For many of today’s top CPGs, packaging line integrations have become routine investments; necessary for meeting changing market demands and improving the overall efficiency of production lines. The relative success of a packaging line integration can be determined by answering “yes” to three questions
Has sustainability taken a backseat as concerns about COVID-19 continue to dominate? News cycles have shifted. Coverage of and concerns about the negative impacts that plastic and other non-sustainable items have on the environment seems to have declined a bit. People have turned to single use items in droves—disinfecting wipes, paper masks, plastic grocery bags—things that don’t have more than one “touch point” to avoid possible virus transfer.
Managing successful packaged food production lines use Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) as a guideline a well-established metric in the industry. However, packaged food manufacturers are increasingly considering another metric to measure the overall productivity and effectiveness of their production lines: Total Delivered Cost (TDC).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, eCommerce and online shopping have been on the rise and is expected to grow by 18% by the end of 2020. As stores have been forced to close due to economic conditions and social distancing orders have been put into place, more consumers are making their purchases online.
Now more than ever, ecommerce businesses must play a leading role in enhancing customer experience, protecting employee interests while taking the center stage in global economic recovery. That cannot happen without a well-oiled fulfillment and logistics machine.
The demand for sustainable products and packaging is only growing. With continuous innovations to packaging technologies, brands have many options for improving their packaging and reaching sustainably minded consumers.
Before you begin adding products with a CBD boost, it’s important to do your homework and understand the market landscape. Here are just a few of the things you may not have known should be part of creating and selling CBD products.
As we adjust to life in lockdown due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, people are finding more time and motivation than ever before to clear out their cupboards and get creative with their findings. And, with restrictions on shopping habits set to essential items only, consumers are now coming to realize the worth of their old goods.
The craze for a "subscription for everything" may make you think just having a great subscription box idea is the winning recipe, but there's a lot more to it. Consumers aren't just interested in a box's products but aspects like its delivery cycle, quality assembly and optimal return policy. Here are four mistakes you should avoid when starting a subscription box service.
We take a look at some of the ways the packaging industry is moving forward with sustainability in this issue. We also cover how one company is dealing with the cardboard shortage, and why some cardboard, namely from pizza boxes, may not need to be tossed into the garbage.