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David Stoklosa
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Sauce, dip, salsa, and spirits maker/co-packer discusses expansion and staffing

David Stoklosa, Director, Corporate Business Development, LiDestri Foods, Inc., discusses facility and equipment investment, staffing, and business development issues.
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How your growing sophistication will fuel the contract packaging transformation

In recent weeks and months, I have become increasingly more aware of a significant shift that has been occurring for quite some time now in the Contract Packaging/Manufacturing industry.
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How to survive co-pack industry consolidation

Over time, the ownership of suppliers in the contract packaging, as well as contract manufacturing industry, has evolved.
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Redefining the outsourced supply chain

To state the obvious, contract packaging is rapidly evolving. Perhaps the hardest aspect of a co-pack partnership is finding the right fit in the first place.
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.

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