Retail performance

As the Retail Forum for Sustainability and the Retail Environmental Action Programme (REAP) celebrate their 10-year anniversary, we spoke to EuroCommerce to learn about their main achievements and possible future directions. Read more

What is new in the area of smart packaging? Elisabeth Skoda looks at just a few of the latest developments in the sector. Read more

Packaging Europe visited O-I's facility in Chazelles-sur-Lyon in France to find out more about O-I : EXPRESSIONS, the late-stage customisation service for glass, and some recent, innovative applications for the technology. Read more

A white paper by BOBST based on interviews with leading brand owners, talking about the challenges they face around the colours on their brand packaging, and how they consider more digitalized colour solutions in their packaging production workflows. Read more

On Thursday, McDonald’s announced a programme the company says aims to remove and minimise plastic and improve recyclability in packaging across Europe. Read more

UFlex Limited has launched a packaging solution called ‘Asepto Eye’, a ripple concave lens and single lens technology that gives 3-D effects on aseptic packs. Read more

The International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) organised its competition for the world’s most innovative aluminium aerosol cans once again this year. Read more

What demands does the packing of sweets and snacks have to satisfy in the year 2020 and beyond? ProSweets Cologne, which is being staged from 2 to 5 February 2020, aims to provide answers to these questions. Read more

The winners of the German Packaging Award 2019 have been chosen. 34 innovations and the best solutions from Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Sweden came out on top. Read more

A meringue maker says it has become the first company in the confectionery sector to move into plastic-free packaging and announces a new product, Meringue Bites. Read more

The new Glenfiddich bottle has been designed to emphasise the brand’s special provenance and unique heritage, taking cues from its origins in the Valley of the Deer. Read more

Aptar Food + Beverage has launched a new bi-textured and bi-colored closure solution for the European food market for the new ‘Eurojar’ from McCormick & Company, a producer of spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other products. Read more

H.B. Fuller has announced the forthcoming launch of its new Fulltak™ SE 8116, a water-based acrylic adhesive that offers non-water whitening performance for the no-label look. Read more

Sean Riley, senior director, media and industry communications, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, explores the evolution of digital printing and explains why it is poised to "pop". Read more

No.3, a London Dry Gin, unveils a new, sophisticated expression of its bottle, as part of a wider campaign rooted in The Art of Perfection. Read more

Consumers today value creative packaging design. Particularly in the world of the cosmetics industry and in food packaging, not only optical characteristics but also haptic and functional properties play a big role - packaging for all the senses. Read more

German researchers are cooperating with a fast food chain to create food packaging made from algae. The aim of this two year scientific project named Mak-Pak is to develop a sustainable packaging solution made from macro algae for the food trade. Read more

Leyton Hardwick, founder and creative director at Drink Works, explores the growing trend of NOLO (no and low alcohol), and what it means for pack design. Read more

Stirrd, a premium online confectionery brand from The Serious Sweet Company, has launched with a brand proposition and identity created by Elmwood. Read more

In today’s shopping trends, customers, particularly millennials, are looking for not only the product but also the personal connection that products and brands have to offer. Read more


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