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Flexible packaging spending in North American to reach $25 billion by 2018

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The North American converted flexible packaging market totals nearly 30% of the global consumption, with annual expenditures of $20.7 billion in 2013, says a new report. Nearly 90% of sales are concentrated in the U.S., with Canada and Mexico amounting to 7% and 5%, respectively.


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SAVE FOOD Initiative success at uniting players from all over the world under the FAO umbrella

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Together with more than 150 participants from all over the world, the SAVE FOOD Initiative (www.save-food.org) discussed past and future cooperation at its first Partnership Event in Rome in December. Stakeholders from industry and agriculture, associations, initiatives and the public sector have thus taken another step in their joint effort against global food losses and waste.


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Nonni’s Biscotti launches greener product packaging

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Biscotti baker Nonni’s Biscotti revamps its packaging in effort to reduce waste and help customers reduce their carbon footprint.
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DuPont Packaging calls for packaging awards program entries

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DuPont Packaging is accepting entries for the 26th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation, the industry’s longest running, independently judged competition.


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Shoppers aren’t shy with store-brand labels

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With growth of private-label products building for several years, these days, such products are taking a bigger bite of the sales total in grocery aisles. Supermarkets are also spending more to upgrade the products.


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Packaging update

By Romy Schafer
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Innovative packaging materials, closures and equipment help bakers and snack manufacturers meet consumer demand for safe, portable products, while reducing costs and addressing food safety, traceability and waste issues.


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Converted flexible packaging demand to approach $19 billion in 2017

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Demand for converted flexible packaging in the U.S. is projected to grow 3% annually, to $18.8 billion in 2017. The market for converted flexible packaging will benefit from the inherent advantages of lightweight bags and pouches and the convenience they offer. Further market penetration will be influenced by features dedicated to enhancing the consumer experience, leading to higher retail volumes, says a new study.


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Equipment Briefs

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Equipment Briefs from various Suppliers. Check it out!


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The other side of the lightweighting

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Lightweighting and the trend toward shelf-ready packaging can be made more sustainable, but also exposes delicate products such as biscuits to damage, so any savings may be outweighed by extra pallet and shrink-wrapping costs.
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tna launches new website

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The online resource is designed to provide easy access to the global packaging solution specialist's support teams as well as company news, events, a blog and the latest product information.


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