Packaging

TECH FLASH

Graphical shape, orientation and alignment: What do customers want?

If you’re not paying attention to packaging preferences, you could be leaving profits on the shelf.
February 13, 2013

Research into consumer preference shows inclinations toward certain graphical elements.


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Can cozies up to bottles

Brick Brewing offers a bonus beer can in 12 packs.
February 6, 2013

Cajuns call it lagniappe: a little something extra, added for good measure. Donut makers do it with a baker’s dozen.


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Rice-A-Roni in a cup

The San Francisco treat's first new product in half a century is on shelves.
February 6, 2013

It took half a century, but the San Francisco treat’s first truly new product hit national distribution in late 2012 when PepsiCo’s Quaker division rolled out microwavable instant rice in single-serve cups.


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Recession? What recession?

At November’s PACK EXPO trade show, food and beverage equipment buyers came, they saw, they purchased.
February 6, 2013

If market share numbers are indicative of trade show attendance, 27,000 packaging machinery buyers from food and beverage companies prowled the aisles at the 2012 PACK EXPO event, and they had the kind of checkbook balances that make equipment fabricators’ eyes water.


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McDonald’s fish will be labeled ‘sustainable’

Certification will come from the Marine Stewardship Council
January 24, 2013
Certification will come from the Marine Stewardship Council.
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Uptick in consumer suits over labeling

January 7, 2013

‘All-natural’ and good-for-you claims on food packages are fueling a growing number of class action suits.


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Tea time for connoisseurs

January 7, 2013

The tea bag’s image can use some polishing, and what better way than to create a championship competition where the winners use an alternative to the standard flat-pack tea bag?


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Food Packaging

Customized packages find a niche

January 7, 2013

What Mars did for M&Ms, digital printing is doing for beer and other products in customizing and personalizing products, though US converters are just beginning to tap those capabilities.


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This mug’s for Mao

December 5, 2012

A new report outlines the similarities and contrasts of China’s emerging beer market and its American counterpart.


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Fashion for squares

December 5, 2012

A carton is a carton, but a catchy look is forever.


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