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FPA Publishes 2014 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report

U.S. flexible packaging industry continues to experience positive and steady growth

August 20, 2014--Linthicum, MD– The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) 2014 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report  provides industry converters, suppliers, investors and analysts with insight into the performance (growth, revenue/volume expectations, profitability, capital spending) of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year. This definitive source of data and information also examines several other aspects of the U.S. flexible packaging industry including:

-          Materials and processes (printing, expected material usage)

-          End-uses (end-use segments, including both food and non-food)

-          Structure and consolidation (merger and acquisition activity)

-          Imports and exports

 

-          Industry issues, challenges, and vision

Next Edition of PLMALive Offers Reports on Retailers and the Appealing Sounds of Food

NEW YORK - From major retail business decisions to the fizz of a bubbly soft drink, the next edition of PLMALive features a variety of reports from regular contributors, Christopher Durham, Roy White, Dr. Kantha Shelke, Len Lewis, and David Merrefield.
 
Christopher Durham analyzes Walgreens recent decisions related to its 2012 acquisition of the European drug store chain, Alliance Boots. Walgreens has decided to introduce Boots' NO. 7 private label line of skincare and beauty products. But instead of the more traditional line of women's products, Walgreens will roll out the 'For Men's' line. Durham mentions that the reason may come from recent trends that suggest men's grooming products have become more popular in the last few years and there is an increasing presence of male-oriented grooming products in many retail stores.
 

New Sweets and Savory Solutions Guide Helps Food Manufacturers Ensure Accuracy and Safety of “Convenience Foods”

With economic volatility, imminent supply shortages, rising input prices, and changing food-buying behaviors, confectionery, baked- good and grab-and-go food producers are looking to streamline processes while ensuring safety. The new METTLER TOLEDO Sweets and Savory Solutions Guide is helping to provide the kinds of testing best practices that speed up production and protect profit margins.

 

Baked goods, confections, snacks, pasta, and more continue to rise in importance. Ensuring the appearance and palatability of these products requires the right knowledge, technologies and tools. This will become even truer as food manufacturers continue to evolve product lines with additional flavors, new sources of “sweetness”, and products that address allergen concerns to meet consumer demand for functional, healthier options. The new METTLER TOLEDO sweets and savory guide will provide best-practice suggestions to enhance testing accuracy and speed. In turn, process improvements can help manufacturers keep customer happy and deliver the kind of enhanced economics that protect profit margins.

Handy Guides from Eriez¬® Orange University® Help Customers Properly Select and Utilize Metal Detection, Magnetic Separation and Material Handling Equipment 

Topics include “How to Choose and Use Industrial Metal Detectors,” “How to Choose and Use Magnetic Separators,” “How to Choose and Use Lifting Magnets,” and “How to Choose and Use Vibratory Feeders and Conveyors.” Each piece provides a comprehensive overview of the featured equipment and offers guidelines for selection based on users’ unique application considerations.

Customers in a wide range of industries--including aggregates, ceramics, coal processing, food processing, glass, metalworking, minerals processing, packaging, pharmaceutical, plastics and rubber and recycling--can benefit from the information contained in these handy guides. Eriez offers the majority of its brochures, including their “How to Choose and Use” guides, for free download in PDF format from the company’s online literature library.

Retail Ready Packaging Hits the Shelves and the CPGs

For “Retail Ready Packaging: Research and Analysis,” a recent report from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, researchers conducted lengthy interviews with an assortment of brand owners, machinery manufacturers and retailers to learn what’s behind growth in the market for retail ready packaging (RRP).

Driving the expansion are retailers, particularly large-box stores and supermarkets, whose influence stems from sales volume, the PMMI study reports. That’s particularly true in developing markets, such as Asia and Africa. Both saw significant rates of growth in 2012, although they’re not the largest RRP markets. (That distinction goes to Europe, followed by North America.)

Book partnership printed on Unisource paper

Unisource Worldwide, a  provider of packaging, paper and print management, general supply chain and logistics and supplies,  is partnering with the Lakeshore Foundation to promote their worthy cause with two exciting and inspiring  printed pieces:  A pair of books, titled “CAN I?” and “I CAN,”  printed on Unisource’s proprietary uBRAND® and Starbrite® Opaque Ultra paper.  

Visit www.CanIYesICan.com to order a copy of “I CAN!” and “CAN I?” for yourself.

How to optimize food texture

‘Food Texture Design and Optimization,’ edited by Ingredion senior leaders Yadunandan Dar, Ph.D., ingredient applications director, South America and Joseph Light, vice president of global development, examines the latest news in food texture derived from advances in formulation science as well as sensory and instrumental measurement. The volume also provides practical insights for professionals who are starting in the field as well as experts looking to enhance their knowledge or expand into new areas.

