Trends and Issues

Feature Article
|

Defending Innovative Packaging From 'Flattery by Imitation'

“Copycats aim to neutralize any marketplace advantage promised by innovative packaging.”
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
44 Best Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book of our editors’ selections for most innovative package designs of the past year.
News
|

It's time for packaging professionals to do some lobbying

The FCN program’s elimination would result in delays and unpredictability for those seeking approval of new food contact materials, and likely would mean they wouldn’t seek the approval at all.”
News
|

Cosmetics going green...

It's now hip, says Virginia Lee, research analyst at Euromonitor International in Chicago.
News
|

In Finland, paper mill strikes protesting planned layoffs...

cost Stora Enso and UPM millions of Euros.
News
|

New Nestle' wrapper in Switzerland comes under fire...

A month after splashy relaunch, a consumer association revealed the wrapper for 100g of chocolate weighs 50g and is made from the type of PET that cannot be recycled.
News
|

Britain's new food labels...

lead to drop in sales.
News
|

Beware of bogus bottled water in India...

many firms packaging water without license with brand names like 'Relax', `Aditya,' `Amruta,' `Sivaganga,' and `Aqua'.
News
|

In Canada, mini can all the rage...

Coca-Cola is targeting households of those between the ages of 25 and 49 who are seeking to improve their snacking and drinking opportunities when shopping at grocery stores and mass merchandisers, such as Wal-Mart.
News
|

South Africa could switch to plastic for beer...

Astrapak (APK) says that parts of the beer industry might switch to plastic packaging in the next five to ten years if PET technology improvements enable the shelf life of beer in plastic to stretch to 24 months.
News
|

U.S. dog food in ready-to-eat packages...

Beneful Prepared Meals showcase the eight, mouth-watering varieties and real food ingredients in clear, ready-to-serve, resealable plastic containers -- a new packaging innovation in pet food.
News
|

U.S. brewer Coors unveils innovation...

designed to keep beer colder for longer.
News
|

Indian firm enters medical device market...

Essel Propack, one of India's largest laminated packaging companies, has signed an agreement to buy Tacpro of the US, and Avalon Medical Services of Singapore, marking Propack's entry into the high-growth medical device market.. Source: tmcnet.com
News
|

Tetra Pak moves into Russia...

Sweden's Tetra Pak, producers of packages for juice and dairy products, launched construction on a new plant near Moscow.
News
|

New Zealand Health Minister...

wants 2/3 of cigarette pack to offer graphic images of dangers of smoking.
News
|

U.S. winery repackages to tap into China market...

discovers you must "localize" the brand to go global.
News
|

A colorful brand security trick

Gary Lerner of the Red Oak Group shares a simple idea for brand protection that is as overt and seamless as you could imagine, a trick that helped one client dramatically reduce product diversion.
News
|

Tips from the Packaging Summit

Advice heard during the mid-May event included from Johnson & Johnson's manager of packaging technologies.
News
|

Being more relevant

"Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes." —Peter Drucker

Pages

Newsletters

Don't miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!
GENERAL INTEREST
PACKAGE DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT
PACKAGING MACHINERY
SPECIAL INTEREST
PACK EXPO
Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.