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Opportunities abound for pet food packaging

While the explosive growth in premium pet food has been a big story in the US, the trend is global in scope.
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Carbon footprints, carbon labeling--how warm should we be about these initiatives?

 Scarcely a day goes by without a picture in the European news media showing a polar bear, victimized by the onslaught of global warming, clinging forlornly to a fast-melting ice floe. Joining the polar bears in media coverage are the chief executives of Europe’s major international retailers, who seem to be vying for the mantle of greatest green-ness. Consider:
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Nestlé Beneful receives Pack Expo Selects award

The dog food package for Nestlé Beneful Prepared Meals was selected the winner in the inaugural Pack Expo Selects™ program by packaging professionals attending last November’s Pack Expo Intl., which is sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (www.pmmi.org).
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What's new in food & bev?

Convenience is king in food and beverage packaging—now and for the foreseeable future. But other trends bubbling to the surface bear watching.
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Slider reclosure flies with consumers

Wagner's is the first in the industry to use a slider reclosure that is highly desirable by consumers, according to Jeffrey Stolper, Wagner's brand associate.
High flying. Revamped packaging involves 50 products across three product lines. Sizes range from 2-lb bags of sunflower seeds t
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New bird food bags take flight at Wagner's

Wagner's makes a major migration into new packaging with improved graphics and functionality.
Prepress reduction. At Nestle Purina Pet Care, where packaging and collateral encompasses more than 1,000 SKUs,development of a
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Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: Southern Graphic Systems: This isn't your grandfather's prepress

Online proofing, collaboration tools, and prepress standards are having a profound impact on time to market, quality, and cost effectiveness.
MICROWAVE CONVENIENCE. An internal steam vent in this stand-up pouch permits self-venting in the microwave oven.
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The incredible flexible pouch

Economies of scale drive pouch costs down, while shelf appeal and convenience features deliver on the marketer's need to differentiate.
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Cup/lid combo is the cat's meow

For its new line of premium wet cat food, Meow Mix outsources processing and packaging to Thailand. Sophisticated machinery and complex materials work together.
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Moving into the passing lane

“Whether it’s packaging or transportation, we do have personal choices, some that are clearer about the environment, others that are more pure preference.”

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