Tag: ageing population

The impact of hard-to-open packaging on the wellbeing of elderly customers

A recent study from the University of Portsmouth has found that older customers may feel powerless and vulnerable when it comes to opening everyday goods. According to the study, difficulties that the elderly face opening their products not only increase the risk of packaging-related injuries, but have a negative impact on their ...
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Functionality as a point of difference

Ken Adams and Wim Brunsting from are attending the PACE Europe conference tomorrow to talk about the functionality of resealable solutions. Here are some of the key points they will address. 1. How easy to open packaging is driving consumer preference Our population is getting older. Currently, more than 10 million people in the UK are ...
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Reseal-it® helping foods stay fresher and tastier longer

Recent years have seen the rapid growth of re-sealable flexible packaging, representing a resounding ‘thumbs up’ from a consumer base not known for its love of packaging per se. Changing demographics – an ageing population, increased student numbers and people living alone – have helped to influence the way products are packaged. As ...
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How is packaging driving brand preference?

Brand owners from world leading FMCG manufacturers gathered at the Packaging and Converting Executive Forum (PACE) in Brussels earlier this year. Angela Campbell, Resealable Labels Director, led a Roundtable event to understand the impact and importance of easy open packaging for customers of FMCG products. A group of packaging decision ...
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Packaging challenges for an ageing population

Did you know that over 10 million people in the UK are over the age of 65? This number is set to grow to an astonishing 15.5 million by 2023, increasing the importance of addressing the packaging challenges that are faced by an ageing population. With a decrease in dexterity and other added problems such as arthritis, the ageing ...
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