OSHKOSH, Wisconsin, November 21, 2017 – Bibo Barmaid of Annandale, New Jersey, recently partnered with Bemis Co., Inc. to produce individually-sized cocktail mix pouches for the first at-home cocktail machine that produces the perfect drink in less than 20 seconds. Bemis developed the innovative packaging film technology that in tandem with equipment at co-packer T.H.E.M., provides a pouch that is puncture-resistant and meets Bibo’s requirements for burst values, shelf-life, portability and convenience.
Bibo president and CEO, Debra Walker, reached out to Bemis in 2016 with her vision. “Bemis had a unique set of skills and capabilities, offering exactly what we needed, even when we pushed the boundaries to unknown territory by wanting a single-serve pouch system for alcohol pouches as well as our mixers,” she said.
Steve Belko, president at T.H.E.M., cites the collaboration between partners as the recipe for success. “This exciting project illustrates the function of THEM’s Commercialization Development Center. Brand owners and supply chain elements need a reliable bridge to accelerate the validation and scale up process, especially with new technology and innovation.”
“Bemis is uniquely positioned to provide high value add film solutions that meet the critical quality requirements of this project. We were able to bring together multiple technology solutions to create a durable film that provides excellent product compatibility, and extended shelf-life to meet consumer demands for portability and ease of use while at home or on-the-go,” Bemis associate market manager, Peter Wright said.
Bibo’s product was developed in response to modern consumers’ demands for convenience and single-serve options. The Bibo system of mixer and alcohol pouches allows the host to offer a wide variety of options without the expense of purchasing full size bottles of multiple flavors. Guests enjoy the fun of mixing their own specialty drink easily and with perfect results, and hosts can focus on socializing instead of bartending.
Similar to the way that single-serve brewing stations have revolutionized how coffee drinkers get their morning fix, the Bibo Barmaid system has transformed the category for the home cocktail market and “aspiring mixologists.” The mix and alcohol pouches simply set into the machine, no hand-cutting or opening is required.
ABOUT BEMIS COMPANY, INC.:
Bemis Company, Inc. is a major supplier of flexible and rigid plastic packaging used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other companies worldwide. Bemis works collaboratively with forward-thinking customers to deliver inspired packaging that enables customer success. Founded in 1858, Bemis reported 2016 net sales from continuing operations of $4.0 billion. Bemis has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis employs approximately 17,500 individuals worldwide. More information about Bemis is available at our website, www.bemis.com.
ABOUT BIBO BARMAID:
Bibo is the perfect solution for any host who wants to maximize mingle time over serving time or for the person who want to simply relax with a drink at the end of a long day. Bibo is currently available at BedBathandBeyond.com, HomeDepot.com, BestBuy.com and Amazon.com, among many other retailers including Total Wine & More. The Bibo's MSRP is $199. The 12-count variety pack of cocktail mix pouches sell for $19.99 and include Margaritas, Mai Tai, Cucumber Melon martini, Rum Punch, Appletini and Tangerine Paloma. Visit www.bibobarmaid.com. Look for Bibo in hotels, private jets, stadium concierge suites and many more venues in the near future.
T.H.E.M. is the authority on emerging global consumer packaging trends, innovative formats and complementary support technologies, which can be considered and applied to the commercial production of your existing products and brands and new line extensions. With global packaging relationships that date back more than 20 years, and unique sensitivity to the inherent diversity of overseas cultures, T.H.E.M. functions as an effective gateway to the identification, selection, and acquisition of innovative packaging technologies from around the world. http://www.them.net
For additional information, please contact:
Bemis in North America
P.O. Box 2968
Oshkosh, WI 54904