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A fresh take on food packaging

Jim Wynne on food packaging opportunities

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 how packaging can help reduce food waste and how new packaging technology can improve sustainability. We’ll also look at solutions for a broad range of food producers, from the freezer aisle to the meat counter, and the value of a holistic approach to the supply chain.

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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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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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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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How to adapt your packaging for the next generation of e-commerce

The economic lessons learned from 2020, coupled with the fast evolution of consumer behavior, will shape the e-commerce industry for years to come.

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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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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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How biometric testing informs packaging design

Andrew Hurley, PhD, Founder of Package InSight LLC uses biometric testing to study consumer reaction to packaging design. His research is making our perceptions about packaging and products clearer and more transparent.

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Is your packaging share-worthy?

Packaging is the face of your brand, so it’s important to invest in its success. Social media presents countless opportunities to boost your brand and encourage new and repeat business.

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6 ways to take your load containment from risky to rock-steady

It’s no secret how dangerous load containment is. However, little time and money are spent on safety. Find new ways to reduce breakage, damage, and loss and increase efficiency through a holistic approach to unit load containment.

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Discover new and emerging materials transforming the industry

As personal and corporate environmental responsibility grows, so has the demand for alternative packaging materials that can properly protect products while reducing environmental effects. Here’s what we’re seeing on the front lines.

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New stretch film? Here are 5 areas to watch.

Stretch film. It’s essential. If you’re considering a change to the film brand you rely on, read our article on five areas that inform decision-making.

 

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