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From gabletop to plastic

Both Nestlé USA and Hershey Foods used the Food Marketing Institute 2001 show as a platform to promote plastic containers that replace gabletop cartons.
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Marinade bottle delivers

Liquid marinades in 15 shelf-stable flavors from Excalibur Seasoning Co. Ltd., Pekin, IL, were repackaged earlier this year from an 86-oz bottle with pump dispenser to a 64-oz high-density polyethylene “Tip-N-Pour” container.
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Packets add spice to pork packs

Farmland Foods, Inc., Kansas City, MO, introduced case-ready Extra Tender Fresh Pork in random-weight vacuum packs earlier this year. Each pack contains a ½-oz seasoning packet to promote a custom, do-it-yourself approach to seasoning.
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Dream Stream comes to the U.S. (sidebar)

Foam barrier tray, too
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Graphics inspired by Dutch master

Once San Francisco-based Skyy Vodka founder Maurice Kanbar perfected his decadent Dutch chocolate cream liqueur, it was only a matter of time before he created an appropriate package.
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A sleeve-label solution

Caprice des Dieux is a popular cheese brand in France immediately recognized by its oval-shaped, blue paperboard carton. So when French cheese marketer Bressor launched a brand extension called Caprice des Anges, it was essential that the new product’s packaging build on the equity already established by its Caprice des Dieux.
Acolorful paperboard sleeve delivers shelf impact, while the CPET tray lets consumers cook the meals right in the package.
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Case-ready fish in a cook-in tray

OceanPro launches its Fish N’ Easy brand of fresh fish in a cook-in CPET tray. Refrigerated shelf life is 11 days, enough to give retailers two weekends to make the sale.
Dean Foods' newly introduced Marie's Pourables is a line of PET-bottled fresh salad dressings sold in the refrigerated case. The
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Dean Foods pours into extended shelf life

Dean Foods’ National Refrigerated Products Group employs extended shelf life technologies to market new products. New Marie’s Pourables and NesQuik demonstrate this strategy.
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Downtime shrinks with new wrappers

When Georgia-Pacific needed to speed up wrapping rates for its 9” Dixie paper plates, management picked servo-driven, side-seal shrink wrappers that maintain high speed and tight registration.
The personnel involved in the expansion were (inset, L to R) Sargento's Jay Nolte, distribution center manager; Jim Gillman, fir
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Wrapper stretches Sargento output

Sargento supplements a well-liked workhorse stretch wrapper with a system that’s 30% faster and also saves on film.
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New machine 'maps' out sandwich packs

Manufacturer relies on modified atmosphere packaging for its line of convenience store sandwiches.
Robotic pick-and-place tool (top) loads eight trays at a time into carrier plates that deliver the trays to the evacuation/backf
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days (sidebar)

Robotics to the rescue
Among the packaged fresh produce marketed by Reichel Foods are carrots and, most recently, sliced apples.
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Sliced apples stay fresh for 36 days

Reichel Foods has moved from nacho chips and dip to luncheon meat to PBJ ‘Snax’ to carrots to celery, all in thermoformed trays. Now comes sliced apples with a 36-day refrigerated shelf life.
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Heinz speeds oval container to market (sidebar)

Heinz ‘Pounces’ on resealable pouch

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