By Ben Luker Awareness of alternative packaging amongst Australian drinkers is on the rise, but COVID-19 has limited opportunities for conversion. The key drivers towards casks and cans are portability and the desire for smaller portion sizes amongst younger drinkers. However, the pandemic has removed the out-of-home occasions where this is most relevant, limiting demand.
What makes new products successful? That’s a question that will be addressed by 2021 PACKWINE speaker Gemma West, an independent professional with more than two decades of experience in the wine sector. “Whether it be a widget or a new wine, the product must solve a customer’s problem,” explained West. “Every company has had successful