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March 6, 2013
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  • Marketers greenlight black packaging
    Black packaging is gaining prominence as marketers choose it for launches including a Haagen-Dazs gelato line and Beck's Sapphire beer, by Anheuser-Busch InBev. "The use of black has really exploded," said Mike Cecil, senior brand manager of Henkel's Renuzit, which introduced black-packaged air freshener. The Wall Street Journal (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Craft beer trends toward bigger bottles
    Many craft brewers are beginning to favor bigger bottles for their products, with 22-ounce and 750-milliliter bottles appearing on more store shelves. However, consumers have been slow to embrace the trend, complaining about the higher prices of the bigger bottles and the difficulty of finishing them in one sitting. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ineke uses crowdsourcing site to design packaging
    Using crowdsourcing website CrowdSpring, Ineke Fragrances was able to turn out packaging for its fragrance Hothouse Flower in less than four weeks. The fragrance's cylindrical bottle that features an illustration of a flower created using a bottom spray and black silk-screening process was one of more than 30 design ideas the company received from designers on the website. Beauty Packaging (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The Vini offers fine wine in bottle the size of a glass
    The Vini has introduced Exceptional Wine by the Glass, a 10-inch-tall, two-inch-wide glass tube that holds 187 milliliters of wine, which is about one-quarter the size of a normal wine bottle. The Vini wine is available in Zinfandel-like California Napa and Chardonnay-like California Sonoma. The brand plans to make the unique packaging format available to other wineries this year. Packaging Digest (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Recycling & Sustainability 
  • Do you have facts on sustainability or just opinions?
    Getting sustainability right is difficult because "everybody's got opinions, but most of us don't have really great facts," says Kim Jeffrey, former CEO of Nestlé Waters North America. That makes it hard to plan effective strategies or to promote them. "Things we do that we think are intuitively right, sometimes have the reverse impact from an environmental standpoint," Jeffrey says. (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Wellness 
  • BPA exposure may put children at greater risk for asthma
    Exposure to bisphenol A in early childhood was associated with a greater likelihood of childhood wheezing and asthma, according to a study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. However, researchers found no evidence that BPA exposure during the third trimester of pregnancy was linked to increased asthma risk. HealthDay News (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  GPI News 
  • Calling all GPI members
    Registration is now open for the 2013 GPI Spring Associates Meeting, April 16-18 in Washington, D.C.

    Register for the meeting and get information on securing your hotel room. GPI has secured hotel rooms at the St. Regis, which is located at 923 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C. Outside of the meetings on Capitol Hill, all other meetings for the event will be held at the offices of Morgan Lewis, which is located at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C., (202) 739-3000.

    If you experience difficulty registering, or have any questions, contact Dana Lipson, GPI Meetings Manager, at (717) 271-6309 or LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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