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From fragmented thinking, to out of date infrastructures and poor processes, there is a long list of reasons why supply chains can become unsustainable.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).
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.
Globalization has allowed consumers from any country to order products from every part of the world. While it is great for consumers, it can be a logistical nightmare to ship and distribute consumer goods. It is also an expensive affair if you are a small- to medium-sized company.
The July issue of Packaging Strategies highlights active packaging benefits; the private label boom post-COVID, staying competitive with X-ray machinery, a new OpX column, how factory of the future solutions unlock equipment efficiencies, expanding business with new product development and a household care company who believes it’s humor and sustainability that make the brand.