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March 17, 2014

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a coffee and tea retailer, announced the introduction of four coffee varieties for the Keurig K-Cup Brewing System. The new offerings highlight some of the company's most popular selections as well as new blends that were created specifically for the Keurig system.

LOS ANGELES — The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a coffee and tea retailer, announced the introduction of four coffee varieties for the Keurig K-Cup Brewing System. The new offerings highlight some of the company's most popular selections, as well as new blends that were created specifically for the Keurig system.

March 14, 2014

Keurig Green Mountain, recognized for its beverages and Keurig brewing systems, and Peet's Coffee & Tea, a specialty coffee and tea company, announced a manufacturing and distribution agreement. The companies plan to launch a selection of Keurig-licensed Peet's coffee and tea varieties in K-Cup packs by the end of the summer.

WATERBURY, Vt. & EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Keurig Green Mountain, recognized for its beverages and Keurig brewing systems, and Peet's Coffee & Tea, a specialty coffee and tea company, announced a manufacturing and distribution agreement. The companies plan to launch a selection of Keurig-licensed Peet's coffee and tea varieties in K-Cup packs by the end of the summer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Peet's will continue to roast the beans for its K-Cup packs at its LEED-certified facility in Alameda, Calif.; the roasted beans will be transported to Keurig for grinding and packaging.

October 10, 2013

A company that makes packaging for manufacturers ranging from food companies to drug makers has received more than a dozen awards at a marketing exposition in Chicago.

NEENAH, Wis. — A company that makes packaging for manufacturers ranging from food companies to drug makers has received more than a dozen awards at a marketing exposition in Chicago.

Menasha Packaging announced that it won 13 Design of the Time Awards at the 2013 Shopper Marketing Expo, including three gold, two silver and eight bronze awards in the drug store, mass-merchandise, specialty and supermarket channels. The DOT Awards recognize creative in-store activation tactics and campaigns.

October 2, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday commended California Gov. Jerry Brown for signing S.B. 465 into law, which clarifies the current state law on the use of empty space between the product and excess container capacity , commonly referred to as “nonfunctional slack fill.”

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday commended California Gov. Jerry Brown for signing S.B. 465 into law, which clarifies the current state law on the use of empty space between the product and excess container capacity, commonly referred to as “nonfunctional slack fill.”

August 28, 2013

The global market for drug packaging is expected to experience tremendous growth over the next few years, according to a new report.

NEW YORK — The global market for drug packaging is expected to experience tremendous growth over the next few years, according to a new report.

July 30, 2013

In a study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that adding flow restrictors to bottles can limit the amount of liquid medication a child could access even if child-resistant caps are missing or improperly closed.

CINCINNATI — In a study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that adding flow restrictors to bottles can limit the amount of liquid medication a child could access even if child-resistant caps are missing or improperly closed. 

May 13, 2013

AmerisourceBergen announced that it has completed the previously announced divestiture of its contract packaging business, AndersonBrecon, to an entity formed by affiliates of an investor group led by Frazier Healthcare VI.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen on Monday announced that it has completed the previously announced divestiture of its contract packaging business, AndersonBrecon, to an entity formed by affiliates of an investor group led by Frazier Healthcare VI.  

The purchase price for the transaction totaled $308 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments for, among other things, the working capital of the business. The investor group includes affiliates of Greenspring Associates, QIC Global Private Equity and Thomas McNerney & Partners.

April 16, 2013

Red Diamond announced it will be offering coffee and tea in single-serve format for home or on the go.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Red Diamond on Monday announced it will be offering coffee and tea in single-serve format for home or on the go leveraging LBP Manufacturing's UpShot Solution.

April 9, 2013

Customers who recycle bottles and cans with deposit values at Greenback Redemption Centers in Hannaford supermarkets in New York state will have the option of donating the money to local charities.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Customers who recycle bottles and cans with deposit values at Greenback Redemption Centers in Hannaford supermarkets in New York state will have the option of donating the money to local charities.

April 2, 2013

Frazier Healthcare announced its acquisition of AndersonBrecon, the contract pharmaceutical packaging business and wholly owned subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen.

PHILADELPHIA — Frazier Healthcare on Tuesday announced its acquisition of AndersonBrecon, the contract pharmaceutical packaging business and wholly owned subsidiary of AmerisourceBergen. Packaging Coordinators, a provider of pharmaceutical and biotechnology packaging services and Frazier Healthcare portfolio company, will combine with AndersonBrecon to offer services on a global scale.

March 12, 2013

The attorneys general of 46 states and two territories are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to make prescription painkillers harder to abuse.

NEW YORK — The attorneys general of 46 states and two territories are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to make prescription painkillers harder to abuse.

February 7, 2013

MeadWestvaco Corporation on Thursday launched its inaugural consumer satisfaction study, “Packaging Matters.”

RICHMOND, Va. — MeadWestvaco Corporation on Thursday launched its inaugural consumer satisfaction study, “Packaging Matters.” The study explores the role of packaging in product satisfaction as consumers purchase, transport, use and dispose of products across 10 different categories. 

February 4, 2013

H. D. Smith announced the appointment of Tim Booth to EVP, Smith Medical Partners. Smith Medical Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of H. D. Smith focused on specialty pharmaceutical distribution and services, and is part of the newly formed H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions group.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H. D. Smith on Monday announced the appointment of Tim Booth to EVP, Smith Medical Partners. Smith Medical Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of H. D. Smith focused on specialty pharmaceutical distribution and services, and is part of the newly formed H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions group.

