According to a recent study from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, retail ready packaging (RRP) markets around the world are healthy and growing. Urbanization, population and economic growth are significant factors driving the demand for RRP in developing regions such as Africa, Asia and Central and South America. With as much influence, large box stores are further defining the RRP market and exerting considerable influence over their suppliers’ investment and product decisions.
To keep up with the demand for RRP, many brand owners are turning to OEMs that can provide the technology they need without a significant investment. In lieu of investing in large-scale equipment, customers are looking for places to customize along their lines. Advanced automation further speeds time to market, and with minimal investment.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies, we take a look at the packaging robotics industry, learn about some of the latest products to be featured at PACK EXPO LV, sustainability innovation, and much more!