General Mills is hoping pet food will help it fight lagging cereal and snack sales. The company said that it plans to double distribution of Blue Buffalo pet food items in the food, drug and mass market channel, including grocery, drug stores and big box retailers.
Butler Automatic has named David Foskett as Sales Director. Foskett began his position in time to attend Pack Expo International in October, which was the perfect platform for introducing him to the company's customers and OEM partners.
With e-commerce sales predicted to be at an all-time high this holiday season, and online grocery orders expected to increase at least 50 percent, transporting products in a safe and efficient way is more important than ever.
For the beverage industry, the power of packaging has never been more important — new entrants into the space can literally live or die by it. With the global marketplace becoming more crowded, the opportunity to get noticed on-shelf or online is more competitive than ever.
The World Packaging Organisation has announced the 189 winners of the WorldStar Packaging Awards 2019. The three countries most awarded are Japan, with 26 awards for the second year running, followed by Turkey, taking 22 and China, 21.
If you have ever been tasked with considering what types of intellectual property protection were available for a new packaging design, copyright may not be the first thing that came to mind. After all, it is trademark law that is designed to protect the public’s association with a commercial name or logo.
So long national brand imitations, lackluster packaging design and sub-par taste. Today’s private label brands are head-to-head with national brands as more retailers are entering the market. On store shelves and e-commerce platforms, it’s hard to miss the dramatic growth.
Since becoming a standard 15 years ago, PackML has proven to be a powerful development and production tool. End users worldwide rely on PackML’s state model and consistent terminology to easily integrate disparate machines on a packaging line, manage production problems and simplify training.
The January 2020 Packaging Strategies offers a culmination of tips and best practices in “Best Practices for Packaging Line Optimization,” and the 2020 Packaging Design Forecast, along with articles on fiber laser marking, HMIs with a more human touch, rigid plastic sustainability and more!