Monthly Archives: March 2016

PURPOD100™ Named a Store Brands 2016 Editors’ Pick

Store Brands Editor's Choice Award

(PORTSMOUTH, VA-March 30, 2016) — Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA (MZB) will unveil its new Hills Bros.© Coffee single-serve format to markets across the nation this spring, but the innovation has already earned high praise within the industry. Store Brands magazine recently named the PURPOD100™, the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) certified 100 percent compostable single-serve coffee […]

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Single Serve Night Fever

Single Serve Part of UK Consumer Price Index

Disco may be dead – but single serve coffee like Club Coffee’s PurPod100™ is “Staying Alive!” The United Kingdom Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced it is adding single serve pods to the official basket of goods and services that it uses to calculate the country’s Consumer Price Index. It also announced it is no […]

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Will Compostable Single Serve Coffee Pods Work With Canadian Consumers?

Mintel Data on Canadian Coffee

Mintel, a leading marketing intelligence agency worldwide, took a look at the single serve coffee market in Canada. They spotted the same consumer concerns about waste that spurred development of PῧrPod100™ and see a positive future for compostable as the right solution. Canadians’ love affair with coffee will undoubtedly continue, but this relationship need not […]

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Down in the Dumps: Why “Biodegradable” is no answer

Tuscan Garbage Project

Biodegradable products sound like a good idea. Throw them away but let nature’s own processes break them down gently and completely. Seems environmentally-friendly. Not so fast. In fact, not fast at all. The late Dr. William Rathje was an American archaeologist who became a world-leading garbage expert. His long-running Tucson Garbage Project investigated what people […]

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