THE PACKAGING EQUATION

Although frozen- and canned-juice sales are off, retailers are expecting shelf-stable juices in glass and plastic containers to continue to fuel rising category sales through 1999.Information Resources Inc., Chicago, reported that both shelf-stable bottled and aseptic-pack juices were up in supermarkets during the 52-week period ended Jan. 3. The bottled-juice and juice-drink category saw a 6.4% increase

Although frozen- and canned-juice sales are off, retailers are expecting shelf-stable juices in glass and plastic containers to continue to fuel rising category sales through 1999.

Information Resources Inc., Chicago, reported that both shelf-stable bottled and aseptic-pack juices were up in supermarkets during the 52-week period ended Jan. 3. The bottled-juice and juice-drink category saw a 6.4% increase in sales, racking up almost $3 billion, with the lion's share of sales in bottle

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