The Thornton’s Budgens store in Belsize Park in North London has introduced peanut butter on tap in a bid to slash plastic pollution. Shoppers will be able to buy reusable glass jars and fill them up with everyday essentials including peanut butter, milk and orange juice.
Trends around the world are moving fast and changing how we live and interact with the world. Brands will need to understand how these trends will impact their ability to do business and find solutions to adjust.
Industry experts foresee continue growth in the flexible packaging industry, fueled by two developments: increasing consumer demands for convenient packages, and an industry push for sustainable, shelf-ready product designs, according to the Flexible Packaging Market Assessment produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
From a branding perspective, especially brand naming, Cheerios is brilliant. It’s a suggestive name that gives you a hint of what you’re about to experience: cheery Os. The funny part is that wasn’t the original name.
The word “sustainability” is all the rage these days. On the one hand, 56% of U.S. consumers want more sustainable packaging, according to Asia Pulp & Paper. On the other hand, consumers are hesitant to simply trust a brand claiming to be “green.”
The decision to upgrade your packaging line can benefit your operation in many ways: increased production, reduced labor and insurance costs, less liability, improved product handling and protection during transport.
A new study reveals that labeling food and drinks with how much walking or running is needed to burn them off could help tackle the obesity crisis. So how much exercise would it take to work off that 1/2 pizza or pint of Ben and Jerry's?
In this issue of Packaging Strategies we have the annual Packaging Outlook, covering flexible and rigid plastics, glass, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated, as well as packaging machinery & automation and packaging design. Also covered is the trend of less is more in beverage branding, how dispensers can make or break a brand experience, one conveying company that’s setting the bar in vertical farming, a dairy manufacturer that moved to plant-based products and more. Enjoy!