Package Design Hierarchy – What does it even mean?

For food and beverage brands, package design is arguably the most critical piece of your marketing effort. An effective package design is also the most cost effective way for an emerging or small to medium-sized brand to compete and stay relevant. Advertising requires continuous spend, while a great package design has the ability to grow sales over much longer periods of time without additional investment. One of the main design strategies that makes up a great package design is package design “hierarchy.” Continue reading “Package Design Hierarchy – What does it even mean?”

The Lowdown on Private Label Brand Strategy

Long gone are the days of store brand boxes sitting forgotten, collecting dust bunnies on the bottom shelves. Today, private labels are getting a lot of attention—some flying easily under the radar as national brands. How did this happen? As consumer conceptions of value change rapidly, retailers have upped their game to go head-to-head against national brands. Understanding these strategies is important to jumping your hurdles in the race with private label.

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Field Trip: Fancy Food Show in the Big Apple

Last month, we went to the Fancy Food Show in New York. They sure weren’t fooling around with the fanciness! From “premiumized” raisins (made from Chardonnay grapes!) to unique jerkies as far as the eye could see, there was much to be discovered. It was hard to miss one 2016 design trend—flat white or cream-colored backgrounds with vibrant splashes of color. Here’s a highlight of brands that did it with a creageous twist!

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