The advent of retail stores began more than a century ago. We’ve been able to purchase items in bulk at membership clubs since the 1970s. And buying items online has
When it comes to opening a product you purchase, you might wonder how complicated it can be. You get a package, open it, open the product, use it and that’s
Boost productivity, save time and money with a “LEAN” approach to packaging your products
LEAN started in the automobile manufacturing industry and has spread to nearly every industry in every country. LEAN is how companies bring continuous improvement to life. It’s much simpler to
In 2008, Amazon introduced its Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) program to encourage manufacturers to reduce packaging waste, develop sustainable alternatives and provide a better packaging experience for customers. Originally, FFP incentivized
Packaging has a direct impact on every person and every business, every day. But do we really know much about packaging—how it’s sourced, designed, created, shipped or delivered? Turns out,
In the past 18 months, supply chains across the globe were tested like never before. The packaging industry was tested, too, by increased consumer and industrial demand, strained supply chains,
How to streamline packaging you keep in inventory
Ordering packaging for your business can become a set-it-and-forget-it activity. You use the same packaging month-in and month-out. You order the same quantity each time—the same box sizes, too. What
Smart strategies for buying and storing packaging
Having an abundance of packaging supplies in inventory may sound like a smart business strategy—but the carrying costs for doing so are higher than you would guess, unnecessary and avoidable.
Temperature controlled packaging solutions are dynamic and growing at a rapid rate. Food subscription companies depend on this type of packaging to get prepared meal and meal delivery kits safely
Corrugated: The Multi-Tasking Workhorse of Packaging
Once upon a time, corrugated packaging had a simpler existence. It moved from manufacturer to distributor to retailer, typically changing hands about six times. Now, for a product in the
Packaging guidelines that improve the unboxing experience, such as Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) initiative, have been around for years. Up until recently, most e-retailers have treated these programs as recommendations.
4 Qualities to Look for in a Kitting Partner
When a Fortune 500 medical company decided to outsource kitting for a 10-piece package, they knew it would increase productivity and save money, but they didn’t realize how big of
Top 4 Food Packaging Trends Changing the Industry
Food, glorious food—and to that, we would add food packaging. It’s functional, sure, but the material, design and what the packaging communicates are what gets our Veritiv® packaging teams excited.
Focus on the “Last Mile” to Optimize Fulfillment
E-commerce consumers’ “order it now—get it pronto” preferences have transformed the world of retail. This increased demand for speed is prompting companies in the Twin Cities area and worldwide to
5 signs it’s time for a package redesign
If you haven’t cast an objective eye at your product packaging recently, you could miss seeing that it’s time for a design refresh that’s a better fit for your business