Progressive Grocer Product

Summer 2015

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4 8 Progressive Grocer Products Showcase / Summer 2015 OPERATIONS, TEchNOlOgy & SUPPlIES Packaging and Dispensing System CDF Corp.'s newest product the EZ-Flo Packaging and Dispensing System is an environment-friendly dispensing alternative to traditional squeeze, pump and spray bottles. The EZ-Flo's dispensing system uses patent- pending technology to dispense products of various viscosities without the assistance of gravity. The system is cost effective, reducing waste, time and labor, while improving overall productivity, the company says. CDF Corp. Plymouth, Mass. Software Solutions With deep industry expertise in equipment rentals and sales, healthcare, public sector, manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage, and retail/fashion, Avaap delivers software solutions and IT services that can help companies achieve successful business outcomes and operational excellence. Avaap's library of turnkey solutions can help companies fill critical business gaps and are designed to help customers achieve the most benefit from their Infor software investments. Avaap Edison, N.J. Resealable Closures Zip-Pak's Press-to-Close family of resealable closures includes a range of zipper styles designed to achieve specific requirements for flexible packaged brands based on product composition, barrier requirements, temperature exposure and other factors. Press-to-Close zippers feature precise interlocking profiles for a reliable seal, and a durable design to maintain optimum functionality with each use of a flexible package. Zip-Pak Manteno, Ill. Employee Management Software WorkJam launched an employee relationship management platform to solve critical problems in the hourly work economy. With WorkJam, line and store managers can manage the employee-employer relationship life cycle including sourcing, qualifying, hiring, onboarding, scheduling, engaging and evaluating employees. WorkJam also enables employers to build and optimize staffing schedules. WorkJam Montreal, Quebec, Canada LED Light Anthony introduced the enhanced Optimax Pro 24 LED Light, which offers an unparalleled level of illumination quality for viewing merchandise. The Optimax Pro 24 LED Light utilizes a coined optic that provides a 30% increase in illumination and efficiency when compared to previous models. This enhanced visibility delivers exceptional illumination uniformity, accurate color rendering for products and the prevention of hot spots. Anthony Sylmar, Calif. Clear Can Milacron developed Klear Can, an alternative to traditional metal food cans that features two layers of Ultra Clear polypropylene (PP) resin clarified with Millad NX 8000 additives from Milliken & Co. The new packaging solution offers significant advantages across the entire packaging value chain beginning with canners who are able to use existing downstream infrastructure, as well as the same easy-open and traditional lids used with metal cans. Milacron LLC Cincinnati Containers Tray-Pak Corp. has created new food containers for hot-to-go and heat-at-home applications made from UltraClear polypropylene (PP) clarified with Milliken's advanced Millad®NX™ 8000 technology. UltraClear PP offers a unique combination of glass-like clarity, microwave/hot fill capability and recyclability – and the option to enhance the containers with Milliken's ClearTint® colorants. There is a new 9-in. by 9-in. dome lid container and a 6-in. by 6-in. and a 7.25-in. by 5.6-in. rectangular container. Tray-Pak Corp. Reading, Pa. Countertop Organizers The new WireWise tiered countertop organizers from Server neatly tier three bottles or jugs for more efficient use of counter space when paired with reusable portion control pumps (sold separately). The space-saving design allows easy access to help speed service. A quick combo model is also available which includes three 1/9-size jars, clear lids and clear spoons. The WireWise countertop organizers are made in the United States and are backed by a two-year warranty. Server Products Inc. Richfield, Wis.

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