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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.
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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.
SHAPELY DESIGN. Safeway Foods has brought a distinctive shape to the table in the new design for its ice cream containers. Custo
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Safeway brings a custom package shape to private-label--with cost savings

Are store brands on the cusp of bringing a new dimension to store shelves? Structural innovation largely has been the domain of national brands.
MULTIFACETED OPERATION. The Foundation's Custom Assembly and Packaging operation provides packaging, labeling, fulfillment, and
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Custom assembly and packaging provide priceless benefits

California Autism Foundation contract packaging and assembly services support several programs for adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, while growing into the third largest business in Richmond, CA.
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Assessing the ramifications of front-of-pack label

Front-of-pack nutrition labeling is a hot button in the push to improve dietary habits in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue labeling guidelines soon as part of the Obama Administration’s fight against obesity, which has reached epidemic proportions in this country.
RETAINING EQUITIES. In traditional stores, Kodak uses color cues significantly to call out three groups of its digital picture f
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Leverage package design to sell on the Web

Though the right package may be on store shelves, the equities expressed there often come up short online. Create synergy between the store and the Web for increased sales.
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Meat merchandising changes to meet consumer needs

An audit of the retail meat case shows significant gains in branding, consumer information, and case-ready products.
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Private-label brands express front-of-pack labeling concerns

At the PLMA Washington Conference and legislative briefings, concerns focus on cost and complexity in responding to anticipated FDA requirements.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Battle of the brands

As competitors, private-label and national brands incur gains and losses, but packaging remains a winner.

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