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Infant Tylenol voluntarily recalled due to packaging

February 17, 2012
McNeil Consumer Healthcare made the move based on consumer complaints that the SimpleMeasure syringe is difficult to use.
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The future of vending?

February 16, 2012
Japanese soft drink brand Asahi has introduced vending machines that double as wi-fi hot spots. Log on free for 30 minutes while you enjoy your snack. more
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Water, water everywhere

February 16, 2012

Water, water everywhere. Forbes reports how Coke and Dannon are fighting to dominate the world's largest bottled water market in Mexico.

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Wal-Mart makes finding healthy foods easier

February 16, 2012
The Bentonville giant unveils its own private label front-of-package nutrition icon. more
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Walgreens goes upscale with new Chicago flagship

January 9, 2012
Walgreens launches a Chicago flagship with manicure stations, made-to-order sushi and a barista designed to change perceptions about the conservative brand. More on the Walgreens makeover in Crain's Chicago Business.
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The Future of Capitalism

January 5, 2012
Four reasons why the future of capitalism is homegrown, small scale and independent. More on this new system in Fast Company's Co. Design.
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Cola war's new front: plant-based packaging

December 20, 2011
For the past two years, Coke and Pepsi have been engaged in a race to bring plant-based, recyclable beverage bottles to market. Coke retakes the lead with a recent announcement, covered on
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Google: ''Retailers must improve in-store mobile experience to stay viable'

December 13, 2011
A Google executive says retailers need to be adding more mobile services to attract people to buy in-store, and to better compete with their online counterparts. Read the story in Marketing Week.
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Why design firms need to build big-picture partnerships with clients

December 13, 2011
Frog's executive creative director says his firm is taking on longer, cross-disciplinary engagements that are driving organizational change in ways that clients couldn't have achieved alone. Read it in The Atlantic.
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MoMA Creative Director: 'In-house design studios future of successful branding'

December 9, 2011
MoMa's creative director of advertising and graphic design says in-house design studios are the future of successful branding. Find out why in this Q&A with AIGA.
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10th Annual Packaging That Sells Conference, Chicago, October 2012

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BRANDPACKAGING’s packaging conference returned for a tenth year with a focus on a single message: Make It Matter.

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