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Sweet-pepper glaze in 32-oz PET bottle ideal for club-store use

Move to decanter-style, lightweight PET bottle by Heritage Family Specialty Foods for its sweet-pepper glaze provides entry into club-store market segment.
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Sam's Club’s introduces Simply Right vitamin line

Reformulated vitamin and supplement line replaces Sam’s Club Member’s Mark line, using package design based on member feedback.
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Kraft introduces easy-to-handle flexible pack for foodservice dressings

The new YES Pack from Kraft for its foodservice salad dressing varieties offers a range of convenience and sustainability features, and allows up to 99% of product to be consumed.
Danny Cash operates a retail store featuring his company's in-house processed and packaged products. A new service allows custom
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In-house label printing for hot sauce

Sales are on fire for Colorado hot-sauce company that uses fresh, premium product ingredients and high-quality package labels printed in-house to entice customers.
Private Label Smackdown: Duane Reade capitalizes on New York connection
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Private Label Smackdown: Duane Reade capitalizes on New York connection

Todd Maute of CBX compares New York City drugstore chain Duane Reade's new city living-themed private-label package designs with name brand items in the food and personal care categories.
Private Label Smackdown: Creating personality for private-label brands
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Private Label Smackdown: Creating personality for private-label brands

Comparing the retail shelf to a party with "varied personalities," Marcus Hewitt of Dragon Rouge advises, "Just because you're not the loud market leader in the world of brands doesn't mean you need to be a wallflower or a follower."
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IoPP introduces two new awards to AmeriStar program

For the first time, a new private-label packaging category and a ‘Best in Show’ award will be included in the AmeriStar Package Awards competition when it launches this fall.
Private Label Smackdown: New game-changing private-label beer brands
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Private Label Smackdown: New game-changing private-label beer brands

Lisa Baer of Baer Design Group says "Beer is one area where private-label may take a smack at national brands." Here she shows two new examples of private-label canned beer brands and compares their packaging against leading national labels.
Private Label Smackdown: The use of structure as a differentiator
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Private Label Smackdown: The use of structure as a differentiator

Structural designer Dean Lindsay of Chicago's Dean Lindsay Design evaluates how structure is used within private-label and national brand products such as hand lotion and laundry detergent to create a unique impression of the brand. Beyond its shape, structure also relates to how a package is manufactured, how it functions, and how it creates a perception of value, Lindsay says.
Private Label Smackdown: Doing battle in the olive category
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Private Label Smackdown: Doing battle in the olive category

Melinda Wooten of KW Strategems looks at both regular and upscale private brands of olives and compares design cues to national brands. Packaging spans glass metal and plastic.
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Chicken chunks use head-turning spin-concept label

Private-label is leading in innovation again
Private Label Smackdown: The French Connection
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Private Label Smackdown: The French Connection

Guest critic Will Burke from CB'a Brand Engine goes shopping in Paris and analyzes the design strategy for the private label brand Bio across a variety of products including nuts, flour, eggs, and crackers.
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Study reports 'modest improvement' in medication adherence

Dispensing data from 3.1 million individuals filling prescriptions at nationwide Walmart pharmacies shows positive adherence results from using calendar blister packaging.
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Wire coil clamshell package wins DuPont award

Thermoformed medical device package for Arthrex’s surgical wire wins Innovation Award for Perfecseal.
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A life in packaging

It was 48 years ago that I walked into an office in London’s West End to begin my first job in packaging.
PERSONALIZED PACKS. Calendar-styled blisters filled with a specific patient's medications make it easier to adhere to prescribed
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Adherence packs assist patients and caregivers

New study identifies Medicine-On-Time’s packs as effective in helping caregivers and patients administer meds properly, reducing nursing home admissions and costs.
Private Label Smackdown: Private brands that evolve beyond the copycat strategy
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Private Label Smackdown: Private brands that evolve beyond the copycat strategy

Rob Wallace of New York City-based strategic brand identity consultancy Wallace Church compares strategies of private vs. national brand in several product categories with a special emphasis on Target.
Private-Label Smackdown: Tesco takes on name brand yogurts
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Private-Label Smackdown: Tesco takes on name brand yogurts

Jonathan Ford of international design agency Pearlfisher with studios in New York and London takes a look at cues such as color logotype and product photography in comparing Tesco's private-label yogurt brand with a variety of national U.K. yogurt products.

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