Packaging trends that dominated in 2018: Page 2 of 11

Lisa Pierce in Packaging Education and Training on December 19, 2018



10. Consumers’ shifting shopping habits create packaging challenges

With a smartphone, consumers can access virtually any info at the touch of a button. SmartLabel, an initiative supported by the Grocery Manufacturer’s Assn. (GMA), makes that even easier by providing transparency to consumers through web pages accessed through a search, quick-response (QR) code, app or retailers’ customer service desks. Stephen Kaufman, chief product officer for label and artwork management technology provider BLUE Software, weighs the pros and cons of the SmartLabel.

His assessment: “By carefully weighing the pros and cons of SmartLabel, CPG [consumer packaged goods] companies can begin to determine whether easily accessible product landing pages can be a boon to sales, as well as exactly what information should be included—beyond federal mandate—to ensure everything remains brand compliant.”


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