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FMI 2001: Innovation on vacation?

The annual three-day extravaganza sponsored by the Food Marketing Institute came to Chicago in early May, and while the usual shoulder-to-shoulder hustle and bustle was felt in the crowded aisles of McCormick’s Place’s South Hall, packaging innovation seemed relatively scarce.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/innovation/01_05_16_001.shtml">New Tetra Pak carton challe

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Retortable carton system offers an alternative to tins and jars. Click logo for full article.
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BBB targets Arizona tea drink

The Council of Better Business Bureaus asked FDA to take action against Arizona’s “Rx Memory Mind Elixir” because of its false and misleading label. The tea drink contains ginkgo biloba.
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Ameristar Award entries

The entry deadline for AmeriStar Package Awards is June 15. To request an entry brochure or other information, call IoPP at 540/428-2092, or download a brochure in pdf format at www.iopp.org/pdf/ 2001ameristarcall.pdf.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/general/01_05_31_001.shtml">Designers forge links to beat

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: International Chamber of Commerce joins in the fight against fake products. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/bookshelf/food_drink_011.shtml">Demand for ready meals continue

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: UK dominates convenience food market in Europe, says report by Leatherhead Food RA. Click logo for full article.
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All-in-one chips-n-dip pack

Early this year, Frito-Lay, Plano, TX, added Ruffles Potato Chips & French Onion Dip in colorful heat-sealed trays to its snack kits line up. The tray contains a prepackaged 1 7/8-oz bag of chips and a 3 5/8-oz dip cup. According to Frito-Lay, the snack kits are designed to fit into busy families' lifestyles, addressing their needs for convenience and portability.
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Apple sauce in a bowl

When National Fruit Product Co., Winchester, VA, launched a 16-oz White House Quick & Easy apple sauce in February, it traded in the traditional multiserve apple sauce glass jars for a new barrier bowl thermoformed of polypropylene and ethylene vinyl alcohol.
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100% proof of identity

Ukrainian importers of the Smirnoff brand of vodka overcame counterfeit sales this spring by adding a clear polyvinyl chloride neck shrink sleeve that features an optically variable device (OVD) to ensure product brand identity.
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Power: U.S. losing a prime advantage?

For the last 20 years, one of the biggest question marks for manufacturers that wanted to begin production on a global basis has been this: Can we count on consistent, clean power?
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Equipment demand expected to level

The demand for packaging machinery in the United States will essentially be flat this year, according to the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s (Arlington, VA) fourth-annual U.S. Packaging Machinery Purchasing Plans Study.
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Graphics inspired by Dutch master

Once San Francisco-based Skyy Vodka founder Maurice Kanbar perfected his decadent Dutch chocolate cream liqueur, it was only a matter of time before he created an appropriate package.
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'Euro' styling enhances hex cartons

In March ’01, Hagensborg Food Corp., Kent, WA, introduced Truffles To Go, a 5.4-oz hexagonal carton of all-natural, individually wrapped truffles.
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Reinventing the old-fashioned root beer barrel

Turning to roots that stretch back to 1937, beverage manufacturer Briar’s USA, North Brunswick, NJ, has designed an old-fashioned package for its Pure Cane Sugar soft drinks.
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Relocations, expansions

Bomarko Medical Packaging (Plymouth, IN) recently entered into the medical device packaging market.

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