Packaging

Packaging Solutions: The real seal

By Carolyn Chapin
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Your company spends time, money and other resources on package design. You ensure that accurate nutrition information, step-by-step preparation instructions and a strong brand identity all make it on to the front of your box, wrapper or bag.


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Sustainability: Seen & Noted

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Seventy-percent of U.S. consumers are motivated to buy products that are better for the environment but only 40 percent are willing to pay more for those products.

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Green on the scene

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These refrigerated and frozen food companies put sustainability into action with recycled and recyclable materials, reduced waste and less energy expense.
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WorldCatch talks sustainability on Earth Day

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With many Americans commemorating April 22 as "Earth Day," Rich Products' Consumer Brands Division, St. Simons, Island, Ga., turned up the volume on the importance of sustainable seafood.
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Packaging Solutions: All the Angles

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Editor’s note: With more sustainable packages appearing on store shelves, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods seeks an industry perspective from Brian McGlynn, a 30-year-plus food packaging industry veteran who has worked with all types of packaging materials.
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Packaging Solutions: Steam Rises

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People might say you need to “blow off some steam” when things get rough. But no matter what, you’d be hard pressed to find any processors just “blowing off” steam. That’s because steam-cook packaging is helping fuel growing microwavable food sales, which are expected to reach $75.4 billion by next year, according to a study by Global Industry Analysts Inc. 
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Packaging Solutions: Under Pressure

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R&FF asks packaging company representatives to discuss the challenges of creating microwavable steam-cook packages for frozen food applications.


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Partners in Progress: To serve and protect

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In the face of consumers’ food safety concerns, need for convenience and demand for high-quality products, one factor quite literally keeps refrigerated and frozen food processors - and their products - from falling short.


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ConAgra to use post-consumer recycled plastic in trays

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ConAgra Foods announced that it will now use post-consumer recycled plastic in its frozen meal trays.
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ConAgra: New tray better for environment

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ConAgra Foods, Omaha, Neb., says it is now using between 30 percent and 40 percent post-consumer recycled plastic in nearly all frozen meal trays for Healthy Choice, Banquet, Kid Cuisine and Marie Callender's products.
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Engaging the Manufacturing Workforce to Drive Business Improvement

AIOE’s Workforce Development Solutions Group will soon release its work product, “The Engagement Framework”. This is a robust resource tool that both CPGs and suppliers should find useful in their organizations. Attendees will learn of the key attributes of Engagement, and cases and lessons learned on how to apply these guiding lessons within your company. The value proposition is fundamental to business success in our industry: business performance, competitive globally, recruitment and retention.

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