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ConAgra sees $22 million worth of sustainability savings

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ConAgra Foods saved $22 million in 2012 through its sustainability initiatives, such as cutting landfill waste and carbon emissions and optimizing packaging efforts.


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What's new in packaging?

By Romy Schafer
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Several leading packaging material producers discuss issues influencing the type of packaging bakers and snack producers are using to meet consumer needs and their own. 


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Rehrig Pacific named All Star Association’s 2013 Supplier of the Year

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Rehrig Pacific Co., manufacturer of reusable transport packaging systems, including plastic pallets, crates and carts, says it was named the 2013 Supplier of the Year by the All Star Association. The association’s Thoroughbred Award is presented to a company that not only has exemplified outstanding products and customer service to the All Star members from the previous year, but who has also introduced new innovative solutions to the members and the dairy industry.


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Center for Trends and Technology debuts at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

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The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) will launch this feature, titled Improving Production through Innovation, at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, Sept. 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


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Mondelez International takes new tack on packaging development

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Mondelez International, the new name of Kraft Foods, after Kraft spun off its North American grocery business in October 2012, will be in its first full year as a "new" $36-billion snacks company. What will it do to lead the company to better define its product requirements and optimize package performance?


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Food Packaging Technologies Summit comes to Chicago in April

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Food Packaging Technologies Summit, a conference focusing on key opportunities for the food packaging industry, will be held April 23-25 at the InterContinental Chicago O’Hare.


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White paper: Automated case packing—a flexible approach

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With escalating demand for variety packs and various shipping-case configurations that must be shelf-ready, bakers and snack manufacturers need flexible packaging technology.
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Flexible Packaging Achievement award winners

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Winners of the 57th annual Flexible Packaging Achievement awards competition again feature advancements in flexible packaging materials, graphics and printing, sustainability, functionality and technical innovation. This year, Peruplast S.A. took gold for printing achievement for Kusi Wayta fruit/seed snack packaging, while Printpack nabbed a silver in packaging excellence for Walkers Shortbread’s resealable, tamper-evident cookie pack that extends shelf life.


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Food companies work on case-labeling standard

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To boost business efficiency and enhance product traceability in the supply chain, companies within the North American consumer packaged goods, fresh foods, grocery and foodservice segments are collaborating on developing guidance for industrywide adoption of a single standard for case-labeling information for finished products. The result of this collaborative process is the publication of the North American Industry Guidance for Standard Case Code Labeling for Extended Product Attributes.


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Pirate’s Booty collaborates with Disney to launch limited edition snack

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The manufacturer of all-natural snacks has introduced a limited edition, 12-pack of half-ounce Pirate’s Booty, themed to the Disney Junior preschool series Jake and the Never Land Pirates.


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