New this month in Flexible Packaging: the challenges facing frozen foods packaging manufacturers, how one horse feed company reworked its packaging design, ecommerce challenges, a personal care brand has what it takes for consumers, when is it time to outsource, and much more.
Since its inception in the 1990s, ecommerce has been steadily increasing in popularity and is now an integral part of everyday life. Consumers have the ability to order practically any item that is delivered to their doorstep within a matter of hours or days.
Although many consumer goods manufacturers (CGMs) and packaging suppliers have comprehensive, fully integrated packaging operations, there are strong arguments that favor outsourcing certain printing, slitting and winding activities to contractors specializing in these areas.
It may feel as if there is no pressure — or will — to transform. But in my experience at Söhner Kunststofftechnik GmbH, a top supplier of reusable transport packaging headquartered in Germany, that inertia is mostly an illusion.
In April 2020, Kao began sales of MyKirei, a brand that embodies the Kirei Lifestyle, in the United States through its subsidiary Kao USA.
June 11, 2020
MyKirei is a Japanese personal care brand with a collection of products inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Kirei. Flexible Packaging spoke to Yoshinori Inagawa, general manager of packaging technology research, global R&D of Kao Corporation about the packaging for MyKirei.
Flexible packaging solutions have been available for a number of years, but innovation is allowing the industry to develop improved functional solutions. Today, the marketplace is seeing tremendous growth with film-faced pouches.
Minneapolis branding and design agency, Kick, partnered with Triple Crown Nutrition to launch a new, premium line of horse feed, Triple Crown Gold. Flexible Packaging asked Stefan Hartung,
co-founder and head of creative at Kick about the process.
Skittles is giving up its signature rainbow by removing the iconic colorful branding to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and highlight that only #OneRainbow matters. For the first time in the U.S., the brand is releasing limited-edition packs with a colorless package design and colorless candies inside.
Z Natural Foods has released Organic Golden Milk, a powdered drink, adding to their line of functional superfood beverages. The product comes in an air-locked, freezer-tight, resealable, stand-up foil pouch and can be safely stored for two years.
We kick off the New Year by asking industry executives to take a look back at the year that was and predict how it’ll affect 2021. No crystal balls here! Quality control in inspection systems and printing cylinders also takes a front seat this month. Plus, sustainability in cannabis packaging, a Q&A with Sealed Air and more!