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This stylish variation care of Fabian Rimann delights chocolate and design fans alike. Photo: Sappi

Anticipation x 24

02/12/2016

This refillable Advent Calendar from Swiss chocolatier Fabian Rimann gets pulses racing.
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Cans for the environment

23/10/2016

A new report by the European umbrella organisation of the metal packaging industry (EMPAC), shows that metal packaging has become significantly more environment-friendly to produce.
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Trend towards convenient confectionery

13/10/2016

Is packaging able to make confectionery even sweeter? Yes, indeed! 60 percent of the consumers attach great importance to an appealing visual presentation and 45 percent of them prefer decorated packages for their sweets. Our infographic shows interesting packaging trends for the confectionery industry.
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Packaging that appeals to all the customer’s senses. Photo: Sappi

More than four corners wrapped in paper

06/09/2016

Even the packaging makes your mouth water.
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Packaging with new dimensions: Using innovative technologies becomes a linking element between real and digital worlds. hoto: ldprod - Fotolia.com

Snackertainment

28/07/2016

Food giant Nestlé is in touch with the latest trends. It has successfully created some viral attention for its slogan “Have a Break – Have a KitKat” on its innovative packaging labels.
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The decisive USP of this chocolate bar is the compostable packaging from cardboard and wood pulp rather than its taste or size. Photo: lovechock

A question of size

04/07/2016

And the question of size is an eternal one: a British marketing firm now gets to the bottom of this shrinking chocolate bar myth.
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Easy-Pour-Bag. Foto: Olin Design Group

Pouring made easy

29/06/2016

Innovation for re-sealable packaging – With the Easy Pour Bag designer Alan D. Olin has developed an alternative for classic muesli packs and crisp bags that combines long-lasting freshness with easier handling.
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Special Packaging for Easter

24/03/2016

For special occasions such as carnival, Easter or Christmas the confectionary industry not only launches new products but also presents special-edition packaging with a view to boosting sales. According to a current study, however, the term “Easter” is actually only imprinted on about 2% of all chocolate egg packaging.
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Joining in: consumers create packaging design

11/03/2016

Almost 17,000 participants took part in the “Die Gute Schokolade” (The Good Chocolate) competition organized by “trnd” and “Plant-for-the-Planet” and thus had a hand in deciding on the new packaging design for “Alnatura” chocolate.
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Instead of little presents in calendars, joyful anticipation before Christmas in the 19th century was celebrated by wiping out 24 chalk lines one after the other until Christmas Day. © Jürgen Fälchle

3-2-1- FUN

09/02/2016

An innovative Countdown Calendar is causing a stir in the confectionery industry. From now on we will not only be “counting down” for Christmas but also for such occasions as weddings, company anniversaries or the World Cup kick-off.
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