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Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Neither my nails nor scissors worked this time, so I called my husband, Mighty Marc, who continues to be a fine example of virile manhood. At 79, he still cuts his own meat and chews with his own teeth. If anyone could do it, he could.

Capri Sun Comes Under Fire For Its Iconic Pouches

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.15.2015 | Taste

In the pantheon of nostalgic food products, Capri Sun ranks pretty high up there with Dunkaroos and Lunchables. It's been a lunchtime staple for milli...

In Defense Of Your Fancy New Homepage

Joshua Macht | Posted 05.12.2015 | Media
Joshua Macht

To many, Facebook appears to be continuing the path of creative destruction that has already torched so much of the old media landscape. But all might not be lost. None of this ongoing fragmentation negates the value of the original bundle -- unless we let it.

Designing Something? Protect Your Trade Dress

Brad Reid | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

Trade dress involves the overall nonfunctional appearance and design characteristics of items including such elements as shape, color, graphics, and packaging. Great trade dress can make an already good product sizzle. It is that important.

All of Me Why Not Eat All Of Me: The Future of Edible Packaging

Joshua Estrin | Posted 10.14.2014 | Home
Joshua Estrin

The edible container is not a new concept according to research groups around the world. The pharmaceutical industries have used gelatinous packaging for decades reducing waste and adding consumer convenience and value.

The Art of Y: Wine in a Box?

Alex Schattner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

If you thought breaking into the energy drink market was tough, at least it doesn't have the regulatory hurdles placed on alcohol. Steffan Bankier and Jordan Gutman co-founded Public House, a premium boxed wine company, back in 2012 and it's been an exhilarating challenge ever since.

Chipotle Just Got A Whole Lot More Highbrow

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Hiscott | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

Starting Thursday, the massive demographic that comprises both burrito-lovers and literary aficionados will find a real treat at Chipotle: Cups and ba...

Your Product was Accepted Into Whole Foods! Now What?

Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani | Posted 09.25.2013 | Taste
Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani

Getting into Whole Foods, or any other major specialty food retailer, is a huge step for any aspiring food manufacturer.

The Burger Caddy To Revolutionize Fast Food Packaging

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.23.2013 | Taste

One look at a creation by Seulbi Kim, a student of industrial design at Rhode Island School of Design, and we're smacking our heads thinking, "Why didn't we think of that?"

Flammable or Inflammable

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

"Inactive" means not active; ""incapable" means not capable; "inseparable" means not separable; and on and on the examples go. It doesn't make sense that "inflammable" means flammable. But we need to keep in mind that it's not always easy to translate one language accurately into another.

Bzzz Honey Packaging by Backbone Studio

designboom | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts

As the tastiest honey is usually found in beehives, but impossible to buy in a market, Armenian designers of Backbone Studio conceived packaging out of wood as an improvised beehive place holder to contain honey.

Supermarket Advertising 'Common Sense' Sells Peeled Bananas In Plastic Wrap

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.20.2012 | Home

A German-owned supermarket chain with a slogan that promotes common sense has found itself under fire for showing the opposite. Billa supermarkets,...

Edible Bottles, Edible Bags

Anneli Rufus | Posted 10.20.2012 | Home
Anneli Rufus

Harvard University scientists have developed a material that can be used to wrap, bottle and otherwise package food -- which tastes like the food it contains, and can be eaten after (or before) the food it contains.

Cooking With Scissors

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 04.24.2012 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

What do I take every time I go into the kitchen? A toolbelt, that's what. And that includes the most important household implement: Scissors.

All That Glitters Ends Up on the Curb: Lessons From Zero Waste Families

Janice Harper | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Janice Harper

I once lived in a rainforest in Madagascar. When I asked where to dump the garbage, my new neighbors looked at each other with those faces that say, "Is she for real? What's a garbage?"

10,000 Publix Shoppers Demand Change

Posted 12.22.2011 | Miami

After Maura O'Donnell's husband came home from Publix for "nth" time with fruits and veggies on Styrofoam trays, she thought, "Why am I yelling at him...

PHOTO: Lean Pockets Taking A Cue From Jon Kyl

Posted 07.31.2011 | Comedy

When Senator Jon Kyl famously said that his Planned Parenthood comments were "not intended to be a factual statement," it opened the flood gates for a...

10 Best Package Designs

Eva Maddox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Eva Maddox

The recent unveiling of Starbucks' new logo brings conversation about branding to the mainstream. The new, simplified cup design eliminates the name a...

BLOGWATCH> Less Is More: Packaging Goes Minimal On Antrepo

bumbumbum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Loving this superb project from Antrepo Studio. The idea behind is to create minimalist re-designs of well-known international brand packages. This ju...

Packing Of The Future: Amazing Mushrooms

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ecovative Design in New York has used mushrooms to create a heat and fire-resistant, energy-absorbing, biodegradable (even anaerobically, without oxyg...

SunChips Bags Are Too Noisy: Yet Another Reason We Suck

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Olien

With all of the country's problems, not to mention the world's legitimate packaging problems, this is the one issue that consumers decide take into their own hands?

American Consumers Aren't Buying Climate Action

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Earlier this week at the Clinton Global Initiative, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres offered her assessment of what was preventing progress in the...

High-Grade Goods: Take Back-to-School Shopping Back to the Earth

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

These pens and mechanical pencils from Paper Mate look and feel like regular plastic but are made of biodegradable sugar-plant parts. Their packaging is plastic-free and 100 percent recyclable.

Kellogg Explains Massive Cereal Recall

AP | SARAH SKIDMORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PORTLAND, Ore. — Kellogg Co. said Wednesday that higher-than-normal amounts of certain chemicals in its package liners caused the unusual smell ...

Grow a Conscience: How to Garden Green

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether your farm fits in a window box or spans several acres, ensure a truly green thumb with these Earth-friendly gardening gizmos.