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3 Trends to Guide Packaging & Shopper Marketing Development

At PRS IN VIVO, we are often asked about “trends” in packaging and shopper marketing, since we see so many shoppers, packs and products each year. And while some trends come-and-go (and are better described as “fads”), here are three fundamental patterns worth noting and exploring: Authenticity While we are skeptical of broad generalizations, it is fair to…

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The Wonderful World of Chicago’s Craft Beer Packaging

The craft beer aisle can be somewhat of a sensory overload. The sheer variety is overwhelming, as there are hundreds of different breweries, each having several different styles. But this set up allows for exploring and experimentation, and can be a rewarding experience; provided that you like the beer you choose. Packaging often serves as…

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Trader Joe’s – my one and only!

I have been shopping at Trader Joe’s ever since I was introduced to their Cookie Butter (no really, it’s addicting).  Actually, I’ve eliminated shopping at regular grocery stores almost entirely. The experience at Trader Joe’s is like no other. Here are the top 5 reasons why I love Trader Joe’s over other grocery retail stores: 1. Simple…

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3 Ways to Connect with Millennials and Gen Z

How do you properly reach this Millennials and Generation Z through package design? Our answer is to be authentic and real! 1. Be Simple in Design A simple packaging design implies simplicity of the product inside, which in turn suggests an authentic product (i.e. not mass-produced). However, a plain white package can also appear dull or generic,…

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