A GS1 US research study revealed that 82% of retailers and 92% of brand owners support transitioning from the universal product code (U.P.C.) to a data-rich two-dimensional (2D) barcode. It is one way to meet changing consumer needs for more product information.
In January, U.S. plastic bag manufacturers and recyclers signed a sustainability commitment for the industry and renamed its coalition the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance (ARPBA). The agreement by ARPBA members includes a target that 95% of plastic retail bags be reused or recycled by 2025.
Challenger brands, which set themselves apart with an intent to bring change to an industry, are driving massive change across the fast-moving consumer goods industry. At the same time, in order to grow their sales these brands are bridging the gap between selling exclusively online and building an in-store presence.
Understanding the typical pros and cons of batch versus continuous and aseptic sterilization of low-acid shelf-stable food and beverage products helps organizations make an informed purchasing decision.
Short’s Brewery in Northern Michigan was established in 2002 by Joe Short. Short had gained significant brewing experience at other Michigan breweries and realized that his style of brewing was best suited to his own business model.
To find out what’s in store for cannabis packaging by 2025, I delved into the subject with a group of packaging experts. Why 2025 you ask? It’s the year many brands such as Nestlé, Aldi and even Pepsi are targeting for their packaging to be 100% recyclable or reusable, so it’ll be a milestone year for packaging.
Investors should pay close attention to the potential for store brands to create new winners and losers in retail and CPG, advised Todd Maute, a partner at brand strategy and design agency CBX, during a recent analyst conference organized by Stifel Financial Corp.
The July issue of Packaging Strategies highlights active packaging benefits; the private label boom post-COVID, staying competitive with X-ray machinery, a new OpX column, how factory of the future solutions unlock equipment efficiencies, expanding business with new product development and a household care company who believes it’s humor and sustainability that make the brand.