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Packaging for Christmas

18/12/2018

The most beautiful time of the year is also the best-selling season for retail. There is no other time where so much is spent on shopping as during the period before Christmas. At the same time, the number of parcel deliveries increases proportionally because about half the shopping for Christmas is done online – as is also the case in Germany.
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Organic packaging materials: bagasse, palm leaves and bamboo as well as cardboard and paper from sustainably managed forests. Photo: Bionati

Sustainable packaging for healthy food shoppers

18/12/2018

All studies and forecasts are showing the same result: the demand for healthy, naturally farmed food is set to continue next year. In the future, however, sustainability will be seen as a requirement not only for the contents, but also the packaging.
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Depending on the issuing organisation, different symbols are used on the packaging of kosher products. Photo: Kashruth Council of Canada

Packaging symbols, Part 4: Kosher Foodstuffs

04/12/2018

Packaging symbols are very much part of life, and we see them everywhere. There are lots of them, but not everyone would be able to tell you offhand what each symbol stands for.
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Packaging Market Russia

29/10/2018

The Russian economy is charted for economic recovery again after two difficult years in 2015/2016. The main reason for this positive trend is the increase in oil prices since late 2016. The growth drivers for the coming years include industrial production, investment and the construction sector.
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Photo: Tsvetina, Fotolia.com

Packaging symbols, Part 1: Food safety

24/10/2018

Packaging symbols are very much part of life, and we see them everywhere. There are lots of them, but not everyone would be able to tell you offhand what each symbol stands for.
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The rule for children: unwrapping should be easy, fun and build anticipation about what is inside. Photo: Fruit Glasses by Viktoriia Schmid and Arthur Schmidt / https://recreatepackaging.com

Packaging for Children

09/10/2018

Children like anything sweet and colourful but – as a rule – they don’t like taking medicine. However, original packaging designs and “join-in” ideas can make it very easy to convince the little ones of healthy food and necessary drugs.
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Convenient opening mechanisms such as pull-tab or peel-off lids ease the opening of tin cans. This is particularly handy when out of home. Photo: Initiative Lebensmitteldose

Packaging for Eternity

20/09/2018

You can prevent food from perishing long term by preserving, freezing or freeze-drying it. However, one thing you cannot forego is packaging.
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Packaging: Ready to go

19/09/2018

Germans love burgers, Brits choose Chinese and the French prefer to eat local. Everybody's different. One thing is for sure: Practical packaging and ready made meals are a part of our everyday life.
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Packaging design over decades: every three to four years the fast-food chain changes the look and feel of its packaging.

McDonald’s: Packaging conveys the Brand

18/09/2018

A handbag made out of a Big Mac© folding box, shoes with drinking-straw-studded heels or a backpack made out of a hamburger bag – this is how fast-food chain McDonald’s staged its packaging re-launch for the media.
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If necessary, it can have customised information printed on it, and it can be used in combination with oven-proof CPET trays, for instance as packaging for in-flight food.

Special packaging on flights

13/09/2018

When a flight starts early in the morning, passengers are often very happy to receive a morning snack. To make sure it’s a delight to their taste buds, it needs to meet a few requirements – including the right packaging.
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