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E-commerce: Suppliers in innovation mode for a high-growth market

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E-commerce: Suppliers in innovation mode for a high-growth market

While physical retail continues to suffer, online sales have been steadily climbing since the onset of the global health crisis. This trend may just be the motor needed to make digital a true cornerstone for luxury shopping. Within the last 12[…]

01/26/2021 | Gift BoxesDigital
Return to sender: Hipli’s reusable packs promote circularity in e-commerce

Return to sender: Hipli’s reusable packs promote circularity in e-commerce

French start-up Hipli’s solution is a flexible, lightweight shipping package that can be returned via post to its maker rather than being thrown away. This new approach to logistics, launched mid-2020 as e-commerce sales took off in light of the[…]

Guala Closures debuts use of ocean plastic in wine & spirits stoppers

Guala Closures debuts use of ocean plastic in wine & spirits stoppers

In a move to diminish its reliance on virgin grade plastic, Guala Closures is developing a range of wine and spirits stoppers made of ocean-sourced plastic. The Italian closures specialist is working with California-based Oceanworks to source[…]

01/05/2021 | Industry bodies
Breitling creates watch case made from plastic bottles

Breitling creates watch case made from plastic bottles

Set to hit the market in early 2021, Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling has unveiled what it says is the industry’s first 100% recycled and recyclable watch box that is both foldable and reusable. Breitling has launched a watch box made entirely[…]

12/11/2020 | Lifestyle
Carbiolice enzyme additive makes PLA packaging compostable

Carbiolice enzyme additive makes PLA packaging compostable

Evanesto, an additive developed by French start-up Carbiolice, promises to make PLA packaging fully compostable and biodegradable. Carbiolice claims that by adding its enzyme additive Evanesto to PLA—plant-based plastic made from corn or[…]

HANABi’s cellulose & ceramic hybrid, an alternative to plastic?

HANABi’s cellulose & ceramic hybrid, an alternative to plastic?

HANABi, a start-up spearheaded by French academic research consortium SATT Linksium, is working on an “ultra-light” cellulose and ceramic hybrid material promising flexibility and liquid resistance. The innovation, positioned as an eventual[…]

L’Oréal’s Jacques Playe lays out ambitions to drive packaging science & UX design

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L’Oréal’s Jacques Playe lays out ambitions to drive packaging science & UX design

L’Oréal is out to reinvent the consumer experience and packaging will play a vital role in this transformation. In our exclusive interview, Jacques Playe, appointed Global Head of Packaging & Product Development earlier this year, speaks with[…]

Amorim’s RE-Cork: unveiling the biodegradable stopper

Amorim’s RE-Cork: unveiling the biodegradable stopper

Described as the premium spirits market’s first sustainable alternative to conventional plastic closures, including biodegradable options, Amorim’s RE-Cork, the newest collection to launch in the Portugal-based supplier’s Top Series portfolio,[…]

X-Label: a new-generation luminous label

X-Label: a new-generation luminous label

Billed as the market’s first removable and rechargeable backlit label, X-Label is the brainchild of French packaging supplier Dapy. Geared to the nightlife market, the patented solution offers a lifetime of up to six hours. Dapy’s luminous[…]

11/25/2020 |
The Liquors by Kilian: fragrance or spirits?

The Liquors by Kilian: fragrance or spirits?

Blurring the lines between scent and spirits, luxury fragrance brand Kilian’s (The Estée Lauder Companies) art deco-inspired The Liquors collection pays tribute to founder Kilian Hennessy’s cognac heritage. For this major launch, the heir to the[…]