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03
JAN
2015

Best Creative POP Displays – Coroflot and Corrugate

Creative POP Displays How much can designer’s imaginations dream up for point of purchase displays units? As display materials such as Coroflot (coroplast), corrugate, and paperboard improve in strength and as die cut machining and printing advances, display manufacturers can... Read More →
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30
JUL
2014

Packaging News – News, Insights, Trends

Packaging News Update A new research report from Smithers Pira (cost: about $7000 CAD available from smitherspira.com) suggests corrugated packaging materials will grow by 4% annually to 2019. It will grow from $140 Billion US in 2013 to $176 Billion in 2019. The company also... Read More →
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18
JUN
2014

6 Tips for Better eCommerce Packaging

6 Tips for Better Business to Consumer Packaging Consumers preference for online shopping is quickening and perhaps not enough retailers and manufacturers are still dealing with this new retail experience. From packaging, to branding and merchandising, the online environment is... Read More →
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10
JUN
2014

eCommerce Packaging to Drive New Sales?

The rapid growth of ecommerce and business to consumer direct shipping is undergoing some bumpy transitions on its road to the mainstream. So far consumers have gotten quite a break with free or low costing shipping. But that’s changing and businesses will need to improve their... Read More →
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21
MAY
2014

Spinning Wheat into Packaging Gold

Only in fairy tales is straw ever spun into gold. In truth wheat straw is pure carbon and it’s difficult to use it for anything. So farmers are stuck with a lot of it every year after harvest.  But what to do with it? Typically straw of any kind is used to line livestock pens.... Read More →
14
MAY
2014

4 Trends Driving Sustainable Corrugate Packaging

We’ve talked about sustainability in packaging in previous posts and I think you’ll read increased discussion about corrugate cardboard in future.  Retail trends, sustainability, supply chain optimization, and these 4 trends are going to push corrugate into the limelight. What’s... Read More →
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07
MAY
2014

2014 Corrugate Cardboard Packaging Growth – Smithers Pira

Surprising Growth in Corrugated Cardboard A report by Smithers Pira shows the corrugate packaging industry is doing surprisingly well. The industry produced $140 billion of product in 2013 and it’s expected to grow 4% annually to $176 billion by 2019. Drivers of Corrugate Growth... Read More →
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16
APR
2014

Paper Packaging – The Best Way to Go

Will that be Paper or Plastic? Canada has plenty of oil to make plastic products, steel to make fixtures, however we have an abundance of forests to make paper-based products as well. Manufacturer’s and brand managers are under more pressure to make good decisions about... Read More →
26
FEB
2014

7 Ways to Spend Your Marketing Budget Better Part 2

Following on our post last week in Part 1, we delve further into how to improve your marketing budget’s performance. 2.  Creative Use of Technology. RockTenn talks about their specific experience using QR codes with high volume retailers and digital content producers.... Read More →
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28
JAN
2014

Better Packing and Shipping Pays Dividends

Shrink Wrapping – Cost Effective, Safe Transport Many years ago, I was working on a loading dock for a major hardware chain in Western Canada, waiting for truck shipments to come in from Ontario 2200+ miles away. Sometimes we couldn’t get the rear door of the container to open.... Read More →
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17
SEP
2013

Still Shipping with Plain Brown Boxes?

Jazz it Up – Create or Strengthen your Brand Value  If your company is still shipping products in plain brown kraft cardboard boxes without your company logo or advertising on them, you’re missing out on a great brand building opportunity. Oh yes, you’re saving... Read More →