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Bear-y exciting! A life-sized Build-A-Bear condo for MCM London Comic Con

Keenpac were very excited to showcase their latest product innovation - a life-sized recreation of the iconic Build-A-Bear workshop cub condo. The piece pictured above was created for MCM Comic Con in London. Throughout the Comic Con weekend, the life-sized cub condo was...

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Donating unwanted office furniture to local Academy

We are currently going through an exciting refurbishment at our head office in Leicestershire, which has resulted in a lot of our old furniture becoming surplus to requirement. Instead of throwing away perfectly good furniture, we decided to donate them to a local academy -...

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Welsh bag tax to reduce the impact on the environment **Update**

Originally posted Wednesday 03rd Apr 2013 A new Welsh carrier bag tax is set to launch in Spring next year.  It is the brainchild of Welsh Environment minister Jane Davidson, and means that from next Spring, all single use carrier bags in Wales may be subject to a 7p levy...

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Musto Packaging

Keenpac Meets Musto’s Challenge to Source a 100% Recycled Carrier Bag

When Musto, the leading technical apparel, footwear and accessories brand, needed a carrier bag in support of their involvement in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, they turned to Keenpac’s sourcing expertise. The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the longest and most demanding...

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Keenpac fundraise for Loros Hospice

This weekend a team from Keenpac hiked up Scafell Pike to raise money for LOROS hospice. Sheetal Manchha-Tiwari, Jonathan Garrett, Gwynneth Bramley and Paul Clarke battled up the mountain in the heat wave and raised an incredible £1,774 for LOROS hospice. The team would...

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Packaging Premiere

Packaging Premiere, the annual showcase of luxury packaging from designers and manufacturers throughout the globe, attracts delegates and representatives from some of the worlds biggest brands. The perfect place for us to premiere our latest innovations. It was a very...

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Oasis Luxury Packaging

Luxury Packaging Creates Maximum Visual Impact

Savvy marketeers and branding experts understand the power of packaging. More than just a medium to convey a purchase from store to home, a luxury carrier bag presents the opportunity to broadcast your brand, keeping it in the public eye and abreast of the trend. Luxury...

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Keenpac Branding

Brand New Keenpac

Keenpac has now completed the final piece of its re-brand jigsaw, with the installation of external signage at the Leicester site. The makeover began with a well received ‘reveal’ of the new Keenpac logo at the Luxury Packaging Show at London's Olympia in September...

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Bodyism Packaging

Keenpac create new detox packaging for global fitness retailer, Bodyism

Keenpac, collaborated with global online fitness retailer, Bodyism, to develop a bespoke retail box for its 9-day Detox Programme. Being a prestigious, global brand, renowned for its top performance coaches and fat loss specialists, Bodyism offers a blueprint for a happy,...

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Keenpac Red Nose Day

Keenpac bakes for Red Nose Day!

The team at Keenpac put on their red noses, put their baking skills to the test and successfully raised £72.14 for Red Nose Day. Staff organised a charity bake sale on Friday 24th March with tasty treats on offer including cupcakes, millionaire short bread and everyone’s...

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Lani Packaging Design

Keenpac Brings Vibrancy of Lani Brand to its Personalised Packaging

Tropical, colourful and calming; the Lani collection of 100% natural, 100% vegan hair and body treatment products are now even more stylish with luxury packaging design. With a vision to match the vibrancy of the brand to its packaging, Lani turned to the expertise of packaging...

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Mailing sack mailer

Is your online packaging covered?

Is your online packaging covered? More consumers are now making their purchases online. Packaging tells a story about your brand and the online experience is now a vital part of the shopping experience. We are a trusted packaging partner who can offer a wide range of...

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Keenpac Creative Support

Creative at Keenpac

Looking for packaging that will excite and inspire? We create innovative luxury packaging ideas using our dedicated design studio. We understand branding & packaging design through research, trends & concepts. Contact us on 0116 2890900

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Nior Box packaging

Keenpac helps new British beauty brand deliver products with elegance

Keenpac has recently completed a project for new British skincare brand, Nior London. From an initial website enquiry, and a loose brief for a presentation box, the Keenpac team worked closely with Anika Patel from Nior London to revitalise the brand’s marketing merchandise....

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Heartlink Keenpac

Keenpac wears red for CHD awareness week

Here at Keenpac on the 14th February, Valentine’s day, we showed our support to local children’s charity Heart Link when we participated in wearing red as part of CHD (congenital heart defects) awareness week.   Heart Link (East Midlands Children's Heart Care...

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Hobbs London Packaging

Are you ready for Christmas 2017?

Are you ready for Christmas 2017?   The start of the year is often a time of reflection. The perfect opportunity to review your Christmas packaging!   We would be delighted to meet and discuss options for Christmas 2017.      ...

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Keenpac Christmas Jumpers

Keenpac Carolling for Charity!

Here at Keenpac we swapped our designing tools for tuneful notes when we participated in a spot of lunchtime carolling for charity. On the 16th December 2016, the official Christmas Jumper Day, Keenpac decided to raise some extra money for Save the Children – and after a few...

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House of Fraser Christmas Packaging

Keenpac’s new bespoke festive bags for House of Fraser

House of Fraser bags are “Coming For You” this Christmas!   Colourful, bright and extremely fun, the new House of Fraser Christmas carrier bags have been developed to spread cheer and happiness this festive season. Produced by bespoke packaging supplier Keenpac,...

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Hobbs Packaging Design

Hobbs Sparkles this Christmas with New Exclusive Packaging

Keenpac, has unveiled bespoke Christmas packaging for leading ladies fashion label, Hobbs. We have worked closely with the Hobbs packaging development team for the last 10 years and throughout this time has supported the business in presenting unique and stylish packaging...

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Fatface Packaging

We’re Donating! Keenpac helps FatFace Change Lives Globally

In 2015 fashion retailer, FatFace, took a business decision to not take part in the discounting phenomenon ‘Black Friday’ and instead made a statement against the discounting epidemic and launched the bold ‘Thanks for Giving’ campaign. Through the campaign a percentage...

