Stand Up Pouches - Product Packaging Done Right

How Flexible Retail Packaging Can Save Palcohol’s Reputation

Posted by Brittany Nader

Palcohol – it’s both a hot new buzzword in the beverage industry and a product ripe with controversy.

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Despite powdered alcohol gaining approval by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau this past spring, 12 states in the U.S. still ban the sale of this new product. The concern lies in the fact that consumers could purchase this powdered alcohol and use it to secretly spike drinks, or add it to beverages with a higher percentage of alcohol, resulting in a potentially dangerous combination. Its portability and ease of use could also lead to binge drinking, especially among underage consumers.

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How the Right Pet Food Packaging Can Help Boost Sales

Posted by Brittany Nader



Think of some of the most popular pet foods and treats you see on the supermarket shelves.

Meow Mix, Kibbles ‘n Bits, 9Lives, and Snausages may come to mind, and they are a few of the largest products made for cats and dogs. Each of these products is produced, distributed, and marketed by Big Heart Pet Brands. The company is dominating the pet food market, as evidenced by its massive acquisition by J.M. Smucker Co. this past spring. Now, Big Heart Pet Brands has boosted Smucker’s sales 47 percent, contributing $628.2 million to its overall net sales. It’s not just a random surge in demand for pet food that is leading to the companies’ success. Big Heart Pet Brands is making its mark on the industry because of its innovative new products and use of pet food packaging that stands out on the shelves and speaks to customers.

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Topics: Pet Product Packaging

Cadbury: Using Candy Packaging to Change Your Product’s Reputation

Posted by Brittany Nader

Ahh chocolate. The sweet, creamy, decadent candy that stimulates the pleasure centers in our brain.

There’s a reason lovers treat their special someone with heart-shaped boxes of the chocolatey goodness on Valentine’s Day or an anniversary. When we consume chocolate, our body releases chemicals like serotonin, tryptophan, and stimulants that get our blood flowing. Cocoa-based candies truly have an effect on our brain, both relaxing and exciting us, and we make connections to certain moments in our lives based on the taste of the treats.

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Bittersweet: Trader Joe’s Snack Packaging Under Recall

Posted by David Marinac

Almost everyone loves a piece of chocolate or something sweet now and then.

If you’ve recently gotten your chocolate fix from Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt, you might want to check the packaging. A recent recall was established due to missing information on the labels that may cause alarming allergic reactions in some customers.

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Could New Warning Labels for Product Packaging Kill Your Brand?

Posted by Brittany Nader

To comply with regulations set by the FDA, food and beverage companies know there are certain requirements they must include on their retail packaging.

An ingredients list, allergy information, and nutritional facts are standard. But what if producers of less-healthy products like candy or alcohol also had to include the same lengthy warning labels as cigarette and tobacco manufacturers? This could become a reality in countries like Australia that are proposing new rules for packaging of certain foods and drinks.

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5 Reasons Consumers Prefer Flexible Retail Packaging

Posted by Brittany Nader

Flexible retail packaging has experienced some of the most rapid growth in its sector over the last decade.

A new report shows that this type of packaging will reach $210 billion this year as demand increases across the globe. Food and beverage companies are choosing flexible containers like stand up pouches and barrier bags to contain their goods because of the numerous ways it keeps their products protected. These companies know that flexible packaging is one of the easiest, most cost-efficient ways to get their products on the shelves and market their brand so customers recognize it and choose it time and time again.

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Should the Marijuana Industry Protest New Cannabis Packaging Rules?

Posted by Brittany Nader

Among the states where marijuana has been legalized for medicinal purposes, the edibles industry is experiencing rapid growth and demand for new products with creative, delicious ingredients. Manufacturers of cannabis-infused food and beverages must adhere to strict regulations – many of which seem to change or evolve each day. Now, edibles companies in Colorado are concerned about new rules the state is imposing on cannabis packaging, which many feel could set the industry back and prevent customers from purchasing their goods.

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The Importance of Symbolic Wording on Food Packaging

Posted by Brittany Nader

Think about your favorite food for a second.

The experience of either cooking or ordering the meal or snack is full of built-up excitement and anticipation. When the entrée arrives in your hands, you take in the intoxicating scent for a moment before sinking your teeth into that first, delicious bite. Maybe you’re eating with friends and loved ones, or perhaps it’s part of that much-needed break in the day where you can get away from the hustle and bustle to enjoy a tasty treat.

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Topics: Food Packaging

Oral-B: Keeping Dental Products Safe with Product Packaging

Posted by Brittany Nader

Did you know the toothbrush is one of the top items Americans say they can’t live without?

Dental hygiene has come a long way over the years, with so many new products and innovations changing the way we keep our pearly whites clean. Oral-B, owned by Proctor & Gamble, has been one of the leading manufacturers of oral hygiene products that span well beyond the bristled brushes we all use. The company specializes in toothpastes, mouthwashes, and dental floss, and since 1950, it has developed new products to help cure a number of tooth-related problems. Its nighttime dental guard is one such invention that was developed to provide an over-the-counter solution to teeth grinding.

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Topics: Client Success Stories

Why Stand Up Pouches with Spout are Perfect for Sport Nutrition Snacks

Posted by Brittany Nader

Healthy lifestyles are all the rage – and that doesn’t mean people are just rethinking their diets.

Everyday Americans are becoming athletes, participating in marathons and triathlons, picking up new hobbies like swimming and biking, and are focusing more on building lean, strong bodies instead of simply shedding pounds. Food and beverage companies that have traditionally developed products aimed at the sports crowd are retooling their offerings to appeal to the more active, everyday consumer.

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