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Creative Merchandisers

Contact PCI / Portland Hqtrs: 800-266-5806
Chicago: 800-367-2224 / Western Canada: 604-290-3333

PCI Standard Bag Line
When is a bag more than a bag? When it informs, educates, entertains, and most importantly, increases sales! Package Containers, Inc. manufactures and imprints Home-Toter Single Handle Paper Bags in a variety of sizes, in sustainable White and Natural Kraft paper stock. All paper bags are certified compostable for industrial composting facilities and are made of FDA compliant food safe paper using water soluble inks and bag glues. Bag sizes include the following:

*Midget - 5 3/4" x 4" x 5" - Holds 1 - 2 lbs.
*Junior - 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 6 1/2" - Holds 2 - 3 lbs.
*Cadet - 6" x 4" x 8" - Holds 3 - 5 lbs.
*Prep - 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 8 1/2" - Holds 5 - 7 lbs.
*Jumbo - 7 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 10" - Holds 8 - 12 lbs.
*King - 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 11 1/4" - Holds 12 - 15 lbs.
*Senior - 10 1/2" x 6 7/8" x 12" - Holds 14 - 16 lbs.
*Retail - 12" x 5 1/2" x 16" - Holds 16 - 18 lbs.
*Wine - 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 16" - Holds 750ml / 25.4 fl oz.
Whole Foods Bags/Displays-NorCal and Pac NW
This Whole Foods Market store creatively merchandised bulk green beans using the Home-Toter Jumbo sized bag, designed to hold up to 10 lbs of produce! Now that's a great ring!

* Jumbo (7 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 10"), holds 8-10 lbs.
* Standard Natural Kraft, flat bottom construction
Whole Foods Bags/Displays-NorCal and Pac NW
Bulk mushrooms are a perfect fit with a natural Kraft Home-Toter bag! Grocers and growers both recommend storing mushrooms in paper bags in the refrigerator to allow them to breathe and keep them fresh until use. Here the bags are conveniently located next to a variety of bulk mushroom varieties.

* Cadet (6" x 4" x 8"), holds 3-5 lbs.
* Standard Natural Kraft, flat bottom construction.
PCI Standard Imprint Home-Toter Bag Line
PCI offers a line of standard imprinted tote bags available year-round for a wide variety of uses. Most of the bags can be custom imprinted in an upper corner or on the handle for an additional charge, and come as pictured. All paper bags manufactured by PCI are certified compostable for industrial composting facilities and are made of food safe, FDA compliant Natural or White Kraft paper using water soluble inks and bag glues. Included are:

*Strawberry Basket Bag (Midget)
*Fresh Mushroom Bag/Foldover Top (Cadet)
*Ripe Bananas (Prep)
*Locally Grown (Cadet, Prep, Jumbo)
*Citrus Slices (Cadet, Prep, Jumbo)
*More Matters/PBH Logo (Jumbo)
*Original Banana (Prep)
*Apple Slices (Cadet, Prep, Jumbo)
(Purple or Burgundy Imprint on Natural or White Kraft
PCI Ripe Bananas Recipe Tote Bag
This popular Ripe Banana Tote features healthy, creative recipes printed on all sides of the bag. Included are directions for banana bread, smoothies, salads and more! Like the original ripe banana bag still produced by PCI, this newer version is the same size, holds 6-8 lbs., and is available year-round. Grocers attest this value-added merchandising tool can decrease banana shrink by 35%, turning brown into GREEN!

*Prep (6.75" x 4.75" x 8.5"); holds 4 1/2 - 8 lbs.
*3-color, 4-sided, imprinted handle, white Kraft, flat bottom
PCI Ripe Bananas Recipe Tote Bag

* Write in the handy PLU # box on bag front.
* Fill in the markdown price below the PLU #.
* Fill bags with ripe bananas.
* Merchandise alongside full price bananas.
* Watch bananas sell and shrink disappear!
PCI Locally Grown Cadet, Prep, Jumbo Totes/Display
Designed for growers and grocers seeking to promote their local produce, PCI introduces the "Locally Grown" Home-Toter bag line available in three sizes. The sustainable bags are made of compostable FDA-compliant natural Kraft paper using water-soluble inks and bag glues. The line features wrap-around farm scene artwork with a matching imprinted handle and logo The durable PCI Quad-Fold single handle assures extra strength, making it reusable for bag lunches or additional shopping trips. The totes are available in the following PCI sizes:

