UK milk comes in plastic bags

GE Caulk available in single-use packets

Ragú now in nuke-ready pouches

Single-serve bag promotes Dibs ice cream as snack

UK milk comes in plastic bags


GE Caulk available in single-use packets

GE Caulk Singles, single-use disposable packages of caulk, are intended to replace sometimes difficult-to-use squeeze tubes and caulk guns. Caulk Singles use geometric bellows and other hidden mechanisms to dispense with one hand and eliminate waste by evenly dispensing the caulk from the back to the front of the package. The packaging also helps the user to create an even, neat bead of caulk despite changes in pressure, minimizing the clean-up and dry time.

Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
800-295-2392; www.momentive.com


UK milk comes in plastic bags

British food retailer Sainsbury’s recently rolled out milk in flexible plastic bags, meant to be used with a specially designed pitcher. Consumers place the two-pint bag into the pitcher, trade-named Jugit. The Jugit has a spike that pierces the bag, forming a leakproof seal and allowing the milk to be poured through the spout. The spike attachment is the only part of Jugit that needs to be cleaned between uses, making the system more convenient for consumers. Jugit is sold with two spike attachments so that consumers can switch bags without having to wash the attachment right away. Sainsbury’s estimates that bags will cut packaging waste by up to 75%. Jugit was developed by Dairy Crest, the supplier that provides the milk, and is produced by RPC Containers.

RPC Containers
011-44-1673-840200; www.rpc-marketrasen.co.uk


Ragú now in nuke-ready pouches

Ragú pasta sauce, a mainstay brand from Unilever, is now available in a microwavable single-serve pouch. The 13.5-ounce Ragú Fresh & Simple pouch features a clear bottom gusset that allows consumers to view the product. Consumers clip open one corner of the pouch, microwave it for about a minute and a half, and hold it by the other corner to pour onto pasta.

Single-serve bag promotes Dibs ice cream as snack

Dibs, the bite-size candy-coated ice cream novelty from the Dreyer’s unit of Nestlé, now comes in single-serve, easy-open pouches. The Snack Bag, containing 2 ounces, comes 10 to a paperboard carton. The multipack carton sells for a suggested price of $4.99 to $5.99, which is actually cheaper on a per-ounce basis than the existing 9-ounce carton for $3.99 (25 to 30 cents per ounce versus 44 cents per ounce).