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Celtic bars continue to help fund good causes

PACKAGING Scotland recently reported that Cadbury had launched a bespoke chocolate bar packaging celebrating Celtic FC’s greatest triumph in lifting the European Cup in...

Innovation is key to ICE success story

ADVERTORIAL Since launching in 2001, Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE) has become one of the country’s leading suppliers of digital coding and labelling solutions for products...

Buying by the scoop: the rise of unpackaged grocery shopping

As a business model, selling groceries loose isn’t a new- fangled approach. It’s what market stalls have done for decades. Farm shops, food cooperatives...

Is packaging making or breaking your store conversion rates?

By Joe Simons, director and investor at Gap Systems What is it that secures a sale? Online, many would say that fulfilment is a deal...

Sector must do more to encourage women

THE packaging industry has historically been seen as a male dominated sector – but times are changing. An organisation called Women in Packaging UK...
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Crisp company detects major waste reduction

A DECISION to retrofit packing lines with new metal detection technology has taken a big bite out of a crisp manufacturer’s produce wastage. United Biscuits...
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A time and a place for luxury

Packaging Innovations London returns to the Design Centre in Islington in September, this time co-located with a new show, Luxury Packaging, intended to provide...

Understanding brand DNA is key to business growth

Chris White, founder and managing director of brand design specialists This Way Up, who have an office in Glasgow, tells Packaging Scotland how to...

Absolving the seven sins of bar coding

There can be nothing more exasperating than a simple barcode which defies being read consistently. The consequences to the smooth running of a packaging...

Family values pay off for Lanarkshire firm

“NOBODY packs enough any more.” Nigel Fleming, managing director of Lanarkshire-based J.I.T. Industrial Products, heard an export manager utter those very words at a...