PAPER, PLASTIC OR GLASS?

Hands down, plastic jugs are the containers of choice for refrigerated milk, a $10 billion category. Plastic containers of milk were responsible for 84% of the category's dollar sales -- -$8.528 billion -- while milk in paper cartons generated nearly 16%, or $1.621 billion, in the food, drug and mass channels, according to ACNielsen data for the 52 weeks ending July 16. Sales of milk in glass bottles

Hands down, plastic jugs are the containers of choice for refrigerated milk, a $10 billion category. Plastic containers of milk were responsible for 84% of the category's dollar sales -- -$8.528 billion -- while milk in paper cartons generated nearly 16%, or $1.621 billion, in the food, drug and mass channels, according to ACNielsen data for the 52 weeks ending July 16. Sales of milk in glass bottles amounted to a drop in the bucket -- less than $14 million over the same period. Yet of the

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