The process of ordering custom packaging will be simplified and made more efficient, thanks to Australian-owned packaging manufacturer Pakko’s introduction of its Interactive Design Platform (IDP).

Queensland-based Nerada Tea is celebrating 50 years of home grown Australian tea with a brand new look, designed by Sydney packaging design house Hulsbosch, and set to hit shelves this month.

Hulsbosch creative director Mikey Hart believes brands are helping stop the spread of germs, and looks at protection trends in personal care and household sectors.

Lindy Hughson takes a closer look at the latest developments from the company behind the innovative Woolpack suite of insulated solutions, Planet Protector Packaging.

The PIDA Marketing Design of the Year category considers the pack's functionality; aesthetic design and visual appearance; and interactive communication tools.

The Labelling & Decoration Design of the Year saw a highly competitive field of entries and is designed to recognise the addition of content to a pack which creates a unique or innovative appearance, function or communication.

International award-winning Australian independent branding and design agency Hulsbosch has taken home two Golds and the prestigious Publishers Choice Award at the Vertex Awards 2021.

To celebrate its long-standing commitment to keeping Aussie kids active, Nestle's brand Milo has launched three new limited-edition 1kg tins, with a design that heroes sports loved by Australian kids.

Cadbury has partnered with Aboriginal artist Michelle Kerrin to design a limited-edition Cadbury Roses gift box, just in time for Mother’s Day.

Chandon, specialists in Australian sparkling wines, has unveiled a brand new look and feel, in celebration of the winery’s 35 years in Australia.

The Coca-Cola Company has a new design system for the Coca-Cola trademark, which brings the entire range together in an evolution of the ‘One Brand’ strategy that launched worldwide in 2016.

German confectionery brand, Cool, has chosen NatureFlex compostable cellulose films from Futamura to package its lollipop product Ӧcoologisch Herz Lolli.

Specially introduced for the 2021 season, Heinz is helping fans make a mark with their footy snacks this season with the creation of limited-edition tomato ketchup bottles that celebrate all 18 AFL clubs.

Sydney Brewery has teamed up with Boldinc to refresh its pack design as it looks to step away from having a “Sydney-centric brand”, and create one for everyone in the country to enjoy.

Frucor Suntory is marking an important milestone in its 2030 sustainability ambitions with the removal of the colour from its 7Up plastic bottles – saying the move will make it easier for consumers to recognise that it’s recyclable.

A student-led packaging design for an energy ball company using leftover peanut husks has won a global award for sustainable innovative packaging.