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Penhaligons Packaging design

Keenpac creates inspired new look packaging for Penhaligon's

Keenpac worked closely with Penhaligon’s packaging-development team to create a simple, silvery gold mother of pearl, tortoise-shell effect for the packaging of their latest eau de toilette, Luna. The concept for the new floral fragrance is taken from the mythical love story...

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Keenpac Pride

Keenpac descend on Birmingham for PRIDE event

As part of our PRIDE activities scheduled throughout the year (PRIDE represents our core values, based on the acronym Passionate about Packaging, Respect, Integrity, Delivering Beyond Expectations and Enjoying it), staff members of Keenpac immersed Birmingham City Centre on 9th...

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Bespoke packaging designers Keenpac unveils new look website

Visitors can find out about our packaging expertise, read testimonials from leading global brands and sign up to receive a sample pack. To see our products, we invite visitors to register and browse our extensive portfolio, covering a wide variety of sectors including...

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Keenpac Brand Refresh

Keenpac Reveal Results of Brand Refresh

The makeover is centred on a striking logo design that utilises the existing marque - the ‘Keenpac triangle’ - and includes an on-brand strapline ‘create, source & deliver’.   The impetus behind the refresh, Keenpac’s Head of Creative, Darren...

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Magical Hat Design

Keenpac’s magical hat bag complements Benefit Cosmetics launch

Launched to spotlight the highly anticipated UK release in June of 13 new brow perfecting products – the largest brow collection to date by the cosmetic company – the bags were produced to be given out to customers on purchase of products from the range. In developing a...

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Unboxing Videos and Brands

Unboxing Videos and Brands

Unboxing is a category of videos on YouTube that allows viewers to unbox a product and experience the feel of it. Consumers get the chance to experience to see the product exactly the way they are without the adulterations advertisers add to the product. The video provides your...

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Brand Experience Packaging

The Brand Experience in a Multichannel Environment

If your company is like most, multichannel brand experience is difficult to manage at the best of times. Between different technology, products, people, currency, laws and properties to consider, everything can get complicated. Branding in-store, online, relationships with...

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Online Retail Packaging

Reassess your Online Retail Packaging for 2016

A retailers online packaging is a vital marketing tool; however, many still under utilize it. Inevitably, this means missed opportunities for a business to promote their product and at worse, the company risk unintentionally damaging their brand. Studies show the influence...

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Christmas Retail Packaging

Keenpac's Countdown: 24 Christmas Retail Packaging Designs

December has begun and we are getting in the festive mood. Every day in the lead up to Christmas we'll be revealing our favourite Christmas retail packaging. Our Christmas countdown begins today .... 24 Stunning Christmas Retail Packaging Designs On the first day of Christmas...

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Christmas Carrier Bag

Oasis Carrier Bag: Getting Carried Away for Christmas

Keenpac is proud to have worked with Oasis and their Christmas Carrier Bag, Getting Carried Away for Christmas. WINNER WINNER, CHRISTMAS SHIMMER 'Tis the season to be sparkling, so give ‘em the NEW razzle dazzle in luxe glitter and shining sequins that’ll have you...

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Paper Carrier Bag Guide

The Paper Carrier Bag Guide - Retail Packaging

When is a carrier bag not just a bag? When it’s not only designed to be sturdy enough to carry merchandise but also designed to make an unforgettable statement. The Paper Carrier Bag Guide helps you decide which kind of bag best carries your product while effectively promoting...

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Packaging Brand Perception

How Packaging Impacts Brand Perception in E-commerce

Packaging has become an essential part of the buying process. With the prevalence of online shopping and social media, organizations cannot afford to ignore the significance of investing in the right packaging. Packaging is in itself a promotional tool that increases sales while...

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Special Edition Carrier Bag

Special Edition Carrier Bag Produced for Links of London

Links of London celebrates 25 Years since it started life with a single pair of men’s cufflinks. Customers will receive this special edition celebration Links bag produced by Keenpac throughout Autumn/Winter 2015. Links of London was founded in 1990 and since the...

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Packaging Innovations

Keenpac Exhibits at Packaging Innovations 2015

Keenpac had a third successful year exhibiting at Packaging Innovations London. The Luxury Packaging Exhibition was bigger then ever this year, bringing inspiration and creative ideas for packaging buyers across all industries.   If you did not...

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Retail Packaging Innovation

Innovations in Retail Packaging

Brands are regularly innovating their products and services to stay ahead of the curve, go up against competitors and keep up with client demands. Packaging innovations are just one of the many ways that brands find to compete with each other and provide better service to the...

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Packaging Innovations

Keenpac at Packaging Innovations 2015

We are delighted to tell you that Keenpac will be exhibiting once again at this year’s Packaging Innovations, held on the 16th & 17th of September 2015 at Olympia, London. It’s our opportunity to let you see some of the packaging projects we have been working on...

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Keenpac Creative Design

Eight Reasons why Keenpac's Creative Design Services Adds Value to your Packaging

  Artwork Many clients already employ a design agency, so original concepts are often supplied in line with an existing campaign, brand or design style.  Having in an in-house team who are packaging specialists,  means we can work closely with your design teams to...

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Ice Cream

Ice cool, high quality, bespoke luxury packaging

Ice cool, high quality, bespoke luxury packaging for the worlds biggest brands. Get your brand licked into shape across all your retail and luxury packaging. For a taste of how we can help create the hottest bespoke packaging for you why not call the

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Matercia Speciality Paper

Luxury Retail Packaging : Speciality Paper

As a packaging company paper is central to just about everything we do...  And when you’re leafing through the mountains of swatch books, catalogues and samples of speciality papers available it soon becomes clear the choice of colours, styles and finishes is quite...

