29/11/2016Invisible to the human eye special image scanners are capable of selectively decoding information from so-called Digital Watermark Codes (DWCodes) – an innovation with promising potential for the packaging market. At present, retail giant Walmart is testing this technology at its outlets.
15/11/20164 November was a crucial date, as this is when the Global Climate Treaty entered into force, an agreement which had been decided upon only a year earlier, in Paris, by over 190 countries. A few days later representatives from those countries convened again to specify the details of their climate targets, which had previously been formulated in Paris, and also to develop appropriate rules.
10/11/2016Impulse buying at the POS is partly the result of packaging and displays. Using real-life case studies, manufacturers – especially brand manufacturers – can determine in advance what the perfect product presentation should look like.
29/09/2016“Clean your plate!” is passé: a project to curb food waste makes the doggy bag acceptable with the “Beste-Reste-Box”.
27/09/2016Would you like a bit more? In the luxury product segment it is very common to spend a few more euros on packaging that is both striking and unique.
14/09/2016Technical progress and changes in lifestyle and society are also leading to different demands on food packaging. Safety, sustainability and convenience have come to be standard consumer requirements. Also, experts are anticipating a rise in e-commerce which, again, will impact the packaging of food and beverages.
23/08/2016Worldwide there is a growing trend towards “to-go” options and there are more and more innovations for practical products in the packaging segment. One case in point being the EcoSpoon – a foldable spoon for carefree food enjoyment on the go.
20/07/2016Tesco’s have decided to do something about global food waste. The supermarket chain recently developed a new range called Wonky Food which has its own, specially designed packaging. The fruit and veg is sold at selected outlets and is the kind that most of us wouldn’t be very keen on.
13/07/2016Food labelling is meant to inform consumers about nutritional values and the health risks of products. But some companies are trying to find a way around these ratings thereby reducing the actual added value of these ratings.
01/07/2016No compromises on taste: for picnics, camping, the garden, office and all outdoor “tasks” freshly brewed coffee is now available – conveniently poured from a bag. Photo: Coffeebrewer Nordic A/S