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February 13, 2013
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News for the glass packaging industry

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  • Growing demand drives nail polish packaging trends
    The growing popularity of nail polish, for both home and salon use, is driving demand for a variety of polish packaging, including unique bottle shapes and darker bottles that protect the light-sensitive products used with gel polish. "Using an amber bottle, and then spray coating that, rather than starting with clear glass, gives a product extra protection," said Len Loffler, marketing director for New High Glass, which recently introduced an amber-colored bottle. Beauty Packaging (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 100% growth seen for coconut water
    The top three coconut water brands -- Vita Coco, Zico, and O.N.E. Coconut Water -- doubled their sales between 2011 and 2012, while 100% juice sales declined 3% in the same time period, according to Euromonitor. However, launches have remained stable, with 60 coconut water products entering the market in 2011, and 58 in 2012. (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study highlights power of packaging
    A study by MeadWestvaco found that packaging "is one of the most powerful tools in the marketing communications mix," said Brian Richard, director of consumer and customer insights. The study found room for improvement, with less than 20% of consumers saying they are "very satisfied" with packaging. Packaging that is hard to open or doesn't protect the product is part of their concerns. Drug Store News (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 12 tips for a successful package revamp
    Before updating packaging, take into account the product's past, present and future. Product heritage and customer loyalty are at stake with a packaging change, but change can also generate new interest, as long as it is made with a clear-eyed view of the message conveyed by the product and brand. Packaging World online (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FEVE: Glass packaging will almost double by 2023
    The glass packaging industry will grow at a rate of 5.8% per year and will almost double in size from its current $36.8 billion over the next decade, according to a report from the European Container Glass Federation. The report noted that, despite competition from other packaging materials, limits and bans on materials such as plastic and consumer fear of bisphenol-A and similar chemicals will present several growth opportunities for glass. (U.K.) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Recycling & Sustainability 
  • Case study shows how Ocean Spray streamlined shipping
    A case study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows how Ocean Spray cut shipping costs and emissions by opening a Florida distribution center and partnering with a competitor. "Ocean Spray has taken an out-of-the-box approach other shippers should heed, moving a distribution center and, even more innovative, collaborating with a competitor to fill rail cars that would otherwise have traveled empty the length of the country," said Jason Mathers of the Environmental Defense Fund. FoodNavigator (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  GPI News 
  • GPI 2013 meeting dates
    GPI will hold the Spring Meeting and Congressional Fly-In April 16-18, in Washington, D.C. Registration for the Spring Meeting will be available in the next several weeks. The Annual Meeting will be Nov. 3-5 in Sonoma, Calif., at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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