Retail Packaging

01
OCT
2014

2014 Holiday Shopping Forecast – Looking Good!

Any Surprises in the 2014 Xmas Shopping Forecast? With the Canadian economy rolling again, we’re feeling a cautious sense of optimism about this year’s Xmas shopping season. The forecast growth for 2014 holiday shopping in Canada is between 2 to 2.5% so it bears that feeling out.... Read More →
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09
JUL
2014

Does e-commerce’s Success Mean the Demise of Retail?

If you read Internet news, you’ll see frequent reports about the imminent rise of online retail; that online will cause the abandonment of malls and plazas everywhere. Reporters and bloggers even use unflattering terms like “brick and mortar” to tag real world retailers as out of... 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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05
JUN
2014

What’s Driving Trends in Packaging?

8 Drivers of Trends in Packaging What will your product packaging look like in a few years? Will it boost sales or ruin them? Will your brand take a thrashing?  Will it use bio-based materials? Will it be interactive and be zero waste? Will all packaging have NFC chips? Tough... 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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30
APR
2014

Walmart Cutting its Use of Plastics in Packaging

Walmart has been one of the world’s largest companies for good number of years and it enjoys a reputation as the world’s most successful retailer. Constant innovation and improvement helped create exponential growth compared to its rivals. And the company is loath to rest... Read More →
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24
APR
2014

Excellence in Couponing Strategy Makes the Difference

Benefits of Better Couponing Strategy If you’ve dabbled with discount coupons and were wondering about taking it to a more effective and sophisticated level, you can do it yourself or you can work with a marketing agency. An agency can help you integrate it into your promotional... 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 →