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MillerCoors Shoots For Sustainability

MillerCoors announced its strategies and plans to increase sustainability within its company, which plans to focus primarily on responsibility, environmental stewardship, supply chain, people & communities and ethics & transparency.  The company’s newest report, “Great Things on Tap” gives details on its performance in these areas. MillerCoors has made progress toward its 2015 goals for

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KRAFT YES Pack Wins DuPont Packaging Innovation Award

The KRAFT YES Pack, an innovative and eco-friendly dressings package for the foodservice industry, has been awarded the coveted DuPont Packaging Award for innovation. The groundbreaking packaging design by KRAFT is designed to help operators manage costs and improve back-of-house efficiencies by conserving energy and raw materials during the production process. A recent winner of

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Better Candy Packaging

Promotion In Motion Companies Inc., manufacturers and marketers of America’s favorite candy and fruit snacks brands for more than 30 years, announced the launch of its beloved confection brands in new, resealable, stand-up bag packaging. The packaging features a large portfolio of Promotion In Motion’s leading snacks, including Sour Jacks Watermelon, Sour Jacks Original, Sun-Maid

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Chicken Dippers

On-the-go snacking and packaging portability are more important today to people in their cars, starved for time and starving for great tasting food. Chicken Dippers from Champs Chicken deliver on all fronts with this marinated, hand-breaded, all white meat chicken. Consumers will love the flavor. Convenience retailers will love the profit. For More Information From

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Hot New Look

HOT TAMALES cinnamon-charged candy is heating things up this spring with a new look, unveiling new package graphics for the brand that consumers have loved for over 50 years. The new package graphics feature a more modern, fiercer design. While still maintaining its traditional fireball, the bold new flames highlight the heat within. The new

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Energize Your Cigarette Sales

JTI U.S.A. introduces Export ‘A’ Limited Edition Packs—the only beveled edge 72-millimeter 20’s pack offered in the U.S.A. Crafted using premium, 100% Virginia leaf tobacco with no added flavors, Export ‘A’ Smooth Taste is now available in four stylish and distinct limited edition pack designs —all in one carton. Supported by the JTI U.S.A. Field

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Recall On Bottled Mexican Beers

A defect detected in 12-ounce brown bottles for six packs and 12 Packs of Carta Blanca and Dos Equis Ambar as well as “Beers of Mexico” and “Best of Mexico” pack types leads to voluntary recall. HEINEKEN USA has announced a voluntary recall of several products and packages in specific states due to a defect

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Battle Continues On Graphic Warning Labels

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments on FDA graphic warnings for cigarettes. On April 10, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard oral arguments regarding the constitutionality of the FDA’s graphic cigarette health warning labels. On Feb. 28, 2012, Federal District Court Judge Richard Leon issued a decision that

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Strong Year for Meat Snacks

Meat snack manufacturers are targeting new customers with innovative flavors, new packaging and an attractive price point. Leading the charge to meet the changing needs of the consumer is Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, which markets dozens of popular meat snack varieties under the Jack Link’s and MATADOR brands. Overall, meat snack sales soared 10.3% to

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Coffee Driving Foodservice Sales

Convenience stores are expanding their brew programs and condiment offerings, allowing guests to customize each cup. Most c-stores have embraced the consumer’s desire for customization by offering broad coffee and condiment selections and stations for customers to prep their cups the way they like. C-stores are improving coffee quality in line with greater demand for

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McDonald’s To Test Replacing Foam Cups

Paper cups to take the place of foam cups in 2,000 restaurants in a test that is mostly to affect West Coast locations. In response to a 2011 shareholder resolution filed by shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow, McDonald’s Corp. recently confirmed that it is taking a major step toward possible phase-out of polystyrene foam

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Mars Weighs In On 250-Calorie Commitment

Mars offers its multi-piece format to enable sharing or saving a piece for later.   Mars Chocolate North America is clarifying its 250-calorie commitment, after some media reports incorrectly noted that the company planned to eliminate larger format candy offerings as it looked to keep products from exceeding 250-calories. “Mars already has made the switch

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PLMA Awards New Product Honors

