Retailer is converting all of its fresh milk bottle brands and other beverages to Portola’s 38 mm TE closure.
Kroger Co. has awardedPortola Packaging
of its milk closure business. The
company is in the process of converting all of its fresh milk bottle brands to
Portola’s 38 mm tamper-evident, drop band, plug closure, known as the DBJ. Also
included in the conversion are Kroger’s juice and tea beverages.
research conducted individually by both Kroger and Portola revealed a clear
preference for this closure.
“Consumers prefer a
drop band that stays on the bottle vs. a tamper-evident feature which requires
that you tear off a band and then have to dispose of it. Additionally,
consumers prefer the DBJ’s easy opening and resealing attributes, " says Roy Robinson, vice
president of business development, Portola.
the lightweight (2.6 grams) high-density polyethylene closure in all four of
its North American plants. This enables
strong logistical support for Kroger’s geographically-dispersed filling locations.
The DBJ closure also
features three leads (thread starts) which make capper application easier. The
multiple leads also facilitate consumer removal and replacement.
“Our company has been
a long-time supplier to Kroger. We are
pleased that the company has shown a vote of confidence in our technology and
supply capabilities by awarding Portola 100% of its milk closure business,”