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Forecasting the future

Design trends & designers

The missing link to a company’s design process? Trend forecasting. Simply put, a trend forecast is a collection of insights gathered by industry experts that dictate what consumers can expect to see on their shelves in the coming year. Read on to discover more about trend forecasting and how it changes the branding game.

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Your next bottle of liquor or beer might look a little different

Jason Mietus, International Sourcing and Logistics Manager – Rigid Packaging, spoke recently with NPR in Pittsburgh about the glass shortage and supply chain challenges.

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The importance of unboxing

The secret to long-term growth and customer capture? The unboxing journey. Read on to unpack the importance of branded packaging and how it influences every aspect of business. It turns out that sometimes you want to think inside the box…

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Finding your flow with automation

With all the current challenges businesses have, when is a good time to automate your packaging? Chris Baum discusses identifying equipment solutions to improve process efficiencies – some that weren’t thought possible…

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Aligning values throughout the rigid packaging business

“Wherever you are, you are my customer.” Daniel Caceres tells his story of adopting this sales philosophy, and applying other important business values to rigid packaging. We learn about the journey that helped shape Daniel’s perspective…

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Protecting the products that protect lives

Safety is paramount for packaging designed for the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. With Michael Parks, we discuss how to elevate traditional packaging to meet and exceed guidelines to secure the product…

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A fresh take on food packaging

We know the importance of what we put in our bodies, but do we consider the importance of what the food came in? Jim Wynne discusses packaging solutions for a broad range of food producers.

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The impact of innovation and sustainability in packaging

Where does sustainability start? Where does it end? What exactly does it mean for packaging? Bin Jiang guides us on a journey of challenges and innovations that have global impact. 

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Does your packaging pass the test?

As businesses quickly adopt e-Commerce strategies, they face new packaging design criteria and challenges. In this episode, Director Austin Given discusses a range of certified tests his team conducts to do ensure products will arrive in one piece.

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Packaging Unwrapped Sessions: a new podcast celebrating packaging

Packaging Unwrapped Sessions sets out to understand packaging’s complexities across an array of industries—while celebrating it with a few stories along the way. Join us and learn along with hosts Shannon Curran and Michael Ireland…

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Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging 2021 Updates

When Amazon shifted its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program in 2019 from optional to required for certain packages, many vendors scrambled to comply and avoid fines. Now, Amazon is expanding the program to incentivize vendors even more for participating.

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Beverage Packaging for Staying In (Or Going Out)

Regardless of where alcohol is enjoyed this summer and beyond, brands need to consider the location, packaging design and materials to stand out in the ever-changing beverage industry. 

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Signing a new warehouse lease?

Are you in the market to sign a new warehouse lease? Or, are you looking to expand? While there are countless factors to consider when choosing a warehouse (location, cost, contracts and more), one important element is often overlooked: packaging.

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4 qualities to look for in a kitting partner

Outsourcing kitting can help increase efficiency, quality, safety and savings, while freeing up time and space. Here are four key qualities to look for when evaluating your existing kitting partner or seeking out a new one.

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Inside the box: corrugated’s e-commerce transformation

With consumer preferences rapidly shifting from in-store to e-commerce purchasing, companies are racing to keep up with increasing demand. Here's how to provide the best brand experience, rethink your supply chain and plan for the future.

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Advancements in automation: cobots join the team

The future belongs to those who automate, or at the very least, those who are open to collaborating with their new cobot teammates.

 

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