As in the past several years, Packaging World is starting the new year by taking a look back at those topics that drew the most interest from our website readers in 2016. In contrast to 2015’s countdown of the Top-10 most-read articles—which covered a broad array of issues, from sustainability to new technologies to package design—2016’s list is more focused. Half of the Top 10 are stories on the emerging e-commerce market and Walmart’s announcement in early 2016 of new case-coding requirements, proving that, when Walmart talks, the market listens.
With a product no longer needing to differentiate itself on a physical shelf, how will primary package design change—if at all—for products sold online?
Described as “a great addition to the existing Duke’s product line,” this Southern-style mayonnaise comes in a shapely reclosable pouch that’s packed in a retail-ready case.
In order for packaging to work as an effective branding tool, it must evoke positive emotions, memories, and personal context in a conscious and subconscious manner.
Fresh, organic purees for babies use HPP to preserve nutrition and flavor, and extend shelf life. Packaging is a cup with integrated spoon that is simply and stylishly decorated.
Packaging machinery and materials suppliers introduce new technologies to help e-commerce retailers meet consumer requirements for product protection, sustainability, and cost.
Online ink-jet printing of GTIN on cases is a key to late-stage customization that lets CPG companies minimize the cost of corrugated. Now Walmart is banning ink-jet GTIN.
Student teams from RIT redesign packaging for Wegmans’ orange juice and Greek yogurt, creating greater convenience and cost savings and using sustainable materials.
With e-commerce sales of grocery products predicted to grow to $18 billion by year-end 2018, CPGs struggle to understand its impact on traditional packaging supply chains.
A February 2016 announcement from Walmart titled “Master Case Labeling Standards and Expectations” sent tremors through Consumer Packaged Goods companies across the country.
A new report identifies six key trends set to transform the global packaging industry in the coming year.