How Rigid Plastic Boxes Will Protect Your Costumes and Treats this Halloween
While holidays and events may look different this year, that doesn’t mean the desire to make the most out of the current situation has decreased. Instead, according to an article by CNN, Halloween displays have been put out early in many supermarkets and stores. Some candy manufacturers are dressing fewer treats in Halloween-specific packaging and putting a greater focus on family-sized packs for at-home treats in anticipation of celebrations held at home. Even if families won’t be going door-to-door this Halloween, a recent survey conducted on behalf of the National Confectioners Association found that 74% of millennial moms and young parents said Halloween is more important than ever this year, with the hopes of bringing some joy and normalcy home this fall.
Candy and other confectionery products will need to be properly and safely packaged to be brought into the homes of consumers. Available in a wide variety of sizes, these rigid plastic boxes stack and display easily, all while shielding your candy products from breakage, compression, and moisture-related spoilage and texture issues.
Which Wholesale Plastic Boxes Are Right for My Candy?
When selecting a material for confectionery products, FDA-approved general-purpose polystyrene (GPPS), is an excellent choice. Crystal-clear, it allows your customers to see exactly what’s inside and wards off moisture and airflow that can otherwise turn the product stale. Friction-fit and hinged-top varieties of GPPS boxes are particularly popular for these products, as the packaging becomes a value-added storage container to use or refill once the candies or treats inside are eaten.
All you need to know to find the right fit is:
- Volume for a given measurement of product; ounces or number of pieces
- Preferred shape: heart-shaped, compartment, treasure chest, round top, pumpkin, etc.
- Labeling solution that supports your branding; these can be custom printed for individual branding
Going Beyond the Candy Aisle
Halloween-themed events and town attractions are still finding their footing during this global pandemic, but, as reported by the New York Times, The Morning Consult poll found that 63% of adults believed that people would “find creative, fun and safe ways to celebrate the Halloween season this year.”
With drive-by birthday greetings and teacher parades now commonplace for a good portion of 2020, it seems only logical that some families and towns may put a greater emphasis on decorating the exterior of their homes for a potential family drive-by substitution for trick or treating.
Whether it’s a costume people will be donning to show off from their front porch, or decorations to line the windows and front lawns of homes, a large friction-fit box would provide a new and creative way to showcase products on the sales floor, and provide storage solutions for consumers post-holiday extravaganza. Our rigid packaging safeguards against issues like crushing, tearing, and leaking, keeping costumes and decoration in pristine condition to be used year after year.
Choose Alpha Rho
By protecting your product in a quality rigid plastic box, you can ensure that your product continues to look fabulous from the time you put it on display until the time it’s unboxed by the final recipient. This additional layer of protection helps boost sales due to the beauty and strength of the packaging, making it easy to improve your income with the same amount of packaging work.
As the largest manufacturer of high-quality rigid plastic boxes in New England, Alpha Rho has been a leading supplier of injection-molded plastic boxes, with a reputation for providing dependable plastic packaging solutions for over 50 years. Our custom rigid plastic boxes—compartment, hinged, friction fit, custom shapes—are used extensively in multiple industries, such as retail and hobby, food and confectionary, medical, and industrial.
If you need help finding the right packaging for your product, the experienced professionals at Alpha Rho are ready to help. Contact us today with any questions, concerns, or for more information about our product line. You can also check out our list of products here.
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