Like most people around the world, my family and I have been doing whatever we can to adjust to life under the restrictions that have been put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the first things we did was determine what supplies we needed to buy to prepare ourselves for a world where we might not be able to leave our house. The first task was to go through our inventory of frozen food.
Along with the health threats of COVID-19 came a host of unpleasant impacts to daily life, such as shortages. Retailers were unable to keep up with the demand for staples like toilet paper, paper towels, etc..
Over 200,000 full-time jobs and growing — that’s the impact cannabis is having on our economy. This data didn’t come from the US government, but from a study reported in Leafly, the largest cannabis website in the world.
Augmented reality describes a digital enhancement to the external world. A good example of this would be Nintendo’s Pokémon Go app, which overlays images of characters onto the real world through the user’s mobile phone screen.
From beer to household cleaning products, brand owners will be seeking ways for their packaging to add value beyond point of sale. The best brands do this by expanding and enriching consumers’ experience in unique, meaningful and enduring ways. The role of structural packaging has never been higher on brand owners' and consumers’ agendas.
From fragmented thinking, to out of date infrastructures and poor processes, there is a long list of reasons why supply chains can become unsustainable. But, according to a luxury packaging provider, digitalized data is set to transform the industry in a big way.
Given that robots boost productivity, profitability and quality, it’s no surprise they are rife. In fact, it is estimated three million industrial robots will be in use globally by 2020, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
In this issue of Packaging Strategies, we share an article about a popular men’s wellness brand, finding an ecommerce partner for growth and control of your products, PACK EXPO Show coverage, a chocolate factory that found the right system for its bars, a Q&A with two companies on sanitary equipment and making the switch to aluminum.