Menzies saves money with plastic pallets

When time-critical logistics business Menzies Distribution was looking to reduce its logistics costs and improve internal supply chain processes, it turned to who provided a long-lasting plastic pallet solution, as well as invaluable product advice. Best known for its newstrade distribution, Menzies has been serving … [Read more...]

Dealing with Disruption: Three Key Skills Revealed by IGD Chief Executive

From bitcoin, blockchain, robotics and artificial intelligence to climate change, sugar taxes, social and political change, the food and grocery industry is dealing with disruption on an unprecedented scale, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive of international grocery research organization, IGD. In a speech delivered today at … [Read more...]

What’s causing a shift from traditional materials to flexible packaging types?

Smithers Pira identifies the key reasons why flexible packaging is continuing to increase in popularity with consumers and brand owners Consumer, retail, and technology trends have contributed to a gradual replacement of rigid pack formats by flexible packaging during the last decade or so. This trend is outlined in Smithers Pira’s new report - … [Read more...]

Transport Packaging in Industry 4.0

To download the whitepaper, Transport Packaging for Industry 4.0, click here. Over the last 50 years, the world’s supply chains have undergone an unprecedented transformation. What was once a manual operation of moving assets from sender to receiver has become a technology-based practice that transfers the right product to the right places at … [Read more...]

Reusable Pallet Wrappers Take Aim at Stretch Wrap and Shrink Wrap Cost

Worried about the rising cost of stretch wrap or shrink wrap or the Workers Comp claims that can result from all those awkward wrapping postures and the use of cutting knives? Reusable pallet wrappers can reduce or eliminate the need for plastic film, say suppliers of this reusable packaging category. Avoiding plastic wrap is a good way to … [Read more...]

Saving Money On Plastic Pallets

Brian Pigott of One Way Solutions offers tips on how to save money buying plastic pallets. “With my mind on my money and my money on my mind” - “Gin And Juice” by Snoop Dogg   Our customers usually bring two central questions through the door when trying to meet their plastic pallet needs. Do we carry a plastic pallet that … [Read more...]

Will the New War on Disposable Plastic Be an Opportunity for Reusables?

The hounds are in pursuit. The Guardian is reporting that two hundred cross-party MPs in the UK “are calling on the heads of the major supermarkets to eliminate plastic products from their products by 2023” (Hundreds of MPs call on supermarkets to scrap plastic packaging): They wrote after the Guardian revealed this week the major supermarkets … [Read more...]

IFCO donates environmentally friendly RPCs worldwide

Worldwide support for Food