Public Relations › February 11, 2011 – Vacaville, CA

Touch Lock™ Brings Innovation Back to Dried Fruit Packaging Mariani Dried Fruit Introduces New Micro-Hook Closure to Packaging


February 11, 2011 – Vacaville, CA -- Mariani Packing Company introduces TouchLock™, a Velcro®-like micro-hook closure system which allows consumers to simply touch to lock and close their dried fruit bag. Mariani has launched the TouchLock™ feature on all stand-up gusseted packaging. This is another FIRST in innovation for Mariani.

Since 1906, Mariani has been the innovators of the dried fruit industry. Keeping in step with this legacy, in 1989 they launched the first stand-up gusseted bag with re-sealable zipper which not only revolutionized the dried fruit industry, but also the packaged goods industry as a whole. With efforts towards continuous improvement, Mariani's TouchLock™ packaging provides an easier resealing solution for consumers.

"Consumers get frustrated when traditional re-sealable zippers don't close upon first try," states Joe Flannigan, VP Sales and Marketing. "Alignment has to be just right to work properly. When this doesn't happen, it makes for an unhappy consumer and ultimately the brand experience with that consumer can be compromised."

Mariani's TouchLock™ packaging does not have to be perfectly aligned to seal properly. "As long as the micro-hooks on the sides touch, you'll get the bond you need to reseal your bag and keep your dried fruit fresh," states Miranda Ackerman, Marketing Director.

TouchLock's micro-hook, self-gripping fastener firmly seals the package and maintains product freshness. The material is a food grade, heat-sealable polyethylene. Aplix, the manufacturer of the micro-hook closure system, has granted Mariani US exclusivity on usage for an undisclosed period of time.

About Mariani

Since 1906, the Mariani brand has been providing premium quality dried fruit to consumers and customers all over the globe. Mariani is the largest, independent producer of dried fruit in the world and produces over 125 million pounds of dried fruit each year. Products can be found in over 40,000 retail outlets in the United States and in over 52 countries around the world. For more information, visit

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