Food and Beverage

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Multipacker boosts seafood company's productivity up to 75%

Chicken of the Sea installs new multipacker and two tray shrink packers that provide changeover versatility, operate at 95%-plus efficiency, and have resulted in a 20% reduction in manpower.
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Hearthside Foods, with Ryt-Way, set to change ownership
Supplier News
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Billion-dollar food co-packer to change corporate ownership

A year after being merged with co-packer Ryt-Way Industries, billion-dollar Hearthside Food Solutions sold to Goldman Sachs and Vestar Capital.
Off The Shelf: Plastics Replace Metal for Fish
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Off The Shelf: Plastics Replace Metal for Fish

A co-injection molded container for fish has one EVOH barrier in its sidewall and gets a second one via in-mold labeling.
News
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Study: Consumers prefer aluminum closures for wine/spirits

Among the factors driving the preference for aluminum wine/spirits closures are reclosability and recyclability.
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Interbev Process to co-locate with Process Expo

The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and NüernbergMesse announced that they have signed an agreement to co-locate Process Expo and the newly relaunched InterBev Process in Chicago, beginning in 2015.
Package Case Study
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Daisy updates cottage cheese pack

Colored lids and updated graphics for Daisy Brand Cottage Cheese packaging highlights ‘The Daisy Difference’: high-quality ingredients.
Package Case Study
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Bottle true to moonshine's roots

Profiled on reality show “Moonshiners,” Tim Smith’s Climax Moonshine whiskey goes legit, launching in a bottle that reflects his unique story and the culture of moonshining.
A special birthday edition package for iodized salt will be available for a limited time in 2014.
Package Case Study
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Morton Salt Girl birthday brings brand refresh

Iconic Morton Salt packaging moves to a cleaner, simpler look to modernize the brand, while a limited-edition pack celebrates the Morton Salt Girl’s 100th birthday.
Package Case Study
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Pepsi promo can tells consumers to 'blipp it'

Pepsi launches an interactive mobile marketing campaign around Super Bowl 2015 that lets consumers ‘blipp’ to enter sweepstakes and take a virtual picture with an NFL player.
Khoury
Supplier News
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Equity investor eyes contract packaging opportunities

Food and foodservice co-packers seeking a capital infusion may have met their match in CIC Partners' Sam Khoury — literally — at the Contract Packaging Association 2014 Annual Meeting.
Column/Opinion
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From Illinois to India, LinkedIn discussions know no boundaries

I’m not the biggest fan of LinkedIn. But once in awhile I’m pleasantly surprised by the lively exchange of ideas generated by a LinkedIn group discussion.
Package Case Study
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Brightly colored, heart-shaped bottles hold scented sunscreen

Consumers just love the new collection of Brightly Scented Sun Care® products from Miami-based SolScents, packaged in heart-shaped, perfume bottle-inspired containers in vivid colors that correspond to the seven scents.
Phil Hurst, CEO, Truett-Hurst, Inc.
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A toast to wine pack innovation

Phil Hurst is CEO of Healdsburg, CA-based Truett-Hurst, Inc., a wine company that in the last couple of years has introduced several new products in unique packaging formats: a paper-wrapped bottle, a molded paper bottle, and a square glass bottle, among them.
Now in a limited-edition trial is this two-lb package of Fisher Brand Party Peanuts.
Package Case Study
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Flexible pack merchandises like a rigid container

Formed from ‘exoskeleton’ rollstock on a vf/f/s machine, the PrimaPak combines benefits of a rigid container with the cost and sustainability advantages of flexibles.
WestPack 2014: Squeezy Straw - Barton Innovation Group
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WestPack 2014: Squeezy Straw - Barton Innovation Group

Single-serve patented dispensing technology aims to produce a low-cost, easy-to-use package for flowable liquid products such as water, energy beverages, etc. Patent is available for license. No restrictions on size, shape, amount of product or product itself.
Package Case Study
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Absolut unveils first state-inspired vodka

With a warm, spicy character, Absolut Vodka’s Limited Edition Absolut Texas variety uses package graphics featuring a modern spin on iconic Texas imagery.
Package Case Study
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MillerCoors first to add more detailed nutritional labeling

MillerCoors takes advantage of new voluntary on-pack nutrition labeling guidelines for alcohol to market Miller64, ‘the ideal beer choice for people living a balanced lifestyle.’
Oscar Mayer brand P3 capitalizes on the healthful snacking craze.
Package Case Study
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Kraft pushes packs of protein

Kraft Foods Group’s Oscar Mayer brand is introducing P3 Portable Protein Pack: meat, cheese, and nuts in a packaging format designed for active consumers looking for a snack to help keep them going throughout the day.

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