup accessories and more. The company features many great options for coffee shop owners and distributors, including ripple and insulated hot cups, stock printed cups and cup jackets and colorful enclosure lids. Lollicup USA manufactures many of its Karat products at its production facility in Chino, CA.
The company will also showcase and sample some of its tasty Tea Zone® tea products, including a lychee jasmine green tea, a matcha green tea smoothie, a tropical slush and more.
Tea Zone specializes in food and beverage ingredients, including flavored powders, bubble tea supplies, syrups and more.
Coffee Fest will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Lollicup USA has made great progress in installing its brand new Reifenhauser extruder.
The extruder, which was originally announced this past spring, sprawls across the company’s manufacturing plant. It is so large, its pieces were shipped in about 28 different containers.
Testing began Sept. 1 and production is expected to begin by the end of October, said production supervisor Ron Gonzales.
The machine rumbled as Gonzales explained how the process works.
“This [machine] is the Cadillac,” he said.
Both recycled resin and new resin are used to create Karat plastic products. Gonzales said because Lollicup recycles all of its unused plastic material, its waste is close to nothing.
The process begins when resin is dispensed into the machine and is melted down into a liquid plastic. The liquid hits cold rollers (set at 25 degrees Celsius) and solidifies, then the thickness of the newly formed plastic sheet is measured. The plastic is coated with silicon to prevent bacterial growth, then the sheets are cut and rolled.
This new extruder is expected to improve the company’s manufacturing capabilities by at least 40 percent. Once fully operable, the company’s smaller extruders will be shut down.
For the fourth consecutive year, Lollicup USA was added to the Inc. 5000. However, this year the company ranked higher on the list than it ever has before. In 2013 the company ranked no. 2912, in 2014 no. 2939 and 2015 no. 3267. This year Lollicup USA ranked no. 2908 on the list.
Placement on the Inc. 5000 list is determined according to the percentage growth of a company’s annual revenue. A 3-year growth rate determines which companies make the cut, and where they place on the list.
This year, the company’s revenue grew 118 percent over the past three years, and had $100.2 million in 2015. Lollicup USA is committed to continuing its growth streak, with more sales and new Karat products launching regularly.
In addition to this growth, the company has also been expanding into other parts of the United States.
Lollicup USA recently opened a fourth warehouse, which is located in Wilmer, Texas. The company has also begun plans to build a manufacturing facility in Rockwall, Texas. This will be Lollicup USA’s second US-based manufacturing plant.
School is back in session and summer vacations are coming to a close, but there is still plenty of time to savor the warm days and sunny sky. What better way to do this than to keep your summertime drinks menus fresh, even through the end of the season?
Lollicup USA is the perfect place to get all your summer flavors. Many of these options are versatile and can be used in many different drink applications.
Monin offers a huge variety of syrup flavors for sodas, teas, lemonades or even flavoring for iced coffees.
The brand also makes smoothie mix and fruit purees, which are also good for food applications.
Caffe D’ Vita is another brand that has tasty summertime options. The brand offers mixes that create incredibly creamy and delicious milkshakes.
These flavors channel the classic, American flavor of a diner milkshake. Lollicup USA carries chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and cookies n’ cream flavors.
One of the newest items the company carries are Fruit Tea Smoothie Blast mixes by Big Train. These bottled mixes are a fusion of green tea and fruit or fruit juice.
These smoothie mixes create a treat that is better for you, with 150 percent of a daily allowance of Vitamin C. Select from pineapple coconut, pomegranate blueberry, lemon cooler and many more flavors!
Once again, Lollicup USA has brought in several new products this summer. Here is what you may have missed this season:
PP injection food containers:
Karat PP Injection food containers are great for hot and cold foods. These can be used to store and reheat leftovers and to-go orders. These containers come with sturdy pp injection lids. Rectangular and round containers are both available.
Black ripple cups:
Ripple cups are insulated and do not require a cup jacket. These hot cups are now available in black and are prefect for hot cups of coffee, cocoa or tea.
Short boba straws:
Karat short-length boba straws are 5.75” and are ideal for smaller cups and sampling drinks with boba, jellies, pudding or popping pearls. These straws have a diagonal cut for punching through sealing film.
Beverage napkins are available in new colors! Red, green, black and ivory beverage napkins are great for using with cocktails, appetizers and more.
Bouffant cap, beard cover and dust mask:
Sanitation supplies are some of the newest items added to Lollicup USA’s long list of products that it offers. The bouffant cap and beard cover both prevent hair from falling into food or machinery. Workers will be protected from dust, pollen and other particles in the air.