Food and Beverage

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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New mayo bottle designed to squeeze out the last drop

Hellmann’s debuts a new inverted squeeze bottle with three improvements that allows consumers to get more mayo out of the bottle with less waste, less mess, and more control.
A 10-pack of Peeps
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Automatic case packing for Peeps

A move from RSCs to retail-ready packaging for its Peeps candy prompts Just Born to replace its manual secondary packaging process with fully automatic equipment.
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JLS adds Finance Director and PMMI Certified Training

JLS Automation names Karen Bowser Finance Director and completes PMMI Training Certification
Case-ready meats
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Regulations hinder new packaging for meat, poultry, seafood

Regulations related to the manufacture, distribution, type, and category of meat, poultry, and seafood are stifling the entry of new players and packaging innovation, says report.
High-quality flexo printing brings bread to shelf with a new boldness.
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Bold print for Brace’s brand

Brace’s extensive range of Family Bread popular in the UK now has bold new graphics thanks to excellence in flexographic printing
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Ingredion completes Penford acquisition

Ingredion and Penford hope to generate annual cost synergies of at least $20 million.
Fresh-R-Pax mini-container
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Baltimore Innovations Ltd.: Mini containers for fresh fruit

Baltimore Innovations launches the Fresh-R-Pax “mini-container”.
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Plantic: Renewably sourced vacuum skin packaging

Plantic’s eco Plastic Skin Pack ultra-high gas barrier material establishes new standards in more sustainable vacuum skin packaging performance.
Barrier thermoformed trays have the appearance of casserole dishes.
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Ready meals in barrier trays

French ready meal producer Gendreau Group and its subsidiary VIF have launched a range of high-quality ‘country style’ ready meal items in a thermoformed barrier plastic tray.
Fiji 1
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Labels trace water’s journey from cloud to bottle

A new label design for FIJI Water uses six different back-panel labels to educate consumers on the source of the water and its journey to the final packaged product.
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Krones acquires Schaefer GmbH

Krones AG acquires pallet handling company Schaefer Förderanlagen- und Maschinenbau GmbH
DRUMMING UP BUSINESS. Blue Bell’s preprinted drums heighten the company’s identity in the bulk ice cream category.
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Upgrading automated bulk ice cream packaging

Blue Bell heightens foodservice brand identity and worker safety, while also enhancing cost and operating efficiencies with in-plant-forming of preprinted all-paper drum containers.
FILLER BLOCK. The 12-oz glass bottles typically run through the rinser/filler/crowner at a speed of about 350/min.
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Craft brewer returns to sweet home Chicago

CAGR is at 50% over the past five years, so Lagunitas is hitting on all cylinders. The future looks even brighter since the firm opened a new brewery on Chicago’s west side.
Wholesome! changes its packaging graphics
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New Wholesome! packaging has heart

Organic and Fair Trade sweeteners company changes its name to Wholesome!, a concept that carries through to its new package graphics.

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