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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.
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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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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.
Jamieson Symetix
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Vibratory size grader adds efficiencies for Jamieson Laboratories

Automates removal of broken tablets and fragments upstream of packaging for Canadian maker of vitamins, minerals, and supplements.
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Nulogy adds supply chain expert to board

Art Mesher, chairman and CEO of Descartes Systems, will help enhance corporate governance, global growth and customer service.
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Patient adherence goals drive Walmart's new compliance pack launch

Walmart and Sam’s 4,600 pharmacies add new sustainable calendar-style packs for select scripts in an effort to improve patient adherence to drug regimens.
Retailers are turning to the Tetra Recart carton for their own-brand offerings partly because its compact shape puts the same amount of product in about a 44 percent smaller space than a rounded container.
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As ConAgra buys Ralcorp, store brands soar in importance

Retailers and consumers have never been more aligned, and ConAgra’s deal to buy Ralcorp confirms that store brands may be outpacing the icons of the American cupboard.

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