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Packaging Branding

Branding to Earn

What is Branding? Branding creates an identity using a combination of designs, symbols, or words that differentiate products and services from others in their competing markets. The identity expresses the value proposition, the company story, and the benefits and attributes of...

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Sustainable Retail Packaging

Design Solutions To Sustainable Retail Packaging

For some time, 'recycle, reuse, reduce' has been the central mantra of the sustainable development movement. In other words, people should try to recycle the component parts of a product after it has reached the end of its life, reduce the amount of materials used and extend the...

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Luxury Carrier Bag

Oasis V&A Kraft Carrier Bag

A Little Piece of Print History Oasis and the Victoria and Albert Museum are delighted to announce an exclusive capsule fashion collection – born out of our mutual love of print, pattern and colour. The Story: At Oasis, we’ve always been pioneers of print. We believe it...

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Creative Packaging Design

Your source of creative packaging, innovation and design...

Our in-house creative resource has been re-launched, designed to offer you innovation and creative thinking as part of our commitment to your brand and delivering consistent visual solutions. Creative packaging, innovation and design... Your creative resource...

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Promotional Bags

How Promotional Bags Can Boost Your Brand

If you’re constantly on the look out for a creative, cost-effective marketing technique with a high ROI to add to your current marketing strategy, promotional bags may be just the thing you’re looking for. You know the type – the attractive, reusable totes that are popular...

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Polythene Retail Packaging

The Most Common Types of Polythene Used in Retail Packaging

Manufacturers use several types of Polythene composites to produce a wide range of retail packaging products. Retailers can further differentiate themselves from their competitors by using this knowledge to make productive changes. Conventional Polythene Varieties Low...

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Sustainable Luxury Packaging

Luxury Packaging and the Sustainability Agenda

Saving the environment and the world starts with just one recycled item. The larger the number of consumers and businesses that add to this number, the larger the impact the environment will experience. Luxury retail businesses have recognized the need for sustainable packaging...

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Coast Retail Bags

Coast launch their Spring, Summer collection carrier bag

Coast have marked the launch of their Spring summer campaign with the introduction of these striking yet classic carrier bag designs, with their crisp white lines and fresh pop of colour on the inside they are sure to attract a lot of attention on the high

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Mollie Carrier Bag

Oasis 'Loved by Mollie' collection Carrier Bag

Oasis 'Loved by Mollie' collection is back with a brand new Spring Summer range. We are delighted to have worked with Oasis to produce the 'Loved by Mollie' collection carrier bag to accompany the range. Oasis 'Loved by Mollie' Loved By Mollie is back! Discover Mollie...

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Carrier Bag Charge

Single Use Plastic Bag Charge - Update

We can now confirm that the 'Single Use Plastic Bag Charge' legislation has now been passed by Parliament. Plastic Bags that are 70 micron and above will be exempt from the charge Single use plastic bags, below 50 micron, will have to be charged at a minimum 5p ...

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New Packaging Design

Challenges That a New Packaging Design Presents

Packaging is so vital to the branding process for any company, and this is why it can be a challenging endeavor to effectively transition the brand recognition and consumer association of a brand when changing the packaging. However, there are times in which changing the...

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Retail Bag Charges

Update to Proposed Bag Charge, .. keeping you informed

The government amended their proposed legislation last month for charges applicable to single use plastic carrier bags. Draft legislation 13/02/15. Propose 5p bag tax on single use plastic carriers effective October 15th. Applies to single use carriers below 49...

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Retail Demographics

Stepping out of the Retail Demographic Comfort Zone

The traditional paradigms of targeting are becoming increasingly irrelevant in today's retail world. The Internet has facilitated a merger of demographic characteristics that will force retailers to adapt their targeting strategies to remain competitive. Older generations are...

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Minimalism Retail Packaging

Minimalism in Retail Packaging

They say that everything which was once old is now new again and that has never been more the case than with the world of design. Retail is all about chasing the newest trends: the constant need to be cutting-edge, to be one step ahead of your competitors and surprise your...

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Packaging Design

At Keenpac, We're Keen On Our Customers

At Keenpac, we know just how to showcase your products with the perfect packaging. We are specialists in gift presentation and retail product packaging, providing a wide range of gift boxes, bags, and carriers. We offer exquisite gift bags in fabric, kraft, polythene, and...

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Retail Delivery

Retail Online Sales Leading to Delivery Shortfall and Losses

The World Wide Web has changed the way that UK compananies do business. Do you remember when analysts were warning that all brick-and-mortar stores were going to be replaced by online stores? That didn't happen, but the necessity of having an online presence has become

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Importance of Retail Packaging

How Important Is Your Retail Packaging in 2015

Some research supports the fact that packaging may be more important than the actual product. The reasoning stems from the fact that the packaging is the first thing a customer sees. A survey that supports this conclusion was undertaken in France in 2005. The Salon Europack...

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Bespoke Packaging

Tailor-made packaging for your kind of business....

We know the last thing you want when you’re busy with customers is a long-winded sales pitch. So when you (eventually) get a break, have a cuppa and a bite on us.   When you’re ready, turn the page and see how Keenpac can enhance your brand. If you ever...

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Paper Packaging

History of Paper Packaging & Paper Carrier Bags

“Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String, These are a few of my favourite things” (Rodgers and Hammerstein. 1959) The art of making paper is part of this planet’s colourful history that spans across cultures. It is indicative of humanity’s persistence, perseverance,...

