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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.
Section shift. Duane Reade's Apt 5 brand has moved out of the cosmetics department and into household cleaning products, where i
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Duane Reade finds a cure in private label

The drugstore chain’s private-brand sales double as redesigned stores, repositioned brands, and feels-like-home package designs win back New Yorkers with ‘attitude.’
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Packaging helps power store brands

Rx-to-OTC switches, and a shift of top execs from CPGs to retailers, increase the emphasis on package design to help store brands gain greater market share.
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PMMI to link European processors and packagers to North American innovation at Interpack 2011

International consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies and private label brands will enjoy sharpened insight into the latest processing and packaging innovations and trends when they visit the PMMI stand (Hall 12, Stand F01) at Interpack 2011 (May 12-18; Düsseldorf, Germany).
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Survey measures packaging's importance and packagers' strengths

Survey of packagers shows where priorities are. But with each key capability, survey respondents across industries indicate there’s plenty of room for improvement.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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The sixth sense

Packaging that appeals to the consumer's five senses is a competitive advantage, but a marketer would do well to develop a sixth sense, too.
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How to integrate P-O-P displays with packaging

A call to action is an essential part of a plan for holistic communication. The displays and the packaging should work as equal components of a team.
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Study: Private label has a lot more legs

The findings represent the view of national brand owners and retailers. The Deloitte study also suggests national brands are losing their hold on consumers.
VERSATILE PRINTING. Variable label information is printed on demand so no additional stickers need to be manually applied to the
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Spray paint company cuts labeling costs and enhances label printing flexibility

In-line POD system and wrap labeler replace lithographed cans and manually applied UPC stickers.
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Water bottler loses a panel, gains an edge

A new secondary packaging design that uses a three-sided tray for bottled-water multipacks provides cost and sustainability benefits for Premium Waters.
Machine Product Brief
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EPI Labelers: High-throughput bottle labeler

EPI Labelers' self-calibrating, wrap-around bottle labeling system is designed to label containers neatly and reliably at an economical price.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Paper pallets

Paper pallets vie for their own niche.
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Don't rest on successes, speaker says at PLMA Expo

Morning News Beat editor implores both national brands and private brands to continually understand consumer needs in working better with retailers.

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