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July 21, 2017

Inside Packaging – Market Focus Special Issue – August 2017

In this issue: The latest research, insights and analysis from GlobalData, including trends in the packaging industry and how pack designs can add value to baby products

By Eloise Mclennan

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The growing obsession with convenience and cleanliness is driving demand for packaging features that enable efficient and hygienic product use. Based on recent analysis from GlobalData, we examine how consumers’ preference for new experiences over new products will drive technology growth in packaging.

Also in this issue, we find out more about an unusual pack design for fortune cookies that uses dark humour to put a “brutally honest and pessimistic” spin on a traditionally sweet offering, and consider how a plastic bottle format with an internal dosing closure, currently used for a laundry care product, could cross over into other categories.

We also take a look at a single-use shaving cream pack that dissolves when it makes contact with water, and explore how new packaging innovations can enhance the appeal of baby care products for both infants and adults.

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Digital in Demand Recent research indicates that consumers’ preference for new experiences over new products will drive technology growth in packaging. Consumer analyst Veronica Zhupanova explores the impact of this rising trend. Read the article.

Twisted Treats Traditional fortune cookies are known for their lighthearted prophecies. However, one brand has turned this trend on its head through a range of cookies with a dark sense of humour. GlobalData takes a look at the pack design that bites back. Read the article.

Squeezy Solutions Exploring developments outside your own market sectors can be a useful source of inspiration for manufacturers. Using GlobalData research, Eloise McLennan explores how a design currently used for a laundry care product could cross over into other categories. Read the article.

Clean Shaven Deciding how much shaving cream to pack while travelling just got a lot easier with the debut of single-use shaving cream. Tom Vierhile finds out more. Read the article.

Baby Products The arrival of a baby is a life-changing event for many parents, requiring them to adjust to a different lifestyle and face various challenges. Eloise McLennan draws on GlobalData to examine new packaging innovations that add benefits to baby products. Read the article.

Next issue preview: August 2017

Based on recent analysis from GlobalData, we take a look at some of the key trends in the US packaging market, explore the role of “smart” technology and e-commerce in the global packaging industry and examine an innovative double-walled bottle that preserves the product flavour of oil.

Plus, we find out more about a portable hairspray pack that offers beauty solutions on-the-go, take a look at a new packaging format that lets consumers snap and pour their way to five-a-day and examine how packaging can add value to dairy products.

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