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CPG E-Commerce Challenges
CPG, News, Retail

CPG E-Commerce Challenges

CPG marketers are starting to see a growth in e-commerce as more and more consumers are buying their groceries online. According to eMarketer, online sales of food and beverages will account for 2.3% of the $304 billion that will be spent on e-commerce retail in 2014.  That might seem like a very small percentage overall, […]

6 waste and recycling trends to watch in 2017
CPG, Trends

6 waste and recycling trends to watch in 2017

From the growth of flexible packaging to increased infrastructure spending, there is much to prepare for in the new year. While many of waste and recycling’s core functions haven’t changed too drastically coming into 2017, the year has just begun — and following 2016, it’s safe to say that anything can happen. Luckily, there is […]

Consumer Products Industry Outlook 2017
CPG, News, Trends

Consumer Products Industry Outlook 2017

Explore industry insights with Barb Renner Our latest consumer products industry overview provides a closer look at the trends that are disrupting the industry and changing the way they go to market. Consumer products industry overview The consumer products (CP) industry’s thirst for defying “business as usual” and creating disruption is far from quenched. Around […]

New ‘carton bottle’ helps Steuben Foods launch alt-milk beverage
CPG, Retail

New ‘carton bottle’ helps Steuben Foods launch alt-milk beverage

Elmhurst-brand premium nut-based beverages are reportedly first in U.S. to use cutting-edge combidome carton bottle for low-acid products. Steuben Foods specializes in airtight, long shelf-life products, which includes a new line of Elmhurst-brand premium nut-based beverages milked almonds, milked cashews, milked walnuts, and mixed hazelnuts. The 32-oz varieties are said to represent the first U.S. […]

Seven challenges retailers will face in 2017
CPG, Retail, Trends

Seven challenges retailers will face in 2017

After a difficult year for the retail sector the big issues in 2017 will be currency, corporate governance, the customer journey and Brexit, predicts accountancy firm RSM.   1 People matter(s) Without great people you can’t sell products. The challenge in 2017 will come from the impact of higher costs arising from the national living […]

Print Design Trend : Sophisticated Flat Design
CPG, Designers, Trends

Print Design Trend : Sophisticated Flat Design

Flat design is the hallmark of mid-century graphic design, but designers today are finding a new relevance in the style and producing gorgeous print work to boot!  The last few years have seen 2D designs go from strength to strength; and it’s showing no sign of slowing down. With no fancy 3D effects to hide behind, designers have […]

corrugated market $269 billion in 2021
Corrugated, CPG, Trends

corrugated market $269 billion in 2021

Smithers Pira forecasts corrugated board packaging market to hit $269 billion in 2021 World demand for corrugated board packaging will increase steadily across the next five years according to the latest exclusive market data from Smithers Pira. It’s new report The Future of Global Corrugated Packaging to 2021 Smithers Pira’s critical analysis of the key […]

5 persistent food and beverage packaging trends
CPG, Designers, Retail

5 persistent food and beverage packaging trends

Food and beverage companies are still making the switch to PET bottles. Ahead of this year’s EastPack show and its “Packaging for Food & Beverage” conference, let’s look at the packaging trends set to take the food and beverage markets by storm. From new designs and material innovations to sustainable approaches, read on to discover […]

9 inspirational packaging design trends for 2017
CPG, Retail

9 inspirational packaging design trends for 2017

Trends are mysterious things. Some stay for years and others are just a swift shimmer that leave as fast as they enter the scene. Still others shift and evolve with the times. Design is both the driving force and the result of this cycle of trends—with packaging design creating personal experiences (like the unboxing experience) […]

Amazon brown paper box packaging that’s great for all: customers, companies and the environment
Corrugated, CPG, Designers

Amazon brown paper box packaging that’s great for all: customers, companies and the environment

Through its Amazon Packaging Certification program and other initatives, the world’s largest online retailer is partnering throughout the supply chain to improve brown paper box packaging for ecommerce deliveries. With a win-win-win strategy that includes partnerships throughout the supply chain, the world’s largest online retailer is collaborating with the industry to optimize packaging design for […]