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Carton of the Year – Food Sector Winner

Carton of the Year 2017-  Food Winner This month we bring you the winner of the Carton of the Year in the food sector in the European Carton Awards 2017. The winner was a coffee machine capsule carton for Jacobs Douwe Egberts for their L’or coffee pod range.   Carton design and printing The structure of […]

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017

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Mintel Global Packaging Trends 2017

Emerging Packaging Trends of 2017 This article is a report from www.mintel.com on five emerging trends in packaging. Mintel is a leading market research and intelligence agency. The report looks at how these trends are affecting companies’ brands, consumers, retailers and packaging producers in 2017. Some Packaging Facts One third of US adults noted that […]

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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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Kids Influenced by Characters on Packaging – Yale Study

Effect of Use of Licensed Characters on Packaging on Children’s Preferences Characters on Packaging Study at Yale A study carried out at Yale University concluded that children were more likely to prefer a food that came from a packaging featuring a licensed character.  We have re-produced the article in full below. “The Rudd Centre for Food […]

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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Paperboard Cup – Ground-breaking New Design

Lidloc – Paper Coffee Cup Design With Integrated Paper Lid As the worldwide movement towards more sustainable packaging gathers momentum, Metsa Board have unveiled a ground breaking new paper lid for disposable paper cups. Metsa Board are Finnish manufacturer of paper and cartonboard. Metsaboard launched the new, innovative design at the Packaging Innovations Exhibition held in […]

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Monday, April 10th, 2017

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Personalised Packaging – Pros and Cons

Personalised Packaging In an article by Nikki Gilliland on the econsultancy website, the pros and cons of personalised packaging are discussed. Many of us will recall the huge success of the personalised Coca-Cola bottles a few years ago, with some consumers buying bottles of Coke with their names on them even if they had no intention […]

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Monday, April 10th, 2017

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Is This the Future of Packaging?

Minnesota cities plan to ban non-sustainable packaging A recent article in the StarTribune.com reported that the governors of the city of St. Paul (in the state of Minnesota, USA) are proposing to prohibit the use of food packaging that is not reusable, recyclable or compostable. This ban would apply to food businesses in the city […]

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Monday, March 6th, 2017

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How Design can Make or Break your Brand Part 4

Packaging Design Guide by Persona Design – Part 4 In this 4 part series, we reproduce the fourth part of this excellent guide (written by Lorraine Carter of Persona Design) to understanding how your packaging’s design can help or hinder your brand Think beyond the shelf Your package design should continue to work effectively, even […]

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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FSAI produces Guidance on Marketing Terms

FSAI Guidance on Marketing Terms The FSAI and the ASAI(Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland) have worked together to produce guidance for food manufacturers in the use of marketing terms. The aim of this guidance is to protect consumers from mis-information and to protect manufacturers from their rightful claims being diluted by other manufacturers who are […]

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

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FSAI publish definitions for Nutrition Labelling Exemptions

Food Products Exempt from Nutrition Labelling Requirement Earlier this year, the FSAI sought consultations from interested parties on the issue of what quantities are defined as “small quantities”. (See our previous post on this topic “FSAI seeks Views on Regulations on “Small Food Quantities” here) The implications of being defined as a small quantity is that […]

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Friday, November 25th, 2016

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Colour and Weight of Packaging affects Taste Perceptions

Understand How Taste is Affected by Package Design and Colour The Packworld.com website features an article by Maria Macaraque, Associate Health and Wellness, Euromonitor International on the relationship between perceived taste and package design. It discusses various research and experiments on how consumer’s perceptions of taste are affected by the colour and weight of the […]

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Monday, November 7th, 2016

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