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Smurfit Kappa’s Gérard van den Boogaard discusses the mind-boggling array of variables presented by e-commerce, overturning almost all of the suppositions that have served logistics and tertiary packaging well until now. Read more

It’s no big news to say that the way we consume is changing. And, ever mindful of consumer demands, retailers and brand owners are evolving to cater to these new habits. Victoria Hattersley reports. Read more

How can e-commerce consumer trends boost the adoption of smart and intelligent packaging? How can we make sustainability the core of packaging design? What are the implications for packaging in an omnichannel world? Read more

In the oenological sector, it is critical for labels to look pristine in consumers’ hands at all times, especially after bottles are chilled in ice buckets before serving. Read more

The UK's leading retailer Tesco has announced it will start collecting previously unrecyclable plastics to be recycled in ten of its stores. Packaging Europe spoke to trial partner Recycling Technologies about the project. Read more

Look around you, plastics is the new enemy. Brands, retailers and consumers are demanding we change the way we pack today. Waste reduction, recyclability and composability are turning from buzzwords to business fundamentals. Read more

Premium instant noodle brand Kabuto has released a new range of noodle pots specifically for kids, with design by branding agency B&B studio. Read more

AR Packaging has presented a gas tight pressed board tray packaging for chilled foods as a replacement of plastic trays, which the company says is the first on the market and offers an efficient solution well suited for giving a shelf life of at leas Read more

Some 8.14 billion aluminium aerosol cans were manufactured around the globe in 2018. This means that the 8-billion-can mark was exceeded for the second year in a row, and it was an improvement on 2017’s record result. Read more

Phrases that recur when talking to glass manufacturers is that their product is natural, safe, infinitely recyclability and environmentally friendly. Read more

Sustainability director Bertrand Swiderski tells Tim Sykes about Carrefour’s strategy for cutting carbon, food waste and plastics, as well as the role it is playing the launch of the Loop online shopping concept. Read more

Peanut-based snacking brand POP has launched in the UK this month with new brand creation by branding agency B&B studio. Read more

At AIPIA’s 2018 annual congress one message became very clear: the smart packaging industry has taken major steps forward, and smart innovations have grown from an interesting novelty to a reliable tool that slots neatly into our connected world. Read more

KM Packaging has launched two new KPeel Ambtort lidding films, to meet the complex needs of the pet food market. Read more

As the eCommerce sector becomes more crowded and accessible for merchants of all sizes, what can make you stand out? Packaging and eCommerce specialist, Gary Spencer of Packaging Shack, explains all. Read more

Our writers share their predictions for the trends that will define the coming year in food and drink packaging. Read more

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Kathryn Fox, Global Marketing Manager at Videojet Technologies, looks at the rising star of on-the-go snack bars in Europe and how manufacturers can keep productivity to a maximum with advanced coding and marking systems. Read more

Independent, international design agency Cowan London has unveiled the brand identity and packaging design for Billson’s new range of all natural small-batch sodas. Read more

Rieke made a significant statement for the e-commerce channel in Q4 2018 with the launch of a new portfolio of non-leak trigger and pump dispenser solutions. Tim Sykes visited the company’s Leicester, UK, R&D centre to find out what is driving Rieke’ Read more

We reflect on our unprecedented collaboration with HP and LIC to distribute Packaging Europe in a digitally printed, multi-version corrugated box. HP’s experts and thought leaders in brand innovation to explore the ideas that the project touch upon Read more

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