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Effective packaging solutions have several dimensions, beyond simply containing consumer products. In addition to furnishing physical barriers and protection, packaging must also account for concerns like marketing, logistics and cost-effectiveness. And within each packaging sub-category, requirements become more specific, calling on providers to adopt best practices for each consumer sector. These specialized requirements compel packaging Read the entire post…


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Retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers routinely work with professional product packagers to bring distinctive presentations to market. Food packaging, in particular, helps food purveyors compete in crowded consumer categories, so bringing new looks to retail shelves is a mission shared by food processors, producers, retailers and packagers. Although successful food packaging often relies on time-tested methods Read the entire post…


Retailers and their food packaging partners understand how important it is to maximize sales during the brisk holiday shopping season. In fact, fourth-quarter sales represent a significant share of total annual revenue for most sellers, especially gift shops and food retailers. To make the most of the holiday shopping season, food packaging strategies shift for Read the entire post…


Depending on what market and what retailer you are looking to establish your product in, many retailers require specific certifications to be on your packaging.  And, if the label is on your packaging, it is required to be packaged in a facility that is compliant with these specific requirements and certifications.  Below are a few Read the entire post…


Carton Packaging

An innovative folding carton design can be a game-changer when it comes to having a successful product launch. Folding cartons can be customized to any product and can be constructed with different features and printed with custom artwork. Also, the aesthetic benefits, having an appropriately designed carton can help to control manufacturing and packaging costs. Read the entire post…


The FDA regulates foods, prescription and non-prescription drugs (including vaccines, blood products and other biologics), medical devices, certain x-ray and radiation emitting electronic products, cosmetics, veterinary products and tobacco products. FDA regulations of foods covers safety and truthful labeling of all food products including dietary supplements, venison and other game meat, bottled water, food additives Read the entire post…


Date Code Labels

Federal regulations regarding date code labels on food packaging are limited and state regulations vary widely. Generally speaking, manufacturers have a broad level of discretion for deciding when to include date labels on food packaging and what label terms to use. Although date code meanings vary by state and are not legally defined, the following Read the entire post…


Gone are the days of vitamin shops visited only by professional body builders. Today’s fitness market reaches every demographic as individuals strive to lose weight and improve their health. Nearly every corner store offers protein bars, energy drinks, and healthy snacks. As the demand for sports performance and nutritional supplements continues to rise globally, at Read the entire post…


Packaging companies provide project management services for packaging all kinds of consumer goods, including wide-ranging food and non-food items.  While there are distinct differences in the way food is packaged compared to products not intended for consumption, there are also similarities shared within the two product packaging categories. Merchandising Food vs. Non-Food Packaging is designed Read the entire post…


Everything that comes into contact with edible products has the potential to cause foodborne illness and even death. This includes manufacturing equipment, primary and secondary containers, storage facilities and shipping methods. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has published food packaging regulations that work to minimize those risks and these regulations can profoundly affect food Read the entire post…