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Column/Opinion
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What Ali Baba really meant was “Access, Sesame!”

We packaging junkies are afflicted by a curious malady: we relate everything in life to packaging.
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One of four packs that annoy Consumer Reports magazine.
News
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Four packs in need of a makeover?

Consumer Reports magazine has identified four common consumer goods packages that have been annoying us for so long that it seems as if the manufacturers behind them are toying with us all.
Convenience shapes packs for pizza crusts, crackers, ready meals
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Convenience shapes packs for pizza crusts, crackers, ready meals

Pat Reynolds talks about three convenience-driven packages that leaped off the shelf on a recent trip to the supermarket: Freschetta pizza crusts, Nabisco crackers, and Barilla ready meals.
The 1-gal 6-layer jar weighs just 160 g.
Package Case Study
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1-gal plastic jars for foodservice olives

Aceitunas del Guadalquivir of Seville, Spain, is the first to commercialize an innovative six-layer coextrusion blow molded jar for olives that is notable for its size and for its ability to withstand high-temperature filling processes (hot fill, pasteurization, or sterilisation to 122◦C in retort).
One hand image
News
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New study of arm amputees predicts future for packaging

Consumer strategist's study reveals convenience is a 'killer app' for packages that are easy to use for both one- and two-handed consumers.
Nestle Boost
Feature Article
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‘Inclusive design’ approach to packaging benefits Nestlé and its customers

Company aims to make its products safer and easier to use, with Boost and Nescafé Gold serving as good examples.
OFF THE SHELF: Convenience shapes fried onions and tomato packs
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OFF THE SHELF: Convenience shapes fried onions and tomato packs

French's French Fried Onions from Reckitt Benckiser are in a convenient reclosable plastic container while Sunset Kidz brand candy tomatoes are in a handy clear thermoform.
OFF THE SHELF: Baby food in a unique pouch
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OFF THE SHELF: Baby food in a unique pouch

The Nest Collective puts its line of organic baby foods in a foil-based hot filled pouch that has some unique ease-of-dispensing features.
OFF THE SHELF: Ergonomically designed Soft Scrub
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OFF THE SHELF: Ergonomically designed Soft Scrub

Marketing and design editor Jim George points out the ergonomic advantages designed into a trigger spray package for a new Soft Scrub product from the Dial Corp.
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