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Moosehead muscles in on U.S. light beer market

In April 2008, Moosehead USA, Boulder, CO, the new U.S. importing arm of Canada-based Moosehead Breweries, launched Moosehead Light premium beer into select U.S. markets—including Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Nebraska, New Jersey, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.
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Say goodbye to excess

“The days of excess are over.”
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World Cup fever

To celebrate the 2006 World Cup in Germany, CCE in the UK produced a Pet Coke bottle in the shape of a football--soccer ball for you Americans!
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Vending pack keys rapid response on club store multipacks

Today’s retailer demands continually challenge food manufacturers to innovate and respond to current in-store marketing trends. The pressure often falls to both the manufacturer and its suppliers to develop and implement solutions rapidly.
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Visit Pro Mach's booths at Pack Expo

Stop by PACK EXPO booth N-4029 to 4121 and visit Pro Mach's packaging line solutions. Leading companies count on Pro Mach's proven primary, end-of-line, and indentification solutions to make their packaging lines more cost effective and Adventure Free.
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Canned Coffee Gets User-Convenient Multipacks

Last September, Tokyo, Japan-based Kirin Beverage Corp. introduced its’ “Fire”- brand canned coffees to two supermarket chains in Tokyo and Osaka.
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Kraft case is strong and good-looking

Kraft Foods needed high-impact secondary packaging to contain four 40-oz slugs of premium cracker products.
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Seafood tray redirects microwave power

Trays of Cape Cod Cuisine frozen foods manipulate microwave energy to mimic conventional oven cooking results.
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Fluteless fruit snacks club pack

Member's Mark zoo animals fruit snacks are in 72-count paperboard containers that use a special reinforced board instead of fluted corrugated to save weight.
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OxiClean's new Sam's Club pack

Orange Glo updates its OxiClean stain remover into an eye-catching format that eliminates a large amount of secondary packaging.
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PPC Gold award winners

Following is a list of companies that won Gold Awards at the annual PPC competition.
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PPC Gold award winners

Following is a list of the Gold Award winners from the PPC annual competition.
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PPC Gold award winners

Following is a list of Gold award winners from the PPC annual competition.
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Shareholders approve Graphic Packaging merger

Shareholders of Graphic Packaging Intl. Corp. have approved the proposed merger with Riverwood Holdings, Inc., to form a global paperboard packaging company with estimated annual sales of $2.2 billion.
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Companies

Morrison Timing Screw (Glenwood, IL) modernized its 15-year-old logo.
Last month, Tetra Pak (Lund, Sweden) invited members of the international trade press to its 50th anniversary held at its facili
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Companies

LMC Intl. (Elmhurst, IL) and Dhiman Industries (Punjab, India) formed a strategic marketing agreement for the sales and service of Dhiman confectionery packaging machines in North America.
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General Mills pops a promo

From June to August, General Mills’ Pop Secret microwave popcorn packages feature a Loews Cineplex discount card.
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Achievements

–The Institute of Packaging Professionals (Naperville, IL) announced that Paul J. Zepf has been named Member of the Year. –Exopack (Spartanburg, SC) received the 2001 Monsanto Supplier Quality Recognition Award for outstanding product quality and service.
Watson Label Products (St. Louis, MO) has moved to its new location at 10616 Trenton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63132. Pictured from le
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Relocations, expansions

Tetra Pak (Lund, Sweden) will sell its plastics activities in PET preform and stretch blow molding machines as part of the company’s revision of its plastics business strategy.
Jack Mazur (left) and Matt Brennecke, both regional sales managers of All-Fill, Inc. (Exton, PA), have received "Salesman of the
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Appointments, promotions

—FoxJet (Arlington, TX): Jim Barbone, gen. mgr.
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International agreements

Polarcup EarthShell, a joint venture between Huhtamaki Van Leer (Espoo, Finland) and EarthShell Corp. (Annapolis Junction, MD), is adapting its new biodegradable material and foodservice packaging concepts to European market conditions; Illinois Tool Works (Glenview, IL) has acquired Huhtamaki Van Leer’s Valeron Strength Films mfg.
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Chicago, IL) hosted an open house at its Salt Lake City-based bag packaging plant. (From left) H.
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Achievements

Tharco (San Lorenzo, CA) has been selected for the 7th year by California to receive the 2000 Waste Reduction Awards Program award.
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For e-commerce, size does matter (sidebar)

Capsule reviews
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Supplier news: Achievements

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Golden, CO) this year celebrates 10 years as the sole supplier of bar cartons for Lever 2000.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Sonoco Corp. (Hartsville, SC) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Flexible Packaging Div. of Graphic Packaging Corp. (Golden, CO) for approximately $105 million.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Golden, CO): David W. Scheible, COO.
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Supplier news: Achievements

David A. Tolley, president of Graphic Packaging Corp.'s (Golden, CO) specialty folding carton div., has been named chairman of the Packaging Committee for the Soap & Detergent Assn.
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CMM brings converting into the 21st Century

Through a conference program and exhibits, CMM Intl. attendees will be updated on the latest in printing and converting technologies. Here's a preview of what to expect at Chicago's McCormick Place, April 12 to 14.
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Holiday carrier sells for Zima

