4 Key Benefits of PET

With millennial consumers favoring products that are efficient, convenient, and sustainable, it's no surprise that PET is rising above the competition as the ideal option for alternative wine packaging. StackTek's PET bottle offers an array of advantages that benefit both the consumer and the retailer. 

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Commercial Benefits

With crystal clear transparency that lets the consumer see what they are buying, and design flexibility that allows for bold graphics or a minimalist style, PET provides a premium brand experience. StackTek has the ability to customize most of its packaging components, resulting in each bottle becoming a stylish reflection of your unique brand. 

  

Portability

PET is lightweight, shatterproof, and requires no hassle (goodbye, stemware and corkscrew), making it the perfect choice for wine lovers to take on-the-go. For those times when you're poolside, tailgating, or at a concert or festival, StackTek makes it easy to enjoy premium wine anywhere.

 

Less Waste

Single servings in PET are the ideal solution for portion control and on-premise consumption. Each of StackTek's 187mL cups is prefilled and sealed, resulting in less waste by consumers who simply want one or two glasses of wine without the obligation of having to finish an entire bottle. Venues value the efficiency when it comes to inventory management: no over-pouring, no spillage, and no disposing of half consumed bottles at the end of the day. PET single-serves provide a perfect pour, every time. 

 

Shelf Life

Thanks to barrier-enhancing technologies that include oxygen scavenger additives, PET prolongs the shelf life and quality of the products it protects and keeps them safe for consumption. Premium wines filled and sealed within StackTek containers experience a shelf-life of up to 96 weeks – the longest in the market among PET packaging.

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Operations Manager Jim Duty shows a four-pack of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi wines packaged by StackTek’s facility in Modesto, CA.

StackTek Changing How Consumers Enjoy, Keep Wine

For many, keeping wine fresh from the bottle is a challenge not easily overcome. Matt Zimmer had that same problem. He’d open a bottle of wine, enjoy a glass and then find it had gone bad a few days later.

That’s when Zimmer had the idea for StackTek. He solved the problem in a snap. Together with Jodi Ryan, the two co-founded StackTek in 2011.

StackTek provides wineries with a solution that breaks down one 750 mL bottle of wine into four stackable, single-serving glasses. The tops of the medical-grade, BPA-free plastic “glasses” snap into the bottoms of each other, making storage like that of a wine bottle... Continue Reading

A Single-Serve Package That Appeals to Millennial Wine Drinkers

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According to Forbes, Millennials have $200 billion in annual buying power, making them the most highly targeted demographic across industries. They're also drinking more wine than any other generation - around 160 million cases per year. Known to spend their money on experiences rather than things, millennials expect innovation in every aspect of their lives, and wine is no exception. 

StackTek is innovative wine packaging that bends the rules of tradition without compromising the quality of the experience. Each 750 mL package snaps apart into 4 shatterproof servings of wine that offer the same look and feel as stemless wine glasses, but with all the convenience of plastic. Made out of medical grade PET, StackTek bottles are lightweight, portable, and perfect for portion control. 

As the preferred wine choice of venues and concessionaires, StackTek is already proving to be favored among millennials who frequent the music festival circuit. Last year Interscope Records, a company consistently at the forefront of cultural trends, sought out StackTek as a way to offer wine to their millennial consumers. Their revolutionary brand, Electric Sky Wine, has since seen massive sales success at large-scale festivals, such as Governors Ball and Bonnaroo. Attendees of these events could often be seen stacking their empty, shatterproof glasses into towers and sharing their images across social media. 

In addition to the packaging benefits for on-premise consumption, this new vehicle for wine allows at-home consumers to enjoy a single glass at a time without the hassle of opening a full bottle. No corkscrew, glassware, or pouring necessary. With single person households expected to outgrow all other household demographics globally from now until 2030 (Euromonitor International), consumers are becoming more receptive to smaller serving sizes that help prevent waste. Millennials in particular are looking for something nontraditional and outside of the box... Or bottle.