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Jewellery Packaging

Jewellery Packaging creating a Brand Experience

Jewellery may be the main focal point with the purchase, but the packaging that it is presented in, creates the Brand experience. Packaging for jewellery is designed to make the entire buying experience more enjoyable for the buyer, and to enhance the overall experience

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Christmas Delivery Schedule: 2014

I would like to remind everyone that our offices will be open across most of Christmas to support you with your store orders. The full timetable is available below. Unless otherwise stated, all orders must by placed by 12.00am to achieve the stated delivery times Week

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Consumers Relationship Packaging

The Consumer's Relationship Begins with the Packaging

First impressions have a lasting impact. Presentation appeals to the senses. Presentation of retail products through premium packaging will appeal to the consumer’s senses, enhance the experience of opening the product and elevate confidence in the company and their

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Keenpac Exhibits at Packaging Innovations

Keenpac had a second successful year exhibiting at Packaging Innovations London. The Luxury Packaging Exhibition was bigger then ever this year, bringing inspiration and creative ideas for packaging buyers across all

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Visit Keenpac at Packaging Innovations, London

Keenpac will be exhibiting once again at this year's Packaging Innovations London, held on 30 September - 1 October 2014 at the Business Design Centre, Islington. It's our opportunity to let you see some of the packaging projects we have been working on lately, as well as...

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Tralala Shortlisted for Luxury Packaging Awards

We are delighted to announce that the packaging we developed for Penhaligon’s Tralala has been shortlisted in the Perfume Pack category for the 2014 Luxury Packaging Awards, to be held on 29th September. Judging for the award was undertaken last month by a panel of...

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Keenpac Pride

Keenpac PRIDE raises £2500 for charities

Staff at  Keenpac,  recently raised a total of £2500 for a number of nominated charities, by organising and taking part in a collection of team initiatives. Following a series of internal change management workshops held last year, Keenpac’s management teams developed...

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Timberland Packaging

Timberland Earthkeepers 2014 Fall Collection

The Fall 2014 Earthkeepers® Collection puts forth footwear, and clothing that will last for years, and represents the brand’s commitment to developing products and materials that have a reduced environmental impact. Something we, at Keenpac have become familiar with over...

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Manufacturing Industry On The Slow Road To Economic Recovery

The past two years have not been too good for the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing output has been dragging. In the first quarter of 2013, there was a boost of 0.3 percent in the economy. The output pace began increasing in May because of the growing demand for domestic...

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Confused About Plans for Bag Legislation? Check out the Latest....

With the UK Government launching a consultation before Christmas, on a brand new bag tax for England, we've been watching with keen interest for details on the planned legislation when it finally comes into effect. So far, the news on the bag tax in England is...that...

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Promotional Goods Packaging

New Gift Range for French Open 2014

This year, Keenpac has enjoyed the privilege of supplying the packaging for two of the major Grand Slam tennis events - Wimbledon - and now The French Open, which is being held at the Roland Garros, in Paris, in June 2014. This trio of beautiful gift bags, emblazoned with...

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Brand Packaging

Retail Packaging: Keep Your Brand in Your Customer's Hand

If you are not paying attention to your business packaging, you may be missing a valuable opportunity to carry your brand outside your doors. A well-crafted retail packaging solution not only creates customer satisfaction with existing customers, but it also can be used to...

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Penhaligon Packaging

Penhaligon's Launches Tralala

Always a company that likes to think outside the box, Penhaligon's recently joined forces with design duo Meadham Kirchov to create their very latest perfume - entitled Tralala.  The fragrance was first unveiled at London Fashion Week back in February, but received its full...

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Accessorize Packaging

Accessorize celebrates their 30th Birthday

London-born Accessorize is the destination for eclectic and on-trend accessories. This year they're celebrating their 30th birthday with a coveted collection of gorgeous, globally inspired pieces to add instant chic to your new season look. Expect nothing less than wow-worthy...

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Organic Packaging

Organic Packaging Paper Unveiled .... Anyone For An Olive?

Coffee beans, almonds and olives – not a shopping list for your local deli but some of the latest “ingredients” in Crush, Favini’s latest paper range. The Italian manufacturer is one of the increasing numbers of companies exploring wood-free sources to create more...

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Online Packaging

Retail Packaging in an Online World

Packaging is always important to a brand. It doesn't matter if it is, physical or a digital product, your packaging and imaging is crucial to making that first impression. Shopping online is an ever increasing trend. In the past, advertisers relied on shelf space to show...

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Packaging Quality Control

Mani Remba reports on Keenpac's Quality Packaging

  Mani Remba : Keenpac Quality Technician Why do you think the quality department plays such an important role? We're often the first people to see the product when it arrives in the UK, and the last before it gets dispatched to the retailer, so it's our

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Retail Gift Packaging

Retail gift boxes created for l'Artisan Parfumeur

Keenpac started working with L'Artisan Parfumeur in 2012, when we were asked to start work on their Christmas gift boxes. The task – to create six brightly coloured gift boxes to complement their Christmas gift range. The challenge – an unusual box that pushes the...

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Darryl Oldham Keenpac

Darryl Oldham: The man who always delivers for Keenpac

An interview with Keenpac Packaging Logistic Manager, Darryl Oldham; the man who always delivers. What do you do for Keenpac? I manage the department that looks after the flow of products to stores and warehouses worldwide. We are responsible for the movement of cartons,...

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Ren Tree

Competition Winners

Beauty and cosmetics company Ren were proud winners of the Keenpac Christmas Tree competition. 

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Plastic Carrier Bags

Polythene bags (Plastic Carriers Bags) made simple

We've seen a great deal of press around the use of polythene bags lately, especially following the introduction of the single use carrier bag tax in Wales, and the planned introduction of a similar tax in the UK in 2015.    In spite of the bad press however, polythene...

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Kraft Paper Carrier Bags

Kraft Paper Carrier Bags created for White Stuff

Keenpac started working with White Stuff in back in December, just ahead of the busiest time of year! The full packaging range included these four kraft paper carriers, as well swing tags, tissue and stickers. Just for Christmas we also created a natural ribbed kraft gift box,...

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Asian Packaging

Asia and its Emerging Luxury Consumer Market

Luxury consumers in Asia and the emerging markets continue to fuel expansion for the world's most recognized, gilt-edged status brands. China's white-hot economy seems to excel in the minting of newly affluent individuals whilst Japan's brand-conscious luxury seekers continue a...

