Retail performance

A Christmassy theme for for this week's video roundup, with a look at a festive beer can, a whisky advent calendar and chocolate Santa Claus wrapping. more

Health Codes using QR code technology should replace Health Warnings on packaging, a new report has found. more

Finnish start-up company Jospak has created a board-based tray packaging that contains up to 85% less plastic than a regular plastic alternative. more

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas – outside in the shopping windows and especially in the supermarkets where glittery chocolate Santa Clauses and other figures are lined up on the shelf. more

Chadwicks of Bury has developed the company’s first transparent pre-cut lid for enhanced product appeal. The ultra-clear lid is suitable for a wide variety of products and will seal to PP, PS and PET pots and containers. more

LivingPackets, a next-generation packaging solutions start-up, has launched "LivingPackets THE BOX," a revolutionary, sustainable and trackable shipping box which generates almost zero packaging waste. more

BoostPRIME™ is a PET packaging solution, offering an alternative for hot-filled beverages in PET bottles. It expands the opportunities for product premiumisation and revenue generation with no compromise on packaging performance. more

UPM Raflatac's new sustainable Vanish PCR line of ultra-thin clear film labels, featuring 90 per cent recycled content, are now available in the EMEIA region. more

Social enterprise brand share is the first manufacturer in Germany to offer its mineral water made from bottles made from 100% recycled plastics. more

A new recyclable folding carton featuring advanced brand enhancement technology, has been launched by specialist Fresnels Inc. more

P&G has introduced a new bag-in-box for North American e-commerce channels to ship Liquid Tide laundry detergent with greatly increased efficiency. Tim Sykes spoke to some of the creators of the new format. more

Food businesses will have to change to stay competitive – online, in-store, and at sorting and processing plants too. Bjorn Thumas, director business development, food at TOMRA Food, looks at what we can expect. more

Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging vendor incentive program has landed in Europe. Tim Sykes spoke with Dr Kim Houchens, Amazon’s director, Customer Packaging Experience, to discuss the aims and far-reaching implications of this initiative. more

Ball is showcasing its latest innovations at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Germany, this November, responding to customer demand to continue developing eye-catching and exciting packaging. more

Targeting increasingly adventurous consumers, set on new discoveries and experiences, will be key to developments in the food and beverage industry in 2019. more

The way people buy has shifted over the past decade and is likely to continue to evolve for some time to come. more

Key factors such as seasonality, varied consumer behaviour, and novel production technology tend to make the ice cream packaging business a different animal from other consumer packaging sectors. more

As a way to boost sales and outshine competitors, brands should consider using seasonal packaging through the festive months. more

Where did this product come from? It is a simple question that is fuelling a new era of fully transparent and traceable products. Consumers want to buy healthy, quality food that they can trust. more

On Wednesday, October 10th, retailers and manufacturers gathered at the Museum of London Docklands for the 2018 Packaging Trends and Innovations Conference. more

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