Trends don’t just happen overnight, and they aren’t always obvious—at least in the beginning. They can take years to develop. As a person who pays more attention to packaging design than most (it’s part of the job, after all), I’ve seen a subtle shift occurring. It’s there when I walk down the grocery aisles. I’ve seen it creeping in when I read all the new product releases and look at the photos. It’s on frozen food packaging, pet foods and beverages. Especially on packaging of spirits.
The Sir Kensington’s line of ketchup, mustard and mayo condiments has entered the market with shelf-differentiating custom bottles, produced by Pretium Packaging. “Starting out without a marketing budget and no pedigree in the food space, we knew that the package would have to work hard for us in order for the product to get attention,” explains Scott Norton, cofounder of Sir Kensington’s. “Our goal was a package that had more of an organic shape.
From the original recipe created and served locally in the Hot Gossip Lake Tahoe coffee shop in 1995, Tahoe Trail Bar had developed a reputation as the go-to snack for all kinds of outdoor sports and adventure. When Wes King, owner and CEO, bought the recipe for the single-flavor bar and rights to make the product in 2010, the nutrition, health and wellness category was growing exponentially. He realized it was time to get Tahoe Trail Bar introduced to a wider audience.
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Selecting a term
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