The new food containers include a 5 oz. hot sauce bottle, a 9 oz. refrigerator jar and a 12 oz. mayo/salsa jar, all manufactured in the United States out of high-quality, traditional flint (clear) glass.
In 2017, Ardagh Group launched the BOB for food site (food.buyourbottles.com) to reflect the growing demand for specialty food. The market continues to increase, hitting $148.7 billion in sales last year, which is a 9.8 percent jump in total sales between 2016 and 2018, according to the “State of the Specialty Food Industry” annual report released by the Specialty Food Association.
“These three new popular glass food containers provide an important expansion to BOB’s portfolio, offering craft food producers increased flexibility for their offerings,” said John T Shaddox, chief commercial officer for Ardagh Group’s North American Glass division. The BOB for food site is a website where craft food producers can buy 100% recyclable glass food jars by the pallet, direct from the manufacturer.
The BOB portfolio now includes nine unique craft food jars available for purchase in 12-pack cases, by the pallet, including a 12 oz. mayo/salsa jar, 16 oz. and 32 oz. mayo jars, 16 oz. and 2 oz. mason jars, a 12 oz. ring-neck sauce bottle, a 17 oz. BBQ sauce bottle, a 5 oz. hot sauce bottle and a 9 oz. refrigerator jar.