The Confectionary Industry and Packaging Trends in 2021 – How to Thrive in the Market

For many, sweets represent celebration for when times are good and comfort for when they are not. Whether it be chocolate, snacks, or candy, the confectionary industry is much more than just tasty treats. They are packaged goods that require a convincing and compelling presentation. Read on to learn about the latest industry trends in 2021 and the “next normal”. A Growing Industry The chocolate…

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How Changing Regulations Impact the Beverage Industry

The beverage industry is highly regulated. Changes in regulations impact the industry in a variety of ways. Regulations are often updated to provide more transparency to consumers and assure health and safety standards are continually met. Additionally, changes in government administrations creates an opportunity to review and alter current beverage policies. For example, new leadership in the U.S. could impact alcohol import duties or tariffs…

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The Beauty Industry: How Digitizing Packaging Artwork Management Is as Easy as 1,2,3

Earlier this year we discussed beauty industry trends and how to adapt and prosper in 2021. We talked about preparedness and how digitizing the artwork management process can lead to greater agility. However, for brands navigating uncertain times, preparedness may seem like a nice to have rather than a necessity as the requirement for immediate change squeezes the ability to forward plan. Counter to this…

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3D Capabilities are Imperative to Meet Evolving Standards and Preferences in Packaging

2020 was full of changes that have led to an evolution in standards and preferences in packaging. This evolution is forcing FMCG companies to find ways to deftly adapt to new and emerging trends. But it’s not just a matter of keeping up – it’s a matter of having the right resources and technology to move at the pace of the consumer. In particular, the…

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Dairy Industry: Putting Your Best Packaging Foot Forward

Let’s talk about dairy. Cheese, butter, and milk are but a few of the ubiquitous dairy products in today’s world. Have you ever wondered why dairy products are packaged the way they are? A lot of thought goes into the production, processing, and packaging of dairy. In fact, the dairy industry is continually evolving. The way dairy products are packaged and placed on the store…

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Standing Out in a Booming and Crowded Pet Food Industry – 2021 Trends

To lessen the burden of spending significant time indoors, many people have adopted pets for company and comfort. More time at home is the perfect scenario for people to adopt, train, and care for new pets. It’s estimated there are now 7.5 million cats and 9 million dogs kept as pets in the UK alone, according to Enterprise Times, citing a recent survey by the…

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The Beauty Industry: Adapt and Prosper in 2021

The beauty industry has been significantly impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Masks, social distancing, and mass closures have limited social interaction and changed how people work, travel, and visit with friends and family. The unique shift in the nature of products purchased because of the pandemic has inspired us to look at this industry in depth. A New Paradigm for the Beauty Industry Think about…

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Digital Transformation & Packaging

Author: Simona Vazio, Head of Packaging Digital Solutions @ Ferrero Talking about Digital Transformation is easy. It’s two words. Translating them into practice, something concrete and winning is much less so. It’s the challenge. Digital Transformation Digital Transformation. Two strong, powerful words communicating a challenging and disruptive idea. Nevertheless, these two words remain meaningless when not supported by vision and competence. Leaving the comfort zone is…

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Packaging Trends for E-commerce Retailers – Meeting Multiple Demands

With Covid-19 and the acceleration of e-commerce, retailers have a few new trends to consider as they design their products and more specifically, how they package them. We recently interviewed Gino Van Ossel, professor and retail expert from the Vlerick Business School in Belgium about the newest packaging trends specific to e-commerce retailers. Let’s take a look at what Gino had to say and dive…

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What is the EU MDR and how will it impact medical devices?

September 2020 Update: Because there was some concern that the introduction of the regulation would worsen the shortages of personal protective equipment and other medical devices needed to fight coronavirus, the EU parliament has decided to postpone the MDR deadline by a year to allow authorities and the industry to prioritise their efforts towards COVID-19. MDR is now postponed until May 2021. Pharmaceutical companies selling…

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