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How COVID-19 might change packaging for good

May 10, 2021
“I think you've had a lot of pent-up innovation,” says Matt Reynolds, editor of Packaging World.
Cardboard overflowing recycling bins. With home delivery a big part of the lockdown experience, Matt Reynolds says consumers are "asking brands to be more aware" of container sustainability.
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The marketing tactics behind those odd weights and sizes you see at the supermarket

Oct 30, 2019
Eleven and a half ounces of coffee in a package, 19.4 ounces of dish soap in a bottle. Could it be the "difficult comparison effect" at play?
When competing brands come in different-sized bottles, it's hard to compare prices. And maybe that's the point.
Marielle Segarra/Marketplace

For online retailers, packaging is all about economics

Mar 6, 2018
Online retailers are trying to cut down on package waste. But designing a new box for everything a company ships takes a lot of time.
Anton Cotaj at ANAMA Package and Container Testing tests boxes on a machine that simulates road conditions.
Kristin Schwab/ for Marketplace

Why your package of bacon hides its glorious fat

Sep 14, 2016
The front of your package of super market bacon is a lie.
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Bubble wrap abandoning its signature pop

Jul 2, 2015
Say goodbye to your childhood obsession.

Where can I recycle all this wrapping paper?

Dec 26, 2013
That dramatic increase in deliveries this time of year means an increase in the trash from all the packaging.

Budweiser ties one on to boost sales

May 6, 2013
Bud releases a new can today shaped like a bow-tie and tests the theory that packaging alone can pay off.