Often, when a product changes packaging materials, the move is an “all at once” proposition across the entire product line. Unilever Foods opted to phase in the transition of its Hellmann’s mayonnaise from glass jars into PET containers.
Unilever Foods North America, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, has converted its Hispanic line of Knorr-brand chicken-, beef-, and tomato-flavored granular bouillon products from glass jar packaging to PET jars in four sizes (100g, 225g, 450g and 1-kilo).
Karo corn syrup debuted in 1902 in “friction-top tins,” then was filled into glass bottles for decades. This summer, Karo corn syrup made a bold step into monolayer PET bottles, supplied by Amcor PET Packaging.
Based on the success of its 1.75-L bottles of spirits in PET bottles, Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, KY, is now making available its Canadian Mist, Early Times and Southern Comfort products in new 750-mL bottles of PET, made by Amcor PET Packaging. The launch of the new bottles began early this year.
In July, The Gatorade Company launched a line of hot-filled 12-oz Gatorade All-Stars beverages for “tweens” (kids between 8 and 12) in injection/stretch-blow-molded PET bottles from Amcor PET Packaging (Manchester, MI).