Pernod Ricard USA launched its first California still premium red wine brand, a 2010 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah. Pernod’s global wine division developed the brand, Deadbolt, with Philip Laffer as chief winemaker.

The blend is wholly new and...

Interactive packaging such as QR codes and the SnapTag will continue to help brands and retailers innovate the way they communicate sustainability to consumers. Such systems allow information to be delivered in a completely...

While perhaps not considered as a key investment in the past, laser die-cutting is now starting to become of greater interest for the potential benefits and opportunities it can offer to both converters and their customers. There are also more laser cutting equipment companies entering the...

Materials manufacturers are making deep cuts in their global workforce; press sales, in the words of one manufacturer, have 'fallen off a cliff' and there has been a...

In the lead up to Labelexpo Americas in Chicago in September, I will be highlighting a series of products and initiatives that visitors to the show ought to check out.

Flint Group will...

Labelexpo Europe was the biggest ever event, and all the leading manufacturers of both conventional and digital presses reported healthy sales. How are we to explain this against the backdrop of the Eurozone crisis and talk of a possible double dip recession?

Firstly, it is a fact that...

Labelexpo Europe once again emphasized and enhanced the trends towards digital label printing, added-value solutions, and a continuing move by narrow web converters into areas of package printing. 

Over the past eight years, well over 1,500 digital presses have been installed in the...

Firstly, all recessions are opportunities as well as threats. Leading global businesses like Apple, Google and Starbucks were launched at the depths of previous recessions. Why? Because recessions force everybody, from consumers downwards, to reconsider how they operate. When everything is...

Up to now, foreign retailers have only been able to enter India with majority owned businesses if they are selling their own branded products – multiple brand vendors always needed to be in a minority partnership with an Indian partner.

Now that has changed, with the passing by the Indian...

The news that Smyth Companies has acquired Dow industries, and that Multi-Color Corporation (MCC) has increased its holdings in the European wine market demonstrates the profound impact of...

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