Jean-Paul Gaultier “Le Beau Male”

Jean-Paul Gaultier “Le Beau Male” With the launch of its latest eau de toilette, Le Beau Male, Jean-Paul Gaultier Parfums tasked Crown Speciality Packaging Europe with developing a fresh new tin for the fragrance. Retaining the brand’s iconic cylindrical shape, the tin has a narrower profile than those of its brother perfumes, combined with a cool icy-blue gloss varnish to communicate the crisp, revitalizing quality of the produc... Read more

First frozen coffee drink kit stands up and stands out in flexible pouch

First frozen coffee drink kit stands up and stands out in flexible pouch Bearing Seattle’s Best Coffee’s signature red-and-white colors and logo, and scrumptious photography of frosty, café-style blended coffee beverages, vibrant pouch packaging has been designed to beckon consumers to the first brand of at-home frozen packaged coffee drinks. Rolling out in retail stores in late May, with national distribution in June, four varieties of Seattle’s Best Coffee Frozen Cof... Read more

Pepsi launches first new bottle design in 16 years

Pepsi launches first new bottle design in 16 years Pepsi has unveiled a new, single-serve bottle for its Pepsi trademark portfolio, including Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi MAX, and Pepsi NEXT, marking its first design update since 1996. A visual expression of the brand's “Excitement of Now” positioning, the bottle is rolling out in markets nationwide starting in April, in 16- and 20-oz packages, with full conversion taking a few years. "This new bottl... Read more

PET water bottles: recycling grows, while weight drops

PET water bottles: recycling grows, while weight drops The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) has announced that new data from the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR) and the Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC) show the bottled water industry continuing to reduce its environmental footprint through significant increases in recycling and the use of less plastic in single-serve PET bottled water containers. According ... Read more

Global consumers willing to fork out more for fresh, sustainable packaging

Global consumers willing to fork out more for fresh, sustainable packaging When it comes to food and beverage packaging, consumers are most likely to pay more for value-added features that relate to freshness and sustainability. This is the latest finding from a global study conducted by Ipsos InnoQuest. Consumers from around the world were given a list of potential packaging features and asked which ones they would be willing to pay more for. On a global basis, consu... Read more

RPC bottles are smiles better for french food giant

RPC bottles are smiles better for french food giant Lesieur, innovative leader of the French food dressings and sauces market, has introduced a new range of products contained in an attractive RPC squeeze bottle with a ‘smiling face’ design. A wide range of condiments including mayonnaise and mustard is available. The bottles are extrusion blow moulded in polypropylene by RPC Kerkrade in 235ml, 450ml and 750ml assizes, characterised by their exc... Read more

McDonald’s launches new global packaging designs

McDonald’s launches new global packaging designs McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) is unveiling new packaging designs on all carry-out bags and fountain beverage cups with QR codes. This initiative is the latest step in the company’s ongoing commitment to provide consumers with information to help them make informed choices. The launch begins this week in the U.S. and will continue rolling out worldwide through 2013, with the text being translated into 18 ... Read more

“Spoonkler™” is spice and easy for cooks

“Spoonkler™” is spice and easy for cooks Consumers are now able easily to spoon or sprinkle their favourite Bart spices thanks to an ingenious new dual feature cap produced by RPC Containers Halstead. Part of the relaunched packaging for The Bart Ingredients Company’s market-leading spice range, the closure has been developed by Bart following consumer research which found that customers considered the awkward shape of most spice jars... Read more

Beer concentrate, just add water: for drinking on the go

Beer concentrate, just add water: for drinking on the go Alaska-based company Pat’s Backcountry Beverages has found a portable way to let you make soda or beer, by simply adding ‘water’. The company created a line of concentrated beverages and a portable carbonator bottle – so that it’s easier to transport your favorite carbonated drink. All users need to do is to mix the concentrates with water and carbonating agent, in the bottle, and shake it to wh... Read more

2012 – A year of exceptional packaging opportunities

2012 – A year of exceptional packaging opportunities We at PTIS see packaging having a significant impact on business directions in 2012. The idea that packaging is a strategic business function is gaining credence among companies. Here are six significant trends and drivers we believe will shape packaging agendas in the coming year. 1.  Holistic design drives more packaging answers  Package design moves up the corporate ladder as management sees... Read more

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