Flexible packaging has quickly become a popular choice among consumers and consumer goods producers due to its cost efficiency and convenience. However, lack of sustainability and low premium appeal are hindering the growth of the flexible packaging segment, signaling a need for manufacturers to invest in addressing these issues, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
“Beauty is everywhere a very welcome guest,” wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe at the start of the 19th century. And already 3,000 years before this, a great deal of time and care was devoted to external appearance.
Technology has made it easier for individuals involved in counterfeiting activities, as e-commerce platforms have gained popularity. Technology is assisting counterfeiters to advertise, produce and distribute fake products. However, technology can also play a crucial role to curb the production and distribution of counterfeit goods.
As a frequent point of interaction on food and beverage packaging, dispensing closures provide key opportunities for brands to create differentiation on retail shelves and deliver memorable experiences that help build consumer loyalty.
Label Insight's 2017 Shopper Trends Study reveals that nearly half of consumers (49%) adhere to a particular diet or nutrition plan, and 75% avoid specific ingredients when shopping for food products. But, 67% of consumers say it is challenging to determine whether a food product meets their needs simply by looking at the package label, and nearly half of consumers (48%) consider themselves "not informed at all" about a food product even after reading the label.
Anticipated growth for industrial, digital inkjet print technology for production in functional, decorative and packaging printing sectors remains strong and buoyant, according to a new survey and report produced by I.T. Strategies for InPrint USA: The Industrial Print Show.
European Packaging Design Agency's Patrick De Grande is also the co-founder of Quatre Mains, an award winning Belgian design agency for brand identity and packaging design. Packaging design is his passion and he swears by practical and elegant design solutions that stand out for their creativity and professionalism. Who better than De Grande to reveal the key trends in packaging both now and in the future?