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Staff can double during peak periods; temps can help. — KD Services
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Hearing summer sleigh bells? CPA offers seasonal staffing tips

Expert advise and tips from Contract Packaging Association members can ease seasonal staffing, scheduling and partnering challenges.
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Coregistics adds liquid sachet filling to co-pack capabilities

Horizontal form/fill/seal and volumetric delivery systems are key; sachet sizes from less than 2 inches to more than 13 inches, and widths to 5.5 inches.
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Packaging bolsters entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs might be better at conceptualizing the product, but they will need to develop the necessary knowledge about packaging if their undertakings are to be successful.
Company President and CEO Paul Verst (left), along with Vice President of Packaging Will Schretzman welcome visitors to Verst Group Logistics’ Hebron, KY, plant.
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Sleeve-label conference attendees visit world's largest decorator

At the recent AWA Sleeve Label Conference, attendees visit the world’s largest contract decorating company in the world to view its technologies firsthand.
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Performance Packaging hires new sales & marketing vice president

Blair M. Vance chosen for consumer goods and packaging, in particular aseptic and shelf-stable food packaging.
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Aseptic plant enables new business opportunity

Fruit-based drink-mix components company Beverage Innovations enters new markets with shelf-stable aseptic product supplied by new processing/packaging company Wright Foods.
Aesica, the global pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has introduced serialization services and initiated commercial production of two anti-allergy product lines for the Chinese market at its Pianezza, Italy site, for a global, multinational client.
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Aesica’s serialization services serve Chinese market

Its Italian finished dose manufacturing and packaging site’s anti-allergy packaging lines actively monitor the integrity and authenticity of products.
Karl Kretschmer to speak at Webinar
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Mars Canada supply chain alum to give April 23 Webinar on logistics

Kretschmer, supply chain management veteran with more than a quarter-century experience at Mars Canada, will advise logistics pros on how to work efficiently with the brands they serve in this webinar hosted by Nulogy.
HopeGel is a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
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HopeGel delivers nourishment to starving children in Haiti

Shelf-stable stand-up pouch offers portability and convenience; donations accepted to help save children’s lives.
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When returning from a conference, ask yourself: What have you learned?

Like you, I attend many conferences each year. Often, I return from such events with a short-lived sense of urgency to capitalize upon what I’ve learned and the contacts made.
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New CPA leaders, members, and research fuel new developments

Since the last issue of Contract Packaging, the Contract Packaging Association has been extremely active as the association focuses on member experience and growth. Here are just a handful of CPA’s accomplishments over the past few months.
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Strategic Relationship Management: Is there really value here?

We hear more and more about SRM as the years pass...
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AmeriPak upgrades software to sync with CPG brands

AmeriPak has adopted production management software from Toronto-based Nulogy.
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Where's this relationship going?

“This has never happened before,” coach to business pros and motivational cog-turner Ted Janusz recently told a ballroom packed with co-packers. Evidently, co-packers are a breed apart from all the business and industry leaders he’s met. But more on that in a minute...
Colep buys plant in Mexico
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Colep adds Mexican plant to growing global contracting presence

Contract manufacturer/packager of consumer goods adds an aerosol personal care plant in Mexico, adding to global network.
Hearthside Foods, with Ryt-Way, set to change ownership
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Billion-dollar food co-packer to change corporate ownership

A year after being merged with co-packer Ryt-Way Industries, billion-dollar Hearthside Food Solutions sold to Goldman Sachs and Vestar Capital.
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Print-and-apply labelers suit new repackaging operations

For its new repacking operations, Beiersdorf UK selects print-and-apply labelers able to print high-resolution barcodes, text, and graphics for Retail Ready Packaging.
BLISTER PACK. This compliance-prompting pack for a clinical trials application includes room for patient initials and date dispensed.
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The changing face of clinical trial services

A contract packager examines trends affecting the pharmaceutical industry.

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