Global market analysis for preservation, packaging and shelf life extenders

Food safety and preservation are the key aspects fueling the booming food. Now, BCC Research has developed an in-depth analysis of the global preservation, packaging and shelf life extenders market through its report Global Markets for Controlled Intelligent Packaging, Preservation and Shelf-Life Extension for Food and Beverages. The report can help bakers and snack manufacturers gain an overview of the global preservatives and shelf-life extension market in foods and beverages as well as analyze market trends, gain a better understanding of preservatives, packaging, encapsulation, chilling and thermal processing irradiation, as well as traditional preservation methods and much more.

Love & Quiches Gourmet founder and chairwoman Susan Axelrod pens her business memoir

With Love and Quiches: A Long Island Housewife's Surprising Journey from Kitchen to Boardroom details Susan Axelrod's four-decade-long entrepreneurial journey from suburban housewife to the head of a successful, multimillion dollar, family-owned and -operated global enterprise. As a bonus to readers, the book includes a coda with some of Axelrod’s favorite recipes, such as the company's signature quiche au fromage. The coda also includes Axelrod’s recipes for success, books that have influenced her and wisdom gleaned from years of travel. 

Available May 6 on AmazonBarnes & Noble; 800-CEO-READ; Ingram, Baker & Taylor or Greenleaf at 800-932-5420; and other online retailers and bookstores throughout the country. 

Daily Bread from My Kitchen to Yours: A Daybook of Some Favorite Recipes and Quotations, by Marie Dempsey Carter, is a true labor of love. Inspired by Marie’s French-Canadian mother, the cookbook spans an entire year, with daily recipes and quotations. A generous portion of the proceeds goes toward National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, with Marie hoping to raise $100,000 in the fight to find a cure. 

 

Daily Bread from My Kitchen to Yours: A Daybook of Some Favorite Recipes and Quotations is available now at: http://amzn.to/1lq8IRM

2014 Decorating Idea Book 

Lucks Food Decorating Co. releases the 2014 Idea Book. With more than 80 new designs and dozens of decorating ideas, this catalog is packed with inspiration. The book also marks the launch of five top 2014 trends and the Ultimate Donut Program.

Maximizing Performance and Reducing Costs in Spray Operations

This handbook is now available from Spraying Systems Co. The educational guide explains how to optimize performance and lower costs in cleaning, coating, cooling and lubricating operations using spray technology. 

PLMALive video report looks at impact of sustainability on manufacturers, consumers

As retailers and manufacturers increasingly turn their attention to sustainability, are consumers completely on board with these changes? Sustainability: Finally on the Move?, a new video report now on PLMALive!, focuses on how retailers are investing in the future, how manufacturers are adjusting and how consumers may respond.

Frieling USA 25th anniversary hospitality catalog available

Frieling USA celebrates its 25th anniversary with its biggest catalog ever. Offering fresh solutions from around the world, the company has cultivated strategic alliances with leading European manufacturers to offer the utmost innovation and quality in coffee/tea accessories, dinnerware, flatware, cookware, serveware, bakeware and more. More than 1,200 items are presented in the colorful, 84-page catalog, which is available for download.  

Food traceability technologies market 2014-2024

A new, 144-page report from Visiongain provides 98 tables, figures and charts on potential revenues to 2024 in food traceability technologies. Discover the most lucrative areas in the industry and the future market prospects. You will see financial results, interviews, trends, opportunities and revenue predictions

2014 IDDBA trends publication available

What’s in Store 2014, the latest edition of the annual trends publication of the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA), and What’s in Store Online, a collection of more than 150 downloadable tables, as well as white papers and trends articles, are now available. With 28 years of credible reporting, What’s in Store is an essential dairy-deli-bakery-cheese resource providing vital data on the growth, trends and category changes shaping the food industry. What’s in Store 2014 is composed of six comprehensive chapters: State of the Industry, Consumer Lifestyles, Bakery, Cheese, Dairy, and Deli.

A look at today’s ‘culture of alarmism’ 

In her book From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Is Making Us Afraid of Everything—and How to Fight Back, Julie Gunlock, director of the Independent Women’s Forum’s Culture of Alarmism Project, discusses how food nannies, environmentalists, public health officials, politicians and government regulators benefit from keeping Americans scared. Gunlock also explains how Americans can recognize and fight back against alarmism and encourages them to have perspective, use common sense, enjoy life and reject the culture of alarmism. 

 

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  New traceability guideline released

Working together with the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDBA), as well as the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), GS1 US has released the attached “Traceability for Dairy, Deli & Bakery US Implementation Guideline,” which is for those in the bakery industry who are looking to step up their food traceability processes and compliance with the  Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The guidelines are helpful in understanding the role of standards in food safety, and even offers an entire section on best practices for product recalls. 

