Last month, PW's exclusive survey showed which packaging materials have shown increased prices and their effects on purchasing. In Part Two, purchasers explain the negative effects these prices have on product prices, and even on product sales.
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In the face of criticism over the meaning of the "chasing arrows" symbol, The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance, New York, NY, has created a new art device to indicate products and packages made from, what else, 100% recycled paperboard.
Maine has decided to join 48 other states in allowing the sale of irradiated foods. Governor Angus King signed a bill repealing the state ban in late June after the measure won approval by a state House-Senate Committee.
Figuring it likely that "aerosol aversion" might cause some consumers to steer clear of its PAM® cooking spray in an aerosol can, American Home Food Products of Madison, NJ, began testing an alternative package: PAM with a pump.
Proponents of regulatory sunset legislation are offering a new report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as evidence that the requirements of reviewing all major federal regulations at least every seven years won't be prohibitively expensive.
Los Alamitos, CA-based produce manufacturer Frieda's is taking a new approach to marketing for its latest line of products. Grouped as foods that are indigenous to the Americas and traditionally prepared by Native Americans, Lost Crops of the Americas(TM) features exotic products such as red and blue cornmeal, fresh aloe vera, black quinoa and rattlesnake beans.
When the Environmental Protection Agency asked for peer review of a draft report prepared by the Tellus Institute on the costs and benefits of bottle bills, the Coalition for Comprehensive Recycling, a broad-based group including representatives from industry, organized labor and retail trades, had plenty to say.