Japan’s obsession with detail has led to one of the most advanced packaging cultures in the world. Innovation and consumer attitudes are high on the agenda, a lesson food companies of the West would do...
Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, yesterday (1 November) unveiled its packaging scorecard to suppliers at PACK EXPO International. Wal-Mart hopes that the scheme, which was first announced in September, will reduce packaging across its global supply chain by 5% by 2013.
The National Federation of Women’s Institutes has launched a campaign designed to pressure supermarkets into reducing unnecessary excess food packaging, a campaign organiser told just-food today (21 June).
Some manufacturers are dreading it, but Retail Ready Packaging (RRP) is on its way. How does it work, who will pay for it, and who stands to benefit most? Hugh Westbrook reports as an industry braces itself for a subtle yet major change to international supermarket shelves.