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Coca-Cola gets it, how about you?

Among the more noteworthy trends in packaged goods manufacturing over the past few years has been the push to give packaging a seat at the table.
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Value and health drive new food and beverage packaging

A depressed economy and consumers' increasing concerns about personal, as well as environmental, health and wellness drive food and beverage packaging innovations.
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Six steps for developing store brands

 
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Considerations for contract packagers

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Views on impacts of private-label growth

 
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Innovation's future - a balancing act?

More than half the consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies responding to an exclusive Packaging World/Contract Packaging (PW/CP) survey say growth in private-label products provides opportunities for their companies—a stark change from recent years when national brands generally regarded private-label growth as a competitive threat.
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Package investments that can keep private-label at bay

P&G, Swanson, and McCormick are three brand owners that have invested in better products and packaging. Store brands might be reluctant to copy them.
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Category twists in the air for 2010?

Mintel lists 10 areas in which shoppers will see some new ideas in consumer products, some of them familiar. That could bode well for package design, too.
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Mintel predicts 2010 consumer packaged goods trends

Website Packaging Europe looks at seven trends influencing consumer behavior and package design trends for upcoming year.
Scott Lucas
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Strive to innovate PLMA audience told

Don't view the current economic slump merely as a window to build short-term sales, but rather strive to change consumer behavior and build shopper loyalty by understanding your customers and their needs over the longer term.
Jane Chase and Wynn Wiksell
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What's packaging's role in food safety?

Wynn Wiksell of General Mills would say that the packaging supply chain can play a key role in reducing food safety issues. Wiksell outlined his views at the November 17 Chicago Chapter meeting of IoPP, where a merger between IoPP and FSAP was announced.
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PLMA Show, like the private label market, is booming

First time observations from show floor—packaging still has a long way to go.
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Do you know your C-store shopper(s)?

A new study segments them into four groups. Each may have its own packaging needs and marketing considerations.
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Contract packaging for private label

Listen as Dan Brosseau, vice president sales and marketing, The Visual Pak Companies, discusses the evolution of private-label brands going forward. Brosseau discusses the implications for contract packaging, including the challenges in simplifying complexity with multiple packaging formats.
Pat Reynolds
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Exhibitions are in flux

Say goodbye to ISA Expo and, likely, the Worldwide Food Expo. Shifts in strategic thinking have caused exhibition sponsors to reshape the shows they produce.
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7-Eleven builds a best-value branding strategy

Retailers clearly have become more sophisticated in their approach to driving more ore loyal shoppers to their stores through private-label brands.
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Avery Dennison, Fasson Roll North America: Avery Dennison launches new roll-fed shrink film

Polyphane™ Fit expands contour diversity for improved shelf impact with shrink ratios up to 50 percent.
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