Many brands and retailers could reduce the climate impact of their packaging up to 50%, based on a large number of life cycle assessments by BillerudKorsnäs in a new tool that evaluates the environmental impact of different packaging solutions.
Chloe’s, a leading innovator of non-dairy frozen novelties, has launched its direct-to-consumer ecommerce capabilities. Customers now can purchase Chloe’s Pops from the website and have them delivered to their door with two-day shipping.
Luminer, a labeling solutions provider specializing in extended content labels, has seen a significant rise in demand for extended content labels for clinical trials – several of which are for drugs related to the pandemic.
With schools closed and many adults working from home, there has been an increase in demand for snack foods. Sales of sweet and savory snacks like cookies, potato chips and popcorn have soared but many consumers are looking for a healthier way to treat themselves.
A surge in demand for canned foods during the COVID-19 pandemic has led metal container manufacturers to speed up production to keep pace. For example, Silgan’s record Q1 earnings are in part because of the jump in demand, and Crown’s website lists 81 open jobs at its 25 U.S. plants.
Ripclear, makers of advanced protective film for outdoor sports eyewear, has created V2 Shield, designed to protect frontline workers battling the COVID-19 outbreak including EMS workers, nurses, police and others.
The WPO (World Packaging Organisation) announced Bronze, Silver and Gold Special Award winners in the categories of Marketing, Sustainability, Packaging that Saves Food, and the President’s Award. There will be a special ceremony to present the Special Awards during Interpack 2021.
COVID-19 cases among U.S. workers in 115 meat and poultry processing facilities were reported by 19 states. Factors potentially affecting risk for infection include difficulties with workplace physical distancing and hygiene and crowded living and transportation conditions.
This issue of Packaging Strategies highlights alcohol consumption trends during coronavirus including social media engagement; how to get the best pricing for your business and your customers; when and how to automate your packaging line; a jerky snack brand redesign; the importance of flexible packaging; and the tipping point in eCommerce.