• Five consumer trends shaking up the packaging industry

    Five consumer trends shaking up the packaging industry

      Consumers are continually changing the way they view, interact with and discard packaging. Whether you’re a manufacturer or a product marketer, you know how important it is to reflect the changing needs of the consumer in your products.   From convenience to traceability, here are five of the most important consumer packaging trends you need to

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  • Encouraging new talent into the packaging industry is a must

      Employing some 85,000 people and with sales in excess of £11 billion, the packaging industry is a vital contributor to UK GDP and without modern packaging, many products could simply not exist.   In an era where consumers demand the widest range of goods, advancements in technology are ever accelerating, and environmental damage must

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  • Using packaging design to reduce your carbon footprint

    Today’s packaging professionals are facing increasing pressures to create packaging concepts that offer ‘win-wins’ – where a design not only offers consumer convenience and product protection, but also environmental benefits. With the arrival of Recycling Week 2013 (17-23 June), and subsequent calls for improved recycling incentives by the British Plastics Federation (BPF), designs must focus

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  • Labelling developments are delivering bottom line benefits across all retail categories

    Security labelling developments offer retailers benefits in everything from merchandise availability to improving efficiency – areas that can make a significant difference to the bottom line. Some labelling advancements apply across multiple product categories. For instance, from cosmetics and apparel to wines and spirits, smaller, clear labels that protect products without obscuring branding messages are

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  • The need for employee engagement in the UK packaging industry

    In the UK’s fast-developing packaging industry, the need to evolve is key to the success of every organisation. Innovation in a company’s product offering is only the very tip of the iceberg, to compete today businesses need to be pioneering in everything they do, including engaging with their colleagues. On becoming the managing director of

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  • Reducing product tampering through packaging design

    From the harm to a brand’s reputation to the integrity of the supply chain, product tampering can result in costly damages for brands and manufacturers. In extreme cases it can even result in life or death consequences. As a result of this, there will always be a demand for safe, secure packaging that provides resistance

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  • The March of the Makers

    The manufacturing industry has been given some much-needed good news recently. The Industrial Trends Survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) revealed that the food and drink industry is not only the UK’s biggest manufacturing sector, but it currently leads as the country’s biggest industrial output. With the latest GDP figures revealed this week,

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  • Advanced labels and retail profitability

    News headlines might make uncomfortable reading for retailers at the moment. Whether speculating about the possibility of the triple-dip recession or examining how the increasing popularity of online shopping will affect the high street, there’s no shortage of stories that could be cause for concern. It’s against this backdrop that advancements in labelling solutions should

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  • The dangers of counterfeit parts

    The harsh economic climate continues to be tough for businesses who increasingly look to ‘streamline’ manufacturing processes to improve productivity. It’s during times like these, that businesses must recognise the difference between smart, cost saving technologies that will reduce expenditure and the corner-cutting short cuts that will only lead to inefficiency and long-term financial losses.

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