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Avery Dennison to discontinue the Avery AP3.4 and AP2.4 thermal barcode printers. - The last opportunity to buy the AP3.4 and AP2.4 will be July 31, 2008.


October 2007

Avery Dennison Reports Third Quarter Earnings
Tuesday, October 23, 2007; Posted: 08:36 AM
PASADENA, Calif., Oct 23, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) today reported net income of $58 million or $0.59 per share, compared with $85 million or $0.85 per share in the prior year. Results included restructuring and asset impairment charges, transition costs associated with the integration of Paxar, and other items totaling $0.41 and $0.13 in the third quarters of 2007 and 2006, respectively.

Net sales from continuing operations for the third quarter were $1.68 billion, up approximately 19 percent from $1.42 billion for the same quarter last year. Sales before the impact of acquisitions, divestitures and foreign currency translation were essentially unchanged from prior year.

"Weaker retail demand in the U.S. affected sales growth in our office products and retail information services businesses," said Dean A. Scarborough, president and chief executive officer of Avery Dennison. "While core volumes continue to grow overall, heightened competitive pressure in pressure sensitive-materials negatively impacted price and mix during the quarter."

"In the face of these more challenging market conditions, we are taking a number of steps to drive productivity improvement and increase the top line," he added. "We are intensifying our efforts to find operational efficiencies and reduce costs. We are also partnering with customers to develop creative solutions to help them grow, tripling the number of Horizon 1 growth projects that could generate substantial revenue gains."

"We remain on track to achieve targeted cost synergies through the integration of Paxar with Retail Information Services," Scarborough said. "We have completed the planning phase and are executing the integration of the two companies. These actions include the elimination of Paxar headquarter costs and the closure of two facilities in Mexico by the end of this year. With the execution of synergy plans well underway, we are now shifting the focus to accelerating top line growth."

"While we are experiencing some current headwinds from weak retail markets in the U.S. and a softening of demand in Europe, Avery Dennison remains well positioned for the future with strong brands, leading market share and relative economies of scale," he said. "Emerging markets and radio frequency identification are two of our most significant growth opportunities. The Paxar acquisition significantly increases our presence in the RFID market. We estimate about $50 million in sales from RFID related products next year."  For complete article visit Avery Dennison's web site.

Dayton, Ohio Investing $1.4M to Support RFID Firms

Developments in Dayton, Ohio, helped put bar codes on the map, and now the city is hoping to do the same for RFID. Last week the city government committed $1.4 million to found the Dayton RFID Incubator Corp. (DRIC), an economic development project to attract and develop RFID-related businesses.

A Marsh's supermarket in Dayton was the site of the first UPC symbol scanned in a retail store, when in 1974 a pack of Wrigley's gum passed across a point of sale scanner manufactured by National Cash Register (now known as NCR), another Dayton company.

Dayton and the surrounding area, which includes nearby Cincinnati, is currently home to at least 36 businesses involved in RFID, Gwen Eberly from the City of Dayton Office of Economic Development told RFID Update.

"The idea behind the incubator is to provide an environment and resources for these companies to come together and grow," she said. "It will have all the technology bells and whistles these companies need to do their work."

The DRIC was formed as a for-profit corporation. It will receive $1.4 million in funding over four years that is intended to be used to secure space to house a cluster of RFID-related businesses and create shared resources such as labs and demonstration centers. EPC Technologies, a local business, came to the city with the idea and won a $25,000 grant last April to pursue it. The project gained momentum and CityWide Development Corporation was hired to develop and manage the incubator.

Eligibility for the Dayton RFID Incubator and the services it will provide still need to be determined, and companies cannot join yet, according to Eberly. Representatives from CityWide Development will work with Dayton officials to set the format of the incubator and define its management structure. The city estimates the project will create 100 jobs with an average annual salary of $80,000 within three years. The estimates were based on project research and prior results CityWide Development has attained from other incubator projects.

The Dayton area has been involved in the automatic identification and data collection industry ever since that first pack of gum was scanned at a supermarket. Dayton was the original headquarters of the Uniform Code Council, which developed the UCC/EAN system. The organization has since moved to New Jersey and been renamed GS1, which is the parent organization to EPCglobal, the leading RFID standards organization. GS1 maintains a call center in Dayton. Paxar, a longtime provider of bar code and RFID printing and labeling systems, is headquartered nearby, as is Procter & Gamble, which has been a pioneering early adopter of RFID technology. Eberly noted the U.S. Air Force conducts RFID research at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base outside Dayton. The base serves as worldwide headquarters for the Department of Defense's Automatic Identification Program.

