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Permanent Work Shift Moves Lunch Occasions to The Home

David Ingemar Hedin

David Ingemar Hedin

26 Sep 21

Working-from-home is likely to remain a lasting trend, which companies need to address. For food, this primarily means that more lunches are being eaten at home. Consumers will have less need for lunch restaurants and more need for ready meals, time-saving cooking solutions, home delivery of meals and retail food for cooking.

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Navigating Sustainable Packaging in Latin America

Jorge Araya

Jorge Araya

13 Sep 21

Consumers around the world are showing clear messages regarding packaging preferences that are better for the environment. Greener solutions like recyclable, biodegradable and refillable are rooted in Latin American consumer minds, over Europe and North America. Yet there is still a gap between what consumers want and the available solutions companies are offering in the region, so players should prioritise sustainable packaging efforts, as it is already happening in Europe, to win in Latin America.

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World Performance and Outlook for a 3.8 Trillion Unit Consumer Packaging Industry

Rosemarie Downey

Rosemarie Downey

30 Aug 21

The global consumer packaging industry is one that has largely, if not exclusively, exhibited resilience in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, recording retail packaging growth of 3% in 2020, to reach 3.8 trillion units. There are a number of trends and influences at play as consumers’ purchasing habits and priorities evolve while the external pressure of environmental regulation and sentiment will also continue to shape the consumer packaging mix, in the years ahead.

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Can Glass Displace Aluminium Cans in the Hard Seltzer Category?

Matthew Barry

Matthew Barry

20 Aug 21

This article looks into the possibilities of glass packaging becoming more important in hard seltzer packaging as the category matures.

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Navigating Sustainability in Latin America

Jorge Araya

Jorge Araya

13 Apr 21

Consumers are more aware and anxious about climate change and sustainability today than at any other point in history. Closed borders and mobility restrictions during the first half of 2020 were stark reminders of the human toll on the planet, as…

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Spectrum of Sustainability: From Environmental Impact to Social Purpose in Beauty and Personal Care

Kayla Villena

Kayla Villena

8 Mar 21

While sustainability is most closely associated with reducing environmental impact, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought on a new consciousness of “purpose over profit”, which is a more holistic approach that aims to encompass social, environmental and…

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