Packaging was once seen merely as a vessel to carry a product — only to be inevitably thrown away, repurposed, or recycled. However, cutting-edge technologies like digital print and variable data are redefining the role of packaging into an engaging and personalized consumer experience. These ...Read More
What is Variable Data?
Imagine you’re launching a new brand of hot sauce before the holidays. You plan to send out your product to ten retail locations throughout the region. For tracking purposes, you would like to add a batch number on each label to correspond with the ten locations. Thus you ...Read More
What is Variable Data?
Imagine going to the hair care aisle to pick up your favorite shampoo. Instead of finding a row of identically designed labels, bottle after bottle, what if every bottle featured a unique graphic? As a shopper, your eye would be attracted to the difference, and you would ...Read More
The success of any consumer goods brand can be directly associated with the effectiveness of its supply chain management (SCM). However, this is one of the least understood areas of business. SCM is a delicate yet complex system that follows the entire lifecycle of products from raw materials to ...Read More
What Determines the Cost of Packaging?
Many components influence and impact the cost of packaging. From the obvious expenses (such as raw material and labor) to the hidden (think warehousing and obsolete inventory). It's important to consider all of the factors when calculating the cost of ...Read More
There’s a wide variety of corrugated box styles available for shipping and retail packaging. Two common styles you’ll likely come across are Roll End Front Tuck (REFT) and Roll End Tuck Top (RETT) boxes. At first glance, these two styles may appear to look and function similarly. However, brands ...Read More
Above all else, the primary purpose of packaging is product protection. From manufacturing to shipping to distribution, consumer goods are increasingly vulnerable to damage as they move through every step of the supply chain. According to Packaging Digest, as much as 11 percent of unit loads ...Read More
When it comes to managing an effective supply chain, adopting efficient process improvements can have a major impact on a company’s cost savings in the long-run. Whether for shipping or storage, properly securing the product on a pallet is a necessary step in the supply chain, but often ...Read More
It’s safe to say that consumers love buying in bulk. Despite the rise of eCommerce and internet-based shopping, wholesalers like Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s Wholesale Club continue to defy the general downturn of traditional retail sales. Wholesale membership is even increasing in popularity ...Read More
The Dangers of Counterfeiting and Product Tampering
Counterfeiting and product tampering is a dangerous (and costly!) problem in the retail marketplace. According to a report from the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, counterfeiting costs the United States up to $600 ...Read More