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The Underground Spirits range of gin and vodka has been given a fresh new look by drinks design agency Denomination that draws on its Canberra roots and emphasises the science behind the uniquely smooth spirits. more

Dutch craft beer brand Brouwerij Homeland Amsterdam has collaborated with Ball Corporation to create a unique, blank can design for its popular spelt beer. more

Protective packaging supplier Macfarlane Packaging is this week launching its annual “unboxing”* survey designed to provide retailers with valuable feedback from consumers on their experiences of opening and unpacking goods ordered online. more

Ball Corporation has collaborated with Attila Hildmann Empire GmbH to produce complexly designed cans for its organic drink, Daisho. more

Sutherland Packaging, a producer of corrugated point-of-purchase (POP) displays and packaging for retail locations and club stores, has introduced a program to make e-commerce shippers more vibrant and brandworthy while keeping down costs. more

Coca-Cola Turkey has launched its summer promotional range, making unprecedented use of thermochromic inks to add colour, function and fun to ten new aluminium beverage can designs with the help of Crown. more

In a first for the beverage industry, Crown Bevcan Europe & Middle East, is launching its CrownConnect™ technology in conjunction with FACT. more

How can a private label be created that differentiates itself through design, and create shelf standout when category values are defined by others? more

Akashi-Tai, a range of five artisan sakes, launches its new identity and packaging design. The design conveys the genuine artisan nature of Akashi-Tai, which is brewed in small batches using traditional methods. more

Vodka brand Grey Goose has developed a stand out logo in cooperation with luxury packaging expert Dapy for a limited edition bottle which features a new electroluminescent label. more

Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London 2018 return to London Olympia on 12-13 September. More than 150 names are already on board for 2018, with early indications that 45 percent of the showfloor will be launching new products. more

In response to the continued demand for new European can size formats, Ball Corporation, has partnered with independent Italian craft brewery, CRAK to produce Super Sleek© and premium, eye-catching designs for their craft beer range. more

To celebrate the World Cup in style, Ball has collaborated with Ožujsko, part of Zagrebačka Brewery, to offer customers a new can design for their flagship lager. more

The week's video highlights - drones & AI delivery on their way to Europe, DS Smith's e-commerce innovation, UPM Raflatac's smart recycling concept, and a very catchy new soundtrack that brings back the best of the 1980s! more

Health food brand Aduna, which offers a range of superfood products whilst creating incomes for rural African households, has launched a new selection of African Super-Teas with design by Carter Wong. more

As planet earth awaits the FIFA World Cup™ in Russia, brand owners prepare to monetise consumer engagement with promotional product runs. A short video on packaging around the world inspired by the festival of football more

IKEA joins the ranks of retailers eschewing single use plastics and makes a global commitment to remove all single use plastic products in the range as well as from customer and co-worker restaurants by 2020. more

As the world anticipates the football World Cup in Russia, brand owners prepare to monetise consumer engagement. We survey packaging from five continents, some examples more sophisticated than others, inspired by the festival of football. more

Chinese online retail giant JD.com, world leader in AI & high-tech delivery using drones, robots & autonomous technology, is set to introduce its e-commerce model to the rest of the world. Lori Chao shares JD's futuristic vision with Tim Sykes more

Allied Glass explores the benefits that small bottles can bring to brands by meeting consumer needs. more

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