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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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Weight Watchers’ New Brand and Packaging

An article on the www.healthcarepackaging.com website reports that the Weight Watchers company announced in September 2018 that it was rebranding the company. The purpose of the rebrand was to reflect a shift in focus from weight loss to overall health and wellness. Weight Watchers is a global brand that was founded in the US in […]

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Friday, June 21st, 2019

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FSAI’s New DNA tool Detects Food Fraud

This article is a summary of an article from the Irish Times that reported on a new DNA tool, developed by the FSAI that will enhance the ability to fight food fraud. It enables the entire genetic content of a food to be revealed without any prior knowledge or suspicion of what may or may […]

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Monday, April 29th, 2019

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Easter Egg Packaging

In the UK alone, €250 million is spent on chocolate Easter Eggs in a year. While most of these eggs are packaged in cartons which is a sustainable form of packaging, there is still considerable debate about the waste created by Easter Egg packaging. This article is a summary of 3 articles on this topic. […]

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Monday, April 29th, 2019

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