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MMR partners with ZappiStore to offer online research tool

MMR Research Worldwide has linked up with automated online market research platform ZappiStore to launch Impackt Lite

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DBA launches drive to end ‘free pitching’ for design agencies

The Design Business Association (DBA) has launched a campaign calling for the end of free pitching as a method of being selected and selecting a design agency

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Starkraft to showcase new kraft paper range at the Interpack

Starkraft, the Austrian kraft paper producer, will be presenting its new range of papers at Interpack, following its recent investment in a €115m kraft paper machine

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Atlas delivers corrugated board ‘Re:Staur-Us’ prop to local charity shop

Atlas delivers corrugated board ‘Re:Staur-Us’ prop to local charity shop

Atlas Packaging has donated an eye-catching prop to a new charity shop in Barnstaple last month.

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ELH Communications celebrates 10th anniversary

PR agency ELH Communications is marking its 10th anniversary this month

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UniDrug Distribution Group records healthy business

UniDrug Distribution Group records healthy business

Contract-Packing firm UniDrug Distribution Group (UDG) recorded a successful 12 months last year, with over 16 million consumer units in 2013, along with equipment investment, and has doubled its...

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On-Pack Recycling Label gains consumer recognition

The On-Pack Recycling Label is now recognised by two in three shoppers, according to new research announced by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) under a company called OPRL - On-pack...

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Vince Cable opens new plastic recycling line at Closed Loop plant

Vince Cable opens new plastic recycling line at Closed Loop plant

Business Secretary Vince Cable has opened the new multi million pound plastic milk bottle recycling line at Closed Loop Recycling in Dagenham

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Copackers grow in tough market | Supplier Analysis – contract packing

Copackers grow in tough market | Supplier Analysis – contract packing

A snapshot of the contract packing sector suggests that while many are growing, expansion is being checked by tough market conditions. By Jez Abbott

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Getting ready to strike back | Category Focus – chilled and frozen food

Getting ready to strike back | Category Focus – chilled and frozen food

Market conditions for ready meals were tough even before the horse meat scandal of 2013. So does innovative packaging hold the key for an upturn in fortunes? By Simon Creasey

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Plain talking: how plain tobacco packaging will affect the packaging supply chain | Roundtable and video

Plain talking: how plain tobacco packaging will affect the packaging supply chain | Roundtable and video

In the first of a new series of round table events, held in association with Essentra Packaging, PN and a panel of experts look at the future for tobacco packaging...

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Analysis | Augmented reality – Power of technology brings opportunity

Analysis | Augmented reality – Power of technology brings opportunity

Brands have siezed upon the possibilities of augmented reality and with smartphone use in the UK set to grow expect more high-tech campaigns. But, finds Waqas Qureshi, not all embrace...

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Reinvigorating chilled and frozen food

Reinvigorating chilled and frozen food

Andrew Coker, European director, Asia Pulp & Paper, agrees that the chilled and frozen food faces an uphill battle to restore consumer trust and through doing so, generate growth in...

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Dangerous goods: Never too hot to handle

Véronique Curulla, marketing director at Crown Aerosols and Speciality Packaging Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, explains how the inherent strength and robustness of metal packaging specifically designed for...

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Getting the on-pack message right

Getting the on-pack message right

Hervé Turpault of research firm Perception Research Services International explains why effective on-pack messaging is key to ensuring that new packaging features and graphics make a difference

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John Scarrott: In design pitches, free is never a magic number

John Scarrott: In design pitches, free is never a magic number

John Scarrott of the Design Business Association on why one designer has vowed never to take part in a free pitch again

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