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Case Studies

Food Packaging

Lava Foods' Chili Chaser salsas use handsome keeper jars screen printed with peppers. Rustic paper labels reinforce the hand-pac
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Sophisticated handcraftsmanship

Salsa is a passion for Larry Blanton. After winning First Place in a prestigious salsa-tasting competition, he uses creative packaging to help sell it.
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For this body oil product, a new pump dispenser is secured with a new CR collar to meet new Consumer Product Safety Commission r
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Ready-made solution for CRC packaging

Last year’s requirement expanding the need for child-resistant closures posed a problem for a body oil, but a special collar did the trick.
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Creating a national brand

Parmalat Bakery Group recently selected Ionic Communications Group to create the branding and packaging strategy for a line of cookies marketed under the brand name Mrs.
Continuous-motion vf/f/s equipment like this machine improve output and efficiency at Snyder of Berlin.
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Snyder snacks on efficiency

New vf/f/s machines replace outdated equipment, adding speed while reducing costs for labor, replacement parts, and product giveaway.See in-plant video
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Birds Eye Foods' art management pays dividends

This summer, Rochester, NY-based Birds Eye Foods launched several new sauced frozen vegetables (shown) in flexible bags with prepress work executed through an agreement with Vertis, an integrated marketing and advertising solutions firm.
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.
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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Super-sized design

To answer the consumer call for greater convenience at a better value, John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc, maker of Fisher nuts and other snack foods, has expanded from three peanut items in sizes from 16- to 40-oz PET containers to a line of nine flavors packed in various sizes totaling 18 SKUs.
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Low-impact material wraps M&S butter

Retailer Marks & Spencer has become the first in the United Kingdom and Ireland to use Lean®Cover packaging to wrap its butter products. The new material, made by Ecolean AB in Sweden, is supplied by National Flexible, Ecolean’s sole representative in those countries.
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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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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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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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