Also, RFID tag and reader manufacturer Alien Technology opened its RFID Solution Center in Dayton in 2006. Eberly said the city has talked to the company about sharing resources with DRIC. www.rfidupdate.com

August 08, 2007

Avery Dennison Printer Systems Division and RedPrairie Partner to Provide RFID Solution

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & MILWAUKEE --(Business Wire)-- Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY), Printer Systems Division, supplier of Monarch(R) products and services, and RedPrairie Corporation, a world leading consumer driven optimization company, today announced a partnership providing total RFID solutions. A leading pharmaceutical supplier has chosen the Avery Dennison and RedPrairie RFID solution for visibility and inventory management of its extensive pharmaceutical line. The solution consists of Avery Dennison's industry-leading Monarch(R) 9855(TM) RFID printer/encoder and
RFID supplies combined with RedPrairie's world-class enterprise software.

The recent RedPrairie and Avery Dennison partnership helps ensure that RedPrairie's
customers have reliable RFID printing/encoding capabilities with Monarch(R) brand printers already pre-integrated into RedPrairie software solutions.

"Avery Dennison shares RedPrairie's vision of delivering RFID solutions that are cost
effective, simple to deploy, and built on a robust, scalable technology infrastructure,"
said Rick Bauer, Avery Dennison Director of RFID Global Program Development. "We were excited about the opportunity to combine our RFID capabilities with RedPrairie's software expertise in order to create a turnkey solution that is seamless for our mutual customers."

"We are pleased to work with Avery Dennison to help customers obtain value from their RFID solutions. The solution we created for the pharmaceutical supplier was designed to reduce operating costs and create greater efficiencies that will allow customers to synchronize staff and inventory based on demand signals from retailers," states Gary Morgan, VP of Red Prairie's Technology Services.

Avery Dennison Names Susan C. Miller as Vice President and General Counsel

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2007 Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) announced today the promotion of Susan C. Miller to the position of vice president and general counsel, effective June 1, 2007.

As general counsel, Miller will assume overall responsibility for general legal matters affecting Company operations, and management responsibility for all attorneys in the Law Department offices in Brea, Calif., Concord, Ohio, Hong Kong, Leiden, The Netherlands, and Buenos Aires. She will join the Corporate Leadership Team and continue to be a member of the Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. Miller will continue to report to Robert G. van Schoonenberg, executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary to the Board of Directors.

Sue has been an important contributor to Avery Dennisons growth during the last 16 years, said Dean A. Scarborough, president and chief executive officer. She brings a wealth of knowledge about the Company and its operations to her new position and will play a major role in shaping our corporate and legal strategies in the highly competitive global marketplace.

Miller joined Avery Dennison in 1991 as senior counsel responsible for corporate and securities law matters. She moved to Hong Kong to establish the Company's Law Department office in Hong Kong, and served as senior counsel, Asia Pacific, from 1995 to 1998. In this role, Miller was a key member of the Asia Pacific management team and played a significant role in a number of start-up operations and growth initiatives in China and Southeast Asia.

In 1998, Miller was promoted to assistant general counsel and relocated to the Corporate office where she joined the Law Department leadership team and became a key participant in Company acquisitions and divestitures. She also served as principal attorney for various Corporate departments, Performance Polymers, RFID Division, and the Avery Research Center.

Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive labeling materials, office products and retail tag, ticketing and branding systems. Based in Pasadena, Calif., Avery Dennison is a FORTUNE 500 company with 2006 sales of $5.6 billion. Avery Dennison employs approximately 22,000 individuals in 49 countries worldwide who apply the Company's technologies to develop, manufacture and market a wide range of products for both consumer and industrial markets.

Products offered by Avery Dennison include Avery-brand office products and graphics imaging media, Fasson-brand self-adhesive materials, peel-and-stick postage stamps, reflective highway safety products, labels for a wide variety of automotive, industrial and durable goods applications, brand identification and supply chain management products for the retail and apparel industries, and specialty tapes and polymers.

Avery Dennison Plans to Court Apparel Retailers at Upcoming Show - Thursday, April 26 2007 -  Apparel and footwear retailers and brand owners who are interested in discovering how item-level RFID facilitates stock replenishment, locates misplaced items and delivers a host of related business efficiencies are being encouraged to witness live demonstrations at Avery Dennison Retail Information Services’ Booth 812 at the upcoming RFID Journal Live conference, April 30 – May 2.