From the Wood-Fired Oven

Artisan baking from the wood-fired oven

Baker/instructor Richard Miscovich's new book, From the Wood-Fired Oven includes recipes on how to get the maximum use out of a single oven firing to the first live-fire roasting or drying wood for the next fire. The book also encompasses a wide range of useful topics for home and artisan bakers. Miscovich offers a new take on traditional techniques for professional bakers, and presents ideas simply enough to inspire nonprofessional baking enthusiasts as well.

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Read the ABA blog about IBIE

Robb MacKie, president and CEO of the American Bakers Association, Washington, blogs about some of the new, exciting elements of IBIE 2013– which is very quickly approaching! If you haven’t already registered for the show Oct. 6-9 in Las Vegas, go to www.IBIE2013.org for more information.

YTI

YTI Makes New Customer Catalog Available for Download

YTI recently added an online link to its new 24-page color catalog detailing the company's premier vacuum deposition and cryogenic systems, products, and services.  Containing complete parts lists and specifications, the user-friendly guide showcases the Connecticut-based company's new and pre-owned systems and components as well as its renowned 24-hour field service, preventive maintenance programs, and training classes.  The catalogue and other information, including more about YTI's consulting and custom fabrication services, may be requested online at www.ytionline.com.

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2013 Summer Cookbook Catalog

This summer catalog is filled with new titles, such as Natalie Slater and her quirky and cool, over-the-top vegan comfort foods, and new recipes using vegans’ #1 best friend: The bean. Interested in the Paleo-lifestyle? Pick up this summer survival guide e-book, full of inventive new Paleo recipes to keep you healthy and happy all summer long.  Or treat yourself to some international cuisine (vegan and gluten-free), or learn how to make street-vendor worthy pretzels, right from your own kitchen.

WindJet Air Products

WindJet Air Products

 

A new catalog featuring WindJet® compressed air nozzles and WindJet air knife packages powered by regenerative blowers for drying and blow-off has been released by Spraying Systems Co. The catalog takes an in-depth look at how air nozzles can reduce use of compressed air by as much as 92% and perceived noise up to 60% compared with open pipe. Also detailed is how compressed air use can be eliminated completely and replaced with air knives and quiet, dependable blowers. 

2013 Idea Book

Lucks Idea Book 2013

Lucks Food Decorating Company has launched a new website to coincide with the release of our 2013 Idea Book. The new website lets users make wish lists, read up on the latest trends and shop right from decorating ideas. The 2013 Idea Book is full of new collections like Urban Geek and Dena Designs, and guest decorators show off their skills alongside our own talented Charra Jarosz

Quality Metrics

Quality Metrics Survival Handbook

 

No matter the end product , professionals are faced with managing manufacturing data. And not everyone knows how to use this data to their organization’s advantage. The newest eBook by InfinityQS International shows readers how to turn manufacturing data into actionable, meaningful information, that can prove the value of quality improvements to upper management.

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Otis Spunkmeyer breakfast guide helps tap into breakfast profits

In time for National Breakfast Week, March4-8,  Otis Spunkmeyer, an ARYZTA brand and producer of baked goods in foodservice, launches a new guide that explains how operators can maximize breakfast sales and increase traffic.  Entitled, “Get a Jump Start on Breakfast,” this resource presents breakfast trends, identifies consumer purchase decision drivers and provides turnkey product and merchandising solutions that enable operators to capture their share of breakfast sales.

PaperWorks

 

PaperWorks Announces Availability of First Annual Sustainability Report

 

PaperWorks Industries, Inc. releases its first annual public sustainability report, titled “Sustainability: It’s A Part of our Heritage,” compiled according to the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines and measures performance in the years 2010 and 2011. The report features economic, social and environmental performance information and also outlines the challenges and opportunities presented by the integration of four different companies, as PaperWorks develops its leadership in the field of sustainable packaging.

 

Akro-Mils

New From Akro-Mils: 2013 Industrial Full Line Catalog


Showcases New Design, Features and Products
 

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Deloitte: 2013 Outlook for Consumer Products Companies

Heading into 2013, conumer product companies are struggling to drive profitable growth in an uncertain economic environment.  To make sense of the massive amounts of data collected from consumers’ digital interactions with brands and retailers, Deloitte reveals in its 2013 Outlook on Consumer Products that there are strategies CP companies can enact now to manage through a climate of uncertainty in the year ahead.

