Global Economy Passes Pre-COVID GDP as Business Investments Pick Up; Risks Remain
After a 3.5% contraction in 2020, global real GDP is projected to increase 6% in 2021, its strongest advance since 1973, but there are still potential risks.
Sep 8th, 2021
Three Models of Secondary Packaging Operations
Sep 2nd, 2021
Top Seven U.S. Packaging Machinery Trends in 2021
Aug 31st, 2021
Market Trend Snapshots: Personal Care, Dairy, Meat, and Frozen Foods
Aug 27th, 2021
Investment in Packaging Machinery Maintains Positive Growth Trend in Mexico
Aug 24th, 2021
The Connected Package: Consumers Want to Know Your Story | Technical Workforce Development Trends Within Manufacturing
Consumers want more from their brands and no package can hold the entirety of your brand's story. QR codes can unlock your brand experience. Also on Take Five: NAM initiatives reach out to minority communities to fill the demand for a quality workforce.
Aug 20th, 2021
Importing Cannabis Packaging? Make Sure Your Packaging Suppliers Know the Industry
From the Cannabis Packaging Conference West in Anaheim: With U.S. Customs and Border Protection on the hunt for what they deem to be 'paraphernalia,' packaging suppliers must be aware of nuance in describing what products are coming into the country.
Aug 13th, 2021
IoPP’s 2021 Salary Survey Results: How Did Your Compensation Stack Up?
After a flat salary year in 2020 with heightened uncertainty about both traditional salary increases and bonuses, 2021 results indicate confidence returning. Meanwhile, job security is high and fewer people are seeking greener pastures at new jobs.
Jul 16th, 2021
Increase in Online Grocery Shopping Impacts Beverage Pack Sizes and Machine Needs
Manufacturers are being pressed to readjust strategies or accelerate previously made plans in order to address the e-commerce channel surge and meet related demands.
Jul 15th, 2021
2021 IoPP Salary Survey: Salary Freezes Begin to Thaw. How Does Your Compensation Compare?
After a flat salary year in 2020 with heightened uncertainty and worry about both traditional salary increases and bonuses, 2021 results indicate that confidence is returning. Meanwhile, job security is high and fewer people are seeking greener pastures.
Jul 14th, 2021
Which Consumer Trends Will Be Here to Stay Post-Pandemic?
Experts at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit discussed how the pandemic has impacted consumers, and which trends are here to stay, including e-commerce, CPG accountability, and sustainability.
Jul 14th, 2021
Report Details Packaging Industry’s Massive Impact on the U.S. Economy
Commissioned by AMERIPEN, a first-of-its-kind report details the financial and societal value of the U.S. packaging industry, providing data that can be used to help educate policymakers as they consider packaging-related legislation.
Jul 12th, 2021
Beverage Manufacturers Turn to Dynamic Machines and Automation to Meet SKU Expansion
Manufacturers are being pressed on all fronts to expand offerings in the beverage market, and they are turning to OEMs and suppliers to offer solutions at all points in the manufacturing process.
Jul 9th, 2021
Packaging Should Star in Brand Licensing Agreements
Packaging’s importance to the brand should be carried over in licensing.
Jul 6th, 2021
Three Growth Opportunities: Functional Beverages, Plant-Based Products & Men’s Personal Care
If ‘Knowledge is power,’ then understanding changing consumer preferences can help you grow your business. Here are three markets showing significant opportunities: functional drinks, plant-based protein alternatives, and men’s personal care products.
Anne Marie Mohan
Jul 2nd, 2021
Beverage Manufacturers Use Reformulation and Labeling to Align with Consumer Trend
Health-conscious consumers are looking for better-for-you food and beverage options and are willing to spend more to get them. Manufacturers are meeting this demand with cleaner formulations and clearer labeling.
Jun 30th, 2021
Ready-to-Drink Functional Beverages the Latest Growth Market
Nootropics and pre, pro, and post-biotics are all popular growing beverage offerings, particularly in RTD or premium packaging. These offerings do come with challenges for beverage manufacturers, however.
Jun 23rd, 2021
Growing a Successful CBD Brand
Medterra has only been in business for four years, but this brand has been leading CBD sales in U.S. grocery for over 16 months and is expanding rapidly.
Jun 21st, 2021
Beverage Manufacturers Respond to Consumer Trends on Plastic Packaging
Plastic has become an issue for consumers, particularly related to plastic waste in the environment. This directly impacts the beverage industry, which is made up of 45% rigid plastic packaging, only 25% of which ends up being recycled in the US.
Jun 17th, 2021
Cybersecurity Risks Mount While Bag-in-Box Gives Brewers “Cider Security”
In this two-part Take Five, we first take a look at mounting risks around cybersecurity, then switch gears to look at a rising bag-in-box trend among intentionally flat beers and ciders.
Jun 11th, 2021
Accelerating Speed to Market for New Food and Beverage Product Ideas
There are some common challenges when moving a new food or beverage product from idea to reality, and some considerations such as packaging and sustainability that are an integral part of the process.
Jun 7th, 2021
unPACKed podcast: Market Disruption as a Competitive Advantage
Listen to the unPACKed with PMMI podcast as Tom Morrison outlines a classic good news/bad news evaluation for the next five to ten years.
Jun 3rd, 2021
Approved Vendor Lists for Packaging
To be told, “You’re on my list,” is welcomed news when it refers to an AVL.
May 24th, 2021
One Step Closer to Cannabis Access for Medical Research
After years of dragging their heels on approving marijuana cultivation applications for research, the DEA looks to be moving forward with licenses soon.
May 18th, 2021
OEMs Play Larger Role in Manufacturing Industry Cybersecurity
Since OEMs also serve manufacturing clients who are themselves vulnerable to cyberattack, there are a few extra considerations to be aware of with regard to cybersecurity.
May 18th, 2021
Flex Forward Offers Pet Food Industry Recycling Solutions for Flexible Packaging
A “Return to Retail” pilot for pet food flexible packaging had an unexpected benefit for store owners.
May 17th, 2021
Packaging World on Marketplace: How COVID-19 Might Change Packaging for Good
Packaging World Editor Matt Reynolds talked packaging with Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal earlier this week. Here’s how that interview unfolded…
May 12th, 2021