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As the needs of shoppers change, manufacturers have to develop new and innovative features and packaging formats that are both convenient and easy-to-use. Based on recent analysis from GlobalData, we explore the key business and procurement trends identified by leading executives in the global packaging industry, take a look at a dumbbell-shaped PET water bottle pack designed to be used during workouts and examine a gourmet tea pouch claimed to be ideal for sharing among connoisseurs.

Also in this issue, we find out how a child-resistant bleach tablet dispenser pack with an integrated dosing system could inspire cross-category innovation and explore wider opportunities for a detergent dosing bottle currently used in the laundry sector.

In other news from GlobalData, we find out how brands can use innovative formats and features in packaging to add value to sauces and dressings products and examine the appeal of an attention-grabbing soap launched in Japan that is dispensed in the shape of a rose.

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In this issue

Business and Procurement Outlook

For brands looking to stay one step ahead, monitoring current and future market trends is vital. Eloise McLennan sums up key developments in the packaging industry, as identified by GlobalData.

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Fitness in a Bottle

Exercise goals are not easy to achieve, which makes products that help to fuel fitness routines appealing. GlobalData explores a new water bottle designed to be used during workouts.

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Tea for Two

There are many rules about how to make the perfect cup of tea, but is sharing one of them? GlobalData takes a look at a box of tea that’s good enough for two.

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Inspired Innovation

As consumers seek ways to make everyday tasks easier, convenient pack features can be adapted from existing products to suit applications in other sectors. Eloise McLennan explores GlobalData research by Gemma Hill to find out how a plastic bottle with a child-resistant format could fuel cross-category developments.

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Diverse Dosing

Exploring ways to adapt existing product features to add value to products can fuel innovation in different market sectors. Eloise McLennan sums up the potential cross-category applications of a detergent dosing bottle identified by GlobalData’s Gemma Hill.

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Dressing up Dining

With new formats in growing demand, manufacturers of sauces, dressings and seasonings are using packaging to help products stand out from the competition. Eloise McLennan draws on GlobalData research by Maria Fernandez to explore how packaging can add value to products.

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Bathing in Beauty

Soap is a product that tends to be used daily, but few consumers likely give much thought to the form that it comes in. GlobalData takes a look at a foam soap that adds a luxurious touch of beauty to cleansing.

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Next issue preview: June 2017

Drawing on the latest research from GlobalData, we explore how consumer demand for new experiences will drive technology growth in packaging, find out how leading industry executives view key trends in the business environment during H1 2017 and examine a new twist-action gum dispenser.

Plus, we take a look at wider opportunities for an easy-open spouted closure, explore the fresh and contemporary pack design used for Estée Lauder’s Estée Edit cosmetics range and examine the formats and features adding value to cold drinks products.

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