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BrandSpark's Canadian shopper study reinforces what we know about 2010 consumer behavior

Healthier options, more private label, and a growing suspicion of “green” claims…our neighbors to the north are not that different after all!
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Thought leaders deliver packaging insights

At a first-of-its-kind Pack Expo Thought Leaders Dinner, supplier panelists discuss economic factors, food safety, sustainability, and private-label growth.
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Your national brand's biggest survival threat? It could be your retailer

Retailers, looking to boost sales in hard economic times, are squeezing national brands and giving their own products more shelf play, often at lower prices.
OFF THE SHELF: Kellogg's bundles cartons in film
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OFF THE SHELF: Kellogg's bundles cartons in film

A recent stroll down the aisles of a Costco store brought Senior Editor Anne Marie Mohan face to face with a three-pack of cereal cartons unitized in lightweight film rather than paperboard.
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P&G, Kroger show how complex the CPG company-retailer relationship is becoming

Though the two companies clearly need each other to succeed, recent developments also illustrate that the competition between them is keen.
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Store-brand package redesigns provide cue for national brands

Some consumers are beginning to spend again. Now may be the time to rethink design to give your product strong meaning. Some private-label brands already have begun.
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Meeting the challenge of mold on wood pallets

It's not an appealing topic, but it has grabbed recent headlines.
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C-stores are going upscale with own wines

These small marts are introducing selections that make the stores a destination, and are gaining popularity among household incomes of up to $75,000.
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One-touch handling

 
PRIVATE BRAND. A&P's Via Roma brand is as good as it gets when it comes to creating a private brand. The package designers were
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Private-label packaging-- a 'flight to value'

It’s not just the recession that’s causing the current spike in private-label sales. Retailers are growing increasingly sophisticated about positioning own-brand items.
COMPACT KISSES. A retail-ready secondary pack for Hershey's bagged Kisses products makes an attractive shelf display, while mini
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Packaging is key to club-store success

The unique environment of the wholesale club store demands that packaging be retail-ready, eye-catching, innovative, and environmentally friendly to secure product sales.
NEW MULTIPACKS. After bottling and labeling in Norway, Isbre water is  shipped throughout Europe and to the port in Newark, NJ.
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Contract packager sates retailers' thirst for water multipacks

Isbre Norwegian glacier springs water opens additional U.S. markets by multipacking its individual bottles through co-packer ActionPak Inc.
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Wegmans: Market savvy and co-packing lift private label

Northeast grocer delivers products that resonate with its customers by understanding trends and nurturing effective supply chain relationships.
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Can chic co-exist with the club experience? Target testing it

Retailer taking seven weeks to determine whether the warehouse approach has staying power in its stores, trying packaging sizes unfamiliar within its stores.
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Can OTC pharmaceutical package design influence the influencers?

Physicians, DVRs, the Internet, and friends gain as “influencers’” of consumer OTC drug purchases. Will packaging help marketers appeal to these influencers?
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Why 'quiet' store aisles might thrive in 2010

Categories that national brands tend to bypass for marketing support could open the doors to product and package innovation from store brands, Nielsen exec says.
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Shifting C-store traffic patterns provide grab-and-go opportunities

The economy has changed purchase patterns at C-stores, and marketers should determine seek opportunities to introduce new or repackaged products.
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Pump up sales at service station C-stores?

Opportunities seem plentiful at these small marts. The margins exceed those for selling gas, and packaging can play a role in helping move shoppers in and out of the store.

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