The conference takes place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Fla.

At the exhibit Avery Dennison RIS will have both front-of-store and backroom arrangements stocked with garments and footwear carrying RFID labels, and systems and software that track the movement of goods

Avery Dennison and Vue Team Up - Wednesday, January 17 2007-  
Working together, Avery Dennison RIS and Vue will combine core competencies to offer a seamlessly integrated item-level RFID package for moderate- and high-end retailers.

That's the gist of the announcement by Avery Dennison and Vue, which announced their marketing alliance. Both parties will team up to market Avery's broad line of item-level RFID tags and labels for apparel, footwear, consumer goods retailers, and software products.

Even outside of Wal-Mart supply chain operations, retailers are starting to shop around for RFID.

“This enables retailers to achieve RFID visibility down to the item-level," said Sharon Dalton, worldwide manager of alliances at Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, at the time of the announcement.

Avery announces new strategic alliance - April 1, 2007 - Avery Dennison announced a new strategic alliance between Century Systems and Avery that creates numerous and significant benefits. Avery has named Century Systems as exclusive distributor of industrial bar code printers for nearly all vertical and regional markets in North America.

The alliance will enhance Avery's position in the thermal printing industry by taking advantage of Century's value-added expertise and also by utilizing the NAA nationwide network to support their products.   Century Systems is looking forward to working closely with Avery Dennison in the United States.

Avery Dennison to Acquire Paxar for $1.3 Billion or $30.50 Per Share - Friday, 23 March 2007 -  Avery Dennison Corporation and Paxar Corporation today announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement for Avery Dennison to acquire all outstanding shares of Paxar for $30.50 per share in a cash transaction valued at approximately $1.34 billion. The transaction is expected to enhance Avery Dennison's ability to compete and grow in the fragmented, expanding $15 billion-plus global retail information and brand identification market.

"This combination is a terrific strategic fit," said Dean A. Scarborough, president and chief executive officer of Avery Dennison. "Paxar's highly complementary capabilities advance our strategy to deliver exceptional products and superior service to customers at every level of the global retail supply chain, and to increase efficiency and reduce costs in a rapidly changing and increasingly competitive global marketplace. In addition, this acquisition will allow us to invest in product innovation and services that will serve our existing customers even better."

Avery Dennison's Retail Information Services (RIS) business represents one of its fastest-growing units. RIS provides brand identification and supply chain management solutions primarily for manufacturers and retailers, including tag and label design and printing; inventory and shipment tracking; and data management systems.

"This combination will give us the capabilities, products and geographic reach to pursue new segments of the global retail information and brand identification market. These segments include retailers and manufacturers serving local customers in India and China," said Mr. Scarborough.

"Combining with Avery Dennison provides substantial benefits to our customers while delivering compelling value to Paxar shareholders," added Rob van der Merwe, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Paxar Corporation. "In particular, the broader capabilities of the combined Company will better meet customer demands for improved quality, product innovation and speed of delivery. Although we understand that some jobs will be affected through the integration of our businesses, employees of the combined Company will have expanded opportunities as part of a larger organization." Read More.....

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Avery Dennison Launches New Generation of Labeling Machines - Dec. 2005 -
Avery Dennison, world-leader in labeling and self-adhesive technology has launched its latest generation of label application systems - ALS Generation. This innovative family of systems is designed for multi-shift operation in industrial series production. The new systems are suitable for all self-adhesive materials and decorative labels, as well as labels for logistical applications.

The ALS-Generation of systems combines efficiency with robustness and high-performance with tested reliability. Their compact and flexible design is perfectly suited to the standard of requirements for multiple shifts.

The ALS Family also sets new standards with regard to connectivity and user-friendliness with easily accessible interfaces simplifying integration into a variety of other systems. The rotating, integrated multifunctional display with intuitive menu navigation plus an optional remote control display simplifies operation. Threading and peeling off backing paper is also made especially easy with "Easy Push".

Various dispensing edges or applicators are available with connections to increase application flexibility. With these optional accessories the ALS machines are now also prepared for RFID-Upgrades and provide a significantly high IP standard. With three different mounting options and a dispensing edge the systems can be freely rotated by up to 90° ensuring maximum flexibility. In addition to all these technical advantages the ALS Family is also very reasonably priced.

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