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Packaging Samples

David Kerr : The man who holds the key to Keenpac’s packaging product samples

Keenpac has an impressive collection of product samples dating back over the last 30 years. In this, his 10th year gracing the famed sample aisle at Keenpac, we took time out to chat with the person who has the task of looking after them… What do you do at Keenpac? I...

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Paper Bag Manufacturer

‘Self-Opening Sack’ or SOS patented by Charles Stilwell 1883

In 2008, New York’s Museum of Modern Art invited the Brazilian contemporary artist Vik Muniz to curate a show of his personal favourites from the collection. One of his more unusual choices – which was startlingly juxtaposed with a Giacometti sculpture – was a pleated...

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Marks and Spencer Packaging

The Growing Trend of Gender Neutral Toy Packaging in 2014

There is a growing trend within the United Kingdom and the world when it comes to retail packaging for children's toys. Most companies have catered exclusively to each gender in the past when packaging their toys and other playful items. Toys that are specifically made for girls...

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Bespoke Packaging

Luxury Retail Packaging Working Harder For Brands

The recession has had a negative impact on a wide variety businesses globally. However, one of the industries it has affected least it seems, is the luxury industry. In fact, the luxury market is expected to see growth within the next couple of years. So, how has this...

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Paul Smith Retail Packaging

Fashion Retail Packaging: British Fashion Brand, Paul Smith

British Fashion Brand: Paul Smith The now world famous luxury brand started from humble beginnings in Nottingham, where Paul Smith opened his first tiny boutique in 1970. By 1976, working alongside wife Pauline Denyer, an RCA fashion graduate, Paul had launched his very...

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Christmas Delivery Schedule

I would like to remind everyone that our offices will be open across most of Christmas to support you with your store orders. The full timetable is available below. Unless otherwise stated, all orders must by placed by 12.00am to achieve the stated delivery times Week...

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Sephora Bags and Boxes

Lip-Smacking Retail Gift Boxes : Sephora's Holiday Gift Packaging

Keenpac North America has been working with Sephora since 2004, when they were originally asked to produce the shopping bags for this growing cosmetics brand. Now in 2012, we are proud to showcase a full range of packaging products. Take a look at this great video of

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Plastic Bag Levy

The Law of Unintended Consequences and Plastic Bag Levy

Sir Isaac Newton, a maths and physics genius, widely regarded as one of history's leading scientists, proclaimed in one of his Laws of Motion that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the world of physics, this is an observable and predictable phenomenon....

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Savoy Tea Shop Packaging

A packaging designer’s view: Savoy’s Tea Shop packaging

The Savoy, located on the river Thames between Mayfair and the city of London, reopened in 2010 after a £100 million restoration. Its conception, design and craft continues to dazzle the present with its inspirations of the past and visions of the future. The Savoy Tea...

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Premium Retail Packaging

Premium Retail Packaging: reinforcing brand messaging

Premium packaging is the new guarantee! First impressions do matter. What a customer sees at first glance…should entice the consumer enough to make the purchase. Distinguishable packaging and an innovative shelf presentation make or break product sales, no matter how good they...

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Dunelm Packaging Design

Plastic Bag Levy in England set for 2015

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced at the Liberal Democrat annual party conference in Brighton on September 14th that the government will implement a mandatory five pence charge for the use of plastic bags in autumn of 2015. Speaking to the gathered delegates, the...

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Furla Carrier Bags

Retail Packaging: Art at your Fingertips

Ask any Retailer about their Carrier Bags, and they'll tell you what a great communication vehicle they are. But FURLA, one of Italy's premier accessories brands took things to a new creative level, when they transformed their shopping carrier bags into mobile art. Retail...

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Jewellery Box Design

The Most Complex Form of Retail Packaging – The Jewellery Box

As one of the most luxurious forms of retail packaging, jewellery boxes can be a dark art to all but a few. We spoke to Keenpac's resident jewellery box expert, Dean Callier on just what makes a quality jewellery box. The Retail Jewellery Box WHAT IS YOUR F AVOURITE BOX...

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Luxe Pack

Visit Us at Luxe Pack Monaco 2013

Keenpac will be exhibiting once again, at the prestigious LuxePack Exhibition, to be held in Monaco on the 23rd, 24th to 25th October 2013.  It is the show for the luxury packaging market, and  as always, we'll be showcasing some of the finest retail packaging from around the...

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Independent Retail Packaging

Luxury Retail Packaging for Independent Retailers

Keenpac has a specialist luxury retail packaging division set up to cater to the needs specifically of the Independent Retailer. This is the retailer who is not currently part of a large branch network – or high street retailer. They are, as the name suggests – Independently...

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Rebrand Packaging

Thinking about a Rebrand? Steering your retail packaging through the process

Although packaging is just one of many elements to consider during a rebrand, it needs a serious approach to planning to make sure it’s ready in store when you need it. The ReBranding Process So where do you begin? Strangely enough – right at the end. In most cases the...

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Visit Keenpac at Packaging Innovations

We're delighted to announce that Keenpac will be exhibiting at this year's Packaging Innovations London, held on 1 & 2 October 2013 at the Business Design Centre. It is the first year we have attended this show, so we are really looking forward to the opportunity to...

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Branded Packaging

Luxury Retail Packaging, working with the Worlds most exclusive Brands

Over the last three decades, Keenpac has developed a strong reputation within the luxury retail packaging  market. Yet what makes luxury packaging so different, and how has Keenpac carved itself a niche in this very special packaging arena? Luxury Packaging, Luxury

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New Carrier Bag Charge to be Introduced in England

A five pence mandatory charge for single use carrier bags will be introduced from Autumn 2015, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, announced in September. Following the lead of the Welsh Assembly, when they introduced a similar scheme in 2011, proposals are that money raised...

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Retail Plastic Bags – What are the Alternatives?

