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Seven challenges retailers will face in 2017
CPG, Retail, Trends

Seven challenges retailers will face in 2017

After a difficult year for the retail sector the big issues in 2017 will be currency, corporate governance, the customer journey and Brexit, predicts accountancy firm RSM.   1 People matter(s) Without great people you can’t sell products. The challenge in 2017 will come from the impact of higher costs arising from the national living […]

Print Design Trend : Sophisticated Flat Design
CPG, Designers, Trends

Print Design Trend : Sophisticated Flat Design

Flat design is the hallmark of mid-century graphic design, but designers today are finding a new relevance in the style and producing gorgeous print work to boot!  The last few years have seen 2D designs go from strength to strength; and it’s showing no sign of slowing down. With no fancy 3D effects to hide behind, designers have […]

The Future of Logistics—20 Trends to Follow in 2017
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The Future of Logistics—20 Trends to Follow in 2017

Supply chain is now a key competitive advantage for businesses. Companies like Amazon and Inditex, who set new industry standards for innovative logistics in 2016, are a testament to the role supply chain plays in a company’s success. As we ring in 2017, one thing is for sure: CEOs and CFOs will be putting more […]

corrugated market $269 billion in 2021
Corrugated, CPG, Trends

corrugated market $269 billion in 2021

Smithers Pira forecasts corrugated board packaging market to hit $269 billion in 2021 World demand for corrugated board packaging will increase steadily across the next five years according to the latest exclusive market data from Smithers Pira. It’s new report The Future of Global Corrugated Packaging to 2021 Smithers Pira’s critical analysis of the key […]

Plastic v cardboard: which is greener?
Corrugated, Retail, Trends

Plastic v cardboard: which is greener?

When considered over the lifetime of the packaging, paper and cardboard embody far more greenhouse gases than their plastic equivalents. From Carbon Commentary, part of the Guardian Environment Network Riverford Organics, one of the largest vegetable box schemes in the UK, has suggested it may move away from cardboard packaging and towards plastic. In this […]

World demand for corrugated boxes to reach 234 billion square meters in 2017
Corrugated, Retail, Trends

World demand for corrugated boxes to reach 234 billion square meters in 2017

Demand for corrugated boxes is forecast to increase 4.2% per year World demand for corrugated boxes is forecast to increase 4.2% per year to 234 billion square meters in 2017, slightly outpacing real (inflation-adjusted) gains in GDP. Factors contributing to rising box demand include growth in industrial activities, particularly the manufacturing sector, which often requires […]

A trio of topics trending in packaging
Designers, Editorial, Trends

A trio of topics trending in packaging

Packaging continues to become more complex, and technical challenges aren’t getting any easier. The trick is to become smarter about managing them. With either new or existing packaging, says Rob States, CPP, Principal at Stress Engineering Services, “You make the most expensive decisions with the least amount of information.” As one idea, he suggests using […]

Cost cutting for CPG companies may be a mistake
CPG, Trends

Cost cutting for CPG companies may be a mistake

CPG firms that view cost cutting as the only strategic choice for profit growth may be making a mistake. The changes roiling the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry are significant enough that companies will have to reexamine fundamental tenets that have in the past served them well. Consider CPG revenue opportunities. Historically, population growth and […]

6 Trends Shaping the Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail Industry
CPG, Trends

6 Trends Shaping the Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail Industry

Competition between brick-and-mortar retailers and online companies seems to be as robust as ever.  Looking forward to 2017, here are six trends shaping the Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail Industry: The Wired Consumer:  The era of the connected consumer is in full swing.  With the ability to access product data and go shopping with the swipe of […]

Canada Grows On Trees – Celebrating Canada’s 150th
Corrugated, Trends

Canada Grows On Trees – Celebrating Canada’s 150th

Canada grows on trees. As Canadians across the country gear up to celebrate the nation’s sesquicentennial on July 1st, the forest products industry is celebrating our storied past and bright future. Since before Confederation, the forest sector has played a vital role in Canada’s history and is leading the way towards a prosperous future. Our […]