About us: PGSA and the Co-Packing Network
PGSA (The Packaged Services Association) is an idea founded on how to better serve the needs of those creating products. PGSA was designed for any of those who are new in the business, emerging brand groups or those who have been well established in the business.
* PGSA is utilizing the successful RFQ (Request For Quote) Tool as its inspiration for its offerings to client brand groups.
A collaboration of the resources needed to develop an idea into a successful product
Both the Contract Packaging Association (Request For Quote Tool) and Conzumables have been helping Start-up and Emerging Brands for over 15-years (helping brands in into the 1000’s)
It All Started…
The founders of Conzumables and Ron Puvak of the Contract Packaging Association met at a trade show a couple years ago and started talking about the common links they had with helping start-up and emerging brands … over time the concept of the Packaged Goods Services Association was born.
Innovate – Create – Launch
Our Mission Phrase is Innovate – Create – Launch with basically relates to our helping start-up and emerging brands on all phases of the product development process. Coming-up with the idea … Creating the idea … Launching the Idea.
Contract Packaging Association:
The Contract Packaging Association is the national, nonprofit trade organization for the Contract Packaging industry. Formed in 1992 for contract packaging firms and those businesses related to them, CPA promotes the growth and welfare of member firms through its industry exposure and programs.
CPA members are comprised of the nation’s leading contract packagers, which perform all packaging functions; from the simplest to the most complex and from the glamorous to the hazardous. Our members offer these packaging services to an extremely wide variety of consumer goods companies and these services range from manual and semi-automatic to full-speed, high performance packaging lines.
The CPA’s Request for Quote (RFQ) tool allows an automated submission to CPA Members to securely submit their project details and needs. Your Request for Quote will be dispatched to CPA Members whose capabilities match your project needs, and if they can assist you, will contact you directly about their services and capabilities.
Conzumables was founded by Dennis Durban (Nestle, Coca Cola, Nature’s Bakery, Perfect Bar) as a product development and retail format concept group. They are co-founders of known start-up brands (ex: Nature’s Bakery) and are equity partners / advisors to a long-list of successful brands.
Conzumables has helped quite a few brands over the years.
Some of the Brands They Have History With:
They are also founders of a-number of distribution models (ex: www.HotelRetailGroup.com), its own sales teams (ex: www.C-Stores.net) as well a-number of TV shows (ex: www.EntrepreneuronTV.com).
The Four PGSA Sub-Association/Consulting Models
The very first trade association dedicated to commercial kitchens of all-kinds.
- Kitchen Incubators
- Shared Kitchens
- Food Innovation
- Culinary Kitchens
- Food Labs
- Food Incubators
- Contract Manufacturers
PGSA is creating a program addressing the needs of the private label industry manufacturer. Our efforts include helping them find new retail and food service clients and helping co-packers create private label programs.
PGSA is creating a program addressing the needs of those brand groups who either have their own facilities or are planning on creating a facility.
- How to create a facility
- How to equip a facility