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OFF THE SHELF: Kellogg's bundles cartons in film
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OFF THE SHELF: Kellogg's bundles cartons in film

A recent stroll down the aisles of a Costco store brought Senior Editor Anne Marie Mohan face to face with a three-pack of cereal cartons unitized in lightweight film rather than paperboard.
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Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Meeting the challenge of mold on wood pallets

It's not an appealing topic, but it has grabbed recent headlines.
COMPACT KISSES. A retail-ready secondary pack for Hershey's bagged Kisses products makes an attractive shelf display, while mini
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Packaging is key to club-store success

The unique environment of the wholesale club store demands that packaging be retail-ready, eye-catching, innovative, and environmentally friendly to secure product sales.
NEW MULTIPACKS. After bottling and labeling in Norway, Isbre water is  shipped throughout Europe and to the port in Newark, NJ.
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Contract packager sates retailers' thirst for water multipacks

Isbre Norwegian glacier springs water opens additional U.S. markets by multipacking its individual bottles through co-packer ActionPak Inc.

Can chic co-exist with the club experience? Target testing it

Retailer taking seven weeks to determine whether the warehouse approach has staying power in its stores, trying packaging sizes unfamiliar within its stores.
Jane Chase and Wynn Wiksell

What's packaging's role in food safety?

Wynn Wiksell of General Mills would say that the packaging supply chain can play a key role in reducing food safety issues. Wiksell outlined his views at the November 17 Chicago Chapter meeting of IoPP, where a merger between IoPP and FSAP was announced.

Do you know your C-store shopper(s)?

A new study segments them into four groups. Each may have its own packaging needs and marketing considerations.
Pat Reynolds

Exhibitions are in flux

Say goodbye to ISA Expo and, likely, the Worldwide Food Expo. Shifts in strategic thinking have caused exhibition sponsors to reshape the shows they produce.

Serialization for pharmaceutical and medical device--a global strategy

Joe Ringwood, COO of Systech, told a Pack Expo audience yesterday that a serialization strategy must protect data integrity and security, without compromising throughput.

Are deep discounters capturing new customers for good?

Evidence in the UK suggests "curious bargain hunters" do not necessarily convert to loyal shoppers.


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