From raw materials to final destination logistics, supply chains are under more pressure than ever before. Whether retail, food manufacturing, pharmaceutical or beyond, the drive towards more transparent and sustainable operations is taking absolute precedence.
As fashion firms strive to build back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of industry heavyweights are turning their attention to addressing how they pack and protect their products, writes GlobalData, a leading data and analytics
Sustainable packaging concerns are higher than ever with ‘green priorities’ becoming more important to over a third of people in the UK since the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
Almost a third of online shoppers want their purchases to be sent in more environmentally friendly packaging and they’re prepared to pay more for it – that’s the main finding of Macfarlane Packaging’s Annual Unboxing Survey, the results of which
Eco-conscious Brits are crying out for greater guidance on the sustainability of product packaging, with 88% of UK shoppers requesting on-pack information that highlights how environmentally-friendly the packaging format is.
It comes as the public continues its drive to be more
Over a third (34%) of global retail business leaders admit that the packages they ship worldwide are at least double the size of the actual product inside, a global study by packaging firm DS Smith has revealed.
The report, titled The
Consumer interest in ecological, ethical and health issues related to packaging is becoming mainstream. Mintel consultant Richard Cope explains how all brands and manufacturers need to respond to avoid reputational damage and build trust with their customers
A recent micro-experiment Celloglas conducted with The Retail Institute saw brands, agencies and print industry professionals put themselves in the shoes of the consumer to consider the impact of packaging interior and if it could be connected to product quality
In this digital age, it’s never been a better time to start-up and operate an e-commerce business. However, the demand in online shopping can bring several key challenges.
One of these challenges you’ll face, is shipping. Not only do you need
Macfarlane Packaging, the country’s largest protective packaging supplier, is hosting a series of unique events for retailers to address the key operational challenges in e-commerce fulfilment at their state of the art Innovation Lab in Milton Keynes.
Package design, one of the least heralded aspects of marketing, is a major factor behind the most successful product launches over the last two years.
The latest annual “Breakthrough Innovation Report” from research firm Nielsen analysed 9,900 product launches across Europe.
Whitstable Bay Blonde, the premium lager from Shepherd Neame’s Faversham Steam Brewery, is sporting new packaging for its 12x330ml SKU to achieve better stand-out on shelf. A contemporary refreshing, golden lager, Whitstable Bay Blonde is named after the vibrant coastal
As consumers make in-store purchasing decisions faster than ever before, the brand battle for shopper attention and market share in today's highly competitive retail environment itensifies. Arco Berkenbosch, Senior Vice President Innovation, Smurfit Kappa, explains how Shelf-Ready Packaging offers
Leading children’s food brand, Ella’s Kitchen is increasing its green credentials by launching ‘EllaCycle’, a scheme which aims to help mums and dads learn how they can recycle and reuse all the different types of Ella’s Kitchen packaging. Building on its TerraCycle
When it comes to packaging teenage girls love limited edition packs and special deals; rarely use QR codes; switch between low-cost brands; view celebrity endorsement as irrelevant and are clueless on packaging symbols. An in-depth study has lifted the lid on
In line with an ambitious future growth strategy, leading European manufacturer of plastics packaging for the food industry, Faerch Plast, has announced that Joe Iannidinardo will relinquish his role as managing director of the UK business to take up an exciting
FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, reports it is gearing up for the busiest day across Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (EMEA) in the history of the company. The busiest day for shipments
Unipack, one of the largest retail packaging companies in the UK, and established distributor for retail, food related, industrial and mailing packaging products, has launched a new website. The website has been designed to make purchasing a wide range of
The number one annoyance for online shoppers is receiving items sent in unsuitably sized packaging, according to the results of a consumer survey published by a leading UK packaging provider. The OnePoll research, commissioned by the UK’s largest packaging distributor, Macfarlane Packaging, was conducted across
Budweiser has announced the launch of new limited edition packaging to celebrate its global MADE for Music platform featuring JAY Z. As part of the packs, there’s also a new primary can design which mirrors the outer packaging and is the first
The Patchwork Traditional Food Company, the producer of handmade foods from the Welsh countryside, is investing in its pâtés and accompaniments production lines. New packaging equipment is being supplied by Lancashire-based food depositor and filling specialist, Riggs Autopack. When fully
Tetra Pak, a world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, has launched a new pack design – the Tetra Brik Aseptic 250 Base Crystal. Featuring two crystal shaped panels on the front side of the familiar Tetra Brik Aseptic, the new
Alan Davey, director of innovation, LINPAC Packaging, explores the role packaging plays in reducing waste and achieving sustainability targets If plastic packaging was invented today it would be regarded as one of the greatest technological innovations to rank alongside the
LINPAC Packaging has appointed two new product designers to focus on developing innovative packaging solutions for its Freshware range. Martin Jordan and James Rowson join a team dedicated to extending the company’s portfolio of products for the chilled retail prepared
Since it was launched more than 40 years ago, LINPAC Packaging has witnessed some significant changes in the packaging and retail sector. LINPAC Packaging’s vice president marketing & innovation, Joanna Stephenson, considers the challenges ahead Food packaging companies are working