Change is inevitable. CPGs are feeling increasing pressure from consumers to lower the total carbon output of their products’ life-cycles. They are evaluating packaging on a macro level – reviewing specific areas within the value chain that can reduce wastage and pollution.

The label...

I was surprised at the result: over 90 percent gave their response as 'manufacturers'. If companies want to maintain profitability and grow, this must change.

In today's increasingly competitive environment, the art of producing high-quality labels is no longer sufficient to differentiate...

As printers we’re more than just big fans of fancy paper, ink finishes and a lovely product. We’re a wealth of creativity that often goes untapped. But at Label Apeel we’re championing the design and branding bods to...

The foundation in 2007 of Flexo Print, Bolivia’s first dedicated narrow web label converter – and its subsequent investment in machinery from Gallus, Nilpeter, Rotoflex and Karlville – is a story representative of three major trends in some of Latin America’s lesser developed label markets: the...

Participation in social media has increased within the label community over the last few years, albeit at a slower rate than most industries. At last year’s Labelexpo Europe, we saw around 30 converters and suppliers regularly talking about events as they happened via Twitter. At...

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...

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