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Aseptic and ESL packaging keeps evolving (sidebar)

PepsiCo’s got milk
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Aseptic and ESL packaging keeps evolving (sidebar)

‘Soup-er’ stocks served aseptically
Dale's Kitchen aseptic stocks in 2-gal BIB packs are set to debut in October. The one-way dispensing tap preserves the quality o
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BIB tap maintains sterility in use

A patented dispenser tap that keeps low-acid bag-in-box products aseptic after opening draws end-user interest, including Dale’s Kitchen for soup stocks.
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All of us at Summit Publishing Company, publishers of Packaging World, Contract Packaging, Automation World, and Packworld.com, offer our thoughts and prayers to those affected by Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath.
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Five winning ideas for developing and growing your niche

Whether it’s primary or secondary packaging, labeling, fulfillment, or promotional packaging, there are undoubtedly aspects unique to any approach and operation that define your contract packaging operation.
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Creating Win-Win Scenarios

One question contract packagers have been asking me is, “How can I find out what consumer product goods manufacturers (CPGs) really want from my company, and then deliver it to them in the way that they want?”
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Around the Industry

Aaron Thomas Company Inc. has opened an 87ꯠ-sq-ft manufacturing, packaging, and warehousing facility in Bolingbrook, IL, southwest of Chicago.
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Grow by becoming the value chain connector

A new package-development integration model can help CPs deliver more value.
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SIDEBAR: Improving speed-to-market

The Integrated Value Chain increases speed-to-market for contract packagers by involving each constituent in the value chain at the beginning stages of package development.
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SIDEBAR: How CPGs can energize the IVC model

Purchasers of contract-packaging services at consumer packaged goods companies can help facilitate the IVC model by developing a network of the types of contract packagers that meet their needs.
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Mining opporunities at a global consumer company

Packaging needs at Hewlett-Packard, as at other consumer goods companies, offer contract packagers opportunities, if they know where to look and how to approach these potential customers.Contract Packaging magazine asked John Hayward, manager of packaging engineering at HP, to discuss where and why the opportunities for contract packaging exist inside HP and at other large-scale consumer goods companies, and how contract packagers can shape winning strategies to gain their business.
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SIDEBAR: Understand the dynamics within HP

1. The use of outsourcing is increasing in volume and in scope.
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SIDEBAR: Leverage and present your own strength as a CP

1. You likely have a lower cost structure and indigenous staffing to handle much of the available work.
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SIDEBAR: Winning CP business at one global products company

How does the scope of Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) needs from contract packaging (CP) compare with the general trend for consumer goods companies?
John Mazelin, past president
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Looking for a contract packager?

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Opportunity abounds; are you positioned for growth?

“Many Fortune 500 companies want to reduce costs by outsourcing as much as possible to qualified co-packers. This reassures me that we are in the right business at the right time.”
For nearly two hours, the panelists answered questions from about 100 contract packagers in a lively roundtable discussion at Pa
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Product manufacturers speak out: Here's what we want

Have a purpose when placing the initial call. Meet our quality standards. Create innovative ideas that go beyond basic co-packing services and are mindful of the budget. Be flexible—especially on the tail end of operations and into distribution.
Wilpak scores in the highest categories for facilities inspections. The company  attributes this success to its quality and cont
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Complexity simplified

Wilpak sustains double-digit growth by operating ‘upstream’ and ‘downstream’ of traditional contract packaging roles to integrate the supply chain.

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