Food and Beverage

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All-natural cocktail mixers adopt aseptic carton packaging

‘A revolution for the cocktail mixer category,’ according to Powell & Mahoney, a new aseptic carton for the company’s products preserves the mixers’ clean, authentic flavor.
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World demand for caps and closures is projected to increase 5.6% per year to $58 billion in 2019 according to Freedonia.
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What’s behind rising cap and closure demand?

Freedonia report cites global market gains, more sophisticated closures for pharmaceutical and beauty products.
Dixieland
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’50s Southern relish brand gets modern makeover

Renfro Foods’ Dixieland brand of chow chow relish gets a package refresh, with a new, brighter label and printed metal closure that reference the original package design.
Lowered location of the label panel helps differentiate this PET bottle for an Ecuadorian sports beverage drink.
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PET sports beverage container is a winner

Toni S.A., a leading South American food and beverage marketer based in Ecuador, has captured a 2014 Golden A’ Design Award for its innovative redesign of the PROfit Sports Drink container.
Off The Shelf: Cocktail shaker delivers non-alcoholic drinks
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Off The Shelf: Cocktail shaker delivers non-alcoholic drinks

Created for the non-drinker who wants a fun and flavorful beverage, Mocktails comes in four flavors in a “mock” cocktail shaker made of glass, with a plastic shaker overcap and resealable cap.
Eureka! bread bag
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Bread bag is 36% bio-based

Eureka! Organic Bread switches to bread bags made of 36% sugarcane-based PE when introducing its products to the East Coast market for marketing and sustainability benefits.
PROPRIETARY FILLER. Stacked Wines custom-engineered the proprietary filler using a MAP process that eliminates headspace from th
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Single-serve wine gets its own line

Expanding from 4,000 cases in 2012 to 40,000 in 2013, Stacked Wines engineers a proprietary packaging line to bottle its single-serve PET-based wine containers at 180 bottles/min.
Mediterra Nutrition Bars
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Savory snack bars emphasize healthful ingredients

Less than a year old, Mediterra Nutrition Bars from NYC-based Mediterra Inc. have been picked up by more than 350 Target stores nationwide as well as several heath food chains, with consumers clamoring for the savory snack bars.
Nick Marsella, Senior VP and COO, Byrne Dairy
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Byrne Dairy on agritourism

Nick Marsella, Senior VP and COO at Syracuse, NY-based Byrne Dairy, talks about a new expansion and how packaging lines fit into an upstate New York agritourism initiative.
Love Beets juice in PET bottle
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Beet branding extends to juice

Love Beets introduces new PET bottles for its established beet beverages and a glass container for an organic launch, with graphics consistent with its ready-to-eat beet packaging.
Organic Steel-Cut Oatmeal
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Ready-made steel-cut oats in a retort carton

Steel cut oats, made from whole oat groats, are an excellent source of protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, and select vitamins and minerals.
HOT-FILLED CUPS. Once cups emerge from hot-filling and lidding, they’re encased in paperboard sleeves and then robotically place
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Quick-change comes to trays, cases

Versatility and quick changeover in erecting cases and trays was the missing piece to the puzzle when it came to this cup-filling line at Leahy Orchards. Solution: Trayfecta.
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Tetra Pak reports environmental gains on 2020 goals

The company moves toward its 2020 goals with higher access to carton recycling and increased awareness of resource scarcity, among other new solutions.
MEDEA Vodka
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A vodka bottle as instant messaging system?

MEDEA adds functionality to its LED-enabled vodka bottle, coupling it with Bluetooth technology and a proprietary app that lets users set and display scrolling messages remotely.
Stoneground Flakes cereal
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Back to the Roots ‘undoes’ it again with new cereal, outside help

Back to the Roots is at it again — growing nationally and “undoing” processed foods with more outsourcing help, new packaging and some wild new products bound for national retailers.
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Bizerba acquires French inspection specialist Luceo

Bizerba expands its portfolio in food safety with Luceo's visual inspection technology.
Gerber package seen at Anuga FoodTec 2015.
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Packaging innovations at Anuga FoodTec

Using innovative packaging to reclaim market share lost to private label knockoffs is a strategy that brands are embracing frequently these days, and examples of it at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany, were in abundance.
K-Mug small
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Keurig coffee-to-go pods are recyclable

A new hot beverage pod from Keurig, the K-Mug, joins two other pod formats for the Keurig 2.0 brewing system that are now available in recyclable polypropylene.

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