Diamond wins P&G External Business Partner Excellence Award, GPA members hold annual meeting in Germany, and more.
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Diamond Packaging Wins 2014 P&G External Business Partner Excellence Award

Crest 3D White Luxe WhitestripsDiamond Packaging was recognized by Procter & Gamble as one of its top performing external business partners during an event at P&G’s headquarters on January 8, 2015. Diamond won the P&G External Business Partner Excellence Award for the sixth time in the last seven years for consistently performing at high levels as determined by broad-based quantitative and qualitative evaluations from P&G employees throughout the supply chain. Less than 0.1% of P&G's more than 75,000 global suppliers received this distinction for consistent high performance..

Speaking at the event, A.G. Lafley, P&G’s Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, emphasized innovation, productivity and partnership, saying, “P&G’s ask of you is that you partner with us on innovation. Partner with us on productivity. Let’s work together as partners to create value for each other, for consumers and for our industry.” >> more

Global Packaging Alliance Holds Annual Meeting in Germany

GPA logoIncreasingly shorter product cycles and reaction times are creating more challenges for globally harmonized packaging management. Members of the Global Packaging Alliance® (GPA) addressed this and other issues during their annual meeting held in Hanover, Germany and hosted by rlc | packaging. Representatives from the global consortium of independent, medium-sized packaging manufacturers convened from all over the world to discuss viable solutions to current packaging requirements.

“Swiftness is becoming increasingly important in our industry. Worldwide rollouts of new products need to be faster, secure, and standardized. Globally harmonized packaging management is the key,” explained Hans-Christian Bestehorn, GPA spokesman and CEO of the rlc | packaging group. >> more

Gift-able Packaging


by Marie Redding, Beauty Packaging Magazine

Michael Jordan Legend Gift SetEvery holiday season, beauty brands compete for the attention of holiday shoppers. Sephora’s shelves—both brick-and-mortar stores and the virtual shelves on its website—have been filled with gift sets since September, as the holiday season seems to start earlier each year.

RetailMeNot’s Shoppers Trend Report says that nearly half (46%) of consumers plan to start their holiday shopping before November this year, and 1 in 4 intend to have their holiday shopping completely finished by Black Friday. >> more

Technical Corner


FSEA Partners with Clemson University to Study the Impact of High-Visibility Enhancements
by FSEA

There are many processes that can be applied to printed pieces to stimulate attraction and hold the attention of a viewer. Some of these processes have long been in existence and are a part of the branding strategy for many companies in a wide variety of product marketing categories, including food and beverage, cosmetics and grocery.

Today, processes that increase visibility, stimulate attraction, hold attention and convey an image of value are known as high-visibility enhancements. The list of high-visibility enhancements includes such processes as foil stamping, cold foil transfer, embossing, specialty UV coatings and decorative laminations. >> more

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