Case Studies

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New looks, new pouches

Looking to build on the success of its previous flexible packaging, Chicken of the Sea Intl. introduced in May a new 3-oz single-serve pouch for Albacore Tuna, Light Tuna, and Pink Salmon. In June, the San Diego company launched four varieties of 5-oz Tuna Salad Kit Singles. It also redesigned its famous Mermaid icon and improved the quality of its tuna.
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Packaging redesign for potting soil

The Scotts Co. recently chose Marketing By Design, Inc. to refresh and update the packaging design of its potting soil product line. The line includes eight SKUs in multiple size recloseable plastic bags that hit the market in April.
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Milk gets a heavyweight makeover

Swiss Valley Farms, Davenport, IA, launched in late 2002 a radical new design of 1.5- and 3-L Deja Moo milks into Midwest stores including Hy-Vee, Econo Foods, and Dick’s.
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Barrier bottle to broaden Apple & Eve markets

Apple & Eve’s new monolayer barrier PET bottle from Graham Packaging offers the juice packer new ways to market its single-serve 10-oz bottles of juice.
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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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Shrinking design

Stonyfield Farm, a manufacturer of organic yogurts, redesigned its cup graphics for a more consistent look across its entire family of yogurts. Additionally, the new fat-free yogurt will be packaged in a 6-oz cup size.
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Creating a brand personality

When Coca-Cola's Minute Maid Co. decided to launch its Simply Orange orange juice, it turned to MLR Design for graphics and Lipson Allport Glass & Associates for structural design.
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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.
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.
Shown here is a sampling of TVG's new blister packs, 
including products on the far right that represent the core product line.
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Blister pack components on demand

Plastic bags with preprinted header cards were too costly and too labor intensive to fill and staple shut. Thermoformed PVC blisters with ‘slider cards’ are a big improvement.
Gadzooks' 44'-long shipper labeling system
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Gadzooks dresses up its shipper labeling

Gadzooks uses scanners and a print-and-apply system to automatically generate labels for cases shipped by FedEx to 433 stores.
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.
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.
Shown above are two of the three "delta" style robots that take frankfurters from their random orientation and organize them int
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'Knowledge-based' robots learn as they pack

Machine vision, robotic packaging equipment, PC controls, and customized software combine to help a German maker of frankfurters cope with growth.
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ReaLemon gets distinctive shapes

Mott’s ReaLemon and ReaLime juices now don store shelves in green-stippled PET bottles molded with a distinctive lemon or lime shape in their neck to identify the product and brand.

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