In the last decade, we’ve seen increasing legislation worldwide, against the use of polythene bags based on their perceived impact on the environment. With levies now in place in both Wales and Northern Ireland, and another about to be introduced in Scotland next October,...

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Bag Legislation

Bag Legislation Around the World

The environment has never been higher on the worldwide political agenda. With a global customer base like ours, it’s vital that we stay up to date with constantly changing retail packaging legislation. Here’s a quick snapshot of some of the bag legislation that’s been...

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Packaging Paper Tips

Retail Packaging: Tips for Choosing Specialist Paper

As a packaging company paper is central to just about everything we do...and when you’re leafing through the mountains of swatch books, catalogues and samples of speciality papers available it soon becomes clear the choice of colours, styles and finishes is quite simply...

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The Packaging Glossary

Our A-Z of All Things Packaging.... Packaging Glossary Artboard Artboard is a solid board made from 100% primary fibre with the same finish on both sides and is predominantly used in the printing industry for flat folding cartons, hangtags, sleeves, book covers, and...

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Luxury Gift Packaging

Revel in the Reveal - The Art of Luxury Gift Packaging

Anticipation is the name of the game. When consumers buy luxury goods, they can often pay significant sums of money for them. So how best can luxury retailers give their consumers added value and ensure that every luxury purchase is giving as much as possible?  It’s all in...

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Luxury Point of Sale Packaging

Luxury Point-of-Sale Retail Packaging

We’re the luxury point-of-sale retail packaging specialists. For over 30 years, our innovative and cutting-edge packaging solutions have been enhancing some of the world’s biggest and best known brands. Our retail packaging expertise covers all sectors, including fashion,...

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Retail Packaging - How To Maintain Green Ideals in a Cost-Driven Market

In an age of economic and environmental pressure, an ever-increasing conundrum for retail packaging buyers is that of how to maintain green ideals in a cost-driven market. When it comes to making a straight choice between materials that are better for the environment versus...

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Keenpac Bunzl Cup

Keenpac wins the Bunzl Cup!!

Congratulations to team Keenpac, valiant winners of the Bunzl Cup held last Saturday, 10th August, at Star City Birmingham. It’s an annual 5-a-side tournament, in which teams from Bunzl companies across the UK & Ireland battle it out to win the coveted trophy. This...

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Packaging Colour

The Use of Colour in Product Packaging

Colour is an important part of our everyday lives. Our heart sinks when we see a brown envelope on the doormat; children get over-excited when they see the golden arches of McDonald’s and no matter how fast an F1 car goes around the track, we can always spot the Ferrari! So...

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Chain of Custody : FSC and PEFC

FSC Chain of Custody FSC is an abbreviation for the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC is dedicated to promoting economically viable, socially beneficial and environmentally appropriate management of forests around the world. They are a non-governmental, international

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Point of Sale Packaging

Luxury Point-of-Sale Packaging Accessories

When it comes to packaging, every element of the experience needs to work together – from tissue to pillow packs, retail carrier bags to receipt wallets. Keenpac supplies and delivers a wide range of luxury retail packaging accessories, all our accessories are created to your...

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Promotional Packaging

Game, Set and Match for Keenpac at Wimbledon 2013

It's game, set and match for the team at Keenpac, as they celebrate the successful final delivery of the Wimbledon bags early this morning.  This is the third year running that Keenpac has been responsible for producing the carrier bags for this prestigious Grand Slam...

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Consistency in Packaging Across Multi-Channel Outlets

Given that the retail environment has become increasingly interconnected, it has never been more important for retailers to maintain high levels of consistency in their retail packaging across all sales channels. Although traditionally, internet and retail were entirely...

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Keenpac's Triathlon Two Triumph

Two of Keenpac's staff, Darryl Oldham, and Viv Lake, were proud finishers at the Blenheim Triathlon held this Saturday, 8 June 2013.  The event, which entails a 750 metre swim, followed by a 20km cycle race and a 5km run, took place in the beautiful setting of Blenheim Palace...

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Northern Ireland Bag Levy Launches 8th April

From 8 April, shoppers in Northern Ireland will be charged at least 5p for their single use carrier bags.  The move was approved by the Northern Ireland Assembly back in January in an attempt to reduce the number of single use carrier bags being use by shoppers.   As well as...

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Keenpac does the Harlem Shake for Comic Relief

Keenpac decided to 'do something funny for money' for Comic Relief, by creating its own version of the now viral Harlem Shake, which has taken You Tube by storm.  In true Keenpac style, especially where dressing up is involved, the team really threw themselves into the...

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Northern Ireland to Introduce Single Use Bag Tax from 8th April 2013

From 8 April 2013, everyone will be a charged at least 5p for new single use carrier bags whenever they shop in Northern Ireland. The main aim is to help protect the environment by cutting the number of carrier bags we use. It's not just plastic bags Single use carrier...

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The retail packaging year

Plan your packaging with this quick guide Like most products that come from outside of the UK, volume packaging needs lots of advance planning, particularly around holiday periods like Christmas, Chinese New Year and European shut-downs when production schedules can become...

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The Retail Packaging Year 2013

Plan your packaging with this quick guide Volume packaging needs lots of advance planning, particularly around holiday periods like Christmas, Chinese New Year and European shut-downs when production schedules can become very busy. When planning your packaging, especially...

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Join Keenpac live on Facebook

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Happy New Year!

We'd like to wish you all a very Happy New Year from all of us at Keenpac!

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Keenpac Christmas Opening

The office will be closed for Christmas from 2pm Christmas Eve, until  Thursday 27th December,  and again on New Year's day.

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Italian Website Goes Live!

Keenpac Italia has just launched its very own website,  just in time for Luxepack, Monaco later this month.    Having the separate website  means customers from Italy can now read about Keenpac and its packaging  in their own language, as well as see products that...

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Facing the packaging challenge for global retail

The UK’s retail sector has never before been so turbulent.   Faced by restricted consumer spending, within the home retail marketplace and significant growth in burgeoning global economies, not surprisingly, UK retailers are now rapidly expanding their horizons and looking...

