Needs For

The Co-Packing Network’s founders have over 30-years each in the food business (Nestle, Coca Cola, Conagra, Pepsi) in a number of roles (from manufacturing to sales to marketing to logistics to product development and more). They become the ‘Project Manager’ for a client when it relates to their needs for a contact manufacturer.
The team works hand-in-hand with the client on the full process and includes them in communication with their co-packer (from start to finish). The process includes educating the client on how to further manage the client after the product is in market. The Co-Packing Network does also offer continuing co-packing services for their clients as well. They cover subjects such as:

Contract Manufacturing Preliminaries

  • Co-Packer Search
  • Co-Packing Negotiations
  • NDA
  • General Management
  • Ingredient Sourcing
  • Delivery of Sample Ingredients
  • Final Shelf Life Testing
  • Test Runs on Equipment
  • First Series of Samples
  • Product Revisions
  • Final Samples for the Trade

Product Formulations

  • Recipe(s) Delivery
  • Recipe(s) Review
  • Recipe(s) Testing
  • Formulations (Match with Facility)
  • Ingredient Review
  • Ingredient Sourcing
  • Revisions
  • Samples Delivered
  • Shelf Life Testing
  • Product Taste Tests
  • Nutrition Panels
  • Product Ready for Next Phases

Film and Packaging

  • Packaging Partner Search
  • Film Preparation Search
  • Packaging (Film)
  • Packaging (Caddies)
  • Packaging (Master Cases)
  • Packaging Design Merge
  • UPC Code Prep and Sourcing
  • Film Plates and Proofs
  • Packaging Production
  • Film Production

Branding Solutions

  • Branding Concepts
  • Logos
  • Customer Research
  • Customer Profiling
  • Social Media Plans
  • Website Efforts
  • Package Design
  • Trademarks

Our Co-Packing Related Efforts
The Co-Packing Network is the co-founder of the new Commercial Kitchens Association (  Commercial Kitchens themselves are ideal places for smaller or newer start-up entrepreneurs wanting to get into the food business.
The Co-Packing Network is also a co-founder of State Proud ( which is involved with State Department of Agriculture programs nationwide.