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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

April 14, 2014 No Comments »

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

Raj Bhardwaj: Box prices now likely to be stable through to the summer

Raj Bhardwaj: Box prices now likely to be stable through to the summer

April 10, 2014 No Comments »

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

Michaela Stachini: Top tips for phone interviews

April 8, 2014 No Comments »

Mercury Search and Selection's Michaela Stachini looks at how to get the best out of a telephone interview with a future employer Read More »

Addressing the challenges of an ageing population with functional packaging

Addressing the challenges of an ageing population with functional packaging

April 2, 2014 No Comments »

Simon Ellis, group account director for brand agency Tayburn, discusses the challenges an ageing population creates for packaging design Read More »

Jocelyne Ehret: The effect of the rise of online sales on packaging

March 19, 2014 No Comments »

Havi's Jocelyne Ehret looks at how the upturn in online sales is impacting on packaging Read More »

Raj Bhardwaj: Corrugated industry investment lowers unit costs

Raj Bhardwaj: Corrugated industry investment lowers unit costs

March 19, 2014 No Comments »

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

Ashwin Moorthy: Innovation trends for the dairy packaging year ahead

March 13, 2014 No Comments »

Ashwin Moorthy, head of engineering & innovation at Nampak Plastics, gives his predictions on what 2014 will hold for the dairy packaging sector Read More »

The latest innovations in packaging

The latest innovations in packaging

March 7, 2014 No Comments »

Smithers Pira explores the top five innovation trends currently occurring in the packaging industry and what manufacturers, suppliers and brand owners can be doing to further engage customers Read More »

Mike McCreesh: Striving for efficient packaging solutions

February 25, 2014 No Comments »

As businesses strive to improve their carbon footprint, the need to examine new potential areas for savings is becoming ever clearer but without having a detrimental effect on customer service Read More »

Raj Bhardwaj: Calm seas for the UK economy but storms ahead for corrugated

Raj Bhardwaj: Calm seas for the UK economy but storms ahead for corrugated

February 20, 2014 3 Comments »

The last year has seen a significant uplift in confidence in the UK economy Read More »

Andy Johnson: Packaging partnerships that last

Andy Johnson: Packaging partnerships that last

February 17, 2014 No Comments »

Walking down your supermarket aisle will give you a good indication of how crowded the shelves are, with packs of every shape and size shouting for your attention Read More »

David Baker: Recycling of plastics – time for a new song

February 17, 2014 No Comments »

With the setting of national and international recycling targets, the on-going environmental demands of manufacturers and retailers, and the continuing ‘green’ concerns – sometimes ill-informed- of consumers, the plastic packaging... Read More »

Smithers Pira: How does sustainability challenge luxury packaging?

February 17, 2014 No Comments »

Consumers are becoming more environmentally aware and are seeking out more sustainable lifestyle choices. Packaging manufacturers are responding by ensuring their materials and processes are as eco-friendly as possible Read More »

Rick Hindley: Packaging recycling behavioural change for lasting results

Rick Hindley: Packaging recycling behavioural change for lasting results

February 13, 2014 No Comments »

Rick Hindley of Alupro discusses the results so far of consumer-facing recycling campaigns such as Metal Matters and Caps & Closures Read More »

Ian Grey: the value of intellectual property | Analysis

Ian Grey: the value of intellectual property | Analysis

February 12, 2014 1 Comment »

The packaging industry is built around innovation, creative design and branding, all of which results in the creation of a substantial amount of intellectual property Read More »