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PMMI to explore packaging trends, solutions

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's (Arlington, VA) second Packaging Productivity Forum, Nov. 6 to 8 at the Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, will unveil the results of the 1995 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator survey.
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General Mills is Leader of the Year

The Packaging Education Forum has named General Mills, Inc., its 1995 Packaging Leader of the Year. The Minneapolis-based firm is ranked second worldwide in the cereal market and is well known for brands that include Betty Crocker, Gold Medal, Wheaties and Yoplait.

Price hikes pinch beer margins

Brewers are taking it on the chin as much as anyone when it comes to rising packaging costs, forcing them, and wholesalers, to find new ways to reduce operating and production costs and increase volumes and prices.

A wedge up on the competition

Cheesy packaging is not necessarily a bad thing. Just ask Jan Berger, president of Chicago-based Turtle Island, Inc., marketer of Just for Joy(TM) cheese-based gourmet soups.

Motts, Welch's open fresh prospects

Stamford, CT-based Motts USA and Concord, MA-based Welch's are hoping that their new juice concentrate products won't be making a splash with consumers.

Labeler helps juice marketer expand

Downeast Sunsprouts, Inc., a small family-run health food business, must be able to put out 10ꯠ bottles of its 100% fresh-squeezed fruit juice per day to keep up with growing demand for its product in its expanding New England market.

Winners cited by Glass Packaging Institute

An amber soft drink bottle and wide-mouth salsa container earned top honors from the Glass Packaging Institute (Washington, DC) in the seventh annual Clear Choice Awards.
Health claims made on this package of Phyto-Nutrients are accompanied by the required disclaimer that FDA hasn?t evaluated the
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Supplementing copy for dietary supplement labels

Manufacturers of vitamins, herbs and minerals are looking to make health claims on their packages. New rules on copy and packaging are in FDA's plans.
Ontario Foods was one of the first to use these automatic rotary cup feeders (above), which drop fresh columns of cups into th
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Soup cups go private label

An automated rotary cup feeder is a first on Ontario's sophisticated five-station filling line. The firm is targeting a whole new category in the private label business.
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What wins Western packagers

Western packagers reveal plans for '95-'96 in exclusive Packaging World survey. Labeling equipment and new materials top shopping list; automation and changeover time are among hottest issues.


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