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E-commerce demands quick-change equipment

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Aworker at Niles, IL-based e-commerce fulfillment firm Marketing Out-of-the-Box prepares a direct-to-consumer order for shipment
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Survey respondents focus on E-commerce

Respondents to Packworld.com’s survey about direct-to-consumer e-commerce had plenty to say about costs, staffing changes and the lessons they’ve learned.
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Survey respondents focus on E-commerce (sidebar)

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These sample charts show actual package handling data for a package shipped from the 78727 ZIP code to the 94536 ZIP code, givin
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Transport packaging: Turning data into dollars

Designers of transport and distribution packaging have known for years that the economics of such designs rest on a knife’s edge: Too much packaging and you’re wasting money.
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Transport packaging: Turning data into dollars (sidebar)

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A marketer in packaging trade dress

To paraphrase an old packaging axiom: In marketing terms, the word “revision” is virtually synonymous with “deadline.” Ask any packaging professional—from R&D to engineering to the testing lab to purchasing to the packaging machinery maintenance department—and they’ll tell you that the “suggestions” from the marketing department can be major source of stress.
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Two chambers prove better than one

For Schering-Plough HealthCare Products’ new Coppertone® Endless Summer® Sunless Tanning Lotion, new tanning technology required new packaging technology as well.
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Coca-Cola, P&G announce new company

Coca-Cola, P&G announce new companyLonger shelf life, lighter-weight containers and easy-opening convenience are likely to represent key packaging features for products marketed by a new company announced in late February by The Coca-Cola Company and Procter & Gamble.
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Evian's 'Nomad' travels to the U.S.

S.A. Evian Co., Evian, France, introduced its “Nomad” bottled water last summer, first in Europe and then in the United States. The polyethylene terephthalate-bottled water (below left) is topped with an unusual hinged closure molded with a loop.
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Universal connector for syrup bags

Plano, TX-based Dr Pepper/Seven Up was instrumental in the development of a new connector spout on syrup bags. Designed for soft drink dispensing systems, the spout could make life a lot easier for bottlers and foodservice institutions across the country.
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Amboy touts single-serve cheese

Amboy Specialty Foods’ Poucheze is a 3-oz shelf-stable pouch of pourable cheese that provides a foodservice alternative to single-serve cups, larger pouches or #10 cans.
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Bud holiday bottle: 'Whassup?'

Stepping away from its traditional metallized label, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO, developed an eye-catching, “no-label” direct-print look for its 2000 Budweiser holiday promotion. The one-quart glass bottle is supplied by Anchor Glass Container (Tampa, FL). It’s decorated with seven-color heat-transfer printing from Avery Dennison’s Decorating Technologies Div. (Framingham, MA).
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More nutrition labeling proposed

Mandatory nutrition labeling would be expanded to include single-ingredient raw meat and poultry products under a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture proposal issued by Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman shortly before leaving office.
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Processing over labeling for juices

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of fruit or vegetable juices to either pasteurize their products or take other germ-killing steps. In addition, they must have a system in place to prove the juice is safe, and some must conduct pre-shipment testing.

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