Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a three-part series from MeadWestvaco that looks at the entire lifecycle of paperboard-based packaging systems. The series begins with the issues of sourcing.
Sato announced a definitive agreement to purchase Checkpoint’s Bar Code Systems Business, with operations in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe, including its hand-held labeling solutions in the U.S.
The consensus view is paperboard is hardly old-fashioned. But both consumers and retailers believe it can do far more to intensify the visual theater, clarify the price-value relationship with the product, and improve security.