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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.
WORK IN PROGRESS. Menasha Packaging and Morton Salt representatives review a sketch for the table salt trays inside Menasha's mo
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Mobile lab lets Morton Salt get retail-ready game on

Menasha Packaging’s Design on Wheels operation puts the design team at the salt company’s doorstep—and cost-effectively prepares display pallets in one day.
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A winning package for Old Style and the Cubs

Pabst and its design firm hit one out of the park with this full-body heat-shrink label designed to make a 12-oz glass bottle look like a wooden baseball bat.
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Walmart's views on Retail-Ready Packaging

The five easies are a firm foundation in Walmart’s approach to RRP. And as Chet Rutledge points out, there’s a role for packaging equipment builders and material suppliers, too.
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Custom bottle, closure shape Dial's entry into lotions

The category is crowded, with a lot of ‘me-too’ packaging. The gentle curves on Dial NutriSkin’s bottle and closure provide both findability and functional benefits.
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18th annual HBA Global Expo is moved up to June 28-30

The growing private label and contract packaging services industries will be given attention at this year’s 18th annual HBA Global Expo & Conference, June 28-30 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
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Companies

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Request Foods launching skillet meal co-packing program

Request Foods, Holland, MI, a contract packager of frozen entrees, side dishes, and specialty items, is adding skillet meals to the company’s product lineup.
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USDA awards Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. first Certified Biobased Product Label on its Renewable Thermo

Renewable thermoformed produce packaging developed by Clear Lam Packaging, Inc. has earned the industry’s first U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Label, part of a new voluntary labeling program to help purchasers choose products made with biobased commodities.
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Proven innovation is the focus of Walmart's sixth annual expo

Walmart will fill to capacity the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers, AR, with packaging suppliers exhibiting proven solutions for improved sustainability. Expo starts next week.
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Five lessons for building great packaging

Today’s purchasing decisions are made quickly. Here are some ideas for conveying your brand’s story while also standing out and educating consumers.
OFF THE SHELF: Private-label beer and wine
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OFF THE SHELF: Private-label beer and wine

Pat Reynolds' recent shopping trip to Walgreen's yielded some interesting new private-label beer and wine packaging. Target's Wine Cube is another good example of own-brand alcoholic beverages.
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FUSE conference goal: Sharing the extraordinary

If you’re looking for package design and branding ideas, or even inspiration for your creative team, this year’s FUSE: Design & Culture | Branding Identity & Packaging conference will provide a variety of topics to meet your needs.

 

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