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Focus on flexible packaging can drive repeat business

Focus on flexible packaging can drive repeat business

Mike McCreesh, from Office Depot UK & Ireland, assesses the importance of packaging to ensure customer goods are received satisfactorily in terms of driving repeat business

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Boxing clever, what does success in internet retail packaging look like?

Boxing clever, what does success in internet retail packaging look like?

Liz Wilks of Asia Pulp & Paper discusses three major trends in internet retail packaging as she sees them

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Hervé Turpault: how brands can make packaging work online

Hervé Turpault: how brands can make packaging work online

Hervé Turpault, from PRS, looks into why packaging has a big role to play in the online shopping experience

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The state of the food contact industry

The state of the food contact industry

In recent years, there have been many significant developments regarding food contact regulations and consumer perception of associated materials and technologies

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Giles Calver: Why a blend of old and new is vital for historic packs

Giles Calver: Why a blend of old and new is vital for historic packs

Sedley Place's Giles Calver argues that there is a pressing need for brand saliency in a modern world

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Raj Bhardwaj: Margin deflation on the cards

Raj Bhardwaj: Margin deflation on the cards

Raj Bhardwaj takes a look at how the corrugated market is performing and what to look out for in the future

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The Big Question

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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The Big Question | Is sector’s food waste focus right?

Food waste has become a key part of the latest phase of the Courtauld Commitment. So is the packaging industry on the right track by creating new packs that keep...

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