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US Demand for pet food packaging to reach $2.5 billion

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US demand for pet food packaging is expected to rise 4.8% annually to $2.5 billion in 2018. Growth will be based on the use of higher-value, more-sophisticated packaging and continued strength in pet food shipments fueled by an expected rebound in the pet population.
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Retailers bring coffee shop experience home

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A key driver of sales in the retail coffee market: replicating familiar products, flavors and experiences have lead consumers to pour millions of dollars annually into Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and other popular foodservice coffee providers.
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Waste less food on summer road trips

Plastics help keep food fresher while reducing packaging waste
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Summer is peak season for road trips, which usually include plenty of snacks and beverages. But nobody wants to end the trip with spoiled food and heaps of waste.
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Key predictor of consumer intent to purchase newest CPG products debuts

Inaugural monthly index focuses on CPG grocery
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Nabisco, General Mills, Unilever and Pepsi products lead in first edition of Instant.ly Shelf Score
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Automated material handling report projects sales will hit $26.2 billion by 2018

The segment achieves 25% sales growth in 2013
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The European market dominates automated material handling equipment/systems purchases, accounting for 36.6% of the global share. The United States is next at 23.2%, with Japan and China logging in a collective 11.6% of total global sales.
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Rethinking the ban on EPS

Study shows EPS is good for environment
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Recent efforts in California, Chicago and New York to ban EPS products such as packing peanuts and foodservice items are being challenged by environmentalists and industry experts who argue that the bans will do more harm than good.
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Simultaneous stretching technology gaining ground in global BOPA film industry

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Since the development of BOPA film in the 1970s, 2-stage sequential stretching has become the favored technology for the production of bi-oriented polyamide films.
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PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy Partner to increase recycling and protect drinking water

PepsiCo now addressing both curbside and on-the-go recycling as part of its goal to help grow the U.S. beverage container recycling rate to 50% by 2018
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Now, PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy—the world's largest conservation organization—are joining forces to help alleviate this problem while encouraging consumers to recycle more often to help protect drinking water sources throughout the U.S.
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Craft beer sales surge 110%

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According to Mintel's new research, more than one in five respondents drink craft beer. While this is smaller than the 53% of consumers over the age of 22 that drink any beer, it's not far off from 30% of consumers who drink non-craft beer only.
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A new e-learning initiative launches for the label community

The Label Academy will provide education and training for the future
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In today’s knowledge based economy, education and competence management are key to the future success of any business, and the label industry is no exception.
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