Gourmet food manufacturer Rothschild Berry Farms, Urbana, OH, started ordering glass containers and gold colored metal closures for its line of salsa, mustards, and dips in mid-January via TricorBrauns preferred customer site at www.tricorbraun.com.
ChemConnect Inc. (www.chemconnect.com) hosts an online B2B trading marketplace for worldwide plastics and chemicals buyers and sellers. It allows members to trade in three different ways: on the public exchange floor, in private corporate trading rooms, and on the commodities floor.
Novopoint.com (www.novopoint.com) is an e-marketplace for food and beverage manufacturers. It is said to offer, in addition to ingredients, packaging containers and materials, such as PET bottles, caps, closures, and flexible packaging.
Packaging machinery builders are virtually divided in half on whether or not to sell spare parts via the Web. Of 95 builders surveyed recently on the Packworld.com Web site, 48 said they intend to sell parts online.
Allergan, an Irvine, CA-based global health care company that specializes in eye care and pharmaceutical products, has repackaged its Complete-brand multipurpose solution for soft contact lenses in a dramatically different way.
XFL footballs from Spalding Sports Worldwide, Inc., kick up a notch the on-shelf presence of pigskin packaging. The Chicopee, MA, sporting goods company introduced a seven-item line of XFL footballs in late ’00, ahead of the league’s February debut.