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Time to bring manufacturing back to North America?

In the past few decades we have seen China emerge as the world leader in manufacturing, according to our Cost Cutter columnist.
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Packaging lines are maintained in 16 separate rooms or “suites” to control positive air pressure and insures there is no cross-contamination between powdered products.
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Quality is top priority in contract packaging growth strategy

GSC Packaging, specializing in stick-packs and flexible single-serve packaging for powdered products, maintains high growth through strict quality controls and standards.
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Store brands: Threat or opportunity?

In January, a Wall Street Journal story, "P&G Needs to Convince Thrifty to Splurge" said that the "real challenge" for Procter & Gamble in combatting poor sales and disappointing new-product launches was to get consumers "to spend more again on the company’s premium-priced products."
Estimated non-refrigerated shelf life for these juices is up to one year in their unopened bottles.
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Packaging pumps up juice sales

Fave Juice’s careful selection of new bottling system protects product shelf life and triples sales forecasts.
New St. Louis digs for TAGG Logistics
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TAGG Logistics expands with 200,000 sq. ft. distribution center

Starting in April a larger St. Louis area site will enhance bulk distribution, multiple kitting/assembly and automated high-volume order picking and material handling capability.
Nulogy’s Tham moderated a lively session with McGee (far left) and Kretschmer. Huessner was also present via Skype video.
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CPG leaders tell co-packers what it takes to win

ConAgra, Florida’s Natural and Mars Canada veterans reveal their tips on how to establish and sustain successful—and mutually profitable—co-packing partnerships.
Saddle Creek moves into Henkel's Scottsdale HQ
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Dial, Right Guard, Loctite under new supply chain management

Saddle Creek gets 'lead logistics provider' for Henkel Consumer Goods' North American brands
Toad-Ally Snax specializes in the production of chocolate-coated pretzels and chocolate-drizzled caramel popcorn.
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Pretzel maker navigates new twists in packaging

Toad-Ally Snax installs pouch vf/f/s and case coder upgrades to accommodate growing product demand.
Custom PET bottle for Sneaky Pete's oat beverage.
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New custom PET bottle for oat beverage

Scheduled for launch in April is a new, custom bottle for an unusual oat beverage from Butler, NJ-based Sneaky Pete’s.
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Serialization and track and trace

Pharmapack workshop on serialization reinforces challenges, draws some distinctions between Europe and the U.S.
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Almac launches U.S. commercial packaging operations

Successful FDA inspection and new client partnership highlight $10 million-plus facility’s opening.
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Packaging innovation explored at TPC

The first full day of presentations at The Packaging Conference includes details on the Absolut Unique vodka project, digital package printing, and PET recycling initiatives.
The ecoslide-RX® compliance pack features a 100% recyclable paperboard-based outer sleeve with an inner film and foil blister.
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Compliance-prompting pharma packs: More sustainable?

Regardless of packaging materials used, is compliance-prompting packaging inherently more sustainable, given its positive impacts on human health, the economy, and the environment?
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Learn about workplace safety at 2013 CPA Annual Meeting

A top Certified Hazard Control Manager will explain why workplace safety solutions are less costly than problems for contract packagers and their partners.
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Personal best: Doing well by doing good

Dave Shaffer, president and CEO of DePaul Industries, explains how to grow a vibrant CPG contract packaging business while also hiring and training people with developmental disabilities.
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CPA Annual Meeting Feb 21-24 touts big CPG names, great games

Agenda features CPG Town Hall with ConAgra and Florida's Natural; keynote on 'Great Game of Business' and much more.
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Saddle Creek Logistics adds a new facility in Birmingham, AL

Third-party logistics company to relocate wine-distributing customer's operations to a new facility of its own.
Hot-fill PET container holds 16 oz of barbecue sauce marketed by Old South Foods.
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16-oz hot-fill PET for BBQ sauce

Copacker Old South Foods’ first use of PET delivers glass-like appearance, reduced breakage, and improved filling.

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