Category: WPN News

New year, old challenges

New year, old challenges

February 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Every beginning of year brings a mood of renovation. But 2013 began like 2012 did not end. Most of the companies seem to keep the same path of the previous year, reflected in two purposes: to recover the losses of the last years and to increase the results in the next five years. But there [...]

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The “ideation” phenomenon: Do companies believe in the miracle of innovation?

The “ideation” phenomenon: Do companies believe in the miracle of innovation?

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Companies around the world are talking about ideation. Multidisciplinary groups are formed everyday in an attempt to solve all kinds of problems, since minor procedure company issues to big products/services breakthroughs. And the main goal is always the same: do things better, different and more profitable. It is important to separate ideas from innovation. Even [...]

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A collective creation

A collective creation

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Brazil – For the first time, Johnnie Walker whisky brand invites Brazilians to be co-authors of a special packaging. Since mid-January, brand fans in Facebook can vote for phrases and images of authors and artists about three subjects, chosen to represent the Brazilian soul: passion, creativity and beauty. The vote runs until February 14, when [...]

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CCU invests US$ 50 million on new facilities

CCU invests US$ 50 million on new facilities

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Argentina and Chile – 2012 was an interesting year for the bottler and brewer CCU group. The companyrecently reported a 7.6% growth in sales volumes for the last year, followed by a significant increase in Chile (9.3%) in opposition to a decrease (1.9%) in Argentina. The performance gave enough support to the plans for this [...]

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New labelling law generates controversy

New labelling law generates controversy

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Chile –A new standard proposed by a Chilean senator for nutrition labelling is generating several debates, six months before takes effect. The problem is that the Ministry of Health is establishing regulations on which products must bear a label on its packaging saying if they are high in sodium, fat, calories or sugar. Guido Girardi, [...]

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Microwaveable pack doubles as popcorn serving bowl

Microwaveable pack doubles as popcorn serving bowl

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

U.S.A. – Unlike the traditional microwaveable popcorn bag, the Pop Up Bowl features a wider mouth, sturdier sides and transparent top and bottom to make it easy to share Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn from ConAgra Foods Canada, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario. “When it comes to snacking, consumers are looking for something easy, delicious and convenient,” says Harminder [...]

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Co-packer converts to hot-fillable PET decanter

Co-packer converts to hot-fillable PET decanter

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

U.S.A. – A stock, hot-fillable 16-ounce polyethylene terephthalate (PET) decanter from Amcor Rigid Plastics, Ann Arbor, Mich., convinces a co-packer of restaurant foods to adopt its first plastic container. Old South Foods, Lucama, N.C., launches the first commercial application for the container for the original, sweet and mild, hot and spicy, and eastern vinegar flavors [...]

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Differentiation delivers shelf impact for beer

Differentiation delivers shelf impact for beer

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

U.S.A. – Once seen exclusively in glass bottles, fans of craft brews now find their beverage of choice in aluminum cans – and, frequently, it’s not the usual 12 oz can. For example, Oskar Blues Brewery of Lyons, Colo., the first craft brewery to offer beer in a can, has begun packaging its signature Dale’s [...]

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Biodegradability for peat’s sake

Biodegradability for peat’s sake

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Finland – Just how much more resourceful can we be in finding new biodegradable packaging solutions? Well, according to the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland one answer has been lying unnoticed beneath our feet: readily available peat. Instead of using it as a source of energy, VTT has developed methods and product innovations for [...]

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Packaging encourages tequila tasting

Packaging encourages tequila tasting

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

U.S.A. – Hand-blown glass bottles with paper labels, neckbands and hand-assembled stoppers provide shelf impact for Luna Nueva Tequila and help expand its distribution in the United States, while a limited-edition, soft-touch matte-pink bottle for Alacran Tequila gives consumers an additional purchasing incentive. Sale of the pink bottle results in a donation to a variety [...]

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Cardboard sales may rise 3.5% in 2013

Cardboard sales may rise 3.5% in 2013

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Brazil – According to Brazilian Association of Corrugated Cardboard (ABPO) projections, domestic sales of this important barometer of economic activity in the country may grow 3.5% in 2013. The forecast considers high projected 2% of GDP of manufacturing industry and the replacement of other types of packaging materials for cardboard. The advance of the corrugated [...]

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Cheers with beers

Cheers with beers

January 31, 2013 | Comments (0)

Argentina and Brazil – One 750 ml champagne bottle, labeled and sealed with a hood and a Christmas star embossed; but, with beer inside. Stella Artois has launched a commemorative edition celebrating the history of the brand, developed in 1366 by Sebastian Artois, owner of a brewery in Leuven (Leuven), to give the local residents [...]

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