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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.
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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.
Nonni’s packs eight- and 10-count cartons and tubs of its Italian-style biscotti dunking cookies in a range of flavors at its Ferndale, NY, facility.
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Case packer provides 'phenomenal' uptime for biscotti baker

Nonni’s Foods installs a wraparound case packer for its boxed biscotti products, resulting in increased production and flexibility, and consistent product presentation.
Northstar’s new lip balm line relies on pucks to keep the slender containers upright during the filling and capping process.
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Automation and in-house digital printing drive this contract manufacturer

First came an automated line for lip balm, which was followed by last year’s installation of a liquid line for lotion and sanitizers. Growth—and Kisstixx—came as a result.
Shrink sleeve label delivers shelf impact.
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Shrink sleeve look for popular water

Contract Bottling, located in Sunderland in northeastern England, has developed a new shrink sleeve branding solution for its well-known Perfectly Clear brand of flavoured-water drinks.
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Quality Associates welcomes Steve Bowden as President and COO

Steve Bowden has joined contract packager Quality Associates Inc. as President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to the Board of Directors and managing all aspects of on-going business operations.
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CPA 2013 Annual Meeting helps members Sharpen their business tools

With the theme "Creating a Winning Edge," the Contract Packaging Association structured its annual meeting in Naples, FL, to help its members take charge of growing their business in 2013.
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New CPA objectives make 2013 A YEAR OF ACTION

Objectives result from conversations between contract packagers, industry suppliers, CPGs and other industry stakeholders.
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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.
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.
Serialization bar codes
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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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