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Kary Radestock

Kary Radestock brings more than 20 years of award-winning print and packaging expertise to some of the top brands in the world. She launched Hippo Premium Packaging in order to fill a need for professional, compliant packaging, brand development, and graphic design to the emerging cannabis industry.
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Supply-Chain Disruptions Hit Cannabis Packaging

The pandemic has forced businesses to reexamine their operations and make tough but necessary changes to their business models. Many suppliers shut down or...

How the Pandemic Is Influencing Packaging Design

Something must have happened to people during the pandemic. I think being cooped up has caused some creative types to let their minds wander,...

Kary Radestock Celebrates Hippo Premium Packaging’s Birthday in Canna Years

According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), Hippo Premium Packaging is now thirty-eight years old—in dog time. But don’t try to do the math....

Two Paths to Success in the Age of Cannabis Legalization

Have you ever made a wish and gotten what you wanted only to find the reality did not match your expectations? According to the Merriam-Webster...

Cannabis Packaging: Wrapping Up All That Matters

It’s the holiday season, and that means giving and receiving presents of all kinds. One of my favorite activities at this time of year...

What the Pandemic Teaches Us about Product Packaging

Want to increase your sales? Try some new packaging! Granted, I am in the packaging world so you’d expect me to say that… but...

Where Are They Now? A Lesson in Business Successes and Failures

Any column that begins with “Where are they now?” conjures images of teen heartthrobs, one-hit wonders, and television stars who have faded into obscurity....

How Automation Is Changing Cannabis Packaging

Over the past decade, businesses of all types have embraced automation as a way to improve efficiency, increase productivity, and enhance consistency. One industry...

The Unbearable Lightness of Quarantine

I must admit, while I hate the pandemic and the devastation it has rained upon millions, I am not hating the quarantine. I am...

Product Packaging Is a Powerful Marketing Tool

During my more than twenty years in the business, I’ve learned one of the best returns on marketing investments comes from good signage. Having...