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As retailers and packaging manufacturers work together to ensure their packaging materials and processes are as responsible as possible, new opportunities for innovation are born. An example of this is the emerging Fundamentals trend, defined by Packaging Gateway in a recent article like this: “Fundamentals is based an increasing desire amongst consumers for strong relationships with their belongings and environments… [which may] result in demand for quality packaging that uses natural materials and colors.” The article goes on to elaborate…

Responsible Packaging: The New Normal

Environmental consciousness is no longer a trend. It’s a mainstream reality. Whether it’s recycling, composting or the sourcing of local goods, consumers are in pursuit of more sustainable lifestyle choices. In response, packaging manufacturers are going to great lengths to ensure their materials and processes are as “responsible” as possible. Responsible packaging, or “green packaging,” means a host of things that matter to modern-day consumers as a result of an increasingly critical awareness of environmental issues. Things like: Eco-friendly Recyclable…

Talk the Talk: Packaging Lingo Explained

Whether you are a savvy retail purchaser or a “power shopper” curious to know more about the industry, the following list of packaging terminology will ensure you can talk sensibly and smartly about packaging – to your vendors for your next promotion or to your friends at your next happy hour! Here goes the list: Paper Natural Kraft – a type of natural paper that has no coating and has not gone through a chemical bleaching process; normally brown in…

GlobalShop: 12,000 Retail Professionals Descend on Vegas

One could argue Las Vegas has more “consumables” than any other American city. Therefore it made for an extremely relevant backdrop for GlobalShop, an annual store design and retail marketing show that brings together retailers, brand marketers and industry suppliers. This year’s show was held March 18-21, 2014 at Mandalay Bay Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cadence Packaging professionals were among the 12,000 event attendees – representing all 50 U.S. states and 64 countries – there to exchange ideas…