Verallia North America, one of the leading glass container manufacturers for the food and beverage industries in the United States, introduces a new line of 4 and 6-ounce capacity single serve yogurt glass jars for national distribution. The yogurt containers extend the company’s existing family of dairy glass packaging products and incorporate a proprietary sealing primer that enables commercial yogurt producers to utilize traditional foil heat seal lids and induction heat sealing equipment to meet current FDA requirements for proper packaging closure. Verallia North America’s new yogurt packaging is an innovative and eco-conscious alternative to standard plastic containers.

Industry analysts from Euromonitor International expect the $7.2 billion U.S. spoonable yogurt market to grow 15% by 2016, up to $8.3 billion. Verallia North America’s production capacity, international presence, legacy experience in the regulated dairy industry, well-developed distributor network and introduction of the glass yogurt containers put the company in a strong position to capture significant market share from this rapidly growing sector. Glass is ideal for yogurt producers that want to differentiate their products in a competitive marketplace through original packaging design, increase margins by introducing new premium products, appeal to environmentally conscious consumers and respond to growing market trends for products that are holistically natural, organic and healthy.

“Verallia North America has utilized significant resources to bring a line of single serve glass yogurt containers to the U.S. market,” says Phil McPherson, senior vice president & general manager, food, beverage & spirits business sector for Verallia North America. “Yogurt is a booming food category, especially premium spoonable varieties such as Greek, pro/pre biotic and dessert yogurts. Fast-growing consumer demand is prompting more food manufacturers to enter and expand investments in the yogurt sector. Our yogurt glass jars offer commercial dairies and food producers a new healthy packaging choice that can give them an edge in this competitive market. Whether our customers opt for our stock glass containers or they want a custom solution, Verallia North America is committed to addressing their specific packaging design and production needs.”

Verallia has a long history serving the international dairy market. The parent company has been producing and distributing yogurt glass jars in Europe since the 1970s. Verallia North America’s family of dairy glass containers and packaging include 64-ounce glass milk bottles, 32-ounce pourable (drinkable) glass yogurt and milk bottles, 15-ounce glass cottage cheese jars and 9-ounce spreadable cheese glass jars.