Secondary packaging: snore or artform?

Secondary packaging. Snore, right? Boring boxes. Catatonic cartons. Well, not if you’re champagne brand Veuve Clicquot.

They have turned secondary packaging into an artform and this has played an important role in making the most stylish champagne. More importantly, its also helped them become the world’s number 2 premium champagne, with a 23% share of the all-important US market.

On New Year’s eve I tried out the box that turns magically into an ice bucket, and it actually works! A remarkable bit of packagaing design, with plastic seals to make it watertight. The Paint Box has four mini bottles in a funky yellow ice bucket that looks like a paint can. And the limited edition version of La Grande Dame by Andre Putman would make the perfect present for someone (very) special.
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What more could you do with your secondary packaging to build you brand and business?