Gerber’s Poultry, a chicken marketer in Kidron, OH, gave its packaging a strong shot of consumer appeal last March when it began using a printed film tightly shrunk over its foam trays of chicken sold at retail.
Nabisco rolls out Mini Chips Ahoy! cookies in a resealable stand-up pouch while Patrick Cudahy uses a pouch for frozen, precooked meats. And in Ecuador, an integral straw helps kids sip fruit drinks from a stand-up pouch.
Packaging seen at the National Hardware Show ranged from consumer-friendly packaging for data comm products to innovative film cubes for potting soil. The softer side of hardware was seen in a trend toward products packaged for females and light do-it-yourselfers.
In the U.K.’s highly competitive children’s fromage frais market, Munch Bunch Squeezy Pot Shots use packaging to stand out among the hand-held offerings of these creamy, yogurt-like cultured milk products. Three 40-g (1.41-oz) varieties of the Pot Shots were sold in oval-shaped containers with turn-and-tear openings.