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In the Middle East, Dubai leads the way in private label boom...

Last Fall, Dubai hosted the Private Label Middle East exhibition, attracting 5,000-plus trade visitors from more than 40 countries.
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$55 billion in sales might be at stake. Is your packaging strategy ready to grab the gusto?

If the authors of a new report are correct, as much as $55 billion in annual product sales could be up for grabs over the next 10 years. If you want a piece of this pie, pay close attention to the continuing evolution of private-label brands.
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Drivers of private-label growth

In 2006, private-label brands represented 20.5% of all product units purchased and $68.6 billion in sales in the United States, according to the Private Label Manufacturers Association.
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Private label's domino effect on co-packing

It’s going beyond packaging products. Retailers are requiring packagers to extend into trends analysis, forecasting, and inventory in trying to compete with national brands.
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Raani moves to new facility near Chicago

Raani Corp., a certified, FDA-registered personal care contract packager and private-label manufacturer, has relocated its Chicago-based international operations to suburban Bedford Park, IL.
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More tips for getting started

John Bernardo of Sustainable Innovations offers additional pointers to packaging teams looking to start the new year with a stronger emphasis on sustainability and design.
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Four practical steps to sustainability

Practical advice on defining it, the controllable metrics involved, and how to turn it all into a practical project and strategy on a global scale.
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Malibu Wellness pumps new packaging

A polypropylene container that includes a no dip-tube dispensing pump provides waste-free dispensing and fits within a reusable outer SAN container, helping Malibu market its EC Mode skin-care products to salons, spas, and dermatologists.
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HBA Expo celebrates 'crystal' anniversary

HBA Global Expo, in its 15th year, has grown into an increasingly valuable resource for the contract packaging industry, whether the objective is to buy or sell co-packing services in the health and beauty market or to find creative inspiration that could be adapted for products outside of cosmetics, toiletries, and fragrances.
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Unlocking core brand assets in packaging ... and doing it with emotion.

In order to be truly effective, packaging has to literally deliver the heart and soul of the brand in a way that forges strong, emotive connections with the consumer. The days of delivering a hierarchy of features and benefits on packaging in a dry manner, sans emotion, are over. But where do emotive cues come from?
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Private label in Europe is sweet on candy. . .

A recent Neilsen study indicates that the retailer brand confectionery market has grown significantly in Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
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Six Sigma and pharmaceutical packaging

In this article, Kent St. Vrain of Paxonix reports on Six Sigma benefits, economic justification, and streamlining the process of getting product more quickly to market.
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Amenities put the TLC in hospitality

It’s a $400 million industry for motels through five-star resorts. The flexibility needed to package in-room ‘freebies’ provides insights into contract packagers’ work.
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Winona Foods expands for the second time in three years

With the recent completion of a $3 million expansion of its facility in Green Bay, WI, Winona Foods Inc. (www.winonafoods.com), says it is able to better serve its food service, industrial, and retail customers. Winona Foods offers contract packaging and private-label packaging services for natural cheeses as well as dips, spreads—including those marketed under the Painted Cow brand—and sauces.
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Seven packaging resolutions for 2007

Yes, I’m sick of hearing about (and breaking) the typical resolutions, but it’s worth pondering these packaging resolutions from JoAnn Hines, self-proclaimed “packaging diva.”

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