Vitro signs five year container deal with US food company

Vitro Packaging, Inc. a Dallas, Texas based subsidiary of Mexican glass giant Vitro SA de CV, announced 25 August 2003 the signing of a five year contract to supply glass containers to Mrs. Dalton“s …

Vitro Packaging, Inc. a Dallas, Texas based subsidiary of Mexican glass giant Vitro SA de CV, announced 25 August 2003 the signing of a five year contract to supply glass containers to Mrs. Dalton“s Best Maid Products, Inc., a Forth Worth, Texas based food company. Gary Dalton, President of Best Maid Products, Inc. said that only glass could ensure Best Maid products reach the consumer with no loss of freshness. Lee Farlander President of Vitro Packaging said; “Our contract with Best Maid Products reflects their continued confidence in Vitro“s Glass quality and service as well as their commitment to Glass”. Founded 70 years ago, Best Maid and Del-Dixi brand products including dill pickles, sour pickles, sweet pickles, baby pickles, mustard, syrup, and French and Italian dressings, are sold in grocery and convenience stores all over the USA, such as Heb, Albertsons, Sam“s Club, Wallmart, Kroger and Winn Dixie. Vitro currently supplies no fewer than 12 different glass containers in sizes ranging from 8 oz to 1 gallon, and will provide a larger line of stock containers in the future, thanks to a joint effort between Best maid Products and Vitro staff, who have been working together to supply the best packages for their product line. Jeff Robinson Vitro Packaging Regional Manager said that Best Maid Products prefer glass containers because plastics allow oxygen into the product, resulting in soggier pickles and shorter shelf life. Robinson said that glass containers are the preferred choice for premium packaging and quality among his customers. “Thanks to our customers“ support and confidence, as well as to a great team effort between Vitro Packaging staff and our manufacturing facilities in Mexico, we are being able to maintain our sales increase trend this year”, said Lee Farlander, President of Vitro Packaging. Vitro Packaging attributes part of its success in selling food containers to the development of a complete line of stock food containers that meets the needs of most of the companies in the United States, Mexico or Canada that are interested in packaging food in glass. Vitro Packaging posted sales of USD 209 million for 2002, accounting for 25% of Vitro“s Glass Container business unit. Vitro Packaging“s 98 employees service the 48 contiguous states from offices in Napa, Sacramento, Dallas, Atlanta and New York City. The firm continues to grow in 2003 with sales up 5.1% year-to-date.