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Introducing the New ARC: Abbott Recloseable Container and Label System

Introducing the New ARC: Abbott Recloseable Container and Label System

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In mid-Q2 2017, Abbott Nutrition will begin transitioning its can product portfolio to the New ARC: Abbott Recloseable Container by Tetra Pak®.

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ARC BENEFITS

Meeting Evolving Customer Needs

  • In a focus group study, the ARC was preferred over metal cans by both healthcare professionals and patients.
  • The ARC is easy to open and easy to use.
  • The ARC has no sharp metal edges.
  • The ARC helps preserve unfinished formula and reduces product waste.
  • The ARC has a lower environmental impact than metal cans.
  • BPA (Bisphenol-A) is not used in the manufacture of the ARC.
  • The ARC case has a more efficient package shape which allows for fewer pallet configurations and streamlined pallet management.
  • In transportation/distribution tests, the ARC sustained less damage compared to metal cans.

ARC: Abbott Recloseable Container by Tetra Pak®

LABELING SYSTEM

A Consistent, Simplified Label System

In collaboration with more than 300 healthcare professionals, Abbott Nutrition developed a new label design and system across its entire product line to make it easier to identify Abbott products and to make it easier for healthcare professionals and patients to quickly locate nutritional information on the package.

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color coded carloic denisty

The Abbott color-coded caloric density system is designed to improve accuracy of use.

TRANSITIONING PRODUCTS

Partnering with You to Assure a Smooth Transition


We recognize that our customers and distributor partners play a vital role in making this a smooth and efficient transition. We have dedicated resources in place to help in developing specific implementation plans. We will provide you with ongoing information and tools to support you in the coming months.


For current product transition scope and timing, or for additional communications tools visit our Resource Center

New Packing and Labeling System Scope


The chart below illustrates the full scope of the New ARC: Abbott Recloseable Container Transition.

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* Moving from 6.8 oz to 8 oz.

Includes Ensure Enlive, Ensure Plus, Ensure Original, Ensure High Protein and Ensure Compact.

ROLL-OUT SCHEDULE

Abbott Nutrition Communications and Product Rollout Schedule:


The following Transition Timeline will change over time with additional detail being added. If you purchase Abbott Nutrition products through a distributor, it is recommended that you work directly with them for guidance on timing. If you purchase products directly from Abbott Nutrition, please work with your Abbott representative or customer service.

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The New ARC: Abbott Recloseable Container product transition will be phased over a 6-month period, it is estimated to begin mid-Q2 2017 and conclude in Q4 2017. We recognize that our customers and distributor partners play a role in making this a smooth and efficient transition.

For additional information and communication tools, visit our Resource Center.