Discover Your Perfect Kitchen Space
Discover Your Perfect Kitchen Space
Our Mission: To offer all Commercial Kitchens the tools needed to help their clients. We will be availing our matchmaking platforms to our commercial kitchen partners that have needs for kitchen equipment, ingredients, packaging, recipe tools and much more.
Also Helping With Subjects Such as Commercial Kitchen Equipment, Paper Products, Kitchen Supplies, Janitorial and Cleaning Supplies, Ingredients. Flooring Products, Commercial Kitchen Software, Refrigeration, Shelf-Life Testing, Retail Packaging, Small wares, Catering Supplies, HVAC, Commercial Kitchen Designs, Contractors, Equipment Repair Companies, Uniform Supply, Energy Solutions, Insurance, Certifications, Water Solutions, Food Containers and More.
Creating Products For the Following:
Food Innovation Centers
The Contract Packaging Association and the Co-Packing Network established the Contract Manufacturing Alliance as a prime resource for all aspects of consumer product manufacturing, catering to startups, emerging, and established brands.
Explore more at www.ContractMFG.org
Pioneering Industry Standards in Contract Packaging & Manufacturing
Established in 1992, the Contract Packaging Association (CPA) is the national, non-profit trade organization dedicated to promoting the growth and welfare of firms in the Contract Packaging / Manufacturing industry and related businesses. We offer exposure and programs designed to foster growth within our member firms.
A Century of Expertise in Consumer Product Manufacturing
The Co-Packing Network is a comprehensive national Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) advisory group deeply rooted in the diverse US and Canadian consumer product manufacturing industries. Celebrating our 100-year anniversary, our expansive history spans supermarkets, wholesaling, manufacturing, owning brands, and beyond.
We offer all Commercial Kitchens (culinary kitchens, shared kitchens, kitchen incubators, food innovation centers) with tools that help their clients (such as incubation programs). We will be availing our matchmaking platforms to our commercial kitchen partners that have needs for kitchen equipment, ingredients, packaging, recipe tools and much more.
The Contract Manufacturing Alliance
The Eight Arms of Manufacturing:
Food Innovation Centers
CPG With Own Facilities
Shaping the Future of Start-ups and Emerging Brands
- Natural Retailers
- Food Service
- Fitness Centers
- Martial Arts Studios
- Mass Merchants
- Limited Assortment
- Dollar Stores
- Club Stores
- Convenience Stores
- Truck Stops
- Farm Supply Stores
- Drug Stores
- Sporting Goods
- Sports Nutrition
- Office Supply
- Hardware Stores
- Auto Parts Stores
- Produce Stands
- Specialty Food Stores
Empowering Brands through Strategic Manufacturing Partnerships
Propelling Start-ups and Emerging Brands Into the Marketplace
- Contract Manufacturers
- CPG Technology Groups
- Trade Associations
- State Departments of Agriculture
- Commercial Kitchens
- CPG Incubators & Accelerators
- Pilot Plants
- Colleges and Universities
- Food Innovation Centers
- SBDC Offices / Score.org Offices
- Packaging & Ingredient Suppliers
- VC and Crowd-Funding Groups
- Customers (Retail, Food Service)
- Farmer's Markets
* Our Contract Manufacturer Roster is Over 40,000
The Contract Manufacturing Alliance (especially the Contract Packaging Association) welcome new and existing technology partners that are ideal for contract manufacturers, pilot plants, commercial kitchens, start-up and emerging brands and others in the industry.
The Contract Manufacturing Alliance currently is involved with consumer product industry incubators and accelerators and continue to add others to their roster. We all have the same goals of helping start-up and emerging brands.
The Contract Manufacturing Alliance has a roster of university based food innovation centers it has history with (ex: UNL, Rutgers, Cornell) as well is creating a complete college and university incubation template to help others with their consumer product programs.
The Contract Manufacturing Alliance has history working with regional SBDC (Small Business Development Centers) and Score.org offices and are creating industry incubation and resources (Ex: Commercial Kitchens search tool) to help their own clients.
The Contract Manufacturing Alliance has been advising start-up and emerging brands how to work with crowdfunding platforms (ex: Kickstarter and Indiegogo) as well as funding groups (ex Kickfurther). We will continue to add funding resources to our rosters.
The Contract Manufacturing Alliance’s founders have over 35-years working directly with retail and food service customers (including distributors). We work with chains and distributors frequently helping introduce new vendors for them to preview.
The Lemonaders Program: How It Works:
Lemonaders is a monthly program for start-up and emerging brands needing guidance on anything to do with the business. We personally mentor brands as well do get personally involved with core needs such as finding a commercial kitchen or contract manufacturer, setting up sales broker partners, creating territories, working with retailers and setting up 3PL partnerships amongst other subjects. We also avail our complete sales teams anytime as needed (Sports Retail Group, Baby Retail Group, Pet Retail Group, C-Stores Partnership, Farm and Feed Network and others).
* Just a simple call to us for any needs anytime
Our Own Media:
Our New Community Tool: Squawkee
Contract Packaging (CP) is the official magazine for the Contract Packaging Association, published three times each year by PMMI Media Group (owners of Packaging World magazine). Dedicated exclusively to contract packaging issues and news, each issue is overseen by Editor-in-Chief, Anne Marie Mohan.
20,000 qualified packaging professionals receive each edition of CP. These professionals are individuals who have indicated that they have purchase involvement in contract packaging and related services and products. Magazine recipients are also contract packagers, who are CPA members.