Mercury Packing bags new deal with Love Smoothies

When Love Smoothies secured a trial for a multi pack of its Made-Easy® frozen fruit sachets, it turned to Mercury Packaging for help.

The Nottingham-based specialist in high-quality, flexible packaging for the food industry developed a bespoke polyester film bag to hold 20 individual Love Smoothies sachets. Using its award-winning flexographic printing skills, the sachets are branded with an eight-colour design.

Tom Elvin, Sales Manager at Love Smoothies, comments: “The Mercury team’s expertise and helpfulness definitely played a part in securing the business. We found the overall service from Mercury to be excellent. The team was very thorough and highly experienced. Plus, they invited us to their production facility when the first batch of bags was being printed, so we were able to make some changes on site to ensure top quality, accurate reproduction of our designs.”

Mike Barlow, Technical Director at Mercury Packaging says: “The main requirements of the brief were functionality, strength, durability and resistance to deep freeze temperatures, as the product would be packed, moved and stored in deep freeze conditions. The ability to reproduce eye-catching designs was also a key factor.”

Love Smoothies produces frozen fruit sachets which, when blended with fruit juice, result in a healthy drink that is quick and easy to make and which has no additives, no preservatives and less waste than traditional smoothies.

Established in 1999, Mercury Packaging employs over 50 people at its site in Kirkby-in-Ashfield and now boasts an annual turnover of approximately £7m.


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