Articles by Pauline Hammerbeck

Battling it Out

As we went to press, we learned that Pepsi unveiled a new PET bottle made entirely of plant materials- besting Coke’s version which has a 30-percent plant makeup. It’s indicative of a shift we saw this past year among the major CPG companies: They’re waking up to sustainability and making environmental commitments like never before.
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Stores: A Survival Guide

The “big” story coming out of this last holiday shopping season was, not surprisingly, smartphone apps. Everyone was talking about the mainstreaming of these technologies and the ways they were aiding shoppers in their purchasing decisions. 
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It All Comes Down to Relevance

If you follow the theory posed by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, technology was the catalyst for all things good. That’s true, of course, but closer examination of globalization requires that we study its social, political and economic effects. 
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The New Normal

My father-in-law wears a pair of well-worn overalls to do chores on his Colorado hobby farm. The horses, sheep and his dog Cassie don’t seem to mind. But I mention it because the frayed garment represents a philosophy he’s always followed and imparted on his kids and, now, me.
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Posted Date: October 29, 2013

BRANDPACKAGING’s packaging conference returned for a tenth year with a focus on a single message: Make It Matter.

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Packaging Matters™ — Packaging Satisfaction: Why it’s on the Rise, and How to Continue the Momentum

Packaging Matters™ is MWV’s annual study of the role of packaging in product satisfaction. We study packaging because it matters to brand owners, retailers and consumers around the world. This year’s research focuses on Brazil, China, France, Germany and the U.S. In the third year of the study, we will share global trends associated with packaging satisfaction, product safety, and the effect packaging has on consumers when shopping in-store and online.

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