Baby food represents one of the fastest growing food and beverage categories in the world and is projected to grow in retail value from $53.31 billion in 2015 to $76 billion by 20211. There are several factors influencing this growth including an increasing population base, rising disposable income levels and growing urbanization. Regardless of growth drivers, the need to properly package and protect this precious cargo remains unchanged.
To further support the development of tomorrow’s leaders, Crown has expanded its development programs offering to include an Americas-wide Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP). This elite program consists of three week-long segments in the United States, Brazil and Mexico.
Get ready to celebrate! July 27th is Scotch Whisky Day, offering the perfect opportunity to enjoy this popular spirit and learn about its versatility. Over the years, the distillation process has been refined, and some might say perfected, by a growing number of distillers in Scotland. The end result is what many would refer to as the national alcoholic drink of choice.
In part one of this series, we learned how to best leverage today’s advanced printing techniques and technologies. Next up, Paul Fennessy, Director of Graphics, Crown Beverage Packaging North America, explains why special considerations should to be taken into account when adapting a design to be printed on the surface of a beverage can.
As beverage brands continue to battle for consumer loyalty, advanced package printing techniques are proving to be a worthy weapon to engage consumers and stand out in the retail environment. Today’s brand owners have more options available to them than ever before, from high resolution printing to the use of specialty metallic and marble effects. Whether employing tactile finishes or simply enhancing overall quality of graphics, printing can help beverage brands strengthen their image and make a lasting impression with finicky consumers.
Consumers will often engage with a new product based on looks alone. An unusual shape, appealing graphics, vibrant colors and special printing effects are all tools that brands can leverage to design a compelling package. Whether aiming to communicate a brand’s identity or introducing a limited-edition product, there are endless opportunities to combine these techniques to capture consumer attention.
As World Whisky Day approaches (May 19), whiskey lovers around the world are preparing to celebrate! However you enjoy your whiskey – with ice, water, in a cocktail or simply on its own – this unique holiday gives you a great excuse to explore this delicious spirit.
This year’s Craft Brewers Conference, hosted in Nashville, TN, welcomed upwards of 14,000 attendees, 200 speakers and 700 exhibitors – including Crown Beverage Packaging North America.1 The show was a major success, offering the opportunity for Crown to meet with many of its craft beer customers and validating the value of metal packaging as a format for this still growing market.
In part I of this Designing Desirability blog series, we explored some of the factors our design team considers when helping customers develop a packaging concept. In this second and final post in this series, Thomas Maxwell-Wood, Senior Packaging Designer, CROWN Technology, talks about how metal packaging is perceived and how designers can work with the format.
From store shelves to kitchen cupboards, packaging is an integral part of our daily lives. While its primary role is to deliver food safely and efficiently to the consumer, packaging is also a brands last chance to sway the consumers’ decision at the point of purchase. As the marketplace becomes ever more crowded, brands are fighting over a dwindling pool of consumer attention, racing to secure cost-effective ways to differentiate themselves on the shelf.