The 2017 installment of Pack Expo Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging Expo, which is taking place Sept. 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, is positioned to surpass its 2015 numbers, according to PMMI, the producer of Pack Expo.
King takes great pride in Side Project’s bold label and package design. He recognizes the importance of design in the overall experience for the drinker. “We know it’s what’s inside the bottle that counts,” King says. “But we also appreciate how a bottle is presented. Its label and packaging keep the customer remembering what they tasted.”
EcoFocus Worldwide survey data shows several benefits
July 14, 2017
In the craft beer segment, glass bottle packaging remains a strong packaging format. With information from an EcoFocus Worldwide survey, the Arlington, Va.-based Glass Packaging Institute created an infographic highlighting the benefits that glass packaging can offer to craft brewers.
As consumers continue to seek out variety within their beverage options, the probability of SKU proliferation seems to be a certainty for years to come. As brand owners hope to stand out from the crowd, inks and coatings are helping manufacturers draw in consumers.
Today’s consumers arguably are more engaged with a beverage’s packaging than ever before, increasingly reading ingredient lists and Nutrition Facts labels and researching products on their mobile phones before purchasing in the store, while at the same time engaging with brands on the Internet. This interaction, along with the proliferation of products on store shelves, continues to solidify the relationship between a beverage brand and its packaging.
Although suppliers are innovating emerging packaging materials, like pouches and cartons, glass, aluminum and plastic, namely PET, continue to remain dominant in the beverage industry. In addition to the product protection that these packages provide, they’re also offering beverage-makers several other benefits.
Completing its Nitro packaging lineup, Left Hand Brewing Co. is introducing Milk Stout Nitro in cans this year. The release will make the company’s most popular beer more accessible than ever, it says.
In Philip Pullman’s fantasy novel “The Amber Spyglass,” the third book in the “His Dark Materials” trilogy, physicist Mary Malone famously said, “People are too complicated to have simple labels.” In the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market, the same can be said as established and emerging brands look to stand out on crowded store shelves.