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2013-11-25

Revolution in the retail trade

Revolution in the retail trade
At the Pro Carton Marketing Event in October 2013 in Vienna, Georg Wiedenhofer, Managing Director of the Gallup Institute, presented a brand new international study on the development of E-commerce, and Willy Zwerger, a renowned journalist and retail expert, discussed developments relating to international trade. This was followed by a high-level discussion round with the audience with the conclusion: the entire supply chain needs to take action.

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2013-10-29

The slower you move, the faster you die!

The slower you move, the faster you die!
This was how David Bosshart, head of the renowned Duttweiler Institute, introduced his presentation at the "25 Years Pro Carton“ event at the ECMA Congress in September in Dubrovnik. He painted a most enlightening scenario of current behaviour patterns and future desires. Pro Carton asked him how this relates to packaging.

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2013-08-17

Packaging in a digital age

Packaging in a digital age
In a study conducted on behalf of Pro Carton last year, the market research agency Pointlogic showed that packages are a medium, like newspapers, radio or TV. Now, the study has been evaluated once again, in particular with regard to digital natives and impulse buyers. The result: even the „Digital Natives“ place major value on packaging, and they focus more on brands and talk about products more.

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2013-07-04

The Future is Bright!

The Future is Bright!

This was the motto of this year's ECR Congress in mid-May 2013 with a focus on four topics: shopping experience, supply chain efficiency, sustainability and nurturing talent. With this broad spectrum, the organisers of the programme certainly scored full marks. The result: over 600 participants from 30 countries. Pro Carton has been involved as a partner for many years now. Here are the highlights.


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2013-06-03

Simplify and Surprise!

Simplify and Surprise!

In his first life, Lars Wallentin was responsible, during almost 40 years, for the development of creative design solutions for the strategic brands such as Nestlé, Nescafé, Maggi, Buitoni, Nesquik or KitKat. Today, he is a reference for many young marketing people. His device which clearly comes through in his teaching can be summarized in the three words: simplify, surprise and synergies. Pro Carton talked to him about what cartonboard and carton manufacturers should do, about the packaging supply chain and communication on packaging.


 


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2013-04-29

What makes packaging successful?

What makes packaging successful?

The international Institute Stratégir focuses on the most realistic possible testing of the two lives of packaging: on the shelf and at home with the user. Pro Carton spoke to Managing Director Line Kerrad on the numerous tasks packaging has to fulfil.



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