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UNCONTAINED: Spicy packaging keeps leaders from playing ketchup

By Pan Demetrakakes
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Sometimes it takes some really basic products to show what packaging can do. And what could be more basic than ketchup and spices? More...
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Greener packaging machinery ahead

By Rick Lingle
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It's a popular time of the year for forecasts and prognostications. Although editors typically report rather than predict, I'm going to temporarily step out of my comfort zone with a forecast for heightened interest and activity surrounding "greener packaging machinery." More...
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UNCONTAINED: Beer has a way of coming back on you

By Pan Demetrakakes
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The Wall St. Journal recently ran an interesting article about how beer can collecting is dying off as a hobby.
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UNCONTAINED: Awash in guilt

By Pan Demetrakakes
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I always wash out my recyclables. This is mostly because I put them in an open bin in my kitchen, which I don’t want reeking of sour beer and mayonnaise residue. But I also liked to think that I was making the job of some recycling-center worker an iota less miserable...
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UNCONTAINED: A new Fountain of Youth

By Pan Demetrakakes
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Ever get a fax or an e-mail by mistake? You know you shouldn’t read it, but you just can’t help it sometimes-it’s like lingering too long on a reality show while you’re channel surfing.
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UNCONTAINED: Diminishing portion shrink

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It seems that Frito-Lay is sneaking a few more potato chips back into the bag now that commodity and packaging prices have settled down. If you’ll recall, F-L was among
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UNCONTAINED: Food industry <i>omertà</i>

By Pan Demetrakakes
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For people who write about the food industry, one of the things guaranteed to drive us insane is the degree of secrecy.
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UNCONTAINED: How to market both now and after the economy recovers

By Lisa McTigue Pierce
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Here’s some worthy advice from a consortium of researchers who urge companies to plan beyond today’s crisis.
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UNCONTAINED: The joy of…nuking?

By Pan Demetrakakes
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Bellisio Foods, makers of Michelina’s, is test-marketing a new line of frozen foods cross-branded with “The Joy of Cooking.”... I just have one problem with the concept: Isn’t the whole point of buying frozen foods to experience the joy of not cooking?
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UNCONTAINED: Plastic loses class: It's the glass, glass, glass!

By Randy Hofbauer
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I don’t find it surprising that consumers are causing an uproar in response to POM’s transition from a glass container to a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle.
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