HGI Recognized as Eco-Products “2015 Broker of the Year”

The Hode Group (HGI) was recognized as Eco-Products’ 2015 Broker of the Year at their National Sales Conference in Boulder, Colorado. This special honor came in light of HGI’s outstanding performance in 2015 with recognition and gratitude going towards the amazing team at Eco-Products and HGI’s key distribution partners. The HGI team looks forward to a great 2016 […]

Deep Plate Exercise: April 2015

If you’re anything like us you are tired of the snow and are ready for flowers and sunshine! This year has brought record amounts of snow to parts of the country but spring is just around the corner. It’s sometimes hard to remember at this point in the year but a fresh snow fall is […]

Forget Deflate-Gate… Check this out! Eco-Products “…makes the cut”!

Only five made it, Eco-Products and WNA were two of them! http://www.biocycle.net/2014/12/17/compostable-cutlery-disintegration-trials/

Get green and clean with Rennovi!

Royal Paper Products and the Hode Group are excited to offer the first ever, Green Restaurant Association-endorsed medium duty scouring pad!  Rennovi, made with REPREVE, can help you earn TWO green points toward becoming a certified green restaurant!  Contact Todd at todd@hodegroup.com to find out where you can get it and/or for more information!

Congratulations Chef Lee Wolen!… Chicago Tribune’s CHEF OF THE YEAR!

On behalf of Bauscher HEPP and the Hode Group, congratulations Chef Lee, of Boka, on receiving the Chicago Tribune’s CHEF OF THE YEAR award! @LeeDWolen @BokaChicago http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/dining/chi-chef-of-the-year-lee-wolen-20150106-story.html

I Want to Deep Plate!

With the farm to table concept being one of the biggest trends in foodservice right now, Bauscher’s Modern Rustic porcelain fits in perfectly with the rustic chic atmosphere that often accompanies these restaurants.  For February’s exercise we chose the oval serving bowl; featuring bright white inside the well to showcase the delicious offerings plated within, […]


Generally, mil is used to describe the gauge of linear low density film.  A micron is usually used to describe the thickness (gauge) of high density film.  The higher the numbers, the stronger/thicker the film. Examples: 1)  “We currently use a 40×48, 1.5 mil can liner.  Is this the right bag based on our operations?” […]

Foam ban proposed in NYC

Contact HGi for information and free samples on certified compostable cups and packaging in stock now! NYC – “It’s estimated that the city’s waste stream includes about 20,000 tons of the non-biodegradable plastic foam every year.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/eco-nomics/2013/02/15/mayor-bloomberg-proposes-ban-on-foam-containers/