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Heineken replace Plastic Rings with Cardboard Toppers

In this article, we look at how Heineken UK managed to replace the plastic rings with cardboard toppers on their multi-pack cans in one UK plant while adhering to social distancing guidelines throughout the process. The company has replaced the plastic rings on their multi-pack cans of Heineken, Fosters and Kronenbourg 1664.    In this post, we will give you a summary of an article on this story that was published in Printweek.com in August 2020.   “Green Grip” cardboard topper […]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

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Interactive Design Takes Chocolate Packaging to a New Height

In an article on the Dieline.com website, Jessica Deseo discusses the cartons for Covet Chocolate, a Dubai-based premium-quality chocolatier. Their chocolate packaging is a truly innovative design with interactive features and stunning design. Below we bring you photos and a summary of the key features. Quality of the Chocolate The chocolate is an artisanal product […]

Monday, July 27th, 2020

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The Benefits of Connected Packaging

This post is a summary of a whitepaper about the benefits of using new technology to create “connected” packaging on the Packaging Strategies website. It is written by Dr Avi Chaudhuri, Chief Scientist at Systech. Systech provides digital product authentication and traceability solutions to combat counterfeiting, prevent diversion and meet regulatory compliance. Systech has experience in pharmaceutical […]

Monday, July 27th, 2020

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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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