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Verallia North America Introduces a New Line of Single Serve Yogurt Glass Jars

MUNCIE, Ind., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verallia North America, one of the leading glass container manufacturers for the food and beverage industries in the United States, today announced the introduction of a new line of four and six ounce capacity single serve yogurt glass jars for national distribution.  The yogurt containers extend the company's existing family of dairy glass packaging products and incorporate a proprietary sealing primer that enables commercial yogurt producers to utilize traditional foil heat seal lids and induction heat sealing equipment to meet current FDA requirements for proper packaging closure. Verallia North America's new yogurt packaging is an innovative and eco-conscious alternative to standard plastic containers. It has the potential to significantly impact the way the industry develops, packages and markets yogurt because the new glass containers could profoundly change consumer perception of this fast-growing food category.

Industry analysts expect the $7.2 billion U.S. spoonable yogurt market to grow 15% by 2016, up to $8.3 billion (Source: Euromonitor International). Verallia North America's production capacity, international presence, legacy experience in the regulated dairy industry, well-developed distributor network and introduction of the glass yogurt containers put the company in a strong position to capture significant market share from this rapidly growing sector. Glass is ideal for yogurt producers that want to differentiate their products in a competitive marketplace through original packaging design, increase margins by introducing new premium products, appeal to environmentally conscious consumers and respond to growing market trends for products that are holistically natural, organic and healthy.

"Verallia North America has utilized significant resources to bring a line of single serve glass yogurt containers to the U.S. market," said Phil McPherson, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Food, Beverage & Spirits business sector for Verallia North America.  "Yogurt is a booming food category, especially premium spoonable varieties such as Greek, pro/pre biotic and dessert yogurts. Fast-growing consumer demand is prompting more food manufacturers to enter and expand investments in the yogurt sector.  Our yogurt glass jars offer commercial dairies and food producers a new healthy packaging choice that can give them an edge in this competitive market. Whether our customers opt for our stock glass containers or they want a custom solution, Verallia North America is committed to addressing their specific packaging design and production needs."

Verallia has a long history serving the international dairy market. The parent company has been producing and distributing yogurt glass jars in Europe since the 1970s. Verallia North America's family of dairy glass containers and packaging include 64 ounce glass milk bottles, 32 ounce pourable (drinkable) glass yogurt and milk bottles, 15 ounce glass cottage cheese jars and nine ounce spreadable cheese glass jars.

Commercial dairies and food producers/manufacturers can request more information and samples of Verallia North America's new yogurt glass jars at www.us.verallia.com/yogurt.

About Verallia North America
Verallia North America, one of the leading glass container manufacturers in the United States, designs, develops and produces glass bottles and jars for the wine, beer, beverage, spirits and food container markets. Verallia North America operates 13 plants and a state-of-the-art distribution center. For more information: www.us.verallia.com.

About Verallia
Verallia, the second largest global manufacturer of glass containers for the food and beverage industry, provides innovative, customized and eco-conscious solutions for approximately 10,000 customers worldwide. Verallia manufactured approximately 25 billion glass bottles and jars in 2011. Verallia's business model is built upon the combination of the strength of its worldwide network (industrial presence in 14 countries, commercial presence in 47 countries, and six R&D and innovation centers) and the proximity maintained with customers by its approximately 15,500 employees. In 2011, Verallia had net sales of 3.6 billion Euros. For more information: www.verallia.com.

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Gina Behrman
Verallia | Saint-Gobain Containers
OFFICE: 765.741.7092
EMAIL: [email protected]

Amy Zucker
Synergy Marketing Group, Inc.
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SOURCE Verallia North America

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