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!
New 10 mm. short boba straws are great for smaller cups and drinks with add-ons.
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.
Full line of Total Clean products.
Lollicup USA, which is already known by its customers as a one-stop-shop, is now carrying a brand new line of cleaning chemicals. Total Clean features some of some of the most important chemicals needed to keep restaurants, schools, coffee shops and more.
Cleaning chemicals, janitorial and sanitation supplies are must-haves in every industry. Many of the company’s customers require much more than just food and beverage supplies to maintain their businesses. With cooking and crafting comes clean-up. Part of the Lollicup USA mission is to be a quick and simple solution for customers.
Total Clean dish wash soap, hand wash, oven and grill cleaner, glass cleaner and degreaser chemicals are the first items to be brought in to this line. The brand offers options for tough cleaners or light-duty clean-up options.
Total Clean is available for purchase. Contact your sales representative, or visit LollicupStore.com
Califia Farms products are the perfect dairy substitute.
Make sure your lactose intolerant and vegan customers do not miss out on your delectable food and drinks. Stock up on almond milk products!
Califia Farms offers many flavorful dairy substitutes to enhance the flavor of some of your best products.
Califia Farms uses almonds that are grown on a family-owned farm about 30 miles away from the company’s production facility. These products have a very high-quality flavor. The almonds used are blanched before they are turned into meal. No almond by-product is left over in the production process.
Here are some details on the products Lollicup USA carries:
Barista blend was created for baristas to use as a direct replacement for milk. This product will steam and create a foam similarly to a the foam on a traditional cappuccino. This is perfect for customers who want to add designs to their beverages. These products will incorporate fully, unlike other dairy substitutes.
Better Half Original and Better Half Unsweetened:
Better half is a great replacement for half and half. This product is very versatile and can be used for both food and drink applications. This product uses coconut cream to create an authentic creamy texture, and for added sweetness.
Almond Milk Creamer:
Add this to milk, tea and more. This product is the perfect substitute for milk-based creamers.
Concentrated Cold Brew Coffee:
Califia Farms uses cold water to create its cold brew coffee. This coffee is made from 100 percent Arabica coffee.
Lollicup USA is adding inventory to its new warehouse.
A team of Lollicup USA employees have made their way to Wilmer, TX to begin preparations for opening the company’s newest warehouse.
The warehouse, which is about 150,000 square-feet, will help cater to the southwest region of the United States, including Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Thus far, 45 truckloads full of products have been unloaded as another 13 truckloads heads to the new facility.
This is just the first phase of a major expansion into Texas. Lollicup USA will build its very own 450,000 square-foot facility in Rockwall, TX. Once completed the company will begin logistics and production, expanding its presence as a U.S.-based manufacturer.
Reifenhauser extruder at Lollicup USA.
The company’s brand new, state-of-the-art extruder by the Reifenhauser Group is now in the process of being installed!
The new extruder will improve the company’s energy efficiency and manufacturing capabilities. Alan Yu, Lollicup USA CEO and co-founder, said Lollicup USA’s energy use is expected to decrease by 25 percent.
Peace Chen, a production supervisor at Lollicup USA, said this new machine will also increase the manufacturing capacity by 50 percent. The company anticipates it will manufacture more than 1 billion cups in 2016, Yu said.
It will also improve the quality of the finished product. The extruder will supply the company with thicker plastic sheets, which are for making plastic cups and lids.
Lollicup USA manufactures plastic cups in its Chino, CA warehouse.
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the operation of the company’s manufacturing facility in Chino, CA. Lollicup USA proudly manufactures many of its Karat products in the United States. The company held its grand opening in 2014 with just a few machines. Now the facility is packed full of automated, high-capacity and high-speed German equipment.
Poli Chou, production manager at Lollicup USA, said the plant began operations in 2014 with two extruders, one PET thermoforming machine, three paper cup forming machines and one printer for custom printing products.
After two years, the company now has a bustling manufacturing facility; complete with over 100 plant workers and various types of machinery, including, two PET extruders, one PP extruder, five thermoforming machines, eight paper cup forming machines, one paper slitting machine, one paper punching machine and four printers for custom printing.
The company is also installing a brand new state-of-the-art Reifenhäuser extruder, which will replace the extruders currently in use, and will increase production by 50 percent.
Lollicup USA is planning an expansion for its production capabilities with a second manufacturing plant. This second plant will be built in Rockwall, Texas, and is expected to open in 2018.