Given the effect packaging can have on the consumer psyche—not to mention how it keeps menu items hot or cold, moist or crispy, and in or out of the customer’s lap—why would one wait for the end of the new-product process to identify the best packaging?
Plunge in oil prices sets the stage for record margins and boost in in-store sales. Also In This Issue: Profitability skyrockets for top performers! Other channels seek to redefine convenience! The economy enters a new stage. The growing health-and-wellness trend. Fuel demand; oil's slide; multicultural momentum; and data, data, data!