Packaging Material

Cracking the QR Code

 Quick-response (QR) codes might be a key way for brands to attract or retain customers, according to a new ScanLife study.  


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Closures play a variety of roles in the beverage market

Although situated at the top of almost every beverage package, caps and closures might not be a top-of-mind factor for consumers when thinking about packaging.
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Access to carton recycling increases 128 percent

According to the Carton Council, Vernon Hills, Ill., the number of households that have the ability to recycle cartons has increased 128 percent in three years.


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Evergreen Packaging announces Project Carton winner

 The results are in! Evergreen Packaging announced the winner of its Project Carton contest for students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.  


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Bottles & Wood turns beverage trash into treasure

 A new company based in Las Vegas is giving recycled bottles, barrels and pallets a new life.  


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The Best Packages of 2012

Winning brands showcase functionality and style

“Innovation” is a word used often across numerous markets, but what does it mean in the beverage industry? 


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Eco-friendly, durable labels remain popular

 For beverage labels, the retail shelf might feel like being in the hot seat on an episode of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”  


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Post-consumer packaging gets a second life

A slight majority of consumers — 54 percent — claim to have familiarity with the term “sustainability.” 


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The art of primary packaging

 As pottery-makers and glass blowers have known for thousands of years, the shape of a container is a powerful art form, says George Caplea, executive vice president of global business development for Constar Inc., Trevose, Pa.  


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Packaging design grabs attention

Style, clarity rate highly in packaging design
In the grocery aisle, the competition can be fiercer than a finale of “Project Runway,” the fashion design reality TV competition. Products are lined up next to their competitors with little to no opportunity to express why they should be the consumer’s choice. In food, drug, convenience and mass merchandise channels, one of the best ways to grab the consumer’s attention is with packaging design.
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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

By attending this webinar, you will learn about the top trends and how they fit into the CPG market, which channels are influencing new products and technology, how Packaging fits into your product development, and ways you can use innovation to increase sales.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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2014 September

The September 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Wholesaler of the Year, The Odom Corp., as well as articles about single-cup and iced coffees, cconvenience store growth, vegetable flavors, and more. Check it out today!

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