* Cadet (6" x 4" x 8") - Holds 4-5 lbs.
* Prep (6 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 8 1/2") - Holds 5-8 lbs.
* Jumbo (7 3/4" x 4 3/4"x 10") - Holds 8-10 lbs.
PCI Locally Grown Cadet, Prep, Jumbo Totes/Display
Locally Grown bags shown above are used in a variety of produce displays both in-store and at farmer's markets for fruits, vegetables, nuts and bunch herbs. The durable bags are so strong many consumers bring them back for return trips to their favorite markets!
PCI Custom Imprint Home-Toter Bags
These Home-Toter bags represent some of the outstanding custom designs created by our customers, manufactured and printed by PCI. All bags manufactured and printed by PCI are made of paper that is certified compostable for industrial composting facilities and FDA compliant for food safety. We use only sustainable water-based bag glues and inks from local suppliers.

One of the most popular and effective value-added services provided by PCI is the ability to custom imprint the handle in addition to the Home-Toter bag itself. PCI can print up to 3 colors on handles, and can also reverse out or flood the handle for maximum impact. Marketing messages, brand logos, PLU #'s, QR codes, web addresses or other marketing messages can be imprinted on handles.
Disney Kids Organic Apple Home-Toter Bag & Bin
Cartoon graphics on the organic apple bag included children's activities such as a maze, quizzes with the answers on the bottom, nutritional information and facts kids could share with their friends.

* Cadet, 6" x 4" x 8"
* 1-color, 4-side; natural Kraft, flat bottom, holds 3 - 4 1/2 lbs.
Disney Kids Organic Apple Home-Toter Bag & Bin
Home-Toter bags are shown with the Kraft off-shelf display bin, giving grocers an attractive merchandising package at point of sale. Display units such as this attract customer attention and generate added impulse sales in any area of the store.
Daisy Girl Organic Apple Tote & Bin - CMI
CMI created a Daisy Girl campaign to promote their Organic apple line. Their designs showcase the bright colors PCI can include as well as the reverse flood imprint handle emphasizing "Organic."

* Reverse-out handle adds brand presence
* Bag designed to color coordinate with off-shelf bin display
* Creative use of full color over white Kraft paper on both the bag and handle
* Cadet (6" x 4" x 8"), 2-color, 4-side, white Kraft, flat bottom construction; holds 3-4 1/2 lbs.

Daisy Girl Organic Apple Tote & Bin - CMI
CMI designed a consistent, homestead look for their displays and bags. The end result is a simple and effective bag design that coordinates with a produce bin display for added impact.

Orchard Fresh Pear Totes & Bin - CMI
CMI created the look of a traditional fruit basket using graphics that carry a 3-color basketweave design wrapping around the bag and onto the handle. The bag shown is for their pear promotion, and coordinates with a matching bin display. To maximize graphic design impact and reinforce brand awareness while minimizing design cost, the company used the same design for their apple promotion, creatively changing only the tag artwork on the tote bags while keeping the rest of the design identical.

* The main graphic design is the same on each bag; only the tags changed
* Custom basket weave bag and handle imprint creates the look of a real fruit basket
* Sustainable, natural Kraft paper mimics color of traditional market basket
* Prep (6 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 8 1/2"), holds 4 1/2 - 8 lbs;
* 3-color, 4-side; natural Kraft; flat bottom construction.
Orchard Fresh Pear Totes & Bin - CMI
These beautiful totes coordinate with the pictured off-shelf bin display to attractively merchandise bulk fruit for a "grab and go" promotional appeal.
CA "Pears Care" Komen Bag w/Custom Handle,Crates
California pear growers sponsored a "Pears Care" cause marketing campaign where a portion of bagged produce sales were donated to the Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness and research. The bright pink color stood out prominently in the produce section, attracting attention and prompting customers to purchase a loaded Home-Toter bag. A QR code was added to the front of the bag for added merchandising and consumer information about the campaign.

* Cadet, 6" x 4" x 8"
* 3-color. 4-side; white Kraft, flat bottom, holds 3 - 4 1/2 lbs.
CA "Pears Care" Komen Bag w/Custom Handle,Crates
This trade show display features the Pears Care Home-Toter bags alongside other merchandising materials including corrugated crates, POS posters and a promotional video.
Whole Foods Seasonal 3-Color Bags - SoPac Region
Whole Foods Market Southern Pacific Region created a quarterly promotional produce merchandising program using compostable, 100% recycled natural Kraft totes.

