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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.
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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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Packaging World's top ten for 2010

There's no place like the beginning of a new year to analyze the content readers were drawn to in the preceding year. At Packaging World, here are the top ten articles based on internal metrics used commonly in the publishing business:
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Retail-ready personalized packaging

Retail-Ready Personalized Packaging (RRPP), developed by FASTechnology Group, is a cost-effective method of increasing sales volume and frequency at local retail stores by connecting with consumers on a more direct and personal basis.
OFF THE SHELF: Gum aisle update
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OFF THE SHELF: Gum aisle update

Jim George takes a look at recent developments in design and shelf impact in the packaging of chewing gum.
OFF THE SHELF: Packaging in the baking aisle
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OFF THE SHELF: Packaging in the baking aisle

Jim Butschli reports on novel approaches to packaging that he's been noticing in the supermarket baking aisle.
OFF THE SHELF: Olives packed to go
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OFF THE SHELF: Olives packed to go

Anne Marie Mohan shows two clever takes on olive packaging that bring these products closer to the world of dashboard dining.
OFF THE SHELF: Self-heating can for coffee
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OFF THE SHELF: Self-heating can for coffee

Editor Pat Reynolds demonstrates the workings of a new, self-heating can now on sale in Walmart stores that comes to America from a Malaysia-based firm called Hot Can.

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