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Packaging plays a role in purchasing considerations.
May 20, 2013
Appearances can be deceiving. Millennials represent the fastest-growing segment of luxury goods-and-services purchasers, according to a recent study by American Express. Yet they are also giving rise to a new lifestyle that can be characterized in two words: frugal and green.
May 14, 2013
The international community agrees: food waste is a problem of global proportion. The widespread inefficiencies caused by food waste highlight the need for packaging that prevents spoilage and extends shelf life, while still protecting the flavor and quality that consumers count on and providing the convenience they need. The metal can is an ideal format to help brands achieve these goals, proving its value as a waste prevention tool.Read More
Food packaging will play a key role in feeding the world in 2050
April 30, 2013
More than a third of the food produced in the world – 1.3 billion tons per year ¬– never finds its way into anyone’s stomach. It can rot in the field, go bad during processing, spoil at the grocery store or get tossed in the garbage by the consumer. For food producers, processors and manufacturers with the foresight and ingenuity to tackle this problem, there is more than a cautionary tale here – there is real business opportunity. Read More
Providing relevant and critical information that packaging professionals use to make strategic decisions
April 18, 2013
In recent years, private label has increasingly gained ground in the marketplace with the majority of U.S. shoppers (86%) purchasing some type of store brand regularly . Store brands now account for one out of five items sold in US supermarkets, drug chains and mass merchandisers . In particular, product categories like salty snacks, soda, cookies and paper goods are gaining ground on their national brand counterparts. The trade-off is that the price/value point is no longer enough of a differentiator and private label brands must step up their game in an effort to meet rising shopper expectations. Addressing this progression partly means understanding shopper preference, but it’s also important to remember that consumer curiosity (and brand loyalty) is sparked through creatively designed brand packaging that leads to shelf interaction. Read More
April 4, 2013
Doritos, a brand from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, partnered with branding and design firm Hornall Anderson to update its identity and packaging to create global harmonization and unleash the power of the iconic brand.Read More
Best practices in establishing for international industries
March 25, 2013
In today’s global marketplace, the simple question of a product’s legality may result in an answer that is anything but simple. The many differences in local legal frameworks between countries can make the issue of legality extremely complex. Confusion abounds and the cost of noncompliance can be high, both literally and figuratively. So how should a company operating internationally best manage the issues of legality and compliance? The answer lies in global standards.
Conference dives into successful ROPP implementations
March 21, 2013
Last year, Fowler Products (www.fowlerproducts.com), powered by Pro Mach and Zalkin sponsored the Application Fundamentals of Aluminum Closures (AFAC) conference, a non-commercial symposium attended by a who’s who of Spirits, Wine, Beer and Soft Drink brand owners.Read More
Machine fills and packages ice cream with the use of robotics.
March 15, 2013
German company, Big Drum Engineering GmbH specializes in the manufacture of equipment for the filling and packaging of ice cream. Its innovative machines make it possible to produce a wide variety of ice creams (with the exception of those on a stick) with a production capacity of up to 50,000 tubs per hour.Read More
March 11, 2013
Volume is steadily rising for many, and manufacturers are now dealing with a different problem than cost-cutting—how to meet increasing demand after resource cuts and no new investments in productivity improvement in recent years.Read More
March 5, 2013
With a family recipe more than 75 years old, Texas-based Best Maid Products Inc. has grown from a single-kitchen operation to a beloved brand known throughout the southwest region of the United States.Read More