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Party paks prove berry, berry good

Introduced just in time for Easter this April, Party Paks of fresh strawberries from Beach Street Farms, Watsonville, CA, have been charming strawberry lovers across the country.
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Survey: Would you buy new packaging machinery online?

Source: 150 buyers of new packaging machinery surveyed on Packworld.com, June 2000.
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Net Sourcing -- September 2000

This is the second edition of a new supplement designed to help buyers of packaging machinery and materials learn how to begin purchasing packaging from suppliers via the Internet.
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Whining over wine

The California Association of Winegrape Growers is pressing the BATF to revise its labeling standards so consumers understand that flavored wines are not required to meet the same content standards as traditional table wine.
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Milk bottle serves one on-the-go

Land O' Lakes, Arden Hills, MN, presents its single-serve milk in an ergonomically shaped 12-oz bottle.
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WD-40 promotes 'straw strap'

San Diego-based WD-40 Co. has come up with a way to keep the all-important spray tube on its popular lubricant product from getting lost. The firm’s 8- and 11-oz cans now have a red, yellow or blue stretchable rubber strap around the neck.
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Sugar zips into stand-up pouches

Zipper resealable flexible packaging has moved into the sugar aisles in stand-up pouches in 1- and 2-lb sizes.
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Hormel is first with salsa in PET

A 64-oz club-store-size container for Chi Chi's brand salsa is made of monolayer PET and can be filled at temperatures near 200°F. Special bottom enables container to withstand internal vacuum.
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Cereal promo's a healthy wrap

In May, Kraft Foods, Inc., Tarrytown, NY, shrink wrapped a free booklet, “Balance Your Life,” from Prevention® Magazine to over one million cereal boxes.
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E-commerce packaging conference Sept. 26-27

Michigan State University is capitalizing on the success of its June conference with another Packaging for e-commerce direct-to-consumers program scheduled September 26 and 27 in East Lansing, MI.
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Colgate 2in1 gets hip with a flip

With the debut this month of Colgate-Palmolive Co.’s Colgate® 2in1 Toothpaste and Mouthwash, consumers can obtain the benefits of both products in one portable, stand-up container.
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Packs sport Olympic mascots

In the spirit of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Melbourne, Australia-based Bonlac Foods introduced bags of portion-packed processed cheddar cheese sporting Aussie characters Syd, Millie and Olly playing Olympic sports.
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Senate nixes OSHA's ergonomic efforts

The Senate followed the House’s lead in using its appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services to ban the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) from using any of its funding for its proposed ergonomic standard.
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A family resemblance

Joseph C. Gregory, president of Hope Diamond Collection and great-grandson of Evelyn Walsh McLean, the last private owner of the Hope Diamond, has designed a fragrance inspired by his great-grandmother’s fabled possession.
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Creating a visual voice

When exuberant motivational speaker Zig Ziglar introduced Zinera, a new line of upscale nutrition supplements, he wanted packaging that echoed the energy, integrity and inspiration that is Zig Ziglar.

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