December 21, 2012

A federal court decision means that a nontamper-resistant formulation of a painkiller made by Endo Health Solutions can enter the market early next month, the drug maker said.

CHADDS FORD, Pa. — A federal court decision means that a nontamper-resistant formulation of a painkiller made by Endo Health Solutions can enter the market early next month, the drug maker said.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a case filed by Endo subsidiary Endo Pharmaceuticals against the Food and Drug Administration, in which the company had argued that the FDA failed meet a legal obligation to determine whether the original formulation of Opana ER (oxymorphone) extended-release tablets was withdrawn from the market for safety reasons.

December 4, 2012

Westport Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday launched Zephrex-D, a tamper-resistant pseudoephedrine-based decongestant that is now available in retail stores throughout the St. Louis region and the state of Missouri.

ST. LOUIS – Westport Pharmaceuticals on Tuesday launched Zephrex-D, a tamper-resistant pseudoephedrine-based decongestant that now is available in retail stores throughout the St. Louis region and the state of Missouri. 

October 10, 2012

A cleaning product company is launching a limited-edition product that is bottled in innovative and sustainable packaging.

SAN FRANCISCO — A cleaning product company is launching a limited-edition product that is bottled in innovative and sustainable packaging.

October 4, 2012

The Keystone Folding Box Co. has launched a pharmaceutical compliance packaging system that it said was environmentally sustainable, easy to use for elderly people and resistant to tampering by children.

NEWARK, N.J. — The Keystone Folding Box Co. has launched a pharmaceutical compliance packaging system that it said was environmentally sustainable, easy to use for elderly people and resistant to tampering by children.

The company announced Wednesday that its Ecoslide-RX would soon arrive at Walmart pharmacies.

"At Walmart, we are dedicated to quality patient care and have proven that adherence packaging assists in these endeavors," Walmart VP pharmacy merchandising Sandy Kinsey said.

September 28, 2012

Contigo has introduced a new spill-proof water bottle for kids.

CHICAGO — Contigo has introduced a new spill-proof water bottle for kids.

The new, BPA-free Striker water bottle is designed for children ages 3 years and older and features an AutoSpout lid, which includes a kid-friendly push-to-drink button for easy one-handed drinking on the go. The bottle also features a specially designed spill-proof valve — the first AutoSpout water bottle with this feature — which helps kids transition from sippy cups without the mess.

September 14, 2012

A functional beverage for women has undergone a packaging revamp.

CHICAGO — A functional beverage for women has undergone a packaging revamp.

Flirt energy drink has been rolled out in a redesigned Rexam 12-oz. Sleek can. The can features enhanced graphics for a more vibrant retail presentation. The company also said its decision to use Rexam Sleek cans was their shape ties into the functionality of Flirt, and the cans are a sustainable packaging choice.

September 10, 2012

Energizer said the new packaging for the brand's coin lithium batteries meets the strict guidelines set by the Consumer Products Safety Commission for child-resistant packaging.

SHELTON, Conn. — Energizer said the new packaging for the brand's coin lithium batteries meets the strict guidelines set by the Consumer Products Safety Commission for child-resistant packaging.

July 3, 2012

Rexam, a global consumer packaging company, is looking to shed its personal care business for $709 million in cash.

LONDON — Rexam, a global consumer packaging company, is looking to shed its personal care business for $709 million in cash.

June 21, 2012

Drug store chains have an enormous appetite for consumables. Fresh food sales — defined as dairy, deli, fresh meat and fresh produce — grew nearly 13% year over year through April, according to ACNielsen data.

Drug store chains have an enormous appetite for consumables. Fresh food sales — defined as dairy, deli, fresh meat and fresh produce — grew nearly 13% year over year through April, according to ACNielsen data.

May 3, 2012

A leader in specialty coffee and single-serve brewing systems has partnered with a company known for its whole bean coffee brand in a new multiyear agreement.

WATERBURY, Vt., and MONTVALE, N.J. — A leader in specialty coffee and single-serve brewing systems has partnered with a company known for its whole bean coffee brand in a new multiyear agreement.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters said Eight O'Clock Coffee's namesake brand, as well as Tetley tea and Good Earth tea, will available in K-Cup and Vue packs for Keurig single-cup brewing systems.

March 9, 2012

Hiball Energy said its line of reformulated sparkling energy waters and organic energy drinks now are packaged in cold-activated, lightweight 16-oz. aluminum cans developed by Ball.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Hiball Energy said its line of reformulated sparkling energy waters and organic energy drinks now are packaged in cold-activated, lightweight 16-oz. aluminum cans developed by Ball.

The new can package features "cold activation" graphics using thermochromic ink by Chromatic Technologies. When cans reach a temperature of 45 degrees F, the bubbles on the can graphics turn from white to blue — indicating that the beverage inside is at the optimal temperature for drinking.

February 15, 2012

Thinq on Wednesday announced the relaunch of its line of Thinq ready-to-drink beverages, now available in a 12-oz. Rexam Sleek can as its primary package.

CHICAGO — Thinq on Wednesday announced the relaunch of its line of Thinq ready-to-drink beverages, now available in a 12-oz. Rexam Sleek can as its primary package.

Thinq chose Rexam Sleek cans because they improve distribution economics and help the beverage stand out on retail shelves, the company stated. In addition, the new aluminum cans are a good environmental and sustainability choice with a recycle rate at more than double any other beverage package, the company added.