An unfolding revolution in digital packaging creates a trifecta of opportunity for brand owners
April 1, 2020
It is now well accepted that virtually all brands, from the utmost recognized to the newly eager, face an unprecedented onslaught of counterfeiting and gray market trading. In emerging countries, this menace is bold and audacious, with outright fakes appearing in the open marketplace. In developed countries, the problem is equally insidious due to online propagation of counterfeit products through e-commerce platforms.
Income elasticity analysis reveals that adidas, Nike, LVMH and Groupe Danone have higher Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk exposure among select FMCG companies, while Kraft Heinz and Kimberly-Clark, which are less dependent on discretionary spending, appear to be less exposed.
It seems that the U.S-China trade war is slowing. According to National Public Radio, the president agreed to relax some of the tariffs he imposed on Chinese imports. In exchange, Beijing has agreed to buy more American products and make other changes.
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.
What Millennials think, say and do will dominate all aspects of businesses for many years to come. The reason? Millennials are putting a significantly higher priority on sustainability than have the generations before them. That is the finding of EcoFocus Worldwide's 2019 U.S. Trends Survey.
In the next year, the consumer packaged goods (CPG) landscape will drastically change as brands evolve their strategies around digital channels, sustainability, collaboration and loyalty. Cutting across each of these initiatives is a need to innovate smarter and faster.
As automation technologies progress, there are more opportunities for machinery to respond directly to input from human operators. This is why a good human-machine interface (HMI) is extremely important.
Packaging has always been a means of communicating a brand’s value proposition — who your product is for and why it’s better and different than anything else on the market today. But in today’s increasingly competitive consumer product landscape, the critical need to stand out is inspiring marketers to push the boundaries of design in new and unexpected ways. Based on what we’re seeing from design projects on our global platform, here are five new trends that will dominate packaging design in 2020 and beyond.
We share our Top 13 articles from 2019 that caught readers' attention —from the top beverage and food packaging companies of the year and the outlook for 2019 to some neat designs and trends. Enjoy the read!
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.
<p><em>Packaging Outlook 2017</em> gives a breakdown on each packaging sector and insiders’ predictions and insights regarding 2017 market trends. You won’t want to miss this invaluable summary!</p>
Annual recap of 2015’s top trends and predictions for 2016 from Packaging Strategies, the unbiased provider of packaging intelligence and analysis for more than 33 years. This special report features exclusive commentary by packaging industry experts.
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!