Walmart-owned online retailer Jet.com, unveils its own private label, Uniquely J. The range of foods and home goods is a new challenger in the battle for market share in the rapidly emerging e-commerce private label category and represents a radical new direction for branding in the private label category.
Asian beauty brands now have a new source for packaging, design services and the latest in global trends. Recognizing the steady growth of Asian domestic markets, Quadpack Industries is expanding its presence in the region.
The transaction brings together the high-performing food and beverage business of Constantia Flexibles’ labels division with Multi-Color’s strong wine & spirit and home & personal care platforms, as well as an emerging global position in healthcare.
LINDAL Group has launched FlipClassic, an insert-less actuator with an integrated cap as a compelling alternative to more costly twist-lock actuators. FlipClassic is a highly cost efficient and ergonomically appealing design ideal for regional brands and contract fillers in competitive and promising market sectors such as the personal care market.
Uncertainty about the availability and price of aluminum foil used for packaging applications, in response to the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations led by the U.S. Department of Commerce, is prompting CPG companies and converters to consider alternative substrates and creative solutions. Toray Plastics (America) Inc. offers MET OPP and MET PET films available to replace foil.
Charta Global has added the Enza Kraft to its full line of specialty papers. The new machine-glazed kraft paper with excellent strength properties is ideally suited for food and non-food protective packaging, and various technical and industrial applications.
Brilliant and sustainable packaging ideas dominated proceedings at the 21st European Carton Excellence Awards. The prizes were presented to the winners on September 21 at the Award Gala of the ECMA Congress in the elegant Residenz Building in Salzburg to an international audience of senior personnel from across the industry.
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.