Tanpopo has been manufacturing sushi and noodle products for wholesale distribution for more than 18 years from its Staines, near London, headquarters.
Tanpopo supplies high quality fresh sushi to a variety of customers including retailers, contract caterers, hotels, event companies and airlines. The family run business keeps authentic flavour and quality at the heart of everything it does, whilst also embracing innovative ideas to excite existing customers and attract new ones.
It was these exacting standards that led it to develop a printed heavy-duty container for its fresh ramen noodle products. Traditionally, Tanpopo had used blank pots with labels, but they felt there was potential to create a really professional pot that would appeal to customers in foodservice, retail and also online via Ocado.
The 16oz pots were sourced from Dart Products Europe (previously Solo Cup Europe) and are brightly coloured, vibrant pre-printed containers for the instant, fresh ramen noodle range of products.
Andrew Woods, Marketing and Sales Manager for Tanpopo said: “With the vibrant colours and our Japanese branding, we have been able to create a product that really stands out on the shelf and online, whilst reflecting the fresh ingredients and authentic flavours perfectly. The clear printed instructions on the back further increased the product flexibility, as it means the product can be used by the consumer directly or in out-of-hours vending areas. Since trialling the pots with three flavours we have developed three more and would definitely consider further additions.”