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Aworker at Niles, IL-based e-commerce fulfillment firm Marketing Out-of-the-Box prepares a direct-to-consumer order for shipment
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Survey respondents focus on E-commerce

Respondents to Packworld.com’s survey about direct-to-consumer e-commerce had plenty to say about costs, staffing changes and the lessons they’ve learned.
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Informative for consumers, Pass and Seymore/Legrand's design is integrated from the point-of-purchase display through the packag
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Hardware products renovate with packaging

Packaging seen at the National Hardware Show ranged from consumer-friendly packaging for data comm products to innovative film cubes for potting soil. The softer side of hardware was seen in a trend toward products packaged for females and light do-it-yourselfers.
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Euro-chic graphics

Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp. introduces Tré Limone, a more refined, Euro-centric sister beverage to Clearly Canadian.
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International Paper: International Paper: Reclosable multiwall bag

International Paper (Purchase, NY) offers Serve-N-Seal™, a reclosable, pinch-bottom multiwall bag. The proprietary bag design incorporates a pull-tab card that can be lifted to open the bag and create a convenient pour spout.
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Cube-like bag stands tall

Lebanon Seaboard is among the first to use a patented new stand-up bag concept called the Lincube® Bag from Linpac Packaging Solutions (Austell, GA). Since December, the Lebanon, PA, firm has sold three varieties of its bird seed in the stand-up bag in Maryland and Virginia. Other markets will follow.
Along with products in #10 cans, fast-food outlets and sit-down restaurants can now order StarKist tuna in 2-lb, 11-oz retort po
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Retorted food pouches ready for market push

Knauss and Esskay introduce foods in retorted pouches without foil for retail. StarKist Seafood sells a foil-based pouch of tuna to foodservice accounts. Will others follow suit?
At Rose Acre Farms? White County egg farm, individual eggs are ink-jet coded in three lanes on a conveyor (below left). Mech
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Egg codes convey Rose Acre's quality commitment

By ink-jet coding directly onto eggs as well as on outer cartons, Rose Acre Farms believes it enjoys a competitive edge.
John Harris, Nature Labs? director of operations, found leasing indispensable in setting up a new packaging line for the rapi
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Packagers take a lease on new business

Packagers that lease equipment cite preservation of working capital and tax benefits as advantages over buying.
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Stonyfield Farm blends environmental/economic goals

New multipack packaging for kids' yogurt exemplifies Stonyfield Farm's dual commitment to the environment and to its bottom line.
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Kal Kan whisks 'Whiskas' pouch

In April, Kal Kan Foods, Inc., launched nationwide eight 3-oz varieties of wet cat food in a retorted laminated foil pouch with a two-year shelf life comparable to its canned pet foods.

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