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Anheuser-Busch'tees up'golf-ball can

Beginning Feb. 26, 2001, St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch made Michelob and Michelob Light available nationwide in new 12-oz aluminum cans with a golf ball decoration embossed onto can fronts and backs.
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Splenda's sweet on carton design

In November, McNeil Specialty Products introduced at retail a no-calorie sweetener called Splenda, a granular product packed into folding cartons containing either 1.9 or 3.8 oz, which it says offers the “sweetness equivalent” of 1- or 2-lb of sugar for baking or cooking.
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Educational Events

Cal Poly will host Poly Pack 2001 May 9, 10, and 11 in San Luis Obispo, CA. The student-run symposium focuses on new technologies in packaging, while also allowing business representatives to meet and recruit prospective employees.
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A heads up to food manufacturers

The proliferation of new food products in which botanicals and other novel ingredients are added to conventional foods prompted the Food and Drug Administration to send a cautionary letter.
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Mexico may require labeling of biotech foods

The Mexican Senate approved an addendum to its General Health Code that would require biotech foods to be labeled as “transgenic” or as containing biotech ingredients.
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Label biotech foods

Virtually all consumers in a series of 12 focus groups organized by FDA in spring 2000 feel bioengineered foods should be labeled so that consumers can decide whether to purchase them or not.
Brentwood Industries (Reading, PA) has begun construction on a new 200,000 sq' facility to house its Specialty Products Div.
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Relocations, expansions

—Doyen (Lakeland, FL) has established a holding company known as Doyen Group PLC, the overall holding company for Doyen’s five operations.
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Domestic acquisitions, agreements

—Kliklok Corp. (Decatur, GA) and its wholly owned subsidiary The Woodman Co. have realigned their operations and will now be represented through the single unified sales channel of Kliklok-Woodman.
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International agreements

—Pactiv Corp.’s (Lake Forest, IL) Sengewald business unit is joining forces with Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc. (Addison, IL) to announce a global strategic partnership for medical packaging.
Jack Mazur (left) and Matt Brennecke, both regional sales managers of All-Fill, Inc. (Exton, PA), have received "Salesman of the
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Appointments, promotions

—FoxJet (Arlington, TX): Jim Barbone, gen. mgr.
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Graphics offer visual lullaby

When Concord, MA-based Welch’s came out with a new line of baby juice, it employed Bailey Design Group (Plymouth Meeting, PA) to create a bottle that clearly distinguished it from competitors and conveyed a sense of gentleness, quality, and comfort.
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Home-style design

A move from the restaurant table to the grocery freezer prompted Boston Market Homestyle Frozen entrée maker Heinz Frozen Food to contact Lipson Alport Glass & Associates (Cincinnati, OH) to design a carton that reinforces home-style ambiance, quality ingredients, and strong appetite appeal.
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Graphic 'Masterpiece'

Masterpiece Fundraising, Hayward, CA, a promoter and supplier for school fund-raising projects, recently added a line of gourmet coffees to its desert-oriented line of food.
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Award-winning design

The 2000 Mobius Advertising Awards’ Best of Show statue went to Sichuan Xialoin Design Co. (Chengdu, Sichuan, China) for its Shuijing Fang Liquor package design.
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Suppliers: e-commerce is here

Based on 280 packaging supplier respondents surveyed on Packworld.com in January ’01, more than half already are selling online or will begin to by mid-year.

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