Retail

Plastic v cardboard: which is greener?
Corrugated, Retail, Trends

Plastic v cardboard: which is greener?

When considered over the lifetime of the packaging, paper and cardboard embody far more greenhouse gases than their plastic equivalents. From Carbon Commentary, part of the Guardian Environment Network Riverford Organics, one of the largest vegetable box schemes in the UK, has suggested it may move away from cardboard packaging and towards plastic. In this […]

World demand for corrugated boxes to reach 234 billion square meters in 2017
Corrugated, Retail, Trends

World demand for corrugated boxes to reach 234 billion square meters in 2017

Demand for corrugated boxes is forecast to increase 4.2% per year World demand for corrugated boxes is forecast to increase 4.2% per year to 234 billion square meters in 2017, slightly outpacing real (inflation-adjusted) gains in GDP. Factors contributing to rising box demand include growth in industrial activities, particularly the manufacturing sector, which often requires […]

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) […]

Top innovations in packaging
Designers, Retail, Trends

Top innovations in packaging

Developing a better package to answer the call for easier, greener and more innovative. It’s not enough today for packaging to merely contain the product inside. Consumers are asking that packaging do so much more: It must excite, inform, create an experience and even save the planet. Enhancing the user experience Pre-mixed single-serve cocktails are […]

Packaging Outlook 2018: Fundamentals Drive Packaging Innovation
Corrugated, Retail

Packaging Outlook 2018: Fundamentals Drive Packaging Innovation

The recent series of Vision 2025 focus groups conducted by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, captured an increasingly popular sentiment throughout the packaging community: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” According to input received from more than 58 consumer packaged goods (CPG) professionals, some familiar fundamentals are fueling […]

Packaging Materials Market to Hit $1.3 Trillion by 2024
News, Retail, Trends

Packaging Materials Market to Hit $1.3 Trillion by 2024

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc. the packaging materials market size is expanding at over 3 percent CAGR and will cross USD $1.3 trillion by 2024. Developments in the Asia Pacific food & beverage sector will be a major reason behind the market growth. The Asia Pacific region includes a large number of emerging economies such […]