Karat cups to soon be manufactured in the United States

Karat got off to a great start in 2015 with many new additions to our production area, including a new PP machine, 6 color printers, and now the highly anticipated PET lid machine that will be finished installing at the end of this month.

Our Chino, CA facility is working hard this year to increase our production capabilities, so our customers can feel confident in knowing that their products are made in the U.S. with quality materials and prompt delivery times.

  • Flat & dome lids available
  • Lids can fit 12-24oz size cups
  • Our machine can produce up to 40 cases (80,000 lids) per hour
  • Recyclable material
  • Food grade plastic

Cappuccine samples tasty mixes at its vendor open house seminar

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Today we held another exciting vendor open house! Cappuccine, the original frappe mix creator held a demonstration and Q&A panel. Cappuccine is the pioneer of the all-in-one original powdered frappe mix that was created nearly 24 years ago. Today, these irresistible drinks are popular throughout many coffee shops and cafés in the U.S. and Cappuccine continues to lead the way with innovative flavors and quality mixes.

These frappe mixes can be used as stand-alone flavors or base mixes to blend the richest most flavorful drinks. Store owners love carrying Cappuccine for their versatility, quality, and convenience. The powder mixes come in convenient water-proof storage tubs, which were engineered for coffee shops and small cafes as they can be stacked on top of one another to save counter space. Each tub also includes a scoop for easy measuring. Some of the most popular favorites right now include red velvet, white chocolate, toffee coffee, and mocha.

We encourage our customers to sign up so they can learn more about what our vendors offer, including support in marketing materials, product training, and market trend forecast.

To register or to check for availability, please contact your Sales Representative or email info@lollicup.com. Spaces are limited!

Torani opens Lollicup USA’s first vendor open house seminar

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Established in 1957, the Torani collection of premium flavoring products transforms familiar beverages to irresistible drinks. With over 80 delicious flavors – the possibilities are endless. Quench your thirst by creating the perfect ice blends with our Torani Classic Syrups, Purees, Smoothie Mixes, Sugar Free Sauces, and Sugar Free Syrups.

We are proud to announce that Lollicup USA will be hosting bi-weekly open houses for our customers and distributors until end of May. Each open house will include demonstrations, new product introductions, and recipes presented by our Vendors Representatives.

We encourage our customers to sign up so they can learn more about what our vendors offer. Torani provides support in marketing materials, product training, and market trend forecast.

To register or to check for availability, please contact info@lollicup.com. Spaces are limited!

Lollicup USA begins free training seminars hosted by vendors

Lollicup USA is please to announce that it will be hosting Vendor Open House Seminars at our corporate office in Chino. These seminars are FREE training sessions with some of our top vendors that will include different ways to use products as well as recipe information. Sessions will be held twice a day with a Morning Session from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and an Afternoon Session from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Vendor Schedule:
Wednesday March 4th – Torani
Wednesday March 18th – Cappuccine
Wednesday April 1st – Monin
Wednesday April 15th – Kerry
Wednesday April 29th – Dole/Forstline
Wednesday May 6th – Dr. Smoothie
Wednesday May 20th – TBA

Seminar space is limited! Please contact your sales representative or customer service for more information and to sign up for a seminar.

Lollicup USA begins operation of manufacturing plant

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After a year of research and development, Lollicup USA has begun its production of disposable plastic cups at the end of April and will be distributing its Karat® line of “made-in-USA” cups to its customers today. Paper cold cups will go into production in June.

“Manufacturing in the U.S. is gaining traction. More and more companies are bringing manufacturing back, and more and more consumers are looking for American-made products. Consumers trust the quality and are very supportive,” stated co-founder, President and CEO of Lollicup USA. “We moved manufacturing from Asia to the U.S. because we saw the increasing demand of American-made products and a trend of consumers having a preference for these products. The cost of labor in Asia has also risen significantly and there are too many uncertainties.”

20140507_165315The 300,300 square-foot facility houses the company’s offices, distribution, and a new state of the art production plant, which features automated high-capacity and high-speed German equipment allowing Lollicup to manufacture up to one million cups per day. Plastic pellets are mixed with recycled plastic and melted to liquid form, then rolled to a flat sheet and cut to size. No materials are wasted as any excess plastic used to form the plastic cups are reused.

Lollicup USA honored with energy efficiency award

Southern California Edison (SCE) joined the national celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month for its ninth annual celebration to show appreciation to its customers, business partners, and community organizations on May 2nd.

Lollicup USA was awarded an Energy Efficiency Participation Award, alongside Din Tai Fung USA, after adding a new LED lighting system to its corporate headquarter facilities, saving the company approximately $80,000 annually.

“We’re very excited to be awarded by Southern California Edison,” stated Alan Yu, Lollicup’s co-founder, President, and CEO. “Switching to LED lights has cut our costs significantly, which both helps us and is energy-efficient and eco-friendly.”

SCE’s energy management solutions are a way to help businesses cut costs and carbon footprint, while adding to their bottom line. Programs are funded by California utility customers and administered by SCE under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.

This year’s celebration, themed “Celebrating Business & Community Partnerships,” was held at SCE’s Energy Education Center in Irwindale and also highlighted SCE’s investment and contribution to higher education, particularly Asian recipients of the Edison Scholars Program. Ding-Jo H. Currie, Ph.D., professor at California State University, Fullerton, joined SCE in celebrating, serving as keynote speaker. KNBC anchor Hetty Chang was the emcee.

Lollicup USA ranks on 2013 Inc. 5000 list

Lollicup USA, a leading manufacturer and distributor of disposable beverage & foodservice products and coffee & tea supplies, is pleased to announce that it has been named on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in America.

5000_color stackedConsidered to be one of America’s most prestigious entrepreneurial lists, the Inc. 5000 ranks Lollicup USA at no. 2912. The company was selected based on its success in improving its annual percentage revenue growth by 117% from 2009 to 2012. This achievement recognizes the company among an elite group of honorees that include LivingSocial, Microsoft, Zappos, Timberland, Vizio, and Jamba Juice.

“The Inc. 5000 was harder to get into this year than ever in its history. The median company on the list increased sales more than 140% since the start of 2010, while the average honoree grew a mind-boggling 468%,” stated Eric Schurenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. magazine.

As the manufacturer of Karat disposable paper & plastic beverage and foodservice products, Lollicup USA is also a retailer & supplier of specialty beverage ingredients for thousands of retail business accounts, including several Fortune 500 restaurant franchisees. Founded in 2000 and based in City of Industry, CA, Lollicup USA’s annual revenue in 2009 came in at $21.1 million, and increased to $45.9 million in 2012.

“We’re very excited to be considered and named for such a prestigious list,” stated Alan Yu, Lollicup USA’s co-founder and CEO. “Our growth this year and next year will be significantly higher than 2012 and we hope it will increase our ranking next year.”

Lollicup USA becomes certified as minority business enterprise

Lollicup USA, Inc. has met the requirements for certification as a bonafide Minority Business Enterprise by Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC) as defined by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.® (NMSDC®) and as adopted by the SCMCDC North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code(s): 311920; 311999; 326199; 322219; 424130.

In order for a business enterprise to receive a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification, a company must have at least 51% ownership by a minority or group of minorities that are US-citizens, and owned, managed, and operated on a daily basis by the minority of group or minority owners. MBEs gain exposure by being in the NMSDC database accessed by more than 3,500 corporate members nationwide.