November / December 2003



Features:



Hair Care Packaging: As Varied as the Products


A wide range of new types of products demands new types of packaging.
By Janet Herlihy

HBA 2003: 11 Years of Show Success



Domestic Sourcing: Why It’s Worth the Cost


Reliability, speed-to-market and quality are offered by domestic sources.
By Scott Rusch

Save Your Greeting Cards


Oh Baby! began with a Mother’s Day card and a family’s determination to start a business.
By Janet Herlihy, Editor

Some Like It



L’Oréal Commits to Ethnic Hair and Skin Research



Semiotics Research: Deciphering packaging codes reveals the secrets of brand growth.


By Cathy Maisano, Contributing Editor

Cosmetic/Treatment Dispensers Lead Category


The latest pumps and spray systems are stylish, precise and ergonomic.
By Janet Herlihy, Editor

Mergers and Acquisitions Change Tube Industry


Consolidation means fewer, but stronger, manufacturers.
By Janet Herlihy

The Mighty Mass Market


Innovation and value drive sales of cosmetics and fragrances in mass outlets.
By Carol Schuler Derrico

New Packaging


Dior Addict’s Maxim’Eyes Package by Techpack’s Team of Companies

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September / October 2003



Features:



Personal Care Products in the Mass Market


This bright spot at retail is also changing.
By Janet Herlihy

HBA 2003



Luxe Pack Monaco Shines Spotlight on Prestige Packaging



Luxury Packages Redefine the Classics


Tradition with a modern twist marks today’s prestige beauty products.
By Anita Shaw

Secondary Packaging Plays Primary Roles


Protection, brand identification and differentiation are all key.
By Janet Herlihy

New Packaging


Eastar Makes Everything Perfectly Clear for Merle Norman

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July / August 2003



Features:



Contract Manufacturing and Private Label


Outsourcing is becoming more of a long term strategy.
By Janet Herlihy

How Much Fill Is Enough?



Fragrance Launches 2003: Quest for the Gold



Welcome to the NJPEC


Celebrating 40 Years of Service and Friendship
By Janet Herlihy, Editor

More Than Common Scents


Products for the home fragrance category explore different formats.
By Anita Shaw

2003 FiFi Awards


The Fragrance Foundation's 31st annual ceremony was a gala event.

New Packaging


Miss Perfect is a Winner in Custom Bottle’s Body Oval

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May / June 2003



Features:



Metal Mania


The gleam of gold, silver and other minerals adds that special touch to packaging for cosmetics, fragrance and personal care products.
By Anita Shaw

Packaging for the Distribution Environment


By Victor Suben, P. E.

The Role of Contract Packaging


Being able to offer marketers a variety of services—from filling and sealing, to shrink-wrapping and packout—is a growing strategy for packaging suppliers.
By Janet Herlihy, Editor

Small Packaging: Big Results


Packaging developments for sampling and unit-dose applications offer a variety of diminutive formats.
By Janet Herlihy

Color Cosmetics Sizzle for Summer


Product and package innovation fuel interest and sales.
By Carol Schuler Derrico

New Packaging


Clariant Creates Exotic Effects for Fiji Blend Inc.

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March / April 2003



Features:



International Packaging Trends


Cosmoprof 2003 was a good place to spot the latest/greatest from suppliers
By Janet Herlihy

Sweets for the Sweet


New Jaqua Girls’ beauty kits come packaged in pastry boxes for girls’ night parties centered on allsorts of yummy treats.

Returns to New York City



International Packaging Trends at Cosmoprof


The latest in form and fashion for fragrance, color cosmetics and personal care packaging was on display in Bologna.
By Janet Herlihy, Editor

The Beat Goes On


The Youth Market for cosmetics, fragrance and personal care continues to grow
By Janet Herlihy

Séxual Pour Homme Tops the List at Bloomingdale’s


Retailer knows how to succeed in beauty by really trying
By Janet Herlihy

New Packaging


Coty Hits Right Notes with Celine Dion Parfums Win

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January / February 2003



Features:



What\'s Behind Labels?


Improving quality, inventory cost savings and speedy production drive label proliferation
By Andy Teng

Airless Dispensing Packages


By Victor Suben, P. E.

Yardley Balances Heritage With Modern Styling



Cosmoprof 2003 The Beauty Event



Classic vs. Contemporary


Fine fragrance styling varies from traditional to ultra-modern
By Janet Herlihy

Company of the Year: Excellence in Packaging Limited Brands: Unlimited Potential


Retailer knows how to succeed in beauty by really trying
By Janet Herlihy

New Packaging


CCL Plays Matchmaker for Aquelle

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