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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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Why Coke, Tide, and Kraft thrive

The reasons go beyond global recognition. Quality products, the right package, and consumer trust help them dominate their categories and also discourage private-label competitors.
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Ready to click the OTC growth switch?

Rx-to-OTC switches tied to economics.
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Menasha Packaging Company: Menasha Packaging introduces MoPulse shelf-ready tray

Automated tray runs in-line to reduce assembly time and production costs.
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Pack Expo vibe was palpably positive

Exhibitors and attendees are betting on economic recovery—that’s the message that came through consistently at Pack Expo Las Vegas.
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Private label growth tied to rise in unemployment?

Investor website, The Money Times, makes a case for linking growth of private label to tough economic times, but will new-found consumer loyalty survive economic recovery?
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Serialization for pharmaceutical and medical device--a global strategy

Joe Ringwood, COO of Systech, told a Pack Expo audience yesterday that a serialization strategy must protect data integrity and security, without compromising throughput.
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Positioning your company for growth--the future of packaging

 If someone asked you where packaging is headed over the next decade, you’d probably have a tough time answering.
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Retailers' role in package development: More work to do

 Do retailers aid innovation? Many survey respondents say yes, but CPG companies are less inclined to agree. Progress will require more collaborative input involving suppliers.

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