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  • Surging Forward

    Diageo is hoping it has created the next revolution in serving nitrogenated products – the Surger. The company's long association with Guinness is characterised by the combination of packaging and...

  • Bottling Success

    The Coca-Cola Company has been restructuring its value chain and launching new brands. CEO E Neville Isdell told the World Food Business Summit about the company's major transformation.

  • What is a Megabrand?

    Consolidating products under a single brand can be beneficial to manufacturers, giving them more focus. Many are using this to help them enter new markets based on their strength and...

  • China’s Packaging Revolution

    The Chinese boom has caused a move from traditional unbranded goods towards Western-style consumer markets. This can only be good news for the packaging and converting industry. Dr Benjamin Punchard...

  • Cosmetics Copycats Cash In

    Manufacturers are acutely aware of the threat posed by counterfeit cosmetics to brand value and consumer safety. However, according to Euromonitor International, premium brands are also threatened by a growing...

  • Drug Package Inserts: the Letter of the Law

    The US Food and Drug Administration has issued new regulations for manufacturers of prescription drug products. Peter G Mayberry, executive director of the Pharmaceutical Printed Literature Association, explains the small...

  • Exactly what it says on the Tin

    Smart labelling provides consumers with dynamic information on a product's safety and quality. This enables manufacturers to gain a competitive advantage. With a wide range of innovations about to come...

  • Fighting Pharma Fakes

    It is estimated that more than 5% of all world trade is in counterfeit goods. The problem has moved beyond the copying of high-value goods such as watches and designer...

  • Orient Expressed

    The growth of emerging economies, notably China and India, is steadily creating larger consumer markets. This offers huge opportunities for retailers, packaging firms, converters and logistics companies. With the help...

  • Steel Packaging for Luxury Goods

    Luxury packaging, once limited to expensive perfumes and spirits, is now rapidly expanding into other sectors. These include cosmetics, toiletries, chocolates, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, watches, jewellery and upmarket food items. APEAL,...

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