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Convenience shapes packs for pizza crusts, crackers, ready meals
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Convenience shapes packs for pizza crusts, crackers, ready meals

Pat Reynolds talks about three convenience-driven packages that leaped off the shelf on a recent trip to the supermarket: Freschetta pizza crusts, Nabisco crackers, and Barilla ready meals.
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OFF THE SHELF: Portion cups make cooking convenient
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OFF THE SHELF: Portion cups make cooking convenient

Anne Marie Mohan shares a cook’s new best friends: concentrated chicken stock in a mini-tub and vitamin-enhanced egg whites in 4-oz portion cups—both packaged in clever resealable paperboard packs—that add convenience to food preparation.
OFF THE SHELF - P&G pack has squeeze & sniff feature
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OFF THE SHELF - P&G pack has squeeze & sniff feature

Anne Marie Mohan describes Downy Unstopables, an in-wash scent booster packaged in a fun PET bottle that lets the consumer squeeze and sniff the scent while in the store aisle.
OFF THE SHELF - Convenience Drives Oatmeal & Shrimp Packaging
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OFF THE SHELF - Convenience Drives Oatmeal & Shrimp Packaging

Editor Pat Reynolds takes a look at how convenience considerations shape the packaging of two popular food items: instant oatmeal from Malt-O-Meal and Sau-Sea brand refrigerated shrimp cocktail.
OFF THE SHELF: Chalk-based aseptic pouch for milk
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OFF THE SHELF: Chalk-based aseptic pouch for milk

Huishan Dairy of China is the first to use this unique, chalk-based pouch for single-serve aseptic packaging format. Editor Pat Reynolds takes a look at the Air Aseptic.
Nair hair remover in an easy-open clamshell
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Nair hair remover in an easy-open clamshell

Anne Marie Mohan examines a Nair brand hair remover product from Church & Dwight whose primary package has ergonomics written all over it and whose secondary package is a clear plastic clamshell with notable easy-open features.
OFF THE SHELF: Innovative approaches to packaging tomatoes
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OFF THE SHELF: Innovative approaches to packaging tomatoes

Editor Pat Reynolds takes a look at some unusual and clever takes on tomato packaging that come from Mastronardi Produce of Canada.
OFF THE SHELF: Lip balm packaging has really changed
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OFF THE SHELF: Lip balm packaging has really changed

Anne Marie Mohan--our own little Susie Chapstick--takes a look at how many widely varying packaging formats now exist for lip balm.
Off The Shelf: Pharma packaging is simplified
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Off The Shelf: Pharma packaging is simplified

Jim Butschli takes a look at how a company called Help Remedies is doing what it can to simplify the packaging it uses.
OFF THE SHELF: Convenience shapes fried onions and tomato packs
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OFF THE SHELF: Convenience shapes fried onions and tomato packs

French's French Fried Onions from Reckitt Benckiser are in a convenient reclosable plastic container while Sunset Kidz brand candy tomatoes are in a handy clear thermoform.
OFF THE SHELF: Twist off blister pack
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OFF THE SHELF: Twist off blister pack

Editor Pat Reynolds checks in from Packaging World's Pine Lake office with a NatraLock first: A twist-off blister pack for Berkley brand fishing line.
OFF THE SHELF: New microwaveable ready meal
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OFF THE SHELF: New microwaveable ready meal

Jim Butschli takes you to the kitchens of Packaging World to demonstrate a new Lean Cuisine concept for convenient microwaving of a frozen entree.
OFF THE SHELF: Standup pouches make progress
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OFF THE SHELF: Standup pouches make progress

Editor Pat Reynolds takes a look at some intriguing new standup pouches, including a Method refill pack that has an easy-pour feature built into it.
OFF THE SHELF: Labeling makes drinks stand out
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OFF THE SHELF: Labeling makes drinks stand out

Anne Marie Mohan demonstrates how colorful full body shrink sleeve labeling is making these beverages leap off the shelf and into the consumer's hands.
OFF THE SHELF: Espresso shots from Italy
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OFF THE SHELF: Espresso shots from Italy

Anne Marie Mohan thought she was vacationing while in Italy. Little did she know she was on the clock for another edition of Off The Shelf Video.

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