For a six-week period during the recent holiday season, consumers nationwide had the opportunity to purchase a six-pack of 12-oz glass-bottled Zima® in a stunning holographic paperboard carrier.
Natrel?s St. Laurent, Quebec, plant?s sophisticated UHT processing/aseptic filling line includes three separate rinsing machines
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HDPE-bottled dairy beverages 'milk' 90-day shelf life

Canadian dairy products marketer Natrel is the first North American user of an ultra-high-temperature processing/aseptic filling line. The process permits Natrel to launch single-serve milks and shakes with a 90-day refrigerated shelf life.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Westvaco Corp. (New York, NY) will expand its consumer packaging div. operations in Richmond, VA, installing a new, state-of-the-art offset printing press and creating a center for graphic packaging and structural design.
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Associations honor converters

Golden, CO-based Graphic Packaging Corp. won three Excellence Awards from the Paperboard Packaging Council (Alexandria, VA) for folding cartons, all made using the company's Composipac(TM) converting process.
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Supplier news: Relocations, expansions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Golden, CO) announced a plan to build a 200ꯠ sq' folding carton facility in Golden, CO.
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Brewers tap holographic effects

Two brewers are adding holographic effects to their packaging to entice consumers at retail: Miller Brewing, Milwaukee, WI, has redesigned its Magnum malt liquor to include a label with a psuedo-holographic look, and Coors Brewing Co., Golden, CO, is launching a summer promotion for Coors Light that incorporates holographic packaging.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp., Specialty Carton Div. (Golden, CO) : David A. Tolley, president; Jack L. Mackert, dir. of operations.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Theresa A. Bronk, gen. sales mgr., Folding Carton Div.
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Pleasing consumers with unexpected packaging

Around our way, a Coca-Cola vending machine at the Cleveland Zoo recently surprised my wife and me by delivering a 20-oz contour PET bottle after forcefully pulling a dollar bill out of our hands.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Jeffrey H. Coors, president, CEO; Patrick J. McGee, mktg. mgr., Folding Carton Div.
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General Mills' cartons go 'Jurassic'

Coinciding with the release of the popular movie "The Lost World: Jurassic Park(TM)", Minneapolis-based General Mills introduced Jurassic Park Crunch cereal in an 111/4-oz carton and a 301/2-oz twin-pack size.
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Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Thomas E. Rizzi, gen. sales mgr.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Timothy W. Mages, gen. mgr. for the Charlotte, NC, plant.
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Add-on packaging revs up Coors' sales

First things first. Yes, it's a real package. No, it's not actually shipped that way. But when retailers hand-erect the faux carburetor valve covers and insert the tabs into die-cut slots on 24-count multipacks of the new "engine block" package for Coors Light, they've got a clever floor display that has jump-started sales of the brand in a recent promotion, says the Golden, CO, brewer.
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Coors ropes in new glass bottle

On the heels of Coors Brewing's success last year with its unique glass Bat Bottle (see Packaging World, May '96, p. 8), the company has come up with another cus-tom glass creation, the so-called Ropin' Bottle.
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Graphics suit Santa's Best coffee bag

In a two-month period ending in mid-January, Seattle's Best Coffee produced about 100ꯠ units of Santa's Best Blend(TM) 8-oz whole bean coffee.
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Supplier news: Achievements

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA) received the Supplier Innovation Award from General Mills, Minneapolis, MN.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Thomas L. French, COO.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): John L. Giordani, general mgr., Malvern, PA, flexible packaging facility; Garry L. Overstreet, senior account executive.
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Now beverage cans will open wide-- really, really wide

Suddenly, it seems, U.S. brewers are looking to change one of the most popular and endearing features of their cans--the easy-opening features. Last month (See PW, August '96, page 8), we reported on the conversion by Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI, from its standard, easy-opening stay-on tab (SOT) end to a large opening end (LOE) developed for Miller by Reynolds Metals Co.
Graphic Packaging?s new 10-station press (above) operates at speeds exceeding 1,000?/min. At a laminating station near the end o
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New press focuses on flexibility

Converter Graphic Packaging's Franklin, OH, plant is the first in the U.S. to use a new press that can print flexible packaging by gravure and flexography, and dry-bond laminate and apply cold-seal or hot melt wax-coat in-line. Kroger's coffee bags represent the first commercial application.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

Chesapeake Corp. (Richmond, VA) has split its packaging business into corrugated container, graphic packaging and display operations.
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Cartons sport embossed graphics

For 18-oz Wheaties® cereal during December and January, Minneapolis-based General Mills used a special carton that lives up to the product's "Breakfast of Champions!" slogan.
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Supplier news: Domestic acquisitions, agreements

ACX Technologies, Inc. (Golden, CO) announced its intent to merge Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA) with Gravure Packaging, Inc. (Richmond, VA).
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): David H. Hofmann, was presented with the 1995 CMM Norm Abrams Converter of the Year Award during a ceremony at CMM Intl.; Clemmon Brown, account rep.
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Supplier news: Appointments, promotions

Graphic Packaging Corp. (Wayne, PA): Eric L. Hansen, account executive with the Folding Carton div.
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Festive cup stars at Carl's Jr. restaurants

A converting process expands into cups, creating a festive holiday promotion for
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Flexibles promote 'enviropackaging'

Refill packs for Tide and Cheer laundry detergent garnered FPA's "Green Globe" award for 1994. Three other FPA winners were also big contributors to source reduction efforts.