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Dannon fits Frusion with contoured bottle

An easy-to-grip, contoured bottle with a dazzling shrink-sleeve label is pivotal to The Dannon Company's new Frusion fruit 'n' yogurt smoothie. Tarrytown, NY-based Dannon introduced Frusion nationwide in May after successful testing in 7-Eleven convenience stores in New England and southern California.
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Miller time is now clearer

Clear, pressure-sensitive labels are decorating Miller Genuine Draft (MGD) and Genuine Draft Light (MGD Light) 12-oz long-neck bottles for Miller’s national on-premise summer and fall ’01 music promotions. Paper labels are also being replaced by the no-label-look for national retail distribution of the two brands. Last year, Miller tested 11 core markets with the clear labels and “significant volume increases were realized by both brands,” says Ron Acosta, public relations manager for MGD.
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Summer packaging program

San Jose State University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, will offer a three-week long, intensive program on packaging August 6 to 24.
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Amerstar award entries

The entry deadline for AmeriStar Package Awards is June 15. To enter, submit an actual package, written materials, and slides, to: IoPP, 4143 Weeks Drive, Building 107, Warrenton, VA 20187.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/bookshelf/closures004.shtml">US demand for closures will contin

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Report published by Freedonia Group. Increasing use of plastic packaging will boost need for caps by 3% a year. Click logo for full article.
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Materials Procurement: Synchronizing the Supply Chain

How the Internet will take Kraft's packaging supply chain efficiency to the next level.
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In Memorium

—Peter D. Fenton, president of Septimatech (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), passed away Feb. 15, 2001. —Harry Rubbright, founder of The Rubbright Group (Eagan, MN), passed away Feb.
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Redesign spices up seasoning's image

By switching from glass jars, the traditional vehicle for spices, to a 300x200 composite can from Sonoco (Hartsville, SC), Restaurant LuLu in San Francisco was able to project a more upscale image for its spices.
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Application Service Providers

Purchasepro.com (www.purchasepro.com) is an ASP that allows buyers to build online contracts, create a network of preferred vendors, automate the RFQ/PO process, monitor corporate purchasing, and evaluate buyer and supplier performance by tracking the history of all purchases with automatic electronic archiving.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/machinery/01_04_12_001.shtml">SWF acquires Tisma Machinery

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Deal will further SWF's ability to provide a single source for fully integrated packaging solutions. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/marketplace/newsroom/01_04_25_001.shtml">Paperloop acquires TAP

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: TAPPI will continue to be involved as co-sponsor and content provider. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/features/mach/01_05_03.shtml">Vision of the future</a>

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Vision systems have been developed to suit a wide range of applications. Click logo for full article.
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P&G puts packaging a click away (sidebar)

Transora update
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/business/01_03_13.shtml#bus001">International Paper increa

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Majority share in Pacific Millennium Paper Group will provide a distribution channel into China and South East Asia. Click logo for full article.
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<a href="http://www.dotpackaging.com/news/business/01_03_28_003.shtml">Tetra Laval to buy Sidel</a>

EXCLUSIVE NEWS FROM OUR EUROPEAN PARTNER: Offer of e50/share recommended by Sidel board. Click logo for full article.

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