Off The Shelf: Unique windowed carton for promo pack
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Off The Shelf: Unique windowed carton for promo pack

United Pet Group needed a special folding carton for a Bonus Pack it was launching with the PetSmart chain of pet supply stores, and it got what it needed in this innovative carton solution.
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COMBINATION PACKAGE.  By using both paperboard and plastic in its Bonus Pack carton, UPG was able to get a terrific combination of shelf impact, clarity, and cost optimization.
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Visibility the key to Bonus Pack

For this special promo package sold exclusively through PetSmart stores, it was essential that the primary packs inside be clearly visible to the consumer in the store.
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Semiautomatic labeling is perfectly suitable

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Ampule labeling gets a big boost

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Optimized lines at Bacardi Beaucaire

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Pondering packaging possibilities for pot products

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MAP comes to dairy

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New supplement bottle stimulates TV sales

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From MSU to UPG—views of a freshly minted grad

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