The new food containers include a 5oz hot sauce bottle, a 9oz refrigerator jar and a 12oz mayo/salsa jar, all manufactured in the United States out of high-quality, traditional flint (clear) glass.
In 2017, Ardagh Group launched the BOB for food site (food.buyourbottles.com) to reflect the growing demand for specialty food. The market continues to increase, hitting 148.7 billion USD in sales last year, which is a 9.8 percent jump in total sales between 2016 and 2018, according to the “State of the Specialty Food Industry” annual report released by the Specialty Food Association.
“These three new popular glass food containers provide an important expansion to BOB’s portfolio, offering craft food producers increased flexibility for their offerings,” said John T Shaddox, Chief Commercial Officer for Ardagh Group’s North American Glass division. “The BOB for food site is the first and only website where craft food producers can buy 100 percent recyclable glass food jars by the pallet, direct from the manufacturer, with a credit card or PayPal account.”
The BOB portfolio now includes nine unique craft food jars available for purchase in 12-pack cases, by the pallet, including a 12oz mayo/salsa jar, 16oz and 32oz mayo jars, 16oz and 26oz mason jars, a 12oz ring neck sauce bottle, a 17oz BBQ sauce bottle, a 5oz hot sauce bottle and a 9oz refrigerator jar.
Glass containers are a premium product, and their inherent sustainability – from raw materials to 100 percent endless recyclability – is another reason why glass jars are the preferred choice for craft food producers wanting to build their brand and stay true to their sustainability promise.