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Curvy can due out this month, says Coke

Tested in Germany but so far only talked about here, The Coca-Cola Co.'s contour can is set to make its U.S. debut early this month in Terre Haute, IN, and in four Southwest markets.
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Retailers find security in source tagging (sidebar)

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Consumer to drive food packaging innovation

Consumer wants and needs will be the major drivers for successful food packaging in the future. So says Harry Rubbright, RubbrightSigma Brody (Eagan, MN), in remarks to a global packaging conference sponsored by PIRA in England.
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Oscar Mayer rolls out lunch pack for adults

Since 1988, says Oscar Mayer, more than one billion prepackaged Lunchables®-brand lunch combinations have been consumed. Based on that product's success with kids, the Madison, WI, Kraft Foods division introduced in November Lunchables Deli-Carryouts(TM) sandwich combinations for adults.
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Labeling meat substitutes

FDA and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) want to encourage more nutritious variations of traditional foods, but are wrestling with how such foods should be labeled.
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Enviroconcerns fade

In what was its final consumer research survey before shutting its doors on December 31, 1996 (see Packaging World, Jan. '97, p. 2), the Council on Packaging in the Environment (COPE) found that the environment is less of a concern for consumers than in previous years, though it's still considered important.
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Neckband doubles as UPC label for milk

When Floresville, TX-based Promised Land Dairy debuted its all-natural flavored milks in old-style glass jars about a year ago, management elected to use a single universal glass bottle for quarts and another for half-gallons.
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P-S TAPE SALES TO REACH $5.4 BILLION

According to a new study from The Freedonia Group (Cleveland, OH), U.S. sales of pressure-sensitive tapes are forecast to expand 6% annually through the year 2ꯠ, reaching $5.4 billion by that year.
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Waking the Dough Boy

Pillsbury Canada Ltd.'s recent overhaul of its Refrigerated Baked Goods Business was more than just skin deep. Larger portions, increased product offerings, and an aggresive advertising campaign were all part of an effort to stir this sleeping product category.
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Multi-material pack protects electronics

High-tech communications equipment manufacturer FORE Systems introduced its ASX-100 switching unit a year and a half ago. The $150ꯠ device set records for switching speed, but the package it was shipped in was woefully inadequate.
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PRINTPACK TO COMMERCIALIZE JEBCO TECHNOLOGY?

Printpack Inc. (Atlanta, GA) has begun efforts to commercialize the Jebco flat-bottom pouch technology that was displayed rather prominently at Pack Expo 94.
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Ales boast custom bottle, gold-stamped labels

When Portland, OR-based BridgePort Brewing Co. added two new brands to its line of premium ales last month, it used the opportunity to introduce a custom glass bottle for all four ale varieties in the line.
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Pepsi pioneers sleeve label coupon

What do you get when you put a sleeve label over an already decorated can?
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Ulcer therapy pack touts ease of use

Introduced in December, Procter & Gamble's new Helidac(TM) ulcer eradication therapy is packaged in a 14-day cube-shaped "kit" designed to make the new three-drug prescription medication easy to take several times a day.

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