When brands are considering a new design, one question to answer is: Why? Is it for a more modern look, such as digital printing or other special graphics effects? Is it to revise the text placement? Change colors for an entire product line? Change to sustainable materials or another pack container?
When designing closures for some of the world’s biggest brands, the biggest challenge we must overcome when it comes to e-commerce is ensuring our designs can withstand the impact of being shipped. The second challenge is leak protection.
In the competitive retail space it is imperative for brands to stay on top of evolving trends and consumer behavior. Thanks to technology, businesses have access to greater freedom and flexibility, enabling them to optimize packaging for a better customer experience.
For most of the past decade, consumers around the world have increasingly shifted their spending from brick-and-mortar to online stores, appreciating the convenience and immediacy of digital shopping. But that trend could be reversing as members of Generation Z begin flexing their economic muscle.
Social media is crowded. With six billion users combined on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter, brands are not only competing with each other, but with their target audience’s family and friends. How do brands develop content that stands out among the tremendous amount of traffic on social media? How can your brand stand out?
Flexible packaging — especially the pouch — is still the fastest growing segment globally. Over the last decade, its share of total packaging in the U.S. increased from 16 percent to its current 19 percent.
These steps will help you to make a decision whether it’s time to redesign or leave it alone.
April 1, 2019
Food brands owners often come to us when their current packaging design is hindering them from taking a brand to the next level. It’s gotten them to a certain point, but now they are ready to invest in a design that will dramatically increase sales.
I find myself looking at packaging, even if the item isn’t on my list. I do an overall look just to see if any new packaging has come out. This includes the packaging, the price, the product (especially food, meat, dairy) and most recently, the level of commitment a brand has to the environment. Can I recycle the packaging once the product is gone?
Diadeis is launching the first conference about packaging artwork. It will be an intimate and interactive event, a one-day track devoted to understanding and sharing strategies and insights with a focus on improving the packaging value chain.
The October issue of Packaging Strategies centers around packaging design, as well as features cartoning, cobots, cleanable equipment advantages, aseptic packaging, household packaging trends and more!