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Smurfit Kappa’s showcases new Shelf Facer technology at successful Shopper Marketing event

Smurfit Kappa demonstrated the impressive capabilities of its ShelfSmart service, including its new packaging solution, Shelf Facer, at its Shopper Marketing event last week.

Shelf Facer is a shelf-ready pack designed to boost product sales and raise brand awareness in-store. Trialled in a UK pilot scheme for premium cereal bar brand Stoats, the Shelf Facer led to an impressive 13.8% uplift in sales.

Smurfit Kappa drew on insights from its ShelfSmart service and replaced Stoats’ existing pack with the Shelf Facer which has an in-built merchandising solution to maintain an attractive on-shelf presence.

The Stoats example was one of many case studies showcasing how ShelfSmart has provided a double-digit growth in sales that were revealed at the two-day event.

One of the guest speakers at the event was world-renowned Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience Fabio Babiloni from the Sapienza University of Rome, who has been working with Smurfit Kappa to implement neuromarketing science insights into its ShelfSmart service.

Neuromarketing is a commercial marketing communication field that applies neuropsychology to marketing research. Combined research of Babiloni and Smurfit Kappa has shown the enormous world of potential that opens up when applying neuromarketing insights to the design of packaging and displays.

ShelfSmart, which combines research from 65,000 shoppers across 26 product categories in 14 countries, has a growing library of unique insights and solutions, including the new Shelf Facer.

Speaking about last week’s event Rene van Bemmel, Smurfit Kappa Shopper Marketing Manager, said: “We were delighted to welcome more than 100 shopper marketing professionals from the world’s biggest brands to this event. They got to see first-hand how packaging and displays can play an instrumental role in brand recognition and sales.

“At Smurfit Kappa, we’re always looking for ways to deliver more for our customers and ShelfSmart is pushing the boundaries in shopper marketing all the time. ”

The Shopper Marketing event took place at Smurfit Kappa’s Global Experience Centre in Amsterdam.


Contact for media:

Sinead Gill

Smurfit Kappa

T: +353 1 2027157


About Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa, a FTSE 100 company, is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with around 46,000 employees in approximately 370 production sites across 35 countries and with revenue of €8.6 billion in 2017. We are located in 22 countries in Europe, and 13 in the Americas. We are the only large-scale pan-regional player in Latin America.

With our proactive team we relentlessly use our extensive experience and expertise, supported by our scale, to open up opportunities for our customers. We collaborate with forward-thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets. We have an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our market-leading innovations. This is enhanced through the benefits of our integration, with optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and our packaging plants sourcing most of their raw materials from our own paper mills.

Our products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably, improve the environmental footprint of our customers.

Follow us on Twitter at @smurfitkappa and on LinkedIn at ‘Smurfit Kappa’.

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