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Salons sample new pack

Regis salons give away an unusual sample pack printed with a $1-off coupon to entice customers to purchase regular-sized hair-care products.
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Source-tagging benefits analyzed

Manufacturers and big-name retailers like Wal-Mart, Kmart and The Home Depot convened to discuss source tagging benefits at the twice-yearly Source Tagging Council meeting on January 7 and 8.
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Young package forms grow beyond specialty niches

Two relatively new packaging forms--stand-up flexible pouches and non-round composite canisters--are expanding their application horizons and finding a measure of consumer acceptance at retail.

New pack saves money for Oral-B

Gary Bentrim, manufacturing engineer for Oral-B's Iowa City, IA, manufacturing plant, disclosed that its new clamshell pack for the CrossAction(TM) toothbrush is more than a technological marvel (see Packaging World, Feb.

P&G detergents 'big' on convenience

In August, several varieties of liquid laundry detergents from Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati, OH) began appearing on store shelves in the biggest retail package yet.

Wraparound labels permit quick delivery

To meet seasonal market demands, Danbury, CT-based Prestone Products Corp. began offering its De-Icer in areosol cans decorated with oriented polypropylene wraparound labels in addition to litho-printed cans.
New packages bearing the Member?s Mark logo have been available for several months. Many of the early packages use flexible ma
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Sam's Club product labels turn private

Long known for presenting national-brand merchandise, Wal-Mart's Sam's Club introduces new private-label Member's Mark line, in everything from soup to jeans.
Stouffer Foods is launching ?Skillet Sensations,? frozen, stand-up, pouch-packed HMRs, which are expected to be in full nati
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Home meal replacements stay hot

With Americans still clamoring for convenience in the kitchen, food marketers find packaging that offers opportunities in the home meal replacement category.

Jams and jellies take to PET

Recent advances in injection stretch/ blow molding technology have made it possible for food marketers to hot-fill foods into wide-mouth jars made of heat-set polyethylene terephthalate.

Kraft matches cottage cheese and fruit

A thermoformed dual-compartment polystyrene container is being used by Kraft Foods for its new Cottage Doubles(TM) product. Available in refrigerated sections of supermarkets and Wal-Mart stores since June, Doubles are sold nationwide in three 5.5-oz varieties.


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