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Benchmarking study dispels foodservice packaging recycling myths

Nearly 70 material recovery facilities responded to identify factors affecting acceptance of foodservice packaging
April 2, 2014
A recent benchmarking survey commissioned by the Foodservice Packaging Institute finds widespread but varied acceptance of foodservice packaging by material recovery facilities.
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McDonald’s USA joins GreenBlue’s How2Recycle Label Program

Fast food company will be the program's first restaurant participant.
March 26, 2014
A member of the SPC since 2005, McDonald’s is the first national restaurant chain to join How2Recycle, a program dedicated to clearly and consistently communicating recyclability to the public.
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New package holds more than food

March 25, 2014
Anchor Packaging, Inc. announces the addition of the new Embraceable oval platter and dome lid to the MicroRaves line of high heat polypropylene products.
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Tetra Pak acquires Miteco

Acquisition strengthens Tetra Pak’s capabilities in processing of carbonated soft drinks
March 25, 2014
Tetra Pak announces the acquisition of Switzerland-based Miteco, a leading provider of production solutions for soft drinks, fruit juices and liquid food, with a particular strength in carbonated soft drinks.
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Food service paper demand to reach 1.5 million tonnes by 2016

Specialty paper market expected to offer long term stability and attractive pricing for those considering entering sector
March 19, 2014
Expansion of the quick service restaurant industry has fueled increasing demands for specialty papers in the food service sector.
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Affordable upgrade from foam foodservice packages debuts

Anchor offers high heat polypropylene packages.
March 12, 2014
Anchor Packaging, Inc. announces the addition of the new Culinary Squares separate bases and lids to the successful hinged Culinary Basics® and Culinary Classics lines of high heat polypropylene packages.
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New foam, post-consumer recycled content cup launches

Pactiv’s EarthChoice cup uses up to 25%post-consumer recycled content
February 19, 2014
Pactiv LLC, the leader in foodservice packaging, has added a new line of foam cups to its EarthChoice portfolio.
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Case Study: xpedx creates “oven box” to deliver homemade cookies

February 14, 2014
By creating a box that looks and opens like an old-fashioned oven, xpedx helped recreate the warmth of baking with grandma for the customers of Thelma’s Treats.
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Cover Story: Beverage Breakthroughs

The big bad beverage industry

Beverage packaging innovations huff, puff and blow traditional packaging down.
February 12, 2014
Every day consumers drink various beverages from coffee to milk, water, beer and soda.
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Holiday Packaging 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas (packaging)

Holiday packs are stocking store shelves with cheer
January 22, 2014
It's that time of year again. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us and not a single aspect of life is left undecorated. Every year homeowners decorate their houses, malls deck the halls and food and beverage packagers release a plethora of gift sets featuring unique packaging, intriguing combinations and special edition branded items to bring holiday cheer to the grocery aisles.
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EVENTS

NRA Show

5/17/14
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
United States
Every year, over the course of four days, more than 1,800 suppliers and tens of thousands of buyers come together to make lasting connections that drive business profitability and shape the future of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry. Read More

Int’l Wine, Spirits & Beer Event at the NRA Show

5/18/14
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL
United States
The International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event brings restaurant and hospitality industry buyers together with hundreds of established and emerging labels to connect and uncover ways that beverage alcohol can enhance menus and drive profitability. Read More

The Automation Conference 2014

5/20/14
Chicago Marriott O'Hare
8535 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL
United States
If you work with industrial automation products and technologies, The Automation Conference (TAC) is the one event that is specifically designed for you. Now in its third year, TAC offers two days of education and networking for professionals in the discrete manufacturing, continuous and batch processing and packaging fields. Read More

PLMA International World of Private Label Trade Show

5/20/14
RAI Convention Center,
Amsterdam
Netherlands
For nearly thirty years, PLMA’s annual “World of Private Label” International Trade Show has brought retailers together with manufacturers to help them find new products, make new contacts, and discover new ideas that will help their private label programmes succeed and grow. Read More

Global Pouch Forum

6/11/14
Westin Beach Resort
321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
United States

Global Pouch Forum logoThe Global Pouch Forum is the largest conference focused on pouch formats in packaging and their growth prospects worldwide, attracting an audience of more than 500 attendees in 2013.

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IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo

6/21/14
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
United States
More than 18,000 of the world’s top food science and technology professionals, representing the most prominent organizations in the global food sector, will join us in New Orleans this summer to learn about the most recent product, ingredient, and technology developments, and their potential business impact, as well as to identify trends that will shape the industry. Read More

NASFT Summer Int’l Fancy Food & Confection Show

6/29/14
New York City, NY
United States
Discover 180,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. Read More

American Association of Meat Processors Convention

7/19/14
Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee , WI
United States
AAMP’s annual convention is geared toward U.S., Canadian, and Foreign operators of small and very small firms in the meat, poultry & food business: packers, processors, wholesalers, HRI, retailers, caterers, deli operators, home food service dealers, and catalog marketers. Both members and non-members of the Association attend this event looking for a vast array of ideas, supplies, and services. Read More

Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

8/17/14
Anaheim (CA) Convention Center
Anaheim , CA
United States
From insightful education to palate-pleasing food and drink trends; new product options and idea generating special events – don't miss this opportunity to fine tune your business. Read More

National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention

10/11/14
Marriott Orlando World Center
Orlando, FL
United States
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention isn’t your typical industry meeting. While there are breakfast speakers, an industry workshop and an awards banquet, most of your time spent at the NFRA Convention will be in one-on-one business meetings with the companies of your choice Read More

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Food and Beverage Packaging

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Check out the April 2014 issue of Food & Beverage Packaging, featuring our annual Packages of the Year cover story!

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Packaging Formats

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Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

Many factors are relevant in making the proper choice of food packaging material, including those related to shelf life and biodegradability.

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Food and Beverage Packaging's Buyer's Guide provides a list of suppliers of food and beverage packaging solutions. 

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