• IN DESIGN

    IN DESIGN

    MARTIN BUNCE takes a look back over some of the design topics highlighted over the past year and gives us chance to reflect

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  • From The Consumer

    From The Consumer

    There has been much talk of the Little & Often grocery shopping trend: At the start of 2017 we saw a continued increase in the proportion of shoppers who had abandoned weekly main shops in favour of shopping little and often, rising from 11 to 16%. In January however, there was no change in that

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  • Innovation Innovation

    Innovation Innovation

    By James Pepper Making predictions about retail is always a dangerous game. Many retail analysts were, for example, surprised by the good trading figures returned by Next, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons for the festive period. At a time of squeezed incomes, this was not expected. But trading figures aside, what should we expect to see in

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  • International News

    International News

    By Stephanie Cornwall Global manufacturers and retailers have made a successful start to the new business season, and the next month has more events and award dates for diaries. Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld consumer-goods fairs, as well as at Floradecora, the floral market place, attracted around 87,000 visitors from 162 countries, an increase of 2%,

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  • INTERNATIONAL FOCUS

    INTERNATIONAL FOCUS

    STEPHANIE CORNWALL looks at some of the latest findings and opportunities for the international food and drink industry

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  • INNOVATION INNOVATION

    INNOVATION INNOVATION

    JAMES PEPPER says customers have an appetite for in store technology, so it’s time to react

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  • From The Consumer

    From The Consumer

    DANIELLE PINNINGTON discusses the things retailers
    can learn from the past year’s consumer behaviour

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  • IN DESIGN

    IN DESIGN

    Stories seeking closure Martin Bunce looks at ‘Fairy Tales’ and explains why a good brand story should enable it to forge a relationship with consumers   Some may argue that the most important function of any pack is to safely move a product through the supply chain and into the hands of the consumer. If

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  • INNOVATION INNOVATION

    INNOVATION INNOVATION

    The dilemma of charging JAMES PEPPER says some fantastic feats in the world of robotics are all too often let down by an inadequate infrastructure   The robots were out in force at this year’s NRF, but instead of exhibiting sophisticated innovation, some struggling bots highlighted the necessity of reliable infrastructure. There were reboots on

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