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Distributors show off creativity

A total of 21 packages in seven categories were honored with awards in the annual NACD competition. Winners in the food category are products of precise engineering.
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Nestlé debuts retorted carton; Hain gains competitive 'wedge'

Nestlé Friskies Italia is the first globally to use a retortable carton from Tetra Pak (Vernon Hills, IL). Commercialized in May for its new Friskies “Qualità Freschezza” petfood, the Tetra Recart™ technology is more than two years from a U.S.
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The dog story, as promised

A couple of months ago, I mentioned in this space that I planned to write a heart-warming dog story. However, at the last minute, I had to substitute another topic.
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Amerstar award entries

The entry deadline for AmeriStar Package Awards is June 15. To enter, submit an actual package, written materials, and slides, to: IoPP, 4143 Weeks Drive, Building 107, Warrenton, VA 20187.
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.
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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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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Euro-chic graphics

Clearly Canadian Beverage Corp. introduces Tré Limone, a more refined, Euro-centric sister beverage to Clearly Canadian.
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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?

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