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The True Value of Innovative Retail Packaging Design

Most new products —up to 95% of new products each year, in fact—will ultimately fail. This is not new news, as you can see in this 2010 Forbes article. And neither is it surprising. Consumers with a lot to do (and little time to do it) will always resort to buying products with their eyes.

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What LEGO’s Sustainable Packaging Teach Us About Innovation

by Brittany Nader | February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments | Non Food Packaging

Since 1949, children across the globe have fawned over tiny, plastic, interlocking bricks.

LEGOs are a not only a classic toy but a staple in many households. Many kids beg their parents to take them to the majestic LEGOLAND, an amusement park where all their wishes and dreams could come true.

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What CA Cannabrands Must Know About Exit Bag Requirements

by Bridget O'Donnell | January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments | Non Food Packaging

With sales that began Jan. 1, the cannabis industry in California is in the process of transitioning to a state-regulated cannabis market, which brings with it a number of new rules and regulations for cannabis retailers.

Under the state’s new rules, all cannabis purchases must be packaged in child-resistant exit bags and opaque containers. The burden of this change in standards is falling largely on retailers, many of whom are struggling to stay compliant in the wake of the state’s rapidly changing regulations. The new rules require all retail cannabis that leaves a store to be contained in these opaque exit bags, a requirement also enacted in states like Oregon and Colorado.

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Kim Kardashian’s KKW Packaging Fails to Communicate Luxury

by Bridget O'Donnell | January 2, 2018 | 3 Comments | Non Food Packaging

With the launch of Kim Kardashian’s recent cosmetics line, KKW Beauty, many consumers are taking to the internet to vent their frustrations over Kim’s lack of attention to detail.

Carrying a price tag that should put them more in line with luxury beauty products, the KKW Beauty line falls short in a number of ways, packaging being a major one. Besides being expensive, difficult to use and low quality, consumers are calling attention to the brand’s lackluster beauty packaging, which is a problem that could easily have been avoided with some careful attention to detail and a better packaging partner.

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Reduce Packaging Waste with Stand Up Pouches

by Brittany Nader | December 23, 2017 | 0 Comments | Non Food Packaging

The winter holiday season is in full swing, and it’s no secret that excess is the name of the game this time of year.

Consumers — young adults in particular — are increasing their gift purchasing this holiday season, with a reported 46 percent of shoppers 18-24 years old saying they plan to spend more on presents this year. Retail sales through the end of the year are projected to increase to roughly four percent, totaling approximately $679 billion dollars.

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What the Future Holds for Cannabrands & Resistant Packaging

by Bridget O'Donnell | December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments | Non Food Packaging

There’s no doubt the cannabis market is currently experiencing a major boom, which is set to continue to the tune of around 20 percent per year.

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Flexible Pouches for Face Mask Packaging | Learn More

by Bridget O'Donnell | November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments | Non Food Packaging

The Korean skincare craze has been going strong in America since 2011, when the introduction of BB creams (a foundation with added anti-aging and hydrating benefits plus SPF) to U.S. markets sparked U.S. consumers’ curiosity in Korean beauty products of all kinds.

A single product that had been popular in Korean markets for more than five years entered the American mainstream and launched a whole new area of the beauty industry centered entirely around skin products from Korea.

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What Labels Do You Need for Child Resistant Packaging?

by Bridget O'Donnell | October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments | Non Food Packaging

The uses for child resistant packaging are endless, but whether or not a particular package complies with the requirements for holding pharmaceuticals, or other products not intended for children, is not always clear.

Recently, however, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released guidance for ensuring that all child-resistant products and their packaging are clearly labeled. The guide is meant to aid manufacturers, packagers and distributors alike in determining how to properly label child-resistant products and packages, and that custom labels are both consistent and informative.

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What Makes for Good Cannabis Packaging: A Rebuttal

by Brittany Nader | April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments | Non Food Packaging

Ohio is one of the most recent states to pass legislation legalizing medical marijuana.

Currently, 26 U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia, have legalized marijuana either recreationally or for medicinal purposes (or both), meaning government bodies in half of the entire nation have signed their approval for safe and legal consumption of cannabis. 

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Tide’s Child Resistant Bags Set New Standards for CPG Industry

by Brittany Nader | November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments | Non Food Packaging

In 2012 and 2013, one product was responsible for sending one child per day to the hospital shortly after it emerged on the market.

During that time, poison control centers received more than 17,000 calls, roughly one call per hour, about children ingesting a dangerous household product. The result of which caused a major brand to overhaul not only the product in question, but also the packaging to ensure children are safeguarded against consuming the inedible, hazardous item.

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