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At the Ft. Dearborn facility where the Oberweis label is produced, pressman Tom Peters (left) and flexible packaging customer se
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Enhancing a brand with happy cows

Armed with a design concept statement that ‘happy cows give good milk,’ label converter Fort Dearborn Co. came up with labels that build brand equity for Oberweis Dairy.
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Each of the three-dimensional labels for Dial's clear liquid hand soap (above right) is made up of two images: if you compare th
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Dial ratchets up liquid soap packaging

A multicompany partnership combined to create new lenticular, three-dimensional labels for clear hand soap bottles.
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A case-ready meat tour (sidebar)

Is this package the future of case-ready?
At a Wal-Mart Supercenter, trays of case-ready beef provide an impression of \"fresh\" for the centrally packaged products.
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A case-ready meat tour

A visit to a Wal-Mart Supercenter—and input from industry experts—provides a snapshot look at case-ready meat packaging.
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Sophisticated design

Michael Osborne Design has created new packaging for Williams-Sonoma’s line of outdoor barbecue products, including packaging for grilling tools, mesquite grilling chips, suede aprons and mitts, and more.
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Microwave popcorn takes a stand

About a year ago, Solon, OH-based ASAP Food Products introduced what it believes is the first microwave popcorn in a stand-up pouch.
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Kellogg's saves time with pneumatics

The Manchester, England, plant of United States cereal manufacturer Kellogg’s is now saving time in reel changes on its vertical form/fill/seal bag-in-box machines.
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Joint effort is less filling, saves weight

Joint Juice reformulates its beverages and downsizes from 11-oz glass bottles to 8-oz aluminum cans in a consumer-friendly change.
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Vacuum-sealed, self-venting entre?s

“So Easy” Sauced entreés from Hormel’s Jennie-O Turkey Store Willmar, MN, bring new convenience to consumers’ tables. The line of precooked, refrigerated entreés are the latest example of SimpleSteps™ technology (see packworld.com/ go/c071) from the Cryovac Div.
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Singularly clear cups

Del Monte “Fruit Naturals” from Del Monte Foods, San Francisco, CA, are packed in an 8-oz clear cup with a fluted design.
M?ller intends that the two-chamber packs will expand the yogurt category.
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Twin-tube packs 'Corner' yogurt innovation

Müller UK leverages its successful split pot yogurt and fruit in cups with a fresh package: twin-tube packs that are produced on first-of-its-kind vf/f/s machinery.
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Beauties and the bests

Holographic substrates were among the big winners in the annual competition of the Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators.
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Plastic #10 'can' is resealable

Heinz Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, introduced in late ’01 a plastic play on the #10 steel can. The custom six-layer plastic version is coextrusion blow-molded by Graham Packaging (www.grahampackaging.com) using polypropylene and an ethylene vinyl alcohol barrier layer.
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Salmon 'catches' retort pouch, too

Chicken of the Sea has found the salmon running its way. For about a year, the San Diego, CA-based company has marketed its pink salmon in a 7.1-oz retorted pouch, much like its tuna products.
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Reese's rolls out new look

In March, Hershey Foods reintroduced its Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Pieces candies in its first new trade dress in more than 30 years.

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