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Nulogy’s Tham moderated a lively session with McGee (far left) and Kretschmer. Huessner was also present via Skype video.
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CPG leaders tell co-packers what it takes to win

ConAgra, Florida’s Natural and Mars Canada veterans reveal their tips on how to establish and sustain successful—and mutually profitable—co-packing partnerships.
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CPA Annual Meeting Feb 21-24 touts big CPG names, great games

Agenda features CPG Town Hall with ConAgra and Florida's Natural; keynote on 'Great Game of Business' and much more.
Fig. 1: The rise of three business models.
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What many brands don't understand about today's co-packing business

This is not your father's contract packaging industry; Coregistics' CEO Eric Wilhelm explains how evolving business models help brands unlock top-line growth opportunities.
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Advice for getting started with pharma serialization

The first thing manufacturers should do is: Hurry! But there's more...
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Should package development be done in-house or with vendor help?

As a packaging professional with more than 40 years of experience in package design and development, all of the large consumer product companies I have been associated with have faced many design challenges in making sure each package had the best appearance possible at retail, yet also conveyed a quality product to consumers.
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Why contract packagers need to be involved early in the product development cycle

The Foundation for Strategic Sourcing (F4SS) recently completed an exercise in which supplier members, including contract packaging and logistics service providers, characterized what they see as best practices of leading customers.
Two separate  pieces are fed into a high-speed folder/gluer to produce  the Retail-Ready shipper used  by Hormel.
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RRP still growing, but hurdles do exist

Retail-Ready Packaging continues to pick up steam in the U.S. But concerns about material costs, overall ROI, and packaging line machinability must be reckoned with.
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Build a culture of partnership through communication and commitment

Very often I hear stories within the industry of how the expectations of a customer could not be met as a result of an uncontrolled event, and how it ruined the relationship.
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Are your secrets ‘thumbing’ a ride?

Electronic storage media are easy and convenient and allow the portability of information.
Who does what?
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Drawing the line between customer and supplier

Cost savings continues to be one of the most frequent topics of discussion in the upstream CPG Supply Chain, from sourcing through production.

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