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Aligning values throughout the rigid packaging business

Daniel Caceres on business and values

“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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Signing a new warehouse lease?

Assess your packaging efficiency first.

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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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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Lightweighting leads to operational excellence and sustainability goals

Lightweighting packaging strategies can contribute to operational efficiency in the form of space savings, shipping cost savings and waste reduction – while opening the door to new innovative, sustainable materials and design solutions.

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Beyond the film: Unit load containment testing

Utilizing different methods of palletized unit load testing can help uncover how primary and secondary packaging structures affect the overall containment performance.

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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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Discover new and emerging materials transforming the industry

The biggest packaging material innovations you should know about

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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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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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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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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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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Automotive packaging strategies

Innovative packaging strategies deliver operational advantages by helping you quickly adapt to changing business conditions while providing consistent product protection within cost targets.

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LEAN packaging strategies

LEAN packaging yields a variety of long-term benefits that are not always apparent. Looking at things from different perspectives, and working with a packaging partner with LEAN expertise, is key to uncovering waste throughout your operations.

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What's new in wine and spirits packaging?

The wine and spirits industry is shaped by consumers’ preferences. But one area these consumers may not think much about helps manufacturers and distributors stand out in a competitive market: packaging.

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Sustainable temperature controlled packaging

Temperature controlled packaging solutions are dynamic and growing at a rapid rate. So how do packaging suppliers keep up? A material-neutral packaging partner helps you navigate the latest offerings and adapt your packaging with minimal disruption to your operation.

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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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Packaging design and the unboxing experience

Did you know 66% of consumers believe packaging shows how much a company cares about them? The unboxing video trend shows that today’s consumers value experiences as much as the product.

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3 ways to increase your e-commerce fulfillment velocity

Now that almost every consumer expects next-day delivery, most companies are trying to increase their e-commerce fulfillment velocity. So, how do you increase your fulfillment velocity to meet ever-increasing consumer demands?