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A responsible path to luxury | Category Focus – luxury packaging

A responsible path to luxury | Category Focus – luxury packaging

September 4, 2014 1 Comment »

Packaging in the luxury market has a reputation for putting sustainability near the bottom of the priority list. But is this changing? Simon Creasey finds out Read More »

Time to rethink shelf-ready? | Category focus – point of sale/SRP

Time to rethink shelf-ready? | Category focus – point of sale/SRP

August 7, 2014 1 Comment »

For some, shelf-ready packaging is not a priority. But there are others who view it differently, believing SRP works well with pack design. By Simon Creasey Read More »

Tough talk over pharma issues | Pharmaceutical roundtable and video

Tough talk over pharma issues | Pharmaceutical roundtable and video

July 1, 2014 No Comments »

In the second of our series of roundtable events, held in association with Essentra Packaging, PN and a panel of experts look at the wide range of issues facing players... Read More »

Take good care of consumers | Category Focus – personal care

Take good care of consumers | Category Focus – personal care

July 1, 2014 No Comments »

The personal care market is growing but is it the case that the more convenient the pack, the more successful the brand? Simon Creasey finds out Read More »

Historic twist for new packs | Category Focus – alcoholic beverages

Historic twist for new packs | Category Focus – alcoholic beverages

June 1, 2014 No Comments »

The alcoholic beverages category is awash with brands that have looked to the past for inspiration. Simon Creasey finds out why and how the approach can work Read More »

Multiples find their own voice | Category Focus – retail own label

Multiples find their own voice | Category Focus – retail own label

May 6, 2014 Comments Off

The own label market is growing and the segment could be worth £46bn in two years. Simon Creasey explores the packaging design and innovation giving own label its own... Read More »

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

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

April 7, 2014 Comments Off

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 Read More »

Sugar comes under scrutiny | Category Focus – confectionery

Sugar comes under scrutiny | Category Focus – confectionery

March 10, 2014 Comments Off

Sugary snacks have become the latest area attacked by health campaigners. But could packaging formats help guide consumers to eat confectionery in moderation? Simon Creasey finds out Read More »

Water bubbles to new highs | Category Focus – soft drinks

Water bubbles to new highs | Category Focus – soft drinks

February 10, 2014 Comments Off

The bottled format is making waves with a growth in sales and a drive towards lighter packs. However, new variants are emerging in different formats. Simon Creasey finds out more Read More »

Packs fight the food mountain | Category Focus

Packs fight the food mountain | Category Focus

January 8, 2014 Comments Off

Food waste has moved up the agenda over the past year and society needs to be far more worried about its effect on the environment. Packaging has a big role... Read More »

A confectionery conundrum | Cover Feature – confectionery

December 4, 2013 Comments Off

What direction is packaging innovation in the confectionery market heading? While it may appear to be a sector that likes to play it safe, there are some sparks of creativity,... Read More »

Crafting a new look | Cover Feature – alcoholic beverages

Crafting a new look | Cover Feature – alcoholic beverages

November 7, 2013 Comments Off

The alcohol section of supermarkets isn’t just about the big name brands. Craft beers are on the rise and Simon Creasey finds out how their packs are winning over consumers Read More »

Unwrapping the luxury package | Cover Feature – luxury packaging

Unwrapping the luxury package | Cover Feature – luxury packaging

October 1, 2013 Comments Off

The recession hasn’t dented the luxury goods market; in fact, it’s set for solid growth over the next few years. But in this sector, how big a role does packaging... Read More »

Spotting the difference | Cover Feature – retailer own-label

Spotting the difference | Cover Feature – retailer own-label

September 3, 2013 Comments Off

The own label sector continues to rise with more retailers investing in new product lines. But is there a danger that consumers can get confused with brands? Simon Creasey finds... Read More »

Delivering the stand out display | Point of sale and RRP – Cover feature

Delivering the stand out display | Point of sale and RRP – Cover feature

August 5, 2013 2 Comments »

Venture into any major store and the chances are that you’ll be dazzled by displays designed to grab you attention. But how can you make POS effective? Simon Creasey finds... Read More »