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Biodegradable Packaging: Addressing Common Questions

Sustainable packaging matters to consumers: in a recent survey, two-thirds of consumers said that environmentally friendly packaging is the most important action a brand can take to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability[1]. At first glance, biodegradable packaging may seem like the Holy Grail of green packaging, and an easy way to win over eco-conscious consumers. …

Flexible Packaging Features That Add Real Value

Using shelf impact to sell more product goes beyond just having a pretty package. Added flexible packaging features can supercharge your product’s perceived value to consumers, lock in brand loyalty, and drive repeat purchases. Here are our top four considerations when designing value-boosting flexible packaging. 1. Flexible Package Structure Choosing flexible packaging has a number …

New GMO Labeling Rules: USA vs Canada

If you manufacture or distribute food products in both the United States and Canada, navigating different regulations for GMO labeling can be frustrating. Until recently, some manufacturers simply didn’t sell their products in states with strict GMO labeling rules, as across-the-board compliance with varying state regulations was difficult. Now, new federal rules have set a …

4 Bad Food Broker Habits That Lose Business

Being a successful food broker and distributor means keeping a lot of plates in the air, juggling many balls, wearing several hats—whichever your preferred idiom, the goal is to make it all look seamless to your clients. In our 60 years of experience in the food industry we’ve uncovered some common distributor habits that can …

For Packaging Design Inspiration, Check Out Your Competitors’ Products

We’re not advocating stealing your competitors’ designs, but your product’s packaging doesn’t exist in a vacuum. If you’re searching for packaging design inspiration, it’s important to take a look at likely shelf neighbours to find the perfect graphics for your own pack. Packaging Design Interrupts Consumers The vast majority of purchase decisions are made at …

Packaging Solutions for Snacks: Closures Customers Love

In the packaging industry, we tend to think of closures as the finishing touch on a package. For consumers, the closure is one of the first interactions they have with the package—making it more of an “opener”, in both senses of the word. Packaging solutions which make strategic use of convenient closure features that customers …

HD Printing the Secret to Award Success

Each year that passes, we here at PolyCello get more excited to keep our award winning streak alive.  This week we are celebrating our fifteenth printing excellence award in 9 years! Each year hundreds of samples are submitted to the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) to compete for printing excellence awards.  This year, an HD printed …

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