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.
SpotSee, a global leader in supply chain temperature indicators used to monitor test specimens in the SARS and H1N1 virus outbreaks, is providing hands-off forehead thermometers for essential businesses and companies to help ensure workplace safety.
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.
Americans are drinking their way through the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Many are holding Zoom video “happy hours” with friends and colleagues, while others are content to imbibe by themselves or with a significant other with no social media necessary.
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.
In 2019 there was a strong, quite single-minded push against plastics in general from several places in activism and the media. Now, these plastics are both protecting the dedicated men and women on the front line of the pandemic and protecting the very patients whose lives they are trying to save.
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.