Coles turns to RPCs

Aussie supermarket chain removes 3,000 tons of packaging from the supply chain yearly.
The 2014 Trends Report
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Package Case Study

Squeezable pouch is perfect for Squish'ems!

 A new vitamin-enriched fruit snack from Dole Packaged Foods Canada encourages kids to squeeze and slurp their food.
Machine Case Study

Wipe-on labeling system for clamshell packaging

Fresh produce marketer installs label applicator that improves placement accuracies and reduces labor costs.

SpoonLidz offers a value-added solution

A ‘sustainable spoon’ is part of the package for yogurt, pudding, chili, and other single-serve cups.
White Paper |

Salad Days: Profitably Packaging Greens

Making a salad used to be somewhat of a project. Grocery-store shoppers would buy ingredients separately, take them home and wash, chop, and mix their own greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables. They might even make their own dressing. But today’s time-starved schedules make that an increasingly daunting and archaic task. Enter the pre-washed, pre-cut, pre-packaged salad. Find out more in this White Paper from Harpak.
Feature Article

Feedback on oxo-biodegradables

 Research leading up to last month’s Lead Off column included a call to the Biodegradable Products Institute, whose executive director comments here.
Feature Article

Food protection plan summary

FDA’s recent summary of the progress of its Food Protection Plan included these specifics relating to the Plan’s three themes: 1) Prevention, 2) Intervention, and 3) Response.
Feature Article

FDA official analyzes current and future food safety efforts

The problem with thinking about how to protect the nation’s food supply is that when you get into it a little bit, it’s pretty frightening.
Package Case Study

Pouch provides at-home meal prep

A confluence of food and beverage product and packaging trends are represented with the introduction of new Salad Finishers™ and Potato Finishers™ from Sargento Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI.

Green packaging in Europe: the view from the U.K.

In the U.K., as elsewhere in Europe, an analytical, holistic approach to sustainable packaging has taken root.


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