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Frito-Lay to take noise out of SunChips bags

BY Allison Cerra

PLANO, Texas After launching eco-friendly bags for its SunChips brand, Frito-Lay again is looking to revamp the packaging.

According to a report by USA Today, Frito-Lay said it is removing the noisy material found in the compostable bags. While they are environmentally friendly, the bags have received negative customer feedback.

"Clearly, we received consumer feedback that it was noisy," said Frito-Lay spokeswoman Aurora Gonzalez. "We recognized from the beginning that the bag felt, looked and sounded different. We are on a journey with compostable packaging."

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Revolymer revs up the flavor in gum

BY Allison Cerra

ATLANTA Revolymer is launching a new brand of gum that is eco-friendly and has long-lasting flavor.

New Rev7 gum will be available in both peppermint and spearmint flavors, with additional flavors slated to launch next year. The gum, the company said, also can be readily removed from clothes using soap and water; and environment tests have shown that more than 50% of its chewing gum is removed by conventional street cleaning, and any gum washed into the drains will degrade into minerals, biodegradable products and inert materials.

"Revolymer is offering a premium product that will change the chewing gum industry significantly," said Chris Tamillo, Revolymer VP sales and marketing. "There is both an appetite for this new brand in the U.S. and a willingness to provide consumers with a product that is better for the environment but does not sacrifice quality."

The company is unveiling Rev7 at the National Association of Convenience Store Show.

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IDC develops new packaging for Sunkist liquid protein

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK Sunkist has unveiled its newest way to deliver its liquid shots of protein.

Through a partnership with the International Dispensing Corp., the one-gallon, Multiserve SafePak stand-up pouch delivers protein shots without need for refrigeration and features the Answer, IDC’s patented, proprietary dispensing technology.

 

“The Sunkist pouch is a really cool, interactive package that consumers should enjoy,” said Greg Abbott, founder and chairman of IDC. “It is a bulk package, but it is also mobile. Each time you consume the product, you can roll up the pouch a bit more so that it becomes smaller with use. You can safely store it anywhere — in your car, office, backpack, fridge — without concern. At the end, you can squeeze out every last drop, eliminating waste, and when you finally dispose of the pouch you know you are burdening the environment with considerably less packaging material for the same amount of liquid.”

 

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