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.
With medical and/or recreational use of cannabis being legalized, we asked: Is your business diving into the cannabis market? Survey responses suggest that 37 percent are getting into the sector, with an additional 21 percent planning to add it to their business in the future.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies you will find “The Latest Packaging Innovations Changing the Rules,” “The Future of Cannabis Packaging” and “OEE and a Multi-Metric Approach,” along with articles on beauty and alcohol social media influencers, batch vs. continuous and aseptic sterilization, challenger brands bridging ecommerce and retail, and a popular Michigan brewing company who has what it takes to tap into the community.