U.K. based JD Sports, a leading retailer and distributor of branded sportswear, recently announced that profits have surged due to the rising athleisure trend of people wearing sportswear and trainers outside of the gym.
The packaging industry today is buzzing with "influencer packaging" to deliver likes, shares and to create an ongoing dialogue across a bevy of social networks. Brands are also becoming aware of the benefits that size audits can deliver to the bottom-line: economies of scale, reductions in consumer transaction costs and reduced storage costs. Visually, packaging is always in flux, from essentialism to street inspired graphics.
Many of today's successful new brands are created by upstart innovators and built on engagement with millions online. They catch the eye of big-box retailers looking to translate the online following into in-store traffic and sales. How do you create packaging that harnesses the power of a multi-dimensional, personal, online brand that can translate digital success to shelf? Kick branding and design partnered with TIU to bring a new line of fitness products to Target stores. Here are a few takeaways from the process.
By 2022, e-commerce will claim an average 10 percent of all CPG sales, according to the data analytics firm IRI. At a time when physical store sales are flat and stagnating for most brands, companies need to optimize their efforts for the digital shelf in order to capture a bigger share of the growing e-commerce opportunity. As an increasing number of shoppers shift from physical stores to online shopping for the convenience, wide product assortment and personalized shopping experience it offers, consumer goods companies of all sizes must find ways to engage their shoppers at the digital shelf in order to stay relevant.
Structural packaging design, graphics and printing processes all work in tandem to create the “walking billboard” we’re used to seeing every day. But what are all the parts of a shopping bag? What are their roles and how can we transform a standard paper bag with two handles into a luxurious brand experience? Put your gloves and mask on; the retail packaging experts at Design Packaging are about to show you the anatomy of a retail shopping bag.
New microlithography origination technology from international supplier Wood & Associates International Ltd. opens up opportunities for brand owners and designers to create innovative eye-catching retail packaging using high-quality refractive-like imagery.
Retail-ready packaging. Shelf-ready packaging. Display-ready cases. The US has been talking about this as the next big thing in retail channel packaging for some time, but adoption hasn't followed the projections.