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Impact of Covid19 on the Irish Food Industry

This post is a summary of a report by Grant Thornton which assesses the impact of COVID19 on the Irish Food Industry. It looks at the initial responses to the pandemic and looks at the potential learnings to be gained to further increase the resilience of the industry. Grant Thornton is a professional services company […]

Monday, June 29th, 2020

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How Food Brands are Adapting to Covid19 – Podcast

This is a 37-minute podcast hosted by Mintel in which 3 experts discuss the effect that COVID 19 is having on the Food and Drink industry and how brands are adapting to this. Mintel is a global provider of market research, providing data, market research, trends & insights that impact businesses. The key conclusions of […]

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

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Best Wine and Spirits Packaging

In a recent article on the JohnsByrne website, the best wine and spirits packaging was showcased along with advice on how best to design packaging to enhance the product. Bourbon Packaging for Knobs Creek Bourbon dates back to the 18th century and the Knob Creek brand dates back to 1898. Therefore the aesthetic is traditional, […]

Friday, April 24th, 2020

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Asda’s Easter Egg Carton Has Less 98% Plastic

In a recent post on the Asda corporate website, Asda showcased a new range of easter eggs, known as the Extra Special Easter Egg range. This range has a carton structure that has not been used previously and contains an impressive 98% less plastic. However, there is still the same amount of easter egg inside. […]

Monday, March 30th, 2020

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Simple and Stunning Chewing Gum Cartons

The new carton design of the True Gum company is simple yet stunning. We have all heard of the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle and the idea that a simple concept or design trumps an intricate or complex one. The new carton design for True Gum is a case in point. True Gum is […]

Monday, March 30th, 2020

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Food Integrity Event 2020

Now in its fourth year, Food Integrity 2020(formerly known as Food Fraud) will explore some of the toughest questions faced by the food industry. Leaders from the food and beverage sector will debate the challenges facing the sector and share their lessons and solutions. This is a 2-day event. Key Information Date: March 18th (Wednesday) […]

Monday, January 27th, 2020

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Artisan Honey Gift Packaging

Korpikuusikko, a Finnish artisan honey producer have created an exquisite range of packaging for their Winter Edition Honey Gift Set. The range was designed by Metsä Board’s design service and all the carton packaging is printed on Metsä boards. It includes primary packaging, a gift set, e-commerce and transport packaging as well as point of […]

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

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Global Food and Drink Trends 2019

This article is a summary of a report from Mintel about the important trends in the food and drink industry in 2019. It gives pointers to manufacturers about how to make the most of these trends.  Below is a summary of the key points of the report. Who is Mintel? Mintel is one of the […]

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

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Biscuit Manufacturer Reduces Plastic by 90%

This article will be of interest to any manufacturers who are currently considering changing from plastic to cartons or sleeves. It is a summary of a report on the Confectionery Production website about the massive reduction in single-use plastics by the biscuit manufacturer, Border Biscuits. Border Biscuits who are based in Lanark, UK, are a […]

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Monday, July 29th, 2019

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Snack Pack Trends

In this article, we summarise a post from the Packaging Innovation website which discusses 3 trends in snack packaging. We have added a fourth trend regarding sustainability. Pure Ingredients, Clean Label As more and more consumers demand pure food, food manufacturers are getting rid of artificial ingredients and striving to use only natural ingredients. This […]

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

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