New packages bearing the Member?s Mark logo have been available for several months. Many of the early packages use flexible ma
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Sam's Club product labels turn private

Long known for presenting national-brand merchandise, Wal-Mart's Sam's Club introduces new private-label Member's Mark line, in everything from soup to jeans.
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Honey shows off in clear PET (sidebar)

Europe knows about honey in PET
Roland Baker (inset) checks the nitrogen level in bags of Wise potato chips. To package its chips, Wise Foods, uses 33 bagging m
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Teamwork pays off for everyone

Wise and its film suppliers work together to develop a new metallized oriented polypropylene film that can handle the demands of potato chip packaging.
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Employee retention through TLC (sidebar)

Capitalizing on multiple locations
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Artistic label snags design award

In June, Martin Brothers Salad Dressings won the American Advertising Federation Award Citation of Excellence for Package Design for its artistic treatment of salad dressing labels.
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Employee retention through TLC (sidebar)

Dual-track career path aids retention
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McCormick Place eases work rules

At Chicago's McCormick Place, work rule changes aimed at reducing costs for small exhibitors have been "initialed" by four unions. The agreement follows concessions already announced by hotels and by the exhibition hall, all created to stem the relocation of meetings and shows from Chicago (see page 54).
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Pack Expo week is a machinery extravaganza and more

Swirling around Pack Expo 98 are seminars and technical conferences that round out the Pack Expo experience. WIP luncheon.
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Packagers reach for new technology at Pack Expo (sidebar)

Web site: more than registration
Adjacent to McCormick Place is the new Hyatt Hotel
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Chicago stays in Pack Expo plans (sidebar)

Hotels show signs of winter rates
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Innovations in plastics help foods flourish

Pinched-grip PET, an innovative pastry bag, a take-out bag for chicken, foamed CPET, and barrier beer bottles and food containers all win DuPont awards.
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Supply geography leads A-B to Mexican bottles

In an exchange that may be more smoke than fire, officials of the Glass Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers Intl. Union (GMP) have protested Anheuser-Busch's decision to purchase glass beer bottles from the Mexicali, Mexico, plant of Anchor Glass Container Corp., a unit of Consumers Packaging (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).
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Coors kicks off season with football bottle

Coinciding with the start of the National Football League season last month, Golden, CO-based Coors Brewing issued a limited-edition "Pigskin" bottle debossed with leather-like grain, dimples and stitching found on real footballs.
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Eight O'Clock tests canisters in supermarkets

Montvale, NJ-based coffee marketer Eight O'Clock Coffee is testing a composite foil/paperboard canister in New York City supermarkets for two flavors of Great Coffees of the World.
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Contract Packagers Assn. changes name

The Contract Packagers Assn. announces that it will now be known as The Contract Packaging Assn. The new name denotes that the association represents not only contract packagers, but those organizations connected with contract packaging in general.

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