Pepperidge Farm packaging is honored with innovative/sustainability award

June 1, 2012

The DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation and Ameristar from the Institute of Packaging Professionals recognize Pepperidge Farm’s new packaging designs for Goldfish thin breads. The pouches act as a source reduction of 65% in packaging material.

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More than 70% of Americans can recycle plastic bags and wraps locally

May 14, 2012
It used to be practically nonexistent to really recycle bags and film wraps. Rigid containers led the way on the recycling front. But a new study indicates that it’s much more than possible. More than 91% of the U.S. population can actually recycle plastic bags locally and nearly 75% of people living in the U.S. can recycle other types of flexible plastic wraps in their communities.
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Survey: Sustainability an ‘important factor’ in supply-chain choices

May 3, 2012
Seventy-two percent of U.S. companies claim that sustainability influences their purchasing decisions and that it is an important factor when choosing service suppliers, says a survey by cloud computing firm Rackspace Hosting.
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Earth Day: Top 10 Ways for Businesses to Conserve Energy

May 3, 2012
We’re at a point in the year when surging energy prices are putting the spotlight on conservation. Here’s a critical list from Rexel Holdings showing ways to boost energy efficiency.
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Large food companies often pick up the cost of recycling

April 27, 2012
More large U.S. food and beverage companies are dealing with the idea of ‘extended producer responsibility,’ and are recycling their product packaging as part of the cost of doing business. Last year, for example, some 11 million six-oz. yogurt cups were collected through a recycling program, according to Stonyfield Farm, the New Hampshire yogurt maker. Opposition to mandated responsibility for packaging after use is growing just as much, even among companies that are already required to do it abroad.
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A Snack Retrospective

Here’s a glance at some of the breakthroughs, events, products and happenings that took place in the snack food industry within Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery’s 100-year existence and even a ‘tidbit’ before.
April 23, 2012
According to the website,, we consume more than 4.3 billion lb. of snack food a year, which could be why snacks may soon end up becoming America’s favorite meal. What an interesting time for Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery to celebrate its centennial anniversary. Coincidentally, the Snack Food Association (SFA), Arlington, Va., an international association that has manufacturing members, including snack manufacturers and suppliers to the snack industry in more than 50 countries around the world, is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012. We congratulate the SFA on an incredible job.
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P&G wants to put consumers on a ‘greener’ path

March 29, 2012
Consumer-products giant Procter & Gamble Co. says it wants to develop more products that are kinder to the environment. Yet, few consumers are willing to pay more for green products or make tradeoffs when it comes to product performance.
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Innovative barrier coating

March 12, 2012
Bairicade XT food packaging offers an enhanced barrier, sustainability and economical advantages.
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Plastic bag bans ‘present hidden environmental, economic costs’

February 27, 2012
Reports suggest unintended consequences of plastic bag bans that include U.S. job losses and food safety issues.
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Snyder’s-Lance builds R&D center in Pennsylvania

February 27, 2012
The company says it’s constructing a state-of-the-art research and development center in Hanover, Pa., located near one of its largest bakeries. The center will research, develop and enhance new and existing products across the entire line of Snyder’s-Lance snack foods.
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