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About the Packaging Report

The Packaging Trend Report presents innovations in various branding techniques. From sustainable packaging to bubble wrap, covering your wares in the latest encasing is as essential as the product itself. Our research highlights the most effective campaigns in design packaging, custom boxes, gift boxes, labeling and more. By tracking consumer reactions to various packages, businesses can tailor their product to reflect evolving consumer tastes.

Who It's For

Whether you are a creative director revamping a branding strategy or an entrepreneur looking to enhance the aesthetics of your product, you will gain insight from our report.

Guide your design and marketing decisions with the Packaging Trend Report.

The Packaging Trend Report, last published on Oct 29, 2014, includes 300 PRO Trends and 1,500 examples of packaging market research and packaging consumer trends related to: branding, sustainable packaging, bubble wrap, design packaging, labeling and packaging trends.

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Methodology

Our packaging research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced packaging articles and 2,124,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 300 Packaging PRO Trends = 300 Powerpoint Pages Packaging PPT Report
• 1,500 Packaging Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 210 Packaging Videos (Online) Packaging Videos
• 9,000 Packaging Images (Online) Packaging Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Bottle, Packaging, Shockvertising, Communications, Guerrilla Marketing, Labeling, Logo, Print Advertising, Television Advertising, Billboard, Social Media Marketing and more!



Sample Packaging Pro Trends

Each Packaging PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online packaging articles, videos and images. Examples:

Cosmetic Obscurity As consumers covet unique goods, bizarre personal products rise in popularity Implications - Consumers are looking to broaden their horizons when it comes to products, which is being acknowledged by brands with obscure cosmetics. This shift towards strange or unappealing products denotes a preference for status over experience for consumers who want to show off originality with their unusual products.
Cosmetic Obscurity
As consumers covet unique goods, bizarre personal products rise in popularity
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Complicated Fable The original purpose of fairy tales is revisited with modern lessons Implications - For ages, fairy tales were used a device to teach children important lessons; in the modern age, the purpose of the fable persists, but the lesson is completely different. Today's fairy tale is packed with more complex lessons than their predecessors -- this is most famously seen with the retelling of Maleficent serving as a tale of non-romantic love and redemption. This speaks to the complexity of today's already-information-saturated child.
Complicated Fable
The original purpose of fairy tales is revisited with modern lessons
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Soda Upheaval The growing obesity epidemic villanizes sugary carbonated drinks Implications - Health concerns and, furthermore, the battle against child obesity has fingers pointing at soda as an "empty calorie" culprit. As a result, soda is being replaced by more health-conscious alternatives that boast the same strong flavor, caffeine content, and even in some cases, visual branding. This upheaval of a classic American beverage signifies the true strength of the health movement.
Soda Upheaval
The growing obesity epidemic villanizes sugary carbonated drinks
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Sippable Exotic Intriguing beverage flavors make for small doses of culinary adventure Implications - The rise of foodie culture has the average consumer craving more adventure in their edibles; for some, however, the idea of exoticism is intimidating. Daring drinks allow hesitant almost-foodies to sample adventurous flavor. This also gives those within the food industry a way to test less-predictable flavors within their consumer base.
Sippable Exotic
Intriguing beverage flavors make for small doses of culinary adventure
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Sustainable Grocery Food retailers adopt sustainable practices to showcase eco awareness Implications - Seeking to showcase a sense of environmental awareness, food retailers and supermarkets are turning to sustainable practices for public appeal. Using alternative energy and zero-waste policies to illustrate a commitment to environmental causes, familiar retail settings are taking a more forthright step to showcase participation in environmental issues. This reflects a growing desire to integrate eco awareness into routine, everyday practices.
Sustainable Grocery
Food retailers adopt sustainable practices to showcase eco awareness
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Minimalist Nutrition Juice bars are given a stylish overhaul to broaden market appeal Implications - Marketing nutritional goods, particularly to young consumers, can be a challenge, prompting retailers to turn to modern retail aesthetics for appeal. Adding artistic decor and custom services to places like juice bars, retailers are seeking to reinvent health food stores into more engaging and visually stimulating settings.
Minimalist Nutrition
Juice bars are given a stylish overhaul to broaden market appeal
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Augmented Reality Packaging Brands increase interactivity through virtual reality packaging Implications - The shopping experience is becoming more focused on interactivity, but brands are now taking an even more in your face approach with augmented reality packaging. This shift supports consumer preference for smartphone integration into the product experience as brands compete to deliver the most immersive experience yet.
Augmented Reality Packaging
Brands increase interactivity through virtual reality packaging
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Conscious Stay Adding awareness to travel destinations, hotels adopt social good tactics Implications - Seeking to connect with travelers on a more emotional level, hotels are adopting elements of social good for consumer appeal. Exposing guests to social issues and offering chances to volunteer and give back, these travel destinations appeal to not just the need for new experiences, but the need to feel good about oneself.
Conscious Stay
Adding awareness to travel destinations, hotels adopt social good tactics
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 294 more Packaging PRO Trends and 1,500 examples!



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