• Brexit and the workforce

    Brexit and the workforce

    Matthew Davies ponders Brexit, immigration changes and the related implications for FMCG Whilst the pandemic and the economy continue to grab headlines, Brexit has again reared its head, with the trade deal done and our exit from the EU complete. But with teething problems already surfacing, employers across the FMCG sector and supply chain should

  • Virtual working versus ‘the new normal’

    Virtual working versus ‘the new normal’

    COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the way we work. Packaging design agencies, like all businesses, have had to adapt to rules and restrictions while trying to maintain meaningful client contact and quality service. Here, we speak with two agency heads,  Brett Goldhawk (Ziggurat) and Bic Bicknell (Brown&co) with contrasting views on whether the

  • Circular economy at a crossroads

    Circular economy at a crossroads

    Sustainable business models for a circular economy require collaboration and investment in research, writes Shawn Welch Even before Covid-19 presented an opportunity to establish ‘a new normal’, we were rapidly approaching a tipping point for packaging. While the change in consumers’ environmental consciousness is positive, its urgency means that finding the quickest solution does not

  • Making the impossible, possible

    Making the impossible, possible

    Rodney Steel, Chief Executive of the BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, reflects on how its members have adapted to overcome the challenges of 2020, and by doing so, made themselves better prepared for the future. “2020 has undoubtedly been a year that has demonstrated the art of the possible,” said

  • Face mask game changer

    Face mask game changer

    The UK’s first biodegradable face masks will be launched nationally in January

  • Stoelzle Glass Group awarded Ecovadis GOLD

    Stoelzle Glass Group awarded Ecovadis GOLD

    We are honoured to announce that Stoelzle Glass Group has been awarded GOLD status by the renowned ECOVADIS platform. This is an important recognition of our steadily increasing efforts and measures undertaken in the field of sustainability over the past years. According to the strict Ecovadis Methodology, which is based on international sustainability standards such

  • Protecting Brand Britain

    Protecting Brand Britain

    Products like stilton cheese and Melton Mowbray pork pies will carry prominent new packaging logos in a post Brexit move aimed at protecting and guaranteeing the authenticity of regional and traditional foods. Will the scheme work, asks Alan Harper? The UK is set to establish its own GI scheme following from the end of the

  • The rise of Vegan wine

    The rise of Vegan wine

    The vegan wine market is booming – thanks to carnivores, flexitarians and pescatarians writes Rowena Curlewis

  • Meal-kit crossroads?

    Meal-kit crossroads?

    If the recent success of meal kits can be attributed to the pandemic, they’ll need new, long-term strategies to maintain momentum, writes Phil Koh