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Simplifying labels is harder than Labour thinks

Simplifying labels is harder than Labour thinks

Phil Dalton, head of regulatory, legal, Sun Branding Solutions, looks at the issues around food labelling following recent statements by politicians.

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Dan Stamp | Industry needs to do more to attract young engineers

Dan Stamp | Industry needs to do more to attract young engineers

Dan Stamp, design engineer for Kliklok, explains why the packaging and processing industry must do more to attract new young engineers to the industry.

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Mike Gilligan | Keeping pace with the market

Mike Gilligan | Keeping pace with the market

Mike Gilligan of Mercury Search and Selection looks at the economic recovery and its impact on the recruitment market.

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Nigel Crunden | Tackling the jargon

Nigel Crunden | Tackling the jargon

Nigel Crunden at Office Depot explores the issue of jargon in business.

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Raj Bhardwaj: Growth, consolidation and uncertainty in 2015

Raj Bhardwaj: Growth, consolidation and uncertainty in 2015

A look at what's on the horizon this year in the corrugated market.

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Supermarket sweep: intriguing innovations in packaging

Supermarket sweep: intriguing innovations in packaging

In the third of her Supermarket Sweep series of articles, Kate Fischer of Sun Branding Solutions examines packaging's innovations.

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The Big Question

The Big Question | Will the 2015 election change anything for the industry?

The Big Question | Will the 2015 election change anything for the industry?

Packaging industry experts ponder what effect the result of the May general election might have on the industry

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The Big Question | Is the sector seeing a recovery?

The Big Question | Is the sector seeing a recovery?

In the first month of the year, statistics suggested that the sluggish economy was finally moving in an upward direction. Critics suggest that the figures dont’ tell the full story....

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The Big Question | Should there be more focus on home use in pack design?

While the role of packaging is to attract the consumer in a retail environment, a major part of the brand experience comes in the home. But should pack designers focus...

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The Big Question | Do we shop for packs, not the product?

There are so many factors that go into purchasing decisions. And with convenient packaging and new innovations, is it fair to say that consumers are influenced more by the packs...

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Are brands serious about colour? | The Big Question

The above story on Cadbury and Nestlé’s legal battle shows the importance of colour to a brand. But while consistency across packs is crucial, is there a danger that brands...

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The Big Question | Are easy-to-open packs scarce?

A survey last month from Which? claimed that consumers don’t buy certain foods because packs can be difficult to open. So is there a big problem: are manufacturers failing...

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The Big Question | Do brands target packs at women?

Last month PN reported on research claiming that women are three times more likely to be targeted with on-pack promotions and packaging gimmicks than men. So are women more easily...

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