VIDEOS: Live From the NJPEC Awards

The New Jersey Packaging Executives Club recently celebrated its 2017 Package of the Year Awards, and Beauty Packaging's team covered the event in a series of videos.

In the screenshot above, Sergio Cruz, global packaging director, Estee Lauder Companies, shown on far right, and Dustin Wills, managing director, MW Luxury Packaging is showing Beauty Packaging's editor Jamie Matusow the Package of the Year winner -- Estee Lauder’s Victoria Beckham Collection by MW Luxury Packaging.

A startup is waging war on plastic with packaging made from seaweed

By Zahra Matarani and Kartika, Reuters | November 23, 2017 | 10:57 AM

A startup is waging war on plastic with packaging made from seaweed that you can eat instead of throwing away

JAKARTA — Jakarta food and beverages retailer Ong Tek Tjan sells ice cream in cups his customers can eat afterwards, instead of throwing away — they are made from seaweed and taste like jelly, in flavors from peppermint to green tea.

The Evolution of Cannabis Packaging

By DUKE LONDON | November 14, 2017 | 2:30PM

Now, picture the last bag of weed you scored. Did it come delivered in a plastic sandwich bag, or worse, the plastic wrap from a pack of cigarettes sealed shut with a Bic lighter? Good, so you have a decent idea of how tremendously far cannabis packaging has come in the last few years.

Private brands leverage today’s trends

By Michael Duffy | November 25, 2017

Winds of change have been blowing through the U.S. retail market for some time now, and it’s gaining momentum year after year. No longer is the grocery market dominated by national brands, and no longer is there apathy toward private-label brands.

The Basics of a Pressure Sensitive Label

September 2, 2014 by Linda Kosidlo

The pressure sensitive labels that you see on the products and cartons you use everyday may appear to be a simple device, but there is more to that label than meets the eye. Pressure sensitive labels are actually made of several layers of specialized materials sandwiched together to create a label that looks good, identifies something, and lasts as long as it is needed.

Industry Date Labeling Initiative Provides More Info


As part of an ongoing joint Product Code Date Labeling initiative, Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association have released two new documents: a white paper providing general background, context and resources regarding the effort, and specific, detailed implementation guidelines for manufacturers and retailers that adopt the voluntary industry-standard nomenclature for product code date labels.

Turning a Passion into a Career

June 23rd, 2016

For a career that involves as much cleaning, heavy lifting, long hours, and poor pay as professional brewing, few jobs are as glamorized. But, as almost any professional brewer would agree, there’s no better industry to be in, and hardly any job is more satisfying than making beer.