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The Association for Dressings & Sauces names 2014 package of the year

The Package of the Year Award is presented by ADS to increase the awareness of packaging in general and to celebrate the accomplishments of the packaging industry for dressing, sauce and condiment-related packages.
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Packaged food quarterly earnings show impact of trends

Industry trends could threaten revenue
Though multiple factors contribute to earnings, how successfully companies marketed their brands to capitalize on industry trends will play a key role in their financial performance.
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Global flexible packaging market will remain relatively strong through 2019

The flexible packaging market is a vast and a mature sector in terms of various stake holders such as processors, packaging manufacturers, raw material suppliers, and end-user industries.
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US demand for rigid bulk packaging to reach $7.3 billion in 2018

Demand for rigid bulk packaging is projected to increase 4% per year to $7.3 billion in 2018.
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2013 U.S. PET container recycling rate hits 31%

Strong end use markets drive growth in domestic PET processing
The report cites a 2013 United States recycling rate of 31.2% for polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottles, up slightly from 2012’s 30.8%.
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Companies named to new Carton Champions Network

Companies partner in the U.S. to help educate the public about the benefits of cartons and carton recycling
Companies partner in the U.S. to help educate the public about the benefits of cartons and carton recycling.
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Global food packaging estimated to grow, production facilities to expand

Packaging materials deliver functional, aesthetic, and sustainability benefits to consumers. Food packaging provides protection, tampering resistance, maintains the sensory quality of food, and also increases the shelf-life of products.
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Newly launched coalition publishes report on demand for recycled foam

Foam Recycling Coalition to establish grant program, assist material recovery facilities
Foam Recycling Coalition to establish grant program, assist material recovery facilities.
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"Convenient," "healthy" and "creative/new" are packaging watchwords

Report show these trends in $25 Billion branded refrigerated meals and meat market
Major trends in the category of branded refrigerated meals and meats products are centered on making products more convenient, healthier, and more creative or original in their approach to flavors and ingredients.
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PepsiCo rallies schools across the nation to join K-12 recycling program

Education-based 'Recycle Rally' empowers students to recycle for the environment and win cash prizes
To get more students recycling, PepsiCo announced it is now opening its popular K-12 school Recycle Rally program to schools across the U.S. The program is one of the ways PepsiCo is working to increase recycling to help drive the U.S. beverage container recycling rate to 50% by 2018.
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