Amcor recently launched a “Choose Plastic” campaign with a goal of educating consumers, customers and other stakeholders on the benefits of plastic packaging. The multi-pronged initiative, which includes a new web page, an informative brochure and other materials to tell the PET story.
A program designed to expand market demand for recycled plastics has generated almost 26 million pounds of new demand for post-consumer resin (PCR), more than tripling the amount generated in the first year.
The food and beverage industry is being transformed by growth in e-commerce; however, many grocers see it as the biggest threat to their businesses, according to a recent survey by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank.
Package theft is a growing problem across America as 36% have reported having a package stolen at least once. C+R Research asked 2,000 consumers who have shopped online in the last 12 months about their experience with theft and what preventative measures they have now taken.
The explosion of e-commerce in the last decade has caused consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to rethink day-to-day processes across their entire enterprise, according to the "Omnichannel Retail - Operating Harmoniously in an Integrated Digitally Enabled Supply Chain" white paper from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
In 1978, Bill Huggins and Bill Mann founded Pretzels Inc. Based in Bluffton, Indiana, the company manufactures and distributes traditional, peanut butter-filled, flavored, seasonal and gluten-free pretzels, as well as extruded snack products, to leading grocers as well as private and national brands.
Two packaging industry trends are causing headaches for automated case packing OEMs and their customers. OEMs must advance their design strategies to keep the cost of automation affordable so customers continue to receive optimum ROI.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies we have the annual Packaging Outlook, covering flexible and rigid plastics, glass, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated, as well as packaging machinery & automation and packaging design. Also covered is the trend of less is more in beverage branding, how dispensers can make or break a brand experience, one conveying company that’s setting the bar in vertical farming, a dairy manufacturer that moved to plant-based products and more. Enjoy!