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FREE report on warehouse automation!

A new report from the AberdeenGroup provides a comprehensive overview of warehouse automation. The report, "Warehouse Automation—What's Really Working for Pallet, Case and Piece Pick Operations," uncovers correlations between the adoption of automated warehouse solutions and their profound effect on labor costs. Visit www.packagingdigest.com/info/warehouse to register for a free copy.

Tesco pledge to cut packaging by a quarter
U.K.'s supermarket giant Tesco pledged to reduce by a quarter the amount of packaging used in both branded and own-label products within the next three years. READ MORE >>

Bottled water chips away at soda's marketshare
Sales of carbonated beverages and whole milk dropped in 2006, while bottled water, yogurt drinks, ready-to-drink tea and coffee and energy drinks all skyrocketed in sales, reported Information Resources. READ MORE >>

Europe: Demand for aluminum foil reaches record high
Despite the continuing high price of aluminum foil, demand for the packaging material continues to rise, Europe's industry association says. Aluminum, like plastic, is one of the key materials used in food and beverage packaging. READ MORE >>

EPCglobal ratifies global standard for real-time data sharing
EPCglobal Inc. announces an industry standard providing the capability for unprecedented visibility into the movement, location and disposition of assets, goods and services throughout the world. EPCIS (Electronic Product Code Information Services) allows for the seamless, secure exchange of data at every point in the lifecycle of goods and services. READ MORE>>

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