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Readers’ picks: Top 10 Packaging World countdown

With just a few exceptions, articles on packaging design—both structural and graphic—were the most popular with readers of packworld.com through the first half of 2012.
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Custom container brings IHOP experience home

Launch of IHOP at Home syrups requires custom-molded container that presents significant manufacturing challenges in order to replicate the restaurant experience.
AFTER: Squared-up bottle with offset neck is easier to pour and easier to store in the fridge door.
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The new 'pour-tastic,' 'store-mazing' square bottle from SunnyD

New easier-to-pour, easier-to-store, more supply chain-efficient bottle for SunnyD gallon positions packaging as a value-added asset for both the consumer and brand owner.
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Variety-pack box reveals four 22-oz glass bottles inside

Corrugated four-pack offers market differentiation as well as material and transportation savings for the Craft Brew Alliance.
Walmart MWV
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Walmart to launch new compliance pack

More than 3,600 pharmacies will employ new Shellpak Renew, which aims to give pharmacists more time to counsel patients and improve adherence.
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Kraft cooks up another quick-prep meal kit

Capitalizing on its salad dressing expertise, Kraft creates a kit of bottled sauce and dressing that, when added to chicken and salad, results in a quick, six-serving meal.
The Squeezable Salsa package took home first place in the student category.
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Stout sweeps AmeriStar student category

A squeezable salsa container, a clear bag for shoes sales, and a reusable holiday light package are among the student designs chosen to receive IoPP AmeriStar awards.
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New package washes away dishwashing brand’s identity crisis

Switch to clear PET container and pressure-sensitive label enhances brand image, promotes packaging efficiency, and increases sales for Chinese dishwash detergent.
Hoppe’s brand Lubricating Gun Oil Field Wipes won Best of Show
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NACD 2012 Packages of the Year announced

Twenty-two packages are recognized for innovation, sustainability, graphics, decoration, shape, closure, texture, ease-of-use, consumer appeal, and technical merit.
Viru: striking structure, minimal labeling, in and out of the four-pack.
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Beverage Roundtable: EXTRA | How to disrupt, with beer

Why I chose Viru for the 'Craft Beermania' episode, and how it informed our own approach to designing a premium microbrew.
The Heinz Dip & Squeeze ketchup pack
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Innovation Survey: Packaging with a purpose

Our latest innovation survey rewards products that have approached innovation from a holistic perspective, while also delivering upon an unmet consumer need.
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Pomegranate arils crowned with custom container

POM Wonderful launches another design original, with its custom cup, lid, and spoon for a Fresh Arils pomegranate product, available in stores during the pomegranate harvest season.
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Craft brewers pick bottle can for limited-edition Chaka ale

A resealable aluminum bottle provides differentiation, as well as light weight and shelf-life advantages for limited-release handcrafted ale.
Ed Church, ISTA executive director, and ASTM Committee D10 past chairman, spoke at HealthPack 2012.
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Nurses provide customer voice at HealthPack

A taste of Europe flavored opening day at HealthPack 2012 in Albuquerque, NM. Meanwhile, the medical device community and nurses worked to open the lines of communication to address longstanding packaging concerns.
This calendarized, unit-dose pack from Novartis is designed to help leukemia patients.
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Novartis, Forest, and Walmart win awards for patient-compliant packaging

Starter kits and packs, Walmart’s adherence package, and an innovative Slider Pack earn honors from the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council.

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