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Celebrating 85 years of the can

Never before have the issues of economic and environmental sustainability, conservation, health and nutrition, hygiene, food security, and rapidly evolving and increasingly demanding consumer trends been of such relevance to the packaging and FMCG sector as now. With 2020 seeing the Australian bushfires highlight the real impact of climate change, global trade wars threatening supply……...


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CANS AND CORONAVIRUS: WHAT DO CONSUMERS WANT?

Simon Jennings from Nomis Consultancy takes a look at cleanliness and hygiene for metal packaging.  Is It possible that companies could resort back to plastic packaging because of this and set back the sustainability message? The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of consumers’ lives, and beverage packaging is no exception. In 2019, sustainability and……...


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Pandemic confirms continued relevance of Steel for Packaging 

The start of the COVID-19 pandemic saw consumers race to stockpile goods, with sales of canned food rocketing. As we return to our ‘new normal’ and supply chains stabilise, APEAL examine whether or not we are likely to see a more permanent shift in purchasing habits? Anyone who has visited a supermarket in the last few……...


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Metal Adds a Touch of Class to the Snacking World

Laetitia Durafour, Marketing Director at Crown Food Europe, looks at the significant rise in popularity of snacks and the benefits that metal packaging brings to this budding sector. In a fast-paced world where time is of the essence, it is no wonder that the snacks market is booming. Everybody seems to be living life at……...


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YOUR INDUSTRY NEEDS YOU     

Karen McKenzie who is a freelance writer for the industry,  considers the importance, ethics and structure of marketing in these unprecedented times of global crisis for Canmaking News As the world focuses on just one thing, how to save lives and stop the spread of Covid-19, the entire ecosystem of the economy is suffering from……...


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Metpack – THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH?

Karen McKenzie takes a look at the phenomenon that is Metpack, the most successful show in the Metal Packaging Industry, exclusively for Camaking News. Exhibition success has, through time immemorial, proved to be difficult to maintain as suffered by P T Barnam,“The Greatest Showman”, who believed he had the winning formula yet struggled continually to keep……...


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ADF Review 2020

New additions and Brexit advice This year’s ADF show, organised by the EasyFairs Group, took place at the Porte de Versailles in Paris on the 29th and 30th January. The exhibition has certainly grown with organisers seeing an additional 100 exhibitors compared to the year before bringing the total to 700. The largest addition this……...


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Budweiser challenges marketing norms

Budweiser continues to challenge marketing norms Although you may have been busy watching the Superbowl to take notice of a new hashtag sweeping across social media, some of the more eagle eyed of you may have spotted Budweiser’s latest venture with John Knowles Ritchie (JKR), the SelfieBud. JKR created a special-edition label that can only……...


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Cans on the go

2019 especially saw a significant shift in the way that consumers buy, consume and travel with alcoholic drinks.


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The Reality of Marketing . . . or is it?

Karen McKenzie, freelance writer for the industry, investigates the multi-layered world of Augmented Reality Today, mobile phones are part of our reality, everyone has one. They are an appendage to our bodies; we are lost without them. Year after year, mobile phone technology just gets better and better. With network coverage stronger than ever and……...


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