Product packaging’s sole purpose originally was to protect the product inside. Over the years, packaging has also doubled as a marketing tool — packaging design now plays a vital role in consumers buying decisions.
Since 1939 the packaging described the product as a cure for “periodic pain.” Although the name was familiar with young women, the brand lacked relevance with Gen Z and was losing market share due to the increase of new female-focused start-ups.
Marketers have done a pretty good job training consumers to recognize visual signals on packaging. Green indicates freshness, white cues purity, hand-rendered typography means a product is “artisan” and so on. But what happens when most consumer packaged goods companies play by the same rules in the packaging playbook? It’s a recipe for uniformity.
Opal Nera, a sambuca-based dark liqueur, was created by Distillerie Francoli back in the 1980s, achieving great success globally. However, as competitor brands started to appear, its popularity was affected.
Colgate-Palmolive Company has agreed to acquire Hello Products LLC, one of the fastest-growing, premium oral care brands in the United States. Hello has a distinct “naturally friendly™” lifestyle positioning with strong appeal among younger consumers and across broad segments
The post-purchase experience is an area that is often neglected in ecommerce. Branded packaging is more costly than using stock shipping boxes. So many ecommerce businesses feel that it’s simply not worth the investment.
In the film Ready Player One, a dystopian culture relies heavily on virtual reality to escape the real world. These types of technologies used to feel so far removed from our current state, but not anymore. Smart technologies and the Internet of Things are at the forefront of changing everything.
A recent survey of 200 U.S. brand managers and packaging stakeholders revealed that 72 percent have seen brand packaging affected by the introduction of more sub-brands, products and SKUs over the past two years. What is driving this trend? The battle for relevance.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies, we share an article about a popular men’s wellness brand, finding an ecommerce partner for growth and control of your products, PACK EXPO Show coverage, a chocolate factory that found the right system for its bars, a Q&A with two companies on sanitary equipment and making the switch to aluminum.