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New plant feeds growing Greek yogurt trend

A new plant for Alpina Foods produces primarily Greek yogurt, with a capacity of 39,000 cups/hr, offering capacity for the company’s own brand as well as co-packed products.
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SHELF LIFE. HPP processing has tripled the shelf life on hummus products sold by Hope Foods.
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HPP extends shelf life of fresh dips

Because it ‘busts up the bacteria’ with minimal loss of flavor or nutritional value, High Pressure Processing made it possible for these hummus and lentil dips to go nationwide.
Package Case Study
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Two-count blister packs for ‘smart pills’

Tucson-based Brainiac Supplements LLC wanted to market its Study Buddy nutrient-based study aid capsules in high-impact packaging.
Supplier News
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Contract Packaging Association names new executive director

John Mazelin , veteran contract packager, is named Executive Director of the Contract Packaging Association.
TWO POUCHES. Two unoriented pouches are picked up by an AFA Delta 3 robot, which then places them into a loading funnel.
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Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs

Robotic cartoning replaces manual operations, alleviating labor shortages, costs, and increasing line efficiency for contract manufacturer Pharmalab Inc.
Supplier News
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Ameripak taps Nulogy software to manage co-pack operations

Improved traceability and real-time data visibility are key drivers for the the retail and consumer brand packager.
Supplier News
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New people & industry kudos for Kane is Able

December announcements from the 3PL firm include a hire in Scranton, PA, and kudos from three supply chain trade press outlets. Update: New senior operations director announced in January.
Supplier News
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Saddle Creek Logistic president steps-up to CEO slot

Today the company today upgraded Cliff Otto, president to the CEO spot, effective immediately.
Supplier News
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Contract Packaging Association announces 2014 Annual Meeting, Feb. 27

The Contract Packaging Association’s (CPA) 2014 Annual Meeting, taking place February 27 - March 2 at the Omni Tucson National Resort, brings together the industry’s most innovative thinkers.
Christopher L. Nutley, CPA president
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Both buyers and sellers benefit from CPA's expanded industry presence

The Contract Packaging Association’s presence at September’s 2013 Pack Expo in Las Vegas marked a new level in the association’s presence at this important annual event.
Brand owners may recommend equipment, but when the  co-packer pays, the co-packer decides. Aaron Thomas Inc., recently installed this new  RF Sealer in Memphis.
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Three-Tier Deals: How to keep your balance during multi-party machinery installations

When a new machine is needed for a co-packing plant, the machinery supplier, co-packer and brand owner must balance their roles and responsibilities for the project to succeed, according to experts on the supply side...
Lisa M. Shambro
Column/Opinion
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What can we learn from Subaru of Indiana?

In September, through my work with the Foundation for Strategic Sourcing, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to tour the Subaru of Indiana (SIA) facility, and learn from its leaders.
Supplier News
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Oat-powered, co-packed beverages hit shelves

“Oats & fruits. It was Mother Nature’s idea. We just crammed it into a bottle” is the slogan for Oatworks (www.oatworks.com), a new line of oat-powered natural smoothies from New York-based Wellness Works.
Get your co-packer friends to plant their pin…here!
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Let’s get more co-packers on the map

September’s Pack Expo 2013 in Las Vegas brought two cool developments for those both seeking and supplying contract packaging services. The first — the Contract Packaging Association’s expanded presence — was apparent on the show floor.
Kane is Able shows-off customers with this promo pic!
Supplier News
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Kane is Able named awarded 3PL kudos; makes key hire

Company cited in 'Best for Small & Midsize Companies' list; separately hires a Six Sigma black belt with CPG supply chain and contract packaging experience.
Supplier News
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CPA 2014 Annual Meeting gets a high-energy keynote on relationship building

Ted Janusz of Janus Presentations promises a high-octane keynote kickoff to the 2014 Contract Packaging Association's Annual meeting, February 27 to March 2 at the Omni Tucson National Resort in Tucson, AZ.
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P&G awards co-packer KDC highest global supplier partnership honors

KDC (Knowlton Development Corp.) earned top honors along with seven others, including packaging and logistics firms, as part of its 2013 External Business Partner Summit.
Pharmatek offers primary packaging of tablets and capsules in HDPE bottles. The company supports secondary packaging, cold chain management, including storage and distribution, and stability testing. Complex labeling requirements, such as foreign language labels, blinding and booklet labeling.
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Pharmatek bottling line set to become operational

Automated line expands contract manufacturer’s packaging services, provides flexibility for small and large-volume clinical projects.

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