Affinnova Design Audit: Diabetes meters included 600 nationally representative diabetes patients, who evaluated the 12 U.S. brands: Accu-Chek Aviva, Accu-Chek Compact Plus, Accu-Chek Nano, Breeze 2, Contour USB, Freestyle Freedom Lite, Freestyle Insulinx, OneTouch UltraMini, OneTouch UltraSmart, ReliOn, True2Go, iBG Star.

Affinnova releases package design audit for diabetes blood glucose monitoring systems

A study of 600 diabetes patients reveals gap in brand perception vs meter packaging design.
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Paromi Artisan Tea Company achieved premium package appeal for retailers with a custom glass bottle and the story of Paromi’s worldwide search for unmatched ingredients.
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Twelve tips for selling new packaging ideas to retailers

The biggest retail chains in the U.S. and Europe hold most of the cards when it comes to negotiating the look and feel of new products and packages for their shelves.
Greece-based pharmaceutical company Frezyderm is utilizing packaging design to underline the efficacy of its product formulations.
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Managing the big picture of package development

Package development can often feel like wrestling with a many-headed monster.
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How package development projects fail

There are more than a few ways package design projects can end in failure. But most can be avoided by planning ahead and avoiding these common pitfalls.
Sleek aluminum cans with brighter graphics deliver appeal for this vitamin-enhanced, pre-exercise beverage that aims to burn calories. This illustrates how all package design is a balance between marketing, branding, and product information.
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Simple ways to reduce the marketing disconnect

Brand, sales, and marketing managers for packaged goods products have a tough job.
The new Cutex packaging presents a unified brand proposition appropriate for the category. The label was die-cut in the same swan shape and updated with a modernized logo, softer graphics, and a lighter pastel color palette.
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Rethinking operations from the back end forward

Packaging is a multidisciplinary profession that must consider many stakeholders in making the critical calls that produce successful packaging.
The revitalized Purex packaging built on the brand’s heritage foundation as it blossomed into full bloom, creating a dynamic and contemporary look via some skillful pruning and nurturing.
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12 top-level considerations for revitalizing package design

Only half of all packaging redesigns increase sales, so before you make a change in your packaging, make sure to consider all aspects of the new design.
The design for Duane Reade/Walgreens’ Good n’ Delish brand combines gut feeling and market insights, giving New Yorkers just what they wanted—a New York brand image they could relate to.
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Create a benchmark-busting private-label brand

Go beyond national-brand ‘best practices’ to create a superior private-label brand by leveraging package design that is seen by consumers as having meaning and purpose.
CSS President & CEO Elisha Tropper (right) and company VP of Sales & Marketing Brian Lyle analyze the different packaging configuration options yielded by alternative security-seal product designs.
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Optimizing industrial packaging through product design

New security seals company keeps packaging front-of-mind when developing a more robust product design, resulting in a smaller box size and greater end-user value.
Shown here is the winner of the challenge in 2012 (Photo A)
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Heineken finds package designs through crowdsourcing

From ideas about sustainable packaging to insights into what consumers age 60 and over would like to see in beer packaging—lots can be learned from


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