๐ŸŒŸย Costco Wholesale’s 2023 Packaging Guideline Shake-Up: What Brands Need to Know ๐ŸŒŸ

March 27, 2024

๐Ÿ” Key Updates & Expertise:

Display-Ready Packaging: ๐Ÿ“ฆ
Costco Wholesaleย demands packaging that’s ready for the Club floor – minimal handling required.
Goodbye to stacking tabs (except in produce) and hello to sleek, display-friendly designs.

Durability Demands: ๐Ÿ’ช
Packaging must withstand long hauls, high humidity, and storage up to a year for e-commerce.
Moisture Resistant Adhesive (MRA) is a must for refrigerated items.

Testing Recommendations: ๐Ÿงช
Costco advises performance testing to ensure packaging can handle their logistics.ย ISTA – International Safe Transit Associationย tests are a good start but working with a packaging engineer (Michael Carrier) is recommended for best results.

๐Ÿƒ Sustainability at the Forefront: ๐ŸŒ
Costco is pushing for sustainable packaging – think recycled, recyclable, or biodegradable materials. Plastic free? *Hint, we have a patent.
Paper should be responsibly sourced, with a preference forย Forest Stewardship Councilย certification.

๐Ÿš€ Berkley: Your Costco Packaging Partner:
We sat on the council that helped draft Costco’s new guidelines.

Our blog, “The Costco Packaging Guys,” is your go-to resource for navigating these changes and leveraging them for your brand’s success.

๐Ÿ”— Embrace the Change:
Adapting to Costco’s requirements isn’t just about compliance; it’s about seizing an opportunity to innovate and stand out.

Let’s tackle this together! ๐Ÿ’ผ๐ŸŒŸ