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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.
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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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Message in a bottle

The continuing flap over bottled water holds up a mirror to sustainability, from a number of angles.
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'Big mouth' plastic containers are shrinking

Those jars that are popular in club stores for bulk products are seeing reduced diameters and improved geometry to cut costs while also retaining stacking strength.
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Kroger to boost private-label presence in beauty aisles

The retailer has beefed up its overall store-brand selection 25% during the past two years, and now it sees health and beauty as underserved by private-label.
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Private label update: Whole Foods redesigns prepared foods packaging

Upscale retailer’s strength of supporting regional suppliers made for weak national branding.
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Supply chain alliance for MACtac® and Xennovate Medical

A new alliance between MACtac® and Xennovate Medical broadens customer access to Xennovate Medical’s patented hydrocolloids for wound, skin and ostomy applications and reinforces MACtac’s position as one of the top specialty suppliers in the medical industry.
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Nine drivers propelling digital packaging's growth

It’s all about speed to market and getting razor-sharp graphics that enhance ‘pick-up’ power. Digital printing provides customization flexibility and supply chain pluses.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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Eye-tracking and packaging

Do the "eyes" have it when it comes to how shoppers vote on the effectiveness of packaging design?
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Private label shows promise in personal care, beauty products

Two analysts expect retailers’ own brands to make more inroads in those aisles of the store as they pay more attention to product quality and consumer experiences.
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How well do you know your Hispanic shoppers? 10 things to consider

An effective packaging strategy goes beyond a bilingual label. It considers all aspects of the package. But first, you need to study this complex and emotional group.
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Private-label product introductions outstripping national brands

‘Benefit loyalty is replacing brand loyalty,’ Mintel exec tells Food Marketing Institute Show audience. ‘Consumers want their needs met.’
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Walmart still searching for alternative to PVC in its packaging

However, the retailer’s annual sustainability report includes some positive news about its effort to reduce plastic-bag waste in its stores.
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Nielsen: Store-brand gains approaching 20% of dollar share in U.S.

National-brand fortunes showed some improvement, but an analysis emphasizes that private-label quality—and prices—will rise as retailers offer premium and unique items.
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Refillable packaging: What's in it for the consumer?

An ASDA supermarket trial in the U.K. offers consumers an in-store opportunity to refill private-label fabric softener in a plastic pouch.

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