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Time to bring manufacturing back to North America?

In the past few decades we have seen China emerge as the world leader in manufacturing, according to our Cost Cutter columnist.
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Store brands: Threat or opportunity?

In January, a Wall Street Journal story, "P&G Needs to Convince Thrifty to Splurge" said that the "real challenge" for Procter & Gamble in combatting poor sales and disappointing new-product launches was to get consumers "to spend more again on the company’s premium-priced products."
Estimated non-refrigerated shelf life for these juices is up to one year in their unopened bottles.
Machine Case Study
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Packaging pumps up juice sales

Fave Juice’s careful selection of new bottling system protects product shelf life and triples sales forecasts.
New St. Louis digs for TAGG Logistics
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TAGG Logistics expands with 200,000 sq. ft. distribution center

Starting in April a larger St. Louis area site will enhance bulk distribution, multiple kitting/assembly and automated high-volume order picking and material handling capability.
Saddle Creek moves into Henkel's Scottsdale HQ
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Dial, Right Guard, Loctite under new supply chain management

Saddle Creek gets 'lead logistics provider' for Henkel Consumer Goods' North American brands
Custom PET bottle for Sneaky Pete's oat beverage.
Package Case Study
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New custom PET bottle for oat beverage

Scheduled for launch in April is a new, custom bottle for an unusual oat beverage from Butler, NJ-based Sneaky Pete’s.
Serialization bar codes
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Serialization and track and trace

Pharmapack workshop on serialization reinforces challenges, draws some distinctions between Europe and the U.S.
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Almac launches U.S. commercial packaging operations

Successful FDA inspection and new client partnership highlight $10 million-plus facility’s opening.
Feature Article
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Packaging innovation explored at TPC

The first full day of presentations at The Packaging Conference includes details on the Absolut Unique vodka project, digital package printing, and PET recycling initiatives.
The ecoslide-RX® compliance pack features a 100% recyclable paperboard-based outer sleeve with an inner film and foil blister.
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Compliance-prompting pharma packs: More sustainable?

Regardless of packaging materials used, is compliance-prompting packaging inherently more sustainable, given its positive impacts on human health, the economy, and the environment?

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