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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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).
Machine Product Brief

Ilapak, Inc: HFFS packaging machine

ILAPAK’s Quattro-S HFFS packaging machine creates stand up packages, reclosable packages and seals packages on all 4 sides.
Package Case Study

Laura Mercier provides custom options for cosmetics pack

Alternative pan inserts and lid-embellishment options create different looks for the limited-edition Luxe Color palette.
Machine Case Study

Forecasting drives co-packer use

Stila Cosmetics produces distinctive packaging while also answering the need for speed by planning strategically for purchasing components through its contract packagers.
FAST AND DISTINCTIVE. "The cosmetics industry is very much led by innovation and who can get it to market fast, so we look for w
Machine Case Study

Supply chain helps Stila Cosmetics achieve the 'fashion-forward' look

Frequent package changes, including seasonal packs, are the norm at the California-based company. Contract manufacturers and packagers deliver on the need for speed.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Foiled plans might or might not be good

Aluminum foil has long held its own as a barrier material, but there are competitors.
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Nanotechnology protects capsules from counterfeiting and diversion

Employing nanotechnology-based encryption onto pharmaceutical capsules before they’re filled adds overt, covert, and forensic-level protection for Pfizer’s Capsugel division.

'Right here right now' packs gaining in popularity

Euromonitor identifies a trend in which smaller packages are faring well when they answer an immediate consumer need, from convenience to portion size.


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