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Talking palette. SI readers who reviewed 15 new packages were drawn to those that made product use easier, and one of them was S
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Taking innovation to the extreme

Product concept and package structure remain strong companions, and some recent packages take it further through waste minimization or added convenience.
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Section shift. Duane Reade's Apt 5 brand has moved out of the cosmetics department and into household cleaning products, where i
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Duane Reade finds a cure in private label

The drugstore chain’s private-brand sales double as redesigned stores, repositioned brands, and feels-like-home package designs win back New Yorkers with ‘attitude.’
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Five best practices for shoring up your package's backside

The back panel is more than just a placeholder for the ingredients label. It’s an underutilized area of the package that can sell an engaging brand.
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interpack 2011: altbier, spargel, and so much more

It’s the largest packaging show in the world and will unveil a number of new pavilions, including a Save Food congress developed in cooperation with the UN.
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Medical device pathway gets touch-ups

It might soon get easier to be OK with the 510(k).
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New compostable snack bags are easier on the ears

Look out Frito-Lay! Boulder, CO-based snack food manufacturer Boulder Canyon Natural Foods may have cracked the compostable snack chip-package challenge.
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Snack bags' single graphic message signals cholesterol reduction

Heart icon, mouth-watering photography, and effective use of white space keep the focus on the good-for-you and taste messages for Corazonas chips and oatmeal squares.
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SunChips relaunched in quieter compostable bag

‘Rubber-like adhesive’ said to reduce the bag’s crinkling sound by 15 decibals.
OFF THE SHELF: Safeway scores with own-brand salty snacks
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OFF THE SHELF: Safeway scores with own-brand salty snacks

Jim George shows a good example of an increasingly frequent development: a private-label package that out-innovates the national brands.
Band sealer expands lifeline for Haitian kids
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Band sealer expands lifeline for Haitian kids

Nonprofit Meds & Food for Kids in Haiti installs new packaging equipment that doubles its output of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food for the country’s starving children.

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