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Craig Flies the Flag for Europe at the Ryder Cup!

Congratulations to team Europe in this year’s Ryder Cup triumph against the USA, witnessed on the course by Keenpac’s Sales and Marketing Director, Craig Nightingale (We think that's Craig in the shades and flat cap). The European side clinched their biggest ever...

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Visit us at Luxe Pack Monaco 24, 25, 26 October 2012

Keenpac will be exhibiting once again, at the prestigious Luxepack Exhibition, to be held in Monaco on 24th, 25th and 26th October 2012.  The show is the most prestigious packaging show to be held in Europe, bringing together some of the best suppliers to the industry ...

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Sport’s embrace of retail packaging delivers increased brand awareness

The UK’s Olympic summer has reinforced just how popular sport is in this country. Unprecedented spectator attendance has sold out every available session across the whole spectrum of sport. UK success at both the Olympic and Paralympic games have united the nation as never...

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Keenpac Charity

Keenpac Chooses Charity

In support of the Charity Retail Association’s Choose Charity Shops Campaign, which launched on 14th May,  Keenpac ran its own mini campaign, encouraging staff to bring in their clothing, books, videos or dvds, so that we could donate them to a good cause. Using the...

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Are You Fit for the Olympics?

Preparations for the Olympic Games are now well underway and Keenpac’s Order Management Team is now officially our busiest department as they get ready for the influx. We catch up with Darryl Oldham, Keenpac's Logistics Manager and ask him what he thinks will be the biggest...

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Keenpac Social

A Right Royal Engagement

Keenpac’s Jubilee Celebrations got well and truly under way this month, with a  BBQ and Garden Party, held in the ‘Keenpac Gardens’. With the sun blazing down, families and friends were able to enjoy the fun as well as soaking up the sun, at the start of this

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Olympic Update

Marking the arrival of the Olympic torch, we've just launched a brand new page on our website, to help in preparing our retail customers for the Games. The Olympic flame is due to arrive in the UK on Friday evening, ready for the start of the London 2012 torch relay,...

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Special Edition Carrier Bag

Linking up for the Olympics

Keenpac has been been working closely with Links of London lately, creators of the Official Jewellery Collection of London 2012 to come up with a suite of bespoke POS units to showcase the 2012 Spirit band. The end result - an innovative display of pre-form tubes, each...

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Gift Box Set

Keenpac gives Rigby & Peller a Perfect Fit

Keenpac is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new five-piece packaging range for Royal Corsetiere Rigby & Peller!   The new look, which was developed as part of the company’s desire to appeal to a wider audience, will launch shortly – just in time for...

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Most Sustainable Vendor

Keenpac Voted Disney’s Most Sustainable Vendor, 2011

Luxury packaging designer and global distributor Keenpac, is the proud winner of Disney’s prestigious environmental award; “Most Sustainable Vendor, Europe 2011”. The award was presented at this year’s Annual Vendor Partner Meeting held Thursday 17th November at Epcot...

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Children in Need

With this year’s ‘Children in Need’ being one of the biggest to date, Keenpac joined in the fund-raising event which took place last Friday. Staff from various departments swapped their usual office attire for pyjamas, and even a couple of ‘tigers’ were on site for...

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Movember at packaging supplier Keenpac!

The 11th month now sees men all over the world donning their very best moustaches, all to raise funds for men's health and in particular prostate cancer. This year sees luxury packaging suppliers Keenpac join the fun.  It's early days, but already some interesting...

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Recycled Papers - The Facts

One or two interesting FAQs relating to the pros and cons of recycled vs virgin paper. What is Virgin Paper? It’s the name for paper that comes directly from sustainable sources like trees or plants without having been through a recycling process. What gives...

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Revel in the Reveal

Anticipation is the name of the game When consumers buy luxury goods, they can often pay significant sums of money for them, so how best can luxury retailers give their consumers added value and ensure that every luxury purchase is giving as much as possible?  It's all in the...

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Colour plays a vital role in branding

Colour is an important part of our everyday lives Our heart sinks when we see a brown envelope on the doormat; children get overexcited when they see the golden arches of McDonald’s and no matter how fast an F1 car goes around the track, we can always spot the Ferrari! So, we...

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Keenpac Brews up £256 for Macmillan

Staff at Keenpac raised over £200 when they took part in The World's Biggest Coffee Morning on 30th September, one of thousands taking part across the UK to help raise money for the Cancer charity. The event, which involved consuming copious amounts of coffee and cake (all...

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Welcome to the First Keenpac Blog

Hello!   Welcome to the inaugural Keenpac blog! I have found it a little difficult to decide what our blog should be about!  Should it be fun and light-hearted or more serious and factual? Well, on balance, I think it should be all those and more. Mostly though since...

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Retail Bags

Keenpac Creates the Italian Job

Working closely with Keenpac’s Creative Team in the UK, Keenpac Italy has developed a stunning range of products for leading Azerbaijan fashion retailer Sinteks.  As suppliers to Sinteks over the last four years, Keenpac Italia was approached to develop something special for...

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Disney Bag Supplier

On the 'Bag' Screen

  This July saw the eagerly awaited release from Disney Pixar Studios, Cars 2. As suppliers to the Disney Store, Keenpac have developed a stunning RPET shopper made from 80% recycled plastic bottles, featuring characters from the ‘must-see’ movie of the

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Promotional Bag

New Bags Please!

On this, the 125 anniversary of the world famous Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Keenpac has served up a stunning range of polythene carriers. Two sizes of rope handled duffle bags, a medium-sized drawstring bag plus a small punched-out handle carrier to complete the set, which...

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Keenpac Wins Two Packaging Awards

Keenpac North America has just made history, winning not one, but two awards at this year’s RPA (Retail Packaging Association) show, held in Las Vegas, during March. Keenpac was presented with two awards; ‘Best Single Packaging Product’ for their ‘Monarch’ canvas...

