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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.
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The 1-gal 6-layer jar weighs just 160 g.
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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).
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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.
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HealthPack headed to Dublin

A taste of Europe flavored opening day at HealthPack 2012 in Albuquerque. Meanwhile, the medical device community and nurses worked to open the lines of communication to address longstanding packaging concerns.
Replacing rigid plastic lids with peelable foil makes for easy opening.
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Designing for the senior demographic

With birthrates falling and the senior demographic growing substantially across the globe, marketers and retailers need to evaluate their offerings to ensure they are accommodating this powerful purchasing group.
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Child-resistant packaging can reduce poisoning

At Pharmapack 2012 in Paris, Faubel and Co.'s Olof Malmgren talked about child-resistant methods in the U.S., and the lack of European regulations.
OFF THE SHELF: Portion cups make cooking convenient
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OFF THE SHELF: Portion cups make cooking convenient

Anne Marie Mohan shares a cook’s new best friends: concentrated chicken stock in a mini-tub and vitamin-enhanced egg whites in 4-oz portion cups—both packaged in clever resealable paperboard packs—that add convenience to food preparation.
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Clever combo kit extends Kraft cheese's reach

Convenience, taste, and freshness are the key qualities emphasized in packaging for Kraft Food’s new line of Fresh Take meal solutions in six varieties.
Nestle Boost
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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 Drives Oatmeal & Shrimp Packaging
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OFF THE SHELF - Convenience Drives Oatmeal & Shrimp Packaging

Editor Pat Reynolds takes a look at how convenience considerations shape the packaging of two popular food items: instant oatmeal from Malt-O-Meal and Sau-Sea brand refrigerated shrimp cocktail.

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