Seminar for Retailers & Growers Focuses on Meeting Supply Chain Sustainability Goals with Reusable Packaging

Data on Shared Assets Versus One-Way Packaging to Be Presented at May 11 Session IFCO, the world’s leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh food packaging, is collaborating with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to offer a series of online educational sessions, Just the Facts: How Reusable Assets Can Help Retailers and … [Read more...]

One Size Fits All Approach Isn’t Good for Package Optimization: Here’s Why

By Megan Ray Nichols The concept of a one-size-fits-all approach is a touchy subject. While it's useful in some cases, particularly clothing, it doesn't translate so well when it comes to manufacturing. Nonetheless, many manufacturers continue to use this approach because of its standardized and simplified nature. Citing efficiency and … [Read more...]

Index Predicts Continued Slowing in Retail Sales Growth

Published today, the 25th edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index has pointed to a return to slowing retail turnover growth in 2017. In January, the previous Index predicted that the upturn in retail turnover growth experienced in late 2016 would not be sustained into early 2017. This situation appears to be playing out, as caution in the Australian … [Read more...]

Chris Timmer Named Senior Vice President, Sales & Value-Added Services of Lineage Logistics

Lineage Logistics (, one of the world’s largest warehousing and logistics companies, announced Chris Timmer is now Senior Vice President, Sales & Value-Added Services. In this new role, Chris will oversee Lineage’s High Pressure Processing (HPP), Manufacturing and Redistribution operations. He will also commercialize and … [Read more...]

TECSYS Extends its RFID Kanban Replenishment System from Healthcare to Broader Distribution Industries

TECSYS Inc., an industry-leading supply chain management software company, has announced the extension of its proven RFID Kanban inventory replenishment system that addresses the just-in-time needs of supply chains at point-of-use inventory settings. It provides clear visibility and accessibility of products anywhere in a distribution network. It … [Read more...]

Transforming Warehouse Management With IoT

by Finnegan Pierson How IoT will transform warehouse management. Warehouses can be massive complexes that represent millions of dollars in supplies and merchandise. It's becoming more of a challenge to satisfy demanding customers and still retain profit margins. For today's busy warehouses, implementing the right technology is becoming more … [Read more...]

All You Need to Know About Automating Your Packaging Line

There are numerous reasons to install automated packaging systems, but several questions pop up when you consider automation. How much automation is right for your packaging line, when is the right time to automate, which processes can you automate for the highest ROI? This article will answer some of those questions. Read on. 5 Factors to … [Read more...]

Ludo Gielen is appointed to new top position at Schoeller Allibert

Ludo Gielen, Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer at Schoeller Allibert since 2013 has been appointed to a new top position within the company. As Chief Strategic Growth Officer, the Limburg Entrepreneur is taking on the challenge of preparing the Schoeller Allibert Group for an active period of growth. Schoeller Allibert is the European market … [Read more...]

New polymer additive could revolutionize plastics recycling

Research group looks to effectively combine polyethylene and polypropylene. When Geoffrey Coates, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Cornell University, gives a talk about plastics and recycling, he usually opens with this question: What percentage of the 78 million tons of plastic used for packaging – for example, a 2-liter bottle … [Read more...]

JR Simplot Switches to Aluminum Pallets for Idaho Processing Facility

J.R. Simplot, one of the world's largest private food and agribusiness companies, recently made a change in the pallets it uses inside its 380,000-square-foot processing facility in Caldwell, Idaho. At any given time, more than 24,000 pallets are in circulation for transporting finished products - from frozen French fries and veggies to packages to … [Read more...]