Ready Pac assesses factors leading millennial shoppers away from traditional grocery and into alternative channels
May 13, 2013
The insatiable curiosity surrounding the Millennial generation (current age 18-35) is certainly not a new topic – but the importance of this complex demographic is growing, especially for grocery retailers. An apparent trend has surfaced, leading fickle (but abundant) Millennial dollars away from traditional grocery stores and into the hands of farmer’s markets, online and specialty retailers. A combination of factors, including health, status, convenience, freshness and ethics – all play an important role in these consumers’ purchase decisions.
Retailer pledges new target to halve packaging by 2016 compared to 2005
May 10, 2013
Waitrose announces a target to cut its packaging in half by 2016. The retailer has announced three major changes to its product ranges that will help achieve this target, together saving nearly 100 metric tons of packaging each year.
FlexLink’s X65 conveyor focuses on reduced total cost of ownership, sustainability and innovation.
May 8, 2013
Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), sustainability and innovation have been the focus in the development of FlexLink’s new generation X65 conveyor. The result is significantly higher value to users compared to present solutions in production and packaging lines.
Company emphasizes sustainable operations, choices and leadership
April 29, 2013
Xpedx, a business-to-business distribution company in North America and a business of International Paper (IP), is pursuing a new set of sustainability goals in 2013 that will advance its leadership role in offering sustainable solutions to its customers in printing, packaging and facilities supplies.
Cartons can now be recycled in 62 of the 100 largest U.S. cities with more coming on board
April 22, 2013
Cartons are highly recyclable and are a growing commodity. In the first quarter of 2013, almost 1.8 million new households gained access to carton recycling, ensuring that over 50 million U.S. households now have access to carton recycling.
TricorBraun & Verallia North America celebrate Earth Day by acknowledging B.C. Wineries for commitment to sustainable packaging
April 15, 2013
In recognition of Earth Day, wineries located in British Columbia with a demonstrated environmental commitment have been recognized by TricorBraun WinePak, North America’s largest supplier of wine bottles, and Verallia North America, the leading U.S. manufacturer of wine bottles.
Company doubles original target, will aim to provide total of six million people with access to safe water by 2015
April 8, 2013
PepsiCo, Inc. announces that the company has achieved its previously stated goal of partnering to provide access to safe water to three million people in developing countries by the end of 2015. Given the company's strong progress to date, PepsiCo also announced a new commitment to provide access to safe water to an additional three million people over the next three years through continued partnerships with water organizations, doubling the company's original goal.
In conjunction with the Earth Day 2013 (April 22nd), an international event that mobilizes people to take action to protect the Earth’s environment, the Flexible Packaging Association has produced a presentation titled Flexible Packaging: Contributing to Sustainability.
Avery Dennison Corporation announced today that it has formalized a company-wide policy to promote responsible paper sourcing and procurement. The policy will be available in the Reports and Downloads section of the company’s sustainability website.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies you will find “The Latest Packaging Innovations Changing the Rules,” “The Future of Cannabis Packaging” and “OEE and a Multi-Metric Approach,” along with articles on beauty and alcohol social media influencers, batch vs. continuous and aseptic sterilization, challenger brands bridging ecommerce and retail, and a popular Michigan brewing company who has what it takes to tap into the community.