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Meet the Keenpac UK Purchasing Team

Denys Taylor(group purchasing director) – Denys has recently joined Keenpac and he brings with him a wealth of purchasing experience from his previous role at Molton Brown who are one of Keenpac’s major customers. Denys will be working closely with suppliers on a range of...

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New Purchasing Director Joins Keenpac from Molton Brown

Keenpac is to strengthen its senior management team with the appointment of Denys Taylor, former Purchasing Controller for luxury beauty retailer, Molton Brown.  Denys joins Keenpac as Purchasing Director, responsible for UK Purchasing and Quality Control, as well as the...

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Carbon Trust

Bunzl Awarded Carbon Trust Standard

Bunzl has been officially awarded the Carbon Trust Standard which shows we have taken action on climate change by reducing our carbon emissions over the past three years. Assessment against the Standard is undertaken by independent third-party assessors who ensure

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National Trust Bags

New Lunchboxes for National Trust

Keenpac has teamed up with Bunzl Catering, to develop a brand new concept for a new children’s carrier-style lunchbox for the National Trust.  The carrier will replace the current cardboard lunch boxes currently used in their restaurants and cafes. Bunzl Catering are...

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Keenpac Achieves 14001 Certification

We are delighted to announce that Keenpac has been awarded ISO 14001 certification.  The 14001 standard helps organisations minimise the impact of their processes on the environment, as well as ensuring compliance with environmental regulations. For Keenpac the award is...

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Welsh Bag Tax To Encourage Reusable Shopping Bags

The Welsh Assembly has now confirmed the introduction of legislation to introduce a charge on single use carrier bags.  The law, which will introduce a 5p charge per carrier bag, will come into effect from 1st October 2011. The idea, which was the brainchild of Welsh...

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Christmas Opening Times

The office will be closed for Christmas on Monday 27th December and Tuesday 28th December, and for New Year on Monday 3rd January. Deliveries on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are by Special Request Only. A full delivery schedule is viewable by downloading the following...

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Timberland Bags

Timberland Launches Free Christmas Bag Campaign

Footwear and outdoor clothing specialist Timberland are running a ‘free bag’ give-away campaign over this festive holiday season.   The bags, rPET shopping bags, are produced from recycled plastic bottles and feature images from Timberland’s Christmas campaign.  They...

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Keenpac Nominated by Disney for "2010 Most Sustainable Vendor"

Packaging supplier Keenpac has been nominated by Disney for the  “2010 Most Sustainable Vendor, Global” award at this year’s Annual Vendor Partner Meeting held Thursday 11th November, in New York City.  Out of all of Disney’s global suppliers Keenpac was nominated as...

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Kendals Bag Design

Kendals 175 Years Carrier Hits the Mark with Shoppers

House of Fraser store Manchester celebrate their 175th year of trading this November. And to mark this special occasion, keenpac have produced a range of paper and polythene carriers for Kendals. The design features some iconic land marks in Manchester, that include,

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Welsh Bag Tax Reduced to 5p

The proposed charge for single use carrier bags has been reduced from 7p to 5p when the levy is introduced in October 2011. The Welsh Assembly had originally planned to introduce the charge in Spring 2011, at the higher rate of 7p, however following a second consultation in...

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Keenpac Joins Bicester Village 15th Anniversary Celebrations

Keenpac has been selected by Bicester Village to produce an exclusive charity bag in celebration of its 15 Year Anniversary.    The bag, which has been designed specially for Bicester Village by Paul Smith, Alice Temperley and Cath Kidston, will go on sale later this...

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Welsh bag tax to reduce the impact on the environment

A new Welsh carrier bag tax is set to launch in Spring next year.  It is the brainchild of Welsh Environment minister Jane Davidson, and means that from next Spring, all single use carrier bags in Wales may be subject to a 7p levy charged at point of purchase.  The idea was...

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Tamper Proof Mailing Box

Safepac - The New Tamper Proof Mailing Box Gets Ready to Launch

Keenpac are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new product to the Keenpac stable, the tamper-evident mailing box.  The box, which on the face of it is a simple corrugate mailing box, includes a unique security function, that makes it impossible to access without...

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Luxury Packaging

Luxury Packaging for New Look Savoy

When the Savoy reopened its doors on 10th October after a £220m refit, its brand new tea shop was sporting a beautiful new range of luxury packaging produced by Keenpac. The Savoy is one of London’s most prestigious hotels. Opened by Richard D’Oyly Caret in 1889, it has...

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Biba Packaging

Keenpac Joins Biba Revival

Keenpac has joined forces with department store House of Fraser to launch its revival of the Biba clothing range.  Biba was one of the iconic brands of the 60s and the watchword for cutting edge design and style, so when House of Fraser asked us to help develop the packaging...

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Keenpac to exhibit at Luxepack, 2010

Luxury packaging suppliers Keenpac will be exhibiting once again, at the prestigious Luxepack Exhibition, to be held in Monaco from 20th to 22nd October 2010.  The exhibition will showcase some of the finest retail packaging from around Europe - featuring luxury

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The ultimate 4in1 shopping bag system

Keenpac are pleased to announce brand new concept in packaging, designed especially for supermarkets. "The Ultimate Reusable Shopping Bag System"  is a four in one tote bag designed to organise groceries within the cart whilst shopping. Developed through Keenpac New...

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Celebrity Packaging

Spend it like Beckham

Football mega star David Beckham looked happy with his latest purchase, packed in this year's collection of Christmas carriers for British fashion designer Paul Smith exclusively by Keenpac.  The celebrity footballer was snapped at the Paul Smith store in Los Angeles. David...

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Test Gallery

Keenpac’s range of luxury paper carrier bags is entirely bespoke. Hand-finished and of unrivalled quality, the variety of materials, finishes and handles ensures every design is completely unique. gallery : luxury retail paper carrier bags [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="3"...

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