SmartCup, Inc., Partners with Discount Clear Pack

SmartCup, Inc., the manufacturer of the world’s first single use, disposable and recyclable French press in a lid, announces its partnership with Discount Clear Pack, an international manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging.

SmartCup, Inc., the manufacturer of XPress Lid – the world’s first single use, disposable and recyclable French press in a lid, announces their partnership with Discount Clear Pack. The Nevada-based leader in clear plastic packaging will distribute, sell and promote XPress lid to customers and prospects in Nevada, California, Arizona and Illinois.

The new partnership enables SmartCup to increase customer contacts in Nevada, California, Arizona and Illinois. Discount Clear Pack is utilizing their distribution warehouse and sales force to service the XPress lid product to independent coffee and tea cafes.

“Our partnership with Discount Clear Pack extends our ability to introduce XPress lid to independent cafes and food service operators that are looking to differentiate themselves from their competition by promoting innovation and improved coffee and tea satisfaction,” said Kent Rhodes, CEO of SmartCup, Inc. “I am confident that the management team has the business skills and infrastructure to make this program a success.”


The XPress lid is not limited to coffee. Operators can implement tea programs increased flavor, freshness and aroma in their tea lattes as well.

“We are excited about the partnership with SmartCup,” stated Bradford A. Blackwelder, Director of Operations and Global Supply Chain, of Discount Clear Pack. “This is a natural extension of our business and we look forward to working with SmartCup and their entire team.”

About Discount Clear Pack
Discount Clear Pack finds it roots in The EJ McKernan Company “McKernan Packaging”, founded in 1959. McKernan Packaging is based in Reno, NV and sells over 650 million packaging components per year to a customer base exceeding 20,000 packaging decision makers. Mr. Tim McKernan, President of McKernan Packaging and Discount Clear Pack has succeeded in this industry for 34 years and has cultivated strong manufacturing, distribution and sales relationships throughout Asia, Europe and North America.