Kanani Foods has realized 94% savings in its labor cost by taking control of its label production.
Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, Kanani Foods provides grab-and-go meals for area casinos and golf courses.
“Every time we pitched a new account, the prospect would say, ‘Your product tastes great, but your labels look hideous!’” says GM Tim Cruz.
“Back then, we just did what the FDA made us do.”
“We had been so focused on producing the best food that we overlooked the quality of our labels.”
As Kanani Foods looked to update its labels, it considered outsourcing label production.
However, the company prints about 20,000 labels for 195 products on a daily basis.
The expense, management, and warehousing of that number of labels eliminated that option.
Instead, Kanani Foods produces its labels in-house with a Memjet-powered Afinia L801 printer.
“What’s nice about the Afinia printer is that I can easily set up the print schedule to print all the labels in one batch,” he says.
“We have different products for different customers, and the solution’s variable data capabilities allow us to print all the same-size labels at once.”
The labels the company produces now surpass the professional look and regulatory information that the customers of Kanani Foods require.
Several Memjet original equipment manufacturers will be exhibiting at Pack Expo 2016 from November 6 to 9, in Chicago, US.