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Shifting C-store traffic patterns provide grab-and-go opportunities

The economy has changed purchase patterns at C-stores, and marketers should determine seek opportunities to introduce new or repackaged products.
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Pump up sales at service station C-stores?

Opportunities seem plentiful at these small marts. The margins exceed those for selling gas, and packaging can play a role in helping move shoppers in and out of the store.
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Menasha Packaging Company: Menasha Packaging introduces MoPulse shelf-ready tray

Automated tray runs in-line to reduce assembly time and production costs.
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Dannon fits Frusion with contoured bottle

An easy-to-grip, contoured bottle with a dazzling shrink-sleeve label is pivotal to The Dannon Company's new Frusion fruit 'n' yogurt smoothie. Tarrytown, NY-based Dannon introduced Frusion nationwide in May after successful testing in 7-Eleven convenience stores in New England and southern California.
Michigan Brewing unveiled its Cherry Creek brand in plastic at the Traverse City Cherry Festival.
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A clever strategy for plastic beer bottles

Michigan Brewing sees great potential for beer in plastic when the target market is tightly focused. Custom-labeled bottles for a casino, for instance, have found a receptive audience.
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Miller launches, Bud in test

Citing “growing consumer and retailer demand” as its motivation, Milwaukee-based Miller Brewing Co. has announced the nationwide rollout of its plastic barrier bottles for Miller Genuine Draft, Miller Lite and Icehouse brands in both 16- and 20-oz sizes.
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Welch Foods launches coated PET bottle

Coated monolayer PET bottles are replacing glass for 16-juice drinks, juice cocktails and 100% juices. FDA-approved coating is said to cost less than multilayer barrier bottles. The heat-set PET bottles will be sold in vending and C-store channels nationwide.
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FruitWorks roll in custom PET

In testing in Baltimore and Hawaii since 1997, FruitWorks from Purchase, NY-based Pepsi-Cola is expected to complete its national rollout in the first quarter of this year.
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Candy package meets a tough deadline

Beverly Hills-based Taste of Nature was all set last spring to launch its new Cookie Dough Bites at Chicago's All Candy Expo in June. There was just one small problem: The company hadn't settled on a package.
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Chips-and-salsa MAP pack debuts

The creative minds behind the AriZona Beverages brand have made their first major foray into food, launching a unique salsa-and-chips meal kit (pictured is a prototype)under the new Blue Luna Café brand.

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