America's Best Pies

American Pie Council presents pies, pies and more pies

A new book featuring 18 years of award-winning recipes is now available with nearly 200 recipes from the Annual APC/Crisco® National Pie Championships. The the American Pie Council together with Linda Hoskins have created the book, which is filled with an abundance of color photographs, many of which are the actual pies entered in the competition.  Packed with clear and concise recipes, the book is for the expert and future expert pie maker alike.  Whether it’s apple, custard, strawberry or raisin, there’s a pie for every tastebud. The book is available for sale on www.piecouncil.org and through select national booksellers and online book retailers.

Fluid Handling 2012 System Sourcebook

Fluid Handling 2012 System Sourcebook 

 

Cole-Parmer has issued an all-in-one resource for laboratories and processing facilities to help laboratory staff and manufacturers meet everyday challenges. The Fluid Handling 2012 System Sourcebook offers a full selection of products and services to enhance efficiency and produce best practices. The Sourcebook features a comprehensive line of Masterflex peristaltic pumps and tubing, along with other pumps, filtration, flowmeters, pH instruments, and more.

 

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American Institute of Baking internship programs for the military

The American Institute of Baking (AIB) offers internship and employment opportunities for veterans and ways they can learn about baking careers. AIB also provides information for companies looking to hire them.

 

AIB International is partnering with baking companies to provide internship and employment opportunities to military veterans. Many veterans have experience in food service. Others have maintenance and repair skills and experience that can be easily adapted to fill the needs of baking companies. Veterans are seeking careers that employtheir existing skills while offering competitive pay and benefits, and the opportunity toaccept new challenges and develop professionally. Find out how your company can list job openings and career opportunities at military transition assistance centers located on every military installation.

https://www.aibonline.org//schoolofbaking/Veterans/index.html

AIB also offers a brochure on production and maintenance internship opportunities:

https://www.aibonline.org//schoolofbaking/Internship/


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Autumn/winter food decorating catalog available

Early this month, the Lucks Autumn and Winter 2012 catalog was made available. This catalog book is full of new design collections, supply items and fresh decorating ideas designed to inspire decorators’ creativity.


Consumer Attitudes on Nutrition

Nutrition: A Look at Consumer Attitude Research

Consumer attitudes and perceptions about health and nutrition issuesare always changing. The United Soybean Board’s 19th annual Consumer Attitudes about Nutrition study looks at general nutrition and consumer responses to many of the major issues in the food industry today. The study can be helpful to food industry professionals making formulation, purchasing and marketing decisions.

A new brochure is now available on the study, providing additional details and questions ranging from purchasing decisions and restaurant consumption to nutritional habits and knowledge of fats and oils, soy and health, soybean oil, dining occasions and restaurants, meal times and food choices.

 

 


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New timers/thermometers catalog

CDN, Portland, Ore., which is focused on time and temperature, presents a new foodservice catalog, showcasing a broad assortment of thermometers and timers on the market, and more. The catalog includes a series of informational “basics” on various thermometer technologies such as thermocouples and Infrared models with helpful background information.  


Eriez

 

Grate Magnets

Eriez, the pioneer in permanent magnet applications since 1942, offers its grate magnet line to give you more selections… so you can more precisely match the magnet to your application. 


Spraying Systems

 

Change the Way You Spray

Spraying Systems offers seven changes companies can make to immediately reduce costs.  


Digital Brochures

Food Ingredients

QualiTech’s food ingredients provide an endless appetite for creativity and innovation. 

Selecting Metal Detectors for Industrial Applications


Every metal contamination problem is unique in some way. And finding the right equipment for detection (and rejection) isn't always easy or apparent, particularly to end users who may not be aware of all of the possible options, advantages and disadvantages of various detection (and rejection) methods. 

Electric Lift Trucks vs. Internal Combustion

Choosing electric lift trucks over internal combustion ones can be tricky. The following is an exploration of the concept of total cost of ownership, application trends for AC forklift technologies and the incentives and advantages inherent in an electric lift truck in today’s workplace.

Heat and Control Innovator

Heat and Control’s latest issue of Innovator outlines the ins and outs of its Ishida form/fill/seal system and its Information That Matters-Plant iT technology.  

California Walnut Formulations 2011

California walnuts are a versatile ingredient that adds value and crunch to several snacks and baked goods. Check out this list of formulations developed to inspire food professionals. 

Optimizing the Dough Sheet

Get the right dough former for your product with Moline Machinery's dough forming equipment. 

Easing Confusion on Food Labelling

Weber Marking Systems provides guidance on the application of “Use By” and “Best Before” dates on food labels.

The Atlas Snack Food Bagmaker

Check out Heat and Control’s lineup of high-performance, high-speed snack food bagmakers.  

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Blue Diamond Almond’s new  processing facility in Turlock, CA.

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Food Plant of the Future: The Future of Wastewater Management

Available On-Demand Effective management of wastewater is becoming increasingly critical to food and beverage processors as the cost for incoming water increases...

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