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CPA Welcomes new faces with a new board, new members

The Contract Packaging Association has installed its 2013-14 Board of Directors, which will serve the association through the current fiscal year, running from July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
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How your growing sophistication will fuel the contract packaging transformation

In recent weeks and months, I have become increasingly more aware of a significant shift that has been occurring for quite some time now in the Contract Packaging/Manufacturing industry.
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How to survive co-pack industry consolidation

Over time, the ownership of suppliers in the contract packaging, as well as contract manufacturing industry, has evolved.
Estimated non-refrigerated shelf life for these juices is up to one year in their unopened bottles.
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Team approach to outsourcing brings new juice brand to market

Blending a business plan as unique as its all-natural juices, Fave Juice finds a novel approach to outsourcing—from packaging to full operations management.
Column/Opinion
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Redefining the outsourced supply chain

To state the obvious, contract packaging is rapidly evolving. Perhaps the hardest aspect of a co-pack partnership is finding the right fit in the first place.
Big-brand co-packing at GENCO
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GENCO co-pack operations become new business unit

Company employs 200-plus IT staffers to integrate ‘product lifecycle logistics’ more deeply into the co-packing value chain.
1,000th co-packing plant a fait accomplit. Left to right: Thomas, Augustyn and Terry Allen, Sealed Air territory sales manager for Southern California.
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Co-Packer Connection database tops 1,000 facilities milestone

Database-driven service helps manufacturers and marketers reduce research, travel, resources and time to market.
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Ryt-way, Hearthside merger creates $1-plus billion food/CPG contract service provider

Consolidated companies, owned by Wind Point Partners, expands services across 19 U.S. manufacturing and packaging sites.
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PearceWellwood adopts Nulogy's cloud co-pack software to serve leading brands

Cloud-based software will manage co-packing and quality, while integrating with the company's broader enterprise system.
Fast-growing GSC Packaging
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GSC Packaging named Atlanta's fastest-growing company

Food co-packer earns top spot in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2013 Pacesetter Awards.
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Stirring the pot of package innovation

LiDestri Food & Beverage is set to expand into multi-compartment flexible pouches for pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cosmetic applications.
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Coregistics’ Chicago acquisition fuels food & CPG co-pack capacity, future plant synergies

Update: Acquired Cano Packaging facility set to expand from 180,000 to 1 million sq. ft. in three years, and fuel future 'coregistic' philosophy for full services across all sites.
Empower-brand surgical procedure kit pack includes a clearly marked external pack label and internal insert.
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Surgical kits 'Empower' Medline

Healthcare product manufacturer/distributor introduces new surgical procedure kit ID system to improve patient safety and reduce operating room staff confusion.
Supplier News
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Assemblies Unlimited, Inc. launches E-commerce website, PackagingQuote.com

Assemblies Unlimited, a full turnkey contract packaging, assembly, and fulfillment services supplier, has started an E-commerce website--PackagingQuote.com--to expand its footprint in the packaging industry to include stock packaging materials.
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Podcast: Automated, wireless replenishment of packaging materials

At The Automation Conference 2013, contract OTC pharma manufacturer Perrigo presented their Stage By Component process, where Automated Guided Vehicles bring packaging materials to packaging lines on demand. Packaging World’s Pat Reynolds talks with Perrigo’s Trent Martin, Lean Sigma Black Belt, about the project.
iPad app upgrades for warehouse, quality control apps
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Nulogy upgrades iPad-optimized mobile apps for contract packagers

Mobile warehouse, quality app upgrades target more productive workflows and data access for the mobile contract packaging workforce.
TalkingRain beverages are expanding nationally
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TalkingRain Beverage Co. expands nationally with Saddle Creek 3PL

Saddle Creek to manage nationwide U.S. logistics for TalkingRain beverages from five existing and three new locations.
ARI specializes in primary & secondary CPG & food products
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ARI Packaging earns 'Excellent' food safety certification under SQF

Food/CPG co-packer reports being one of four companies in its category to certify to earn this distinction under a Level 3 audit.

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