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Private label update: Whole Foods redesigns prepared foods packaging

Upscale retailer’s strength of supporting regional suppliers made for weak national branding.
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Kraft reduces net waste 30%, exceeding goals

Nine Kraft Foods’ facilities in North America send zero waste to landfills, while other plants report significant savings as well.

Campbell's has sights set on three growth areas

Soup company looking to innovate in healthy beverages, baked snacks, and simple meals. Look for the level of innovation that Campbell’s used in transforming the soup aisle.
OFF THE SHELF: Cartoons on packs spur sales
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OFF THE SHELF: Cartoons on packs spur sales

Jim George takes a look at how sales are driven by the use of cartoon characters on packages of confectionery, salty snacks, and cookies.

COMPASS Version 2.0 provides more resources for sustainable packaging design

Enhancements to SPC’s packaging design application include the ability to model transportation impacts, create multipack scenarios, and more.
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Conference on PLA covers issues from 'resin to retailer'

At NatureWorks LLC’s April Innovation Takes Root 2010 (ITR) conference, the message was clear: Biopolymer’s time has come, and innovation and collaboration are the keys to continuing its forward momentum.
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Slack fill complaint leads to empty feeling

Consumer group the Center for Science in the Public Interest has asked the Food and Drug Adminstration and many U.S. states to suppress a problem the group’s head calls “commonplace.

CPG companies accelerating response to growing demands for 'green'

Consumer product manufacturers are placing greater emphasis on packaging that uses less materials and contains more recycled content.
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Eat a tiger, save a tiger

Kraft Foods’ Animal Crackers limited edition package gives consumers a cause they can support.


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