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With consumers spending more time on the go, packaging manufacturers are under pressure to develop formats and features that can be easily transported and used in unconventional environments. Based on recent analysis from GlobalData, we examine how flexibles manufacturers can gain market share from glass packaging by building sustainability and premium appeal and explore the key industry trends and priorities identified by leading executives in the global packaging industry, including existing economic conditions, supplier price variations and growth.

Also in this issue, we take a look at a gum pack with a twist-action dispenser that breaks the mould of conventional plastic tub formats and find out how an easy-to-use, open-spouted closure format currently used to house hand wash could inspire cross-category innovation.

In other news from GlobalData, we examine the appeal of a striking pack format used for Estée Edit Cocobalm and explore how manufacturers can use packaging to add value to cold drinks.

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Premium Potential
Although flexible packaging has gained firm fans across the industry, growth in the sector is being hindered. GlobalData explores how flexibles manufacturers can improve premium credentials and sustainability to capture market share from glass packaging.
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Business Confidence
Amidst political and economic uncertainty, how will market changes impact packaging manufacturers? Eloise McLennan sums up the key market trends set to hit the industry, as identified by GlobalData.
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Twist and Shout
Tubs may be the favoured format for chewing gum manufacturers, but innovation in the sector is creating pack designs that break the mould. GlobalData takes a look at a dispenser pack that lets you dial-a-gum.
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Efficient Expulsion
On-pack features that enhance the user experience can be a source of inspiration for manufacturers. Eloise McLennan explores potential cross-category applications for a pack format currently used for liquid hand wash, as identified by GlobalData.
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Estée Lauder is revamping its packaging style with a fresh new look to target younger consumers. GlobalData takes a look at the design of a squeezy ball of lip balm featured in the range.
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Cold as Ice
Unusual packaging designs are heating up the cold drinks category as brands work to stand out from the competition. Eloise McLennan explores notable new formats and features identified by GlobalData to find out what drives packaging innovations in cold drinks.
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Next issue preview: August 2017

Based on recent analysis from GlobalData, we take a look at trends and opportunities in the UK packaging industry, examine an unusual pack design for cookies with a dark sense of humour and consider how a plastic bottle with an internal dosing closure could cross over into other categories.

Plus, we take a look at a single-use shaving cream pod made of food-grade film that dissolves completely and explore ways that manufacturers can use packaging to add value to baby products.

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