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Purposes of Food Packaging

Food packaging is based on psychological studies on how people judge brands. Here are details about the purposes of food packaging and how it helps gain a competitive edge. Packaging has evolved since the late twentieth century to become more creative and engaging. 

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5 Dimensions of Product Emotions - How Packaging Can Help

Packaging of luxury food products and cosmetics involves appealing to multiple layers of emotional meaning. Designers must understand how to embed these emotions in their packaging designs. Here's a deeper look at how knowledge of the five dimensions of product emotion can create a more attractive and appropriate package.

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Packaging Luxury Foodstuff

The packaging of human impulses is what drives food brands, especially in the gourmet sector. With 40,000 choices at typical supermarkets, U.S. consumers often can't decide what they want and buy products on impulse.

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Food Packaging - Suitable Materials for presenting tea, coffee and spices

Luxury foodstuffs comprising psychoactive ingredients and taste that stimulates a mood. Exotic versions of tea, coffee and spices fall into this category. The packaging of luxury foodstuffs must be as intriguing as the taste. Here are ways to connect with an affluent target market willing to pay more for higher quality. 

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Luxury Branding for Chocolate and Confectionery - who are the target groups

Luxury branding is a cornerstone to reaching a high-end market, whether it involves chocolate, confectionery or other products such as fashion merchandise. The key to luxury branding success revolves around the concept of special qualities and exclusiveness. If the campaign is effective, then target individuals will develop a meaningful bond with the brand as part of a social and cultural experience. In order to achieve this connection, focus must be placed on the consumer-centric paradigm.

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Luxury branding for chocolate and confectionery: the 10 factors to success

The success of luxury brand building for chocolate and confectionery products comes down to ten factors, as identified by researcher K.L. Keller in 2009. The following provides summaries of each of these critical factors that determine luxury branding success.

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Chocolate Packaging: the role of symbols in value creation

At one time through the first half of the twentieth century, products such as chocolates were packaged and marketed based on their utility and intrinsic value. Then in the second half of the century researchers began to suggest that products could also be sold for their symbolic value. Now in the new millennium the symbolic paradigm is increasingly becoming a primary packaging focus.

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The Role of Graphics and Color in Metal packaging

Packaging designers understand the importance of graphics and color in metal packaging. Visual stimuli drives emotions and can play a pivotal role in product purchasing decisions among consumers. Color alone can account for up to 90% of an individual's decision as to whether he or she likes a product, according to a 2006 study by Singh. Here are important considerations for designers in their focus on graphics and color.

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Understanding the relation between packaging design and consumer response

Even long before packaging design became a focus among marketers, there has always been a sense that aesthetics has had something to do with why people are attracted to certain products. Now in the new millennium a growing body of evidence confirms that visual stimuli is a huge factor in purchasing choices at physical stores. Here's a deeper look at how consumers respond to packaging design.

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