PLMA’s Salute to Excellence winners showcased within Idea Supermarket at PLMA Chicago trade show. Nearly two dozen retail chains and wholesalers from across the country were selected as the winners of PLMA’s annual Salute to Excellence Awards. The year’s winning products were featured during PLMA’s 2011 Private Label Trade Show in Chicago with a special

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Grocery Store Appearances Matter to Shoppers

Despite the additional perks a store might offer, basics such as store cleanliness and eye-catching signage most impact customer impressions. For its new research, Innovation Trends, Attitudes and Opportunities, IDDBA commissioned Datassential to explore consumer attitudes and interest in various forms of innovation. A key insight from the report is that for today’s grocery shoppers,

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It’s a Wrap

WM-Nano offers the industry’s first tabletop automatic wrapper. Retailers could choose a small, manual station or a room-sized automatic machine. But now, Ishida’s WM-Nano offers another choice. At just 28 inches wide, the WM-Nano is a unique concept—a tabletop unit with an integrated scale-base and printer, offering all the benefits and features of a full-size

New Krispy Kreme Branded Packaging

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. is introducing new branded packaging in convenience, mass merchant and grocery stores. Package upgrades, new signature products and improved display graphics are part of the company’s broader efforts to enhance and grow its presence in these locations. Packaging upgrades include: Adding enhanced graphics to increase shelf impact and visual appeal; improved

White Castle

White Castle has had the same packaging design for nearly 10 years.  “We are trying to align ourselves closer to our restaurants and we’re promoting our association with our restaurants on the back of our new packages”, said Kelly Collins, Marketing Supervisor for White Castle Food Products.   The new design includes a picture of a

Important changes

  Newcastle Brown Ale, one of America’s fastest growing imported beers, has a redesigned label and packaging materials. The eye-catching design makes the product easier to recognize on the shelf while telling some of the great stories that surround the beer. By making the iconic blue star bigger, the brand name easier to readand de-emphasizing

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Drive incremental cookie sales with new Otis Spunkmeyer Warm Wishes packaging. Consumers will pay more for cookies wrapped in convenient take-home gift packaging every case of cooking packaging translates to 600 additional cookies sold in your location. Otis Spunkmeyer offers five uniquely shaped sizes to use when packaging your cookies. Use Warm Wishes packaging to

Diet Coke Unveils New Packaging, Heart Health Message

For the third consecutive year, Diet Coke is partnering with Klum and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in a national heart health awareness campaign called The Heart Truth. To bring heart health into the spotlight during February, American Heart Month, Diet Coke will distribute special limited-edition packaging in support of the campaign.

Coca-Cola Launches Huge Campaign Around Winter Olympics

Coca-Cola is launching  a multi-faceted Olympic Games-themed marketing program in the U.S., anchored by a group of high-profile U.S. Olympians and U.S. Champions, known as the Coca-Cola “Six Pack” of athletes, limited edition Olympic Games-themed packaging, media and digital experiences. Currently hitting supermarkets, convenience stores and mass retailers are limited edition, Coca-Cola Olympic Games-themed collectible

Meeting the Demand for Fresh Foods

Americans are more amenable to buying meals at convenience stores, but won’t budge when it comes to quality, price or convenience factors like portability and packaging. That means there’s the potential for some real money in home meal replacement (HMR), but it has to be done well, and in just the right locations. Then there’s

Demand Grows for Juices and Teas

Tea Truths The U.S. is the birthplace of iced tea. More than 80% of tea consumed here is still sold as an iced drink. Tea sales in the U.S. are expected to exceed a phenomenal $10 billion in 2010 for both beverage and non-beverage categories, according to Worldteaexpo.com In the U.S., 37% of consumers prefer

New Flavors, Demand Drives OTP

Despite the SCHIP bill and mounting state taxes, smokeless tobacco products have experienced a strong year packed with innovation, new flavors and increased consumer demand. According to the NACS 2009 State of the Industry report, smokeless tobacco sales surged 6.1% to $2.96 billion last year. The average c-store totaled $1,703 per month in smokeless sales

Concerns Abound for Cigars

The war over tobacco taxes to pay for an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) ended on February 4 when Congress passed the Senate’s version of the bill and new President Barack Obama signed it into law. What that means for c-store operators who sell cigars in an era of a rough

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