Lost in a Sea of Commodity Products: Why Dairy Producers Must Differentiate

The outlook for the dairy industry looks mostly positive for 2018. The reason dairy continues to hold steady? It likely has a lot to do with urbanization, according to the Global Dairy Sector — Trends and Opportunities report from Deloitte. As incomes and urban centers grow, individuals tend to receive more of their calories from proteins (including dairy) instead of carbohydrates, pushing the expected global demand for dairy to increase by 2.5 percent annually to 2020.

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Beyond the Creative: Overlooked Elements of Packaging Design

Often, when one thinks of packaging design, the first elements that come to mind are color, shape. There are, however, many elements that go beyond the obvious outward-facing features that contribute to the success or failure of a product’s packaging design.

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How to make packaging sustainable and effective

Can packaging be sustainable and effective at the same time?

Packaging is more complicated than it looks. Protecting food and extending shelf life are a paramount goal of packaging, but sustainability, marketing and education are close seconds. Recent advances in food packaging have made the worldwide food supply as safe as it has ever been, but packaging technology must strike a balance between food protection and other issues, including energy and material costs, social and environmental consciousness, and strict regulations on pollutants and the disposal of municipal solid waste. Read more

Dairy packaging innovations: an enhanced experience for consumers and manufacturers

For reasons we will look at today, dairy products packaging is currently undergoing significant design and development changes, resulting in a greatly improved experience for consumers and manufacturers alike. Many of today’s pioneering dairy containers incorporate technology that delivers lightweight, renewable materials, significant UV protection and, from a marketing standpoint, considerably enhanced opportunities for exterior brand messaging. Read more

Plastics in dairy packaging: a case for sustainability

In today’s post, we will look at the advantages of sustainable plastic dairy packaging and how it can benefit consumers and the companies from which they buy. As you know, today’s savvy global consumers are increasingly seeking healthier food in smarter packaging that protects the environment and improves the quality of their food. While much packaging lags behind, certain companies are leading the way in the race for packaging innovation that meets these goals. Read more