The retail sector is experiencing an unprecedented tsunami of change that is disrupting the industry in ways yet to be realized. In today’s competitive environment, new technology and rapidly evolving shopper behavior are driving dramatic changes.
Consumer packaged goods companies (CPG) recognize the revenue potential of including the warehouse club channel in their mix but also realize the unique challenges posed by competing in the club environment.
The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) held its Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference on Mar. 29-31, 2017, in Charlotte, NC. During the three-day event, leaders in the paperboard packaging industry learned the latest in consumer, economic and policy trends.
Technology has made it easier for individuals involved in counterfeiting activities, as e-commerce platforms have gained popularity. Technology is assisting counterfeiters to advertise, produce and distribute fake products. However, technology can also play a crucial role to curb the production and distribution of counterfeit goods.
Demand for retail-ready corrugated boxes is projected to increase 5.6 percent per year to $3.3 billion in 2020. Growth will outpace the overall corrugated box average due to continued solid expansion for revenues and store units among retailers that require RRP, specifically club stores and limited assortment deep discount grocery stores.
European Packaging Design Agency's Patrick De Grande is also the co-founder of Quatre Mains, an award winning Belgian design agency for brand identity and packaging design. Packaging design is his passion and he swears by practical and elegant design solutions that stand out for their creativity and professionalism. Who better than De Grande to reveal the key trends in packaging both now and in the future?
In 2015, Wallace Carlson Printing found it could do more with less, consolidating work done on three offset presses to a single, highly advanced offset press that provided more overall capacity. Now, the business is working to make the most of its state-of-the-art production operation, boosting automation throughout the plant with a new Midmarket Print Suite software workflow from Electronics For Imaging Inc. (EFI).