GoodBelly Splash, a new line of single-serve fruit-based, probiotic beverages from Next Foods, Boulder, CO, is being packaged in 10-oz HDPE bottles rendered highly shelf-attractive by eight-color flexo-printed, 360-deg shrink-sleeve labels from Printpack.
In June 2008, Sunny Delight Beverage Co., Cincinnati, OH, introduced a new line of nutritious fruit smoothies called FruitSimple in 40-oz, custom-curved PET bottles supplied by Graham Packaging (www.grahampackaging.com).
Nutrex Research of Oviedo, FL, manufactures a line of encapsulated liquid anabolic workout formulas and fat burners that it markets on-line and through GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, and other health food stores.
In mid-March 2007, Caldwell, NJ-based marketing and distribution company The Stratis Group joined forces with Brooklyn, NY contract manufacturer Victoria Packaging to launch a health supplement called "Hilo Gold Noni Juice" in health food outlets in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.
In January 2007, Del Monte Foods, San Francisco, CA, began rolling into national markets with Del Monte Fruit Chillers, a unique “freeze-and-eat” brand of fruit sorbet, in packaging created by CBX (Colemanbrandworx) (www.cbx.com).
The dog food package for Nestlé Beneful Prepared Meals was selected the winner in the inaugural Pack Expo Selects™ program by packaging professionals attending last November’s Pack Expo Intl., which is sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (www.pmmi.org).
Catering to consumer convenience, Minneapolis-based Pillsbury introduced early this year a new, resealable package for its Hungry Jack Frozen Waffles. The 10-, 16-, and 24-count packs use a resealable tape made from a 3.2-mil polypropylene substrate coated with an FDA-compliant, pressure-sensitive freezer-grade adhesive that resists moisture and is suitable for the freezer.
Nabisco rolls out Mini Chips Ahoy! cookies in a resealable stand-up pouch while Patrick Cudahy uses a pouch for frozen, precooked meats. And in Ecuador, an integral straw helps kids sip fruit drinks from a stand-up pouch.