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‘Y’ are Millennials changing the face of packaging?
The first digitally native generation likes to cook and spend, and relies more on digital technology than any other generation. So what does this mean for brands and their packaging?
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Dairy foods inspection 101
Precision is the key to both reducing cost and increasing consumer safety, but production lines aren’t always perfect, including those that are fully automated. Matthews’ Andrew Key explains how you can detect and correct problem quickly before product leaves your plant.
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Business intelligence: code for success
By Matt Nichol (originally appeared in Food & Beverage Magazine, in May 2013): Total cost of equipment ownership, preventative maintenance and quality systems on-line are global and domestic trends in coding, marking and labelling. In this article we look at costs and efficiencies within manufacturing.
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How consumer trends have influenced dairy packaging
By Mark Dingley (originally published in PKN’s February-March issue 2015). The “old school sales” approach is to make a product, then convince people they need it — so they buy it. But look behind what’s on today’s retail shelves, and the strength of consumer trends shaping dairy packaging is obvious. Here are just five trends — out of the many — and how they’ve impacted dairy product packaging.
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Why building reliable, cost-effective ID and inspection solutions will reduce your costs
Proper product identification and inspection is a key part of cutting costs and adding value in winery businesses. “The Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker Magazine” caught up with one of the WineEng 2014 conference speakers on why.
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Shelf-ready packaging: why the slow uptake in manufacturing?
By Russell Whitby (originally published in PKN, November-December 2015). Shelf-ready packaging (SRP) is now entrenched on our supermarket shelves, with market research pointing to its presence only increasing. But what’s the impact on manufacturers?
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The point of packaging
By Mark Dingley (originally published in Food & Drink Businesses, October 2015). Packaging has impact beyond well beyond the obvious uses of containment, grouping and safe transport. When designed and constructed properly, it enables products to move smoothly through the supply chain. There are several practical aspects to take into account when designing, updating or changing packaging. From Matthews’ years of experience in the supply chain, here are 10 things to consider.
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