The graphics coordinated throughout the seasons, allowing stores to use more than one variety of produce bag simultaneously. 3-color artwork was designed to wrap around the four sides of the bag. Two of the bags featured different produce titles on each side (Satsuma Tangerine/Winter Citrus, Avocado/Tomato), allowing one bag to serve in a dual message throughout the produce department, at entryways, and in outside bin and shelf displays.

* Cadet (Avocado/Tomato, Summer Cherries, Fall Apples)
6" x 4" x 8", holds 3-5 lbs.
* Prep (Satsuma Tangerines/Winter Citrus)
6 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 8 1/2", holds 5-7 lbs.
* All bags 3-color, 4-side, 100% recycled natural Kraft
* Flat bottom construction
SuperValu/Jewel Stores Custom Midget Tomato Bag
This custom designed midget size bag produced for the SuperValu banner Jewel chain in the Midwest is often called a "basket bag" and is a perfect fit for specialty produce such as grape, cherry and vine ripened small tomatoes. The pinch-bottom design folds out flat and accommodates creative wrap-around graphics plus a colorful custom imprinted handle with PLU # to ensure proper register ring.

* Midget (5.75" x 4" x 5"), holds 1-2 lbs
* 2-color, 4-side, white Kraft, pinch bottom
* Custom 1-color imprinted handle
SuperValu/Jewel Stores Custom Midget Tomato Bag
Jewel stores regularly use their custom Fresh Tomatoes basket bag to increase sales of their vine-ripened specialty tomatoes. This display gives customers the option of selecting their own bulk produce or the handy "grab and go" pre-filled bag.
Stemilt Organic Apple Photo Home-Toter Bag
Stemilt Growers is a family-owned and operated tree fruit company that was seeking a look to visually tell their story. Home-Toter bag graphics included a logo and woodcut art with an early 1900's craftsman style. A family photo and story was printed on the side gusset for a personal touch, helping consumer connect with the people behind the produce.

* Cadet, 6" x 4" x 8"
* 2-color, 4-side; natural Kraft, flat bottom, holds 3 - 4 1/2 lbs.
Stemilt Organic Apple Photo Home-Toter Bag
A close-up of the photo shows the quality of printing available for half-tone images, which help tell a personal story when communicating with consumers.
Wine Association Custom Wine Bag & Maps
This Home-Toter wine bag showcases a 2-color imprint and features graphics on the front as well as a detailed map and directory on the back.

* Wine, 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 16"
* 2-color, white Kraft, pinch-bottom, holds 750 ml / 25.4 fl oz.
Wine Association Custom Wine Bag & Maps
Detailed contact information and maps help tourists select multiple wineries to visit during an outing, plus inform travelers of other nearby wineries.
Home-Toter Tamper-Proof (HTTP) Bags
PCI offers a new food safe option for restaurant, deli or other food service operators through the Home-Toter Tamper-Proof bag design. Available on a number of sizes in white or natural Kraft, the upper flap can be folded over and sealed at point of sale to avoid potential contamination and shrink. As with all PCI Home-Toter bags, graphics can be imprinted on all four sides plus the handle, and in up to 4 colors depending on size.
Home-Toter Tamper-Proof (HTTP) Bags
King Soopers designed a 4-color print and bright, large text to attract attention and promote their brand. The handle, which is attached to the bag as a secondary operation, is glued down at a lower point to allow the upper portion of the bag to be folded over and sealed for tamper-resistance and food safety.
Note: the handle shown in this version of the bag is narrow; PCI has converted this bag to the wider, Quad-Fold design for extra strength.

* Senior; (10.5" x 6.88" x 12"); holds14-16 lbs.
* 4-color process, 2-sided, white Kraft, flat bottom
Taco Time Dinosaur Kids Meal Bag
Taco Time effectively combined education and fun in their kids meal bag. The 3-color wraparound graphics keep children entranced throughout a meal, and the information useful and intriguing to make this tote reusable as a lunch bag. All PCI tote bags are manufactured using sustainable certified compostable, FDA-compliant paper for food safety.

* Prep 6 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 7 1/2"; holds 4 1/2 - 8 lbs
* 3-color, 4-side; white Kraft; flat bottom construction
Sustainable Take-Out Meal Bags
California restaurant Tantalum designed a beautiful 1-color take-out bag in two sizes to meet the needs of family and individual and kids' orders. The natural Kraft paper used for both bags is certified compostable, FDA compliant for food safety and manufactured using water-based bag glues and inks for maximum sustainability.

* Senior (10.5" x 6.88" x 12"); holds 14-16 lbs.
* 1-color, 4-side, natural Kraft, flat bottom
Sustainable Take-Out Meal Bags
The photo above shows the two bag sizes featuring identical graphics. The sizes give the restaurant flexibility in packing take-out meals of differing sizes, plus also allows kids to have their own meal bag!

