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equipment & packaging

"Retailers know about vacuum packaging and how it works and what
it does, but they were or are afraid of the logging/food safety/traceability part," he says. "Now with VacSmart we have the solution to it:
interactive electronic monitoring of your data at the machine. And the
machine creates your log as a PDF file and you can download it via USB
from the machine."
Minipack vacuum packers also are perfect for to-go meals, Bistrovic
says. Benefits include:
* Making the meal: marinating meats with the vacuum machine
* The bag/vessel: Minipack has two-compartment bags for
"dump'n'cook" meal programs, e.g. one compartment for meat,
another compartment for veggies
* Longer shelf life
* Traceability: collecting all data electronically at the machine
Presentation: eye-appealing packaging Stacey Couch, market development director for retail for Sealed Air Food Care North America, says
Sealed Air has numerous back-of-house solutions including Cryovac®
Grip & Tear® bags for cheese logs and loaves of slicing meat, which

allows for a knife- free opening to reduce cross contamination and
knife injuries. In addition, the company's Cryovac® FlexPrep™ helps
portion controlled disbursement of condiments with improved yield
economics. And its retail solutions also include cheese bags for individual pieces (with and without Grip and Tear features), Vacuum Skin
Pack for smoked meat, and Multi-Seal FlexLOC packaging for meats
and cheeses.
For the prepared foods section, Sealed Air's Cryovac® Simple Steps®
microwaveable packaging allows for a cleaner label and higher quality
product with great product visibility and even heating. And its line
of ovenable bags and rollstock film allows customers to put prepared
foods (trimmed and seasoned) straight into the oven or crock pot for
quicker cooking and easier clean up.
"We have a history of innovation and a wealth of industry knowledge and
expertise that allows us to offer the total solution approach, from market
insights to package development, to equipment sales and support." to
optimizing operations to run more efficiently, and to the perfect package
to help extend shelf life and food quality," Couch says.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Instore - August 2018

Instore - August 2018
Editor's Note - Home field advantage
CONTENTS
News - NEED TO KNOW
Spotlight - BY THE NUMBERS: Cookies
Specialty Insights - Melting cheeses
Cover Story - Local favorite
Feature - GRAIN REVOLUTION
Commissary Insider - August 2018
INSIGHT INSIDER - Harbar pushing tortilla popularity
SPOTLIGHT - Cake icings
PACKAGING - Packaging equipment
TECHNOLOGY - Production management software
OPERATIONS - Improving worker safety
Feature - Story time
Merchandising - ON DISPLAY: A fresh take on blueberries
Equipment & Packaging - LATEST INNOVATION: Vacuum packaging
Product Trends
Product Showcase
AD INDEX
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Instore - August 2018 - Editor's Note - Home field advantage
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Instore - August 2018 - 5
Instore - August 2018 - CONTENTS
Instore - August 2018 - 7
Instore - August 2018 - News - NEED TO KNOW
Instore - August 2018 - 9
Instore - August 2018 - Spotlight - BY THE NUMBERS: Cookies
Instore - August 2018 - 11
Instore - August 2018 - Specialty Insights - Melting cheeses
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Instore - August 2018 - 15
Instore - August 2018 - Cover Story - Local favorite
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Instore - August 2018 - Feature - GRAIN REVOLUTION
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Instore - August 2018 - INSIGHT INSIDER - Harbar pushing tortilla popularity
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Instore - August 2018 - SPOTLIGHT - Cake icings
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Instore - August 2018 - PACKAGING - Packaging equipment
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Instore - August 2018 - TECHNOLOGY - Production management software
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Instore - August 2018 - OPERATIONS - Improving worker safety
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Instore - August 2018 - Feature - Story time
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Instore - August 2018 - Merchandising - ON DISPLAY: A fresh take on blueberries
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Instore - August 2018 - Equipment & Packaging - LATEST INNOVATION: Vacuum packaging
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Instore - August 2018 - Product Trends
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Instore - August 2018 - Product Showcase
Instore - August 2018 - AD INDEX
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