Trends and Issues

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Tesco is on the march toward United States...

Tesco, the U.K. supermarket giant, will open 50 fresh&easy Neighborhood Market stores in Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix and Las Vegas by the end of February.
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In the Middle East, Dubai leads the way in private label boom...

Last Fall, Dubai hosted the Private Label Middle East exhibition, attracting 5,000-plus trade visitors from more than 40 countries.
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If it ain't broke don't fix it...

 When women started using StriVectin-SD—an anit-stretch mark cream—on their faces, lines and wrinkles began to disappear.
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Action plan, food protection plan now lead the pack

It was only a couple of months ago that an obscure provision about reporting dangerous food products, embedded in a big law that mostly dealt with toughening drug regulation, was the biggest change in food safety law in quite some time (see www.packworld.com/view-24168).
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Comments on Changes in Dec. 2007 Chemistry Recommendations

Below are the insights and comments of Kristina E. Paquette, PhD on FDA’s December 2007 revisions to its Chemistry Recommendations guidance document. Dr. Paquette had served as a chemist in FDA’s Office of Food Additive safety until mid-2007, and was personally involved in developing some of the revisions.
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Brand-Protection Packaging Forum

Hear from leading brand owners in a variety of industries, as they reveal the strategies they’re using to protect their products and their customers on April 8, 2008 at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg.
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INDUSTRY WATCH

 
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Brand owners warming to authentication solutions

Whether they market styling irons, HBA products, or high-end wines, brand owners see packaging as a key line of defense against counterfeiting and diversion.
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Cosmetics safety storm brewing, or hadn't you heard?

Lately, what you put onto your body has been of great interest to other people. In this case, we’re talking about cosmetics.
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Nutec Systems, Inc: Industrial printer

Nutec Systems has announced the North American release of the apsolute, an industrial printer using HP thermal ink-jet technology print cartridges.
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A f'REAL! insight in a new package introduction

How to test a new package ‘covertly’ in the real world while limiting your company's risk and increasing your packaging intelligence.
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The reality of RFID adoption for pharmaceuticals

Panelists from McKesson Corp., Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Amerisource Bergen Corp., and Ahold USA recognize that while radio-frequency identification (RFID) offers promise in the pharmaceutical sector, its adoption raises questions.
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Jumpstart your sustainable packaging efforts

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New food reporting requirement hidden in drug law

You probably heard about that new law giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration new powers over drugs. Surprise! It also gives FDA the power to order food recalls (almost and sort of).
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Views of a contract drug packager

Andrew Billington, operations manager at Brecon Pharmaceuticals in Wales, addresses recent trends in packaging.
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Package recycling at 57% in New Zealand...

The New Zealand Packaging Council is dismayed that its efforts to recycle are not being recognized by its government's Select Committee.
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At Halloween, candy's the thing...

More than 93% of U.S. children go trick-or-treating each Halloween.
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Sustainability should address environmental AND social issues...

"There's a social dimension as well as an environmental one" in the drive for packaging sustainability, according to the United Kingdom's Co-op environmental manager.

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