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Philip Chadwick | Celebrate the glamour and creativity of luxury

Philip Chadwick | Celebrate the glamour and creativity of luxury

September 4, 2014 No Comments »

Just after I joined Packaging News, I was tasked with coming up with an angle for a luxury packaging feature Read More »

Philip Chadwick | Select committee inquiry must not launch into knee-jerk attacks on pack producers

Philip Chadwick | Select committee inquiry must not launch into knee-jerk attacks on pack producers

August 7, 2014 1 Comment »

A few months ago environmental officers were out in force in Croydon, home to Packaging News Towers. Read More »

Philip Chadwick | No silly season this summer. Packaging is facing some serious issues, good and bad

Philip Chadwick | No silly season this summer. Packaging is facing some serious issues, good and bad

July 1, 2014 No Comments »

It’s summer and that usually means it’s the silly season; the big news stories take a break for a few months before returning with a bang in autumn Read More »

Philip Chadwick | Packaging takes centre stage as football extravaganza gets underway

Philip Chadwick | Packaging takes centre stage as football extravaganza gets underway

June 1, 2014 No Comments »

Lovers of the beautiful game, are in for a treat in June Read More »

Philip Chadwick | Plain pack law presents further upheaval but elsewhere the industry still innovates

Philip Chadwick | Plain pack law presents further upheaval but elsewhere the industry still innovates

May 1, 2014 Comments Off

The publication of the Chantler report effectively gives the government a clear signal to press ahead with standardised packaging for tobacco products. Read More »

Josh Brooks | The consolidation cycle creates space for a new generation of packaging innovators

Josh Brooks | The consolidation cycle creates space for a new generation of packaging innovators

April 1, 2014 Comments Off

There has been a lot of merger and acquisition activity in the last month with news that Matthews is buying Schawk, Berry has bought part of Rexam’s plastics business, and... Read More »

Josh Brooks | Sugar and tobacco: frontiers new and old in packaging’s quest to solve society’s ills

Josh Brooks | Sugar and tobacco: frontiers new and old in packaging’s quest to solve society’s ills

March 1, 2014 Comments Off

Back in January, there was a headline in that most divisive of newspapers, the Daily Mail, declaring that sugar “is the new tobacco”. Read More »

Philip Chadwick | Credit where it’s due on wrap rage but this is one issue that won’t be going away soon

Philip Chadwick | Credit where it’s due on wrap rage but this is one issue that won’t be going away soon

February 12, 2014 Comments Off

Last month I took to the airwaves to defend packaging Read More »

Josh Brooks | The answer to the litter problem is simple: stop littering

Josh Brooks | The answer to the litter problem is simple: stop littering

January 20, 2014 5 Comments »

There is plenty of great work going on to tackle the litter problem, but is it the packaging supply chain's problem? Josh Brooks looked for the answers at last week's... Read More »

Philip Chadwick | The food waste conundrum might just be turning a big corner in the coming months

Philip Chadwick | The food waste conundrum might just be turning a big corner in the coming months

January 8, 2014 Comments Off

So here we are in 2014. Food waste is again hitting the headlines and, in Simon Creasey’s food feature, it’s clear that packaging designers are creating innovations that will help... Read More »

Philip Chadwick | A frenzy of M&A activity rounds off 2013

Philip Chadwick | A frenzy of M&A activity rounds off 2013

December 5, 2013 Comments Off

It’s been a pretty breathless end to 2013. Merger and acquisition activity has been frantic with several convertors under new ownership across a wide range of sectors Read More »

Josh Brooks | Now the single-use carrier bag is a healthy choice: but that’s the first of many twists

Josh Brooks | Now the single-use carrier bag is a healthy choice: but that’s the first of many twists

November 7, 2013 Comments Off

Outspoken blog The Huffington Post this month ordered users of bags for life to “wipe that smug grin off your face”. They are, you see, a health risk (the bags,... Read More »

Josh Brooks | Don’t cry victory on plain cigarette packs; they are likely to come into force in the end

Josh Brooks | Don’t cry victory on plain cigarette packs; they are likely to come into force in the end

August 5, 2013 Comments Off

Will July 2013 go down in this industry’s history as the month when packaging brought down the government? I suspect not, but it has been a fascinating and at times... Read More »

Josh Brooks: The Share a Coke campaign is genius, but where is the bottle with my name on it?

Josh Brooks: The Share a Coke campaign is genius, but where is the bottle with my name on it?

July 1, 2013 Comments Off

Packaging News brand director Josh Brooks applauds Coca-Cola's popular campaign Read More »

Josh Brooks: Oakland shows the way for UK

June 3, 2013 Comments Off

We hear all the time that the UK doesn’t make anything anymore. To which I say: stuff and nonsense Read More »