*Senior (10.5" x 6.88" x 12"); holds 14-16 lbs.
*Prep (6.75" x 4.75" x 8.5"); holds 5-7 lbs.
*1-Color, 4-side, natural Kraft; flat bottom
Custom and Standard Imprint Cut Ties
PCI offers cut wire ties in several options: Insta-Ties for all purpose banding; Identi-Ties featuring produce PLU #'s and bar codes; Bin-Ties for bulk food bag closures; and Foil-Ties to add sparkle at point of sale. All ties can be customized with brand logos or other marketing messages and come in lengths ranging from 4" - 24". Widths vary by line.
Custom and Standard Imprint Cut Ties
PCI manufactures custom cut ties for many brands including Ocean Mist. All ties are made with wet strength paper and galvanized steel to withstand moist environments and resist rusting. Ties can be imprinted in up to 4 colors on both sides.
Custom and Standard Imprint Skirt Ties
PCI Skirt Ties mix the functionality of a cut wire tie with the promotional impact of an advertisement! They come in several sizes (7", 9 1/2", 14", and 19") and can be printed in up to four colors and include brand logos, QR codes, bar codes, PLU #'s, website addresses and so much more! Ties can also be printed on the back as well with nutritional information, recipes, or other marketing messages.
Custom and Standard Imprint Skirt Ties
Pictured above are the Andy Boy and Queen Victoria skirt ties wrapping Broccoli Rabe. These ties are attached in the field, washed and placed in cold storage until delivery to the grocer, ensuring freshness. All PCI ties are manufactured using wet strength paper and galvanized wire to withstand moist environments and prevent rust.
Locally Grown Ties
To coordinate with the new "Locally Grown" Home-Toter bag line, PCI announces a new wire cut tie and two lengths of skirt ties with the wording "Locally Grown" imprinted in forest green on white. Printed on FDA-compliant wet strength paper covering rust-resistant galvanized wire, these produce ties are designed to prevent leaching in moist environments. The cut tie is available in lengths from 4" - 24", and the skirt tie in widths of 7" for herbs and small produce, and 14" for larger produce.
Locally Grown Ties
Locally Grown cut ties come in lengths of 4" to 24" to accommodate a wide variety of produce needs. Ties can be attached in the field or at the store.
Tell Your "Locally Grown" Story!
Locally Grown ties, similar to other PCI ties, come in a variety of sizes and lengths of to fit a variety of fresh produce. The ties can be attached in the fields or in the produce department to assure proper identification and extend the brand message, reinforcing the message this produce is "home grown."
Tell Your "Locally Grown" Story!
Produce banded with PCI cut wire ties stand out and attract consumer attention. Merchandise managers take great pride in their displays, and PCI ties help educate and inform customers, while helping properly identify products at checkout. Pictured is Tom Kelly, produce manager (and PCI customer!) for over 20 years at Cutsforth's Thriftway in our hometown of Canby, Oregon USA, where all PCI paper tote bags and wire ties are manufactured. Thank you for joining us for this presentation...we look forward to working with you to "Bring Home Your Best!"
PCI Thanks You!
The management and staff of Package Containers, Inc. thanks you for your current and future business! Our plant has continuously employed an experienced workforce in family-wage jobs for 65 years, manufacturing and printing our durable, sustainable Home-Toter single handle paper bags and rustproof galvanized wire ties. A few of our recent awards include:

* 2010 Oregon Small Manufacturing Company of the Year, awarded by the Portland Business Journal
* Home-Toter Bags Certified Compostable by Cedar Grove Composting
* 2010-2012 Green Restaurant Association Award, National Restaurant Association Show
* Award winning Oregon corporate recycling program (BRAG Award)

Founded in 1947, Oregon-based Package Containers, Inc. manufactures and imprints certified compostable, FDA-compliant recyclable paper bags and rust-resistant galvanized wire ties for the grocery, agriculture, restaurant, bakery and wine industries. We also are a value-added supplier of standard and custom high and low density reusable and recyclable polyethylene and polypropylene bags.

PCI is a locally owned, privately held company continuously employing over 50 people at our manufacturing headquarters in Canby, Oregon and regional offices in California, Ohio and Illinois. The company serves customers throughout North America. PCI is committed to the reuse and recycling of all products it manufactures, and is an award-winning company for our sustainability and management practices.

Prepared September 12, 2012
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