US fast food giant McDonald’s is celebrating International Women’s Day with special packaging,...
Convenient ‘one-stop-shop’ coffee with a sweet surprise
The ready-to-drink coffee industry benefits not only from the growing popularity of coffee around the world but also from the busy lifestyles of modern consumers, who have less time to spend on beverage preparation.
Shelf life: reducing waste with antimicrobial packaging
A new material with antimicrobial properties has been launched by Uflex in an attempt to extend the shelf life of the food inside the pack, thus reducing potential food waste. Katie Woodward finds out more about the pack and other flexible solutions on the market.
Could a plastic bottle ban at Glastonbury festival stigmatise wasteful attitudes?
Can a huge UK music festival make public shaming of disposable plastic bottles and cups a “thing” by banning plastic bottles from the premises?
Seal in safety: recalls push product security
It took a province-wide voluntary recall for one Canadian dairy to realise the importance of safety seals on its milk containers. While the risk has now been eliminated, an important lesson can be learned. Selig Group global marketing vice-president John Brown explains more.
Innovative design: airless technology in the cosmetic industry
The cosmetic world is a competitive market place. To keep product design innovative, airless technology has been utilised for items that are mainly produced in jars. Eloise McLennan finds out more about the technology and the benefits airless jars have over other traditional formats.
Looking good: aesthetic labelling and decorative techniques boost pack value
Cosmetic brands are adding value through visuals, such as various decorative finishes, special effects and printing capabilities. Sonia Sharma finds out more.
Touch and go: tactile innovation in ‘best before’ date food labelling
Best before dates have caused a great deal of controversy for the role they play in contributing to food waste. Solveiga Pakštaitė from Mimica Labs talks about a new packaging label product that she hopes will solve the problem.
Spoon rest and freshness marker add value to baby food
The spouted pouch has revolutionized the baby food category in recent years, offering parents and carers a convenient means of feeding babies on the go. Nowadays, the pouch almost seems to be the go-to pack format for new brands, so Plum Organic's decision to launch its new range of fruit and vegetable-based baby foods in consumer-friendly bowl-shaped plastic pots could be a deliberate move to set the brand apart from the competition.
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