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Online Holiday Shopping Reigns Supreme – but what happens to all those boxes?

November 30, 2018

By Rachel Kenyon, vice president, Fibre Box Association (FBA) Shoppers’ growing dependence on e-commerce to deliver the products they want, directly to their homes, is creating an evolution in America’s holiday shopping traditions. Amazon continues to lead the pack in online sales (though Walmart is closing the gap in some categories). This year, 81 percent…


Case Study: Randa Improves Fulfillment Speed

November 14, 2018

Randa is the world’s largest men’s accessories company. From their headquarters in New York City, Randa’s footprint spans 11 countries. Randa boasts a portfolio of more than 50 of the most recognizable brands in the world including Hanes, Levi’s, Guess, Dockers, Nine West and Timberland. With over 100 years of experience in product development and innovation, Randa is…


Keeping it Personal: Each Package is Different

November 14, 2018

Keeping it Personal: Soft, Strong, Thick or Thin, Each Package Has a Different Spec By Christine Pietryla Wetzler, editor When I was at Pack Expo back in October, I met with Will Cannon, industrial national accounts manager for Glue Dots International who walked me through their product line and shared some of the individualized ways…


Packaging Satisfaction Increases Nearly 50 Percent as Brands Respond to Consumer Preferences

November 13, 2018

By: Alison Kim, senior director of strategic marketing, WestRock The relationship between brands, retailers and consumers has evolved significantly since WestRock began tracking consumer satisfaction with packaging in 2013.  While plenty has changed over the past six year in how consumers shop – consider the rise in e-commerce – our research shows that Packaging Matters…


Grab ‘N Go: Producing Hand Sanitizers for Cold and Flu Season

November 12, 2018

Formulation, Delivery and Packaging Considerations for Producing Hand Sanitizers this Cold and Flu Season With cold and flu season right around the corner, CPG companies and retailers are stocking store shelves with hand sanitizers to meet customer demand. Designed for use after washing hands or for instances where soap and water are not available, hand…


Are You Ready for the “Snack Revolution”?

November 5, 2018

Unprecedented configuration flexibility for biscuit pile packs from Bosch By Kelly Meer, product manager, Bosch Packaging Technology The concept of ‘three meals a day’ is fading away as modern consumers shift to snacking and on-the-go consumption. While this trend is particularly apparent among millennials, other age groups also enjoy the convenience and instant availability of…


How a California Company Built a Healthy Food Megabrand from Scratch

November 4, 2018

ONTARIO, CA | Tal Shoshan didn’t set out to build a megabrand when he came to the United States from Israel 34 years ago. Newly graduated from culinary school, he knew food and customer tastes enough to carve out a good living as a restaurant chef. Today, that focus on the customer experience, along with…