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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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OFF THE SHELF: Mushroom-based protective packaging
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OFF THE SHELF: Mushroom-based protective packaging

One of two Diamond Award winners in this year's DuPont Awards is from Ecovative; it's a protective packaging material that's "grown" in a mold from mycelium and ordinary crop waste.
OFF THE SHELF: Dosing pediatric meds by child's weight
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OFF THE SHELF: Dosing pediatric meds by child's weight

Jim Butschli demonstrates how a clever packaging innovation from AccuDial Pharmaceutical permits dosing of pediatric medicine based on weight rather than age.
OFF THE SHELF: Winning package for Old Style
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OFF THE SHELF: Winning package for Old Style

Glass packaging is alive and well, as this special promo bottle for 12-oz glass bottles of Pabst Brewing's Old Style brand amply demonstrate.
OFF THE SHELF: Convenience packs from Kraft
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OFF THE SHELF: Convenience packs from Kraft

Editor Pat Reynolds takes a good look at two convenience packages--one in a folding carton and one in a PET thermoform--that make sandwich making a snap for busy consumers.
OFF THE SHELF: Molded pulp bottle for laundry detergent
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OFF THE SHELF: Molded pulp bottle for laundry detergent

Editor Pat Reynolds deconstructs this molded pulp bottle made from 70% OCC and 30% ONP. Seventh Generation of Burlington, VT, is using it for a 50-oz container of 4x concentrated laundry detergent.
OFF THE SHELF: Conagra's bag-to-bowl technology
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OFF THE SHELF: Conagra's bag-to-bowl technology

Now available nationwide, this microwave popcorn package goes from flat bag to a bowl brimming with delicious popcorn. Pat Reynolds puts the new package through the paces.
OFF THE SHELF: Private-label beer and wine
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OFF THE SHELF: Private-label beer and wine

Pat Reynolds' recent shopping trip to Walgreen's yielded some interesting new private-label beer and wine packaging. Target's Wine Cube is another good example of own-brand alcoholic beverages.
Tray pack for cheese is brimming with benefits
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Tray pack for cheese is brimming with benefits

Consumers are showing a keen interest in this tray-style packaging concept for sliced, shingled cheese. It’s all about ease of use and convenient re-closeability.
OFF THE SHELF: Great Lakes Cheese goes recloseable
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OFF THE SHELF: Great Lakes Cheese goes recloseable

Great Lakes Cheese of Hiram, OH, has a uniquely consumer-friendly and recloseable package concept for sliced cheese. Pat Reynolds visited their Plymouth, WI, plant recently and demonstrated how the pack opens and recloses.
OFF THE SHELF: Safeway scores with own-brand salty snacks
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OFF THE SHELF: Safeway scores with own-brand salty snacks

Jim George shows a good example of an increasingly frequent development: a private-label package that out-innovates the national brands.
OFF THE SHELF: Olives packed as snacks
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OFF THE SHELF: Olives packed as snacks

Mario Camacho Foods puts olives into snack-sized stand-up pouches. Anne Marie Mohan describes the idea behind "Olives packed loose without the juice!"
OFF THE SHELF: More colorful Asian packs
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OFF THE SHELF: More colorful Asian packs

New Media Director Dave Newcorn is back with another batch of colorful packages he bought recently in Chicago's New Chinatown.
OFF THE SHELF: Packages with a colorful Asian flair
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OFF THE SHELF: Packages with a colorful Asian flair

New Media Director Dave Newcorn comes off the sidelines with colorful commentary on the even more colorful packages he bought recently on the part of Chicago's Argyle Street that is sometimes called New Chinatown.
OFF THE SHELF: Elegant tea tins
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OFF THE SHELF: Elegant tea tins

Anne Marie Mohan takes a close look at graceful, tea leaf-shaped tins used for products in the fast-growing wellness category.

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