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Articles by BNP Media Staff
In writing this month’s packaging feature, I had a conversation on PET pricing with John Maddox, president of Strategic Business Analysis Ltd. â€” Container Consulting Inc., Jacksonville, Fla. It’s not news that the price of PET, aluminum and glass is increasing as raw materials and energy costs to produce these materials are increasing. But how much packaging costs increase does not directly multiply at the same rate as the growing raw material and energy costs.
Last month, bloggers had a laugh over presidential primary coverage after CNN/Opinion Research Corp. released a poll that suggests voters’ drinking preferences may also reveal their political preferences.
Whether for environmental, health, safety or other reasons, increased consumer purchases are driving natural and organic beverage growth. Mintel International, Chicago, forecasts total U.S. sales of organic beverages to increase at an inflation-adjusted annual rate of 7.8 percent through 2012.