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SPI continues pursuit of zero waste with launch of capital asset management services

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SPI partnered with long-standing member company Meadoworks to launch Capital Asset Management Services, a new program to support the plastics industry’s goal of eliminating waste while bringing new life to existing resources.
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US demand for caps and closures to exceed $11 billion in 2018

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US demand for caps and closures is projected to exceed $11 billion in 2018, representing 305 billion units according to a new research report from Reportlinker.com
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Latino food shoppers increasingly mirror habits of American consumers overall

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Hispanic food shoppers have been devoting an increasing percentage of their food dollars to the center of the store, but there are a wide variety of food products that Latinos choose not to buy.
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Westernisation in the Chinese retail market will lead to a change in packaging needs

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In recent years, China has seen significant changes in eating habits, shopping behaviors, and lifestyle habits, as consumer behavior responds to Western influences.
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Keurig partnership with Kraft boosts company's single cup coffee portfolio

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Keurig Green Mountain has announced a partnership with Kraft Foods to make the latter's branded coffees for Keurig's single-serve brewing systems.
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FPA publishes 2014 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report

U.S. flexible packaging industry continues to experience positive and steady growth
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The Flexible Packaging Association 2014 State of the Flexible Packaging Industry Report provides industry converters, suppliers, investors and analysts with insight into the performance of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year.
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SPI opens third-annual Innovation in Bioplastics Award competition

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As in the previous two contests, the competition is open to any corporation, partnership or other business entity worldwide and seeks to acknowledge one creative, state-of-the-art innovation that represents the height of innovation in the bioplastics industry.
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Consumer packaged goods companies must plan for a digital future

New report prepared for GMA by BCG, Google, and IRI highlights benefits for early movers as industry approaches a digital tipping point
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CPG companies need to plan for a “1-5-10” market in the United States during the next five years, in which digital’s current one percent penetration will likely expand to five percent and could accelerate to as much as 10% in short order, according to a new report
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Symbol to identify pure plastic food containers and storage bowls passes major milestone

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For the first time, consumers and other health-conscious organizations will be able to know if the plastic product their food is wrapped or stored in is truly "pure", containing no animal stearates or byproducts
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Packaged produce means less time, less waste, more variety

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Considering the hectic pace of the average American's daily routine, reliance on the convenience and variety offered by bagged salads and other types of ready-to-eat vegetables and fruit will be a key factor spurring the U.S. market for these products from $5.5 billion in 2013 to $7 billion by 2018.
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