The FPA issued letters to the White House, all Governors and Capitol Hill leadership with regard to the need for essential packaging manufacturing during this time of uncertainty, particularly food insecurity and access to pharmaceutical and medical supplies.
The manufacturers of corrugated cardboard boxes are working to keep transport packaging flowing to makers of essential products including packaging for food and other consumer products, medical and pharmaceutical products, tissue and hygiene products and more amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yesterday, the President of the United States declared an expanded emergency declaration for all states and the District of Columbia on truck shipments of consumer goods and other supplies. Below is an update from the FMCSA delineating the types loads that are being exempted from hours of service rules.
Empty shelves in stores are a common sight as people stock up on toilet paper over COVID-19 virus concerns. Atlanta, Georgia-based paper product company Georgia-Pacific is working to keep up with the demand.
GoGo squeeZ®, the leading brand in healthy portable fruit pouches for kids, plans to unveil 100% recyclable packaging in the market by 2022. The recyclable packaging will have no aluminum layer in the pouch.
There’s omnichannel chatter across the retail landscape has been building for quite some time. But now that 44% of American households are actively buying food both on- and offline, the industry needs to focus more on the consumer and less on the physical channel.
A GS1 US research study revealed that 82% of retailers and 92% of brand owners support transitioning from the universal product code (U.P.C.) to a data-rich two-dimensional (2D) barcode. It is one way to meet changing consumer needs for more product information.
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!