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Recycling for for customer loyalty
By Catherine Joce: Friday 14th July, 2017

New business models for recycling

I recently used this blog to confess guilty feelings stirred up each time I throw away a piece of packaging and explored how upcoming innovations in bio-based materials could provide solutions. My colleague James Westley has also been blogging about waste, describing a sense of fulfilment and responsibility when taking out the recycling. Consumers clearly […]

mixed recycling - waste management
By James Westley: Friday 9th June, 2017

What does Brexit have to do with recycling?

In the run up to the Brexit vote, a close friend of mine proudly declared that he was siding with the leave campaign. This prompted me to complain about an article I had seen in The Telegraph which cited getting rid of “stupid recycling bins” as a reason to leave the EU. To my surprise, […]

Caffe Culture Olympia
By Max Middleton: Thursday 25th May, 2017

Technology and Artisanship – strange bedfellows

My colleague Steve Thomas and I attended the “Caffé Culture” show at London’s Olympia Conference Centre on Tuesday 23rd May. The show was aimed at those in the Café and Coffee Shop industries. I was attending to see how the various products, services and technologies on show could change or enhance the customer and employee […]

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By Sajith Wimalaratne: Friday 19th May, 2017

It’s a wrap!

I’ve just returned from a visit to Interpack 2017 in Dusseldorf, which is one of the largest packaging fairs in Europe for the food and beverage, confectionery, bakery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, non-food and industrial goods sector. No other trade fair in the world represents the entire supply chain. And at no other trade fair does the […]

Packaging - products
By Catherine Joce: Thursday 11th May, 2017

Can we grow packaging?

I have a love hate relationship with plastic –I expect many others feel the same. Plastic is undoubtedly a fantastic packaging material – it can be flexible or rigid, transparent or opaque, it can be engineered to have good barrier properties and of course it is cheap. From a sustainability perspective plastic takes less energy […]

hairdresser
By Antonno Versteeg: Wednesday 15th February, 2017

The importance of an eye for detail in designing consumer experiences

I went to my local hairdresser lately – out of necessity; I rarely go out of my own ‘free will’. I generally do not find it relaxing having to sit in a chair for 30-45 min with someone very close that I’m sort of expected to have small talk with. When I was sitting down […]

CES 2017
By Morgan Denno: Sunday 29th January, 2017

Taming the Beast – A first timer’s view of CES

As a first time CES-goer and a major introvert, I decided to do some research leading up to the event. “Monstrous”, “complete chaos”, “madness”, and “Vegas on steroids” were some of the descriptions that I received from CES veterans. Needless to say, I remained nervous and mentally steeled myself for the event that lay ahead. […]

Fresh Thinking for the FMCG Sector
By Amy King: Thursday 7th July, 2016

IoT and FMCG – it’s not just about the Pork Pies

In June, delegates from the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry and some very excited CC’ers ventured to Melton Mowbray (the rural capital of the Pork Pie) to enjoy a two day workshop centred on the Internet of Things (IoT). The workshop focused on examining the role that the IoT will play in creating opportunities […]

Digital watch
By Will Harrison: Wednesday 16th March, 2016

Wearables beyond the watch

The wrist has won! Or so it would seem in the development of wearable technology. Even Google Glass didn’t managed to change that, and recent trends have shown device sensors moving towards the wrist, with alternative sensing technology and clever algorithm development enabling this. Both technology limitations and market trends have contributed to this convergence […]

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By Ruth Thomson: Friday 12th February, 2016

We’re growing! Are you up for the challenges of innovative product development?

I moved across the pond to Boston last May….(wow have I already been here 9 months!?!?) to commercially lead our IDEC (Industrial Defense Energy Consumer) division in North America alongside my colleague Matthew Hill who takes the operational reins. Cambridge Consultants has had a presence in Boston for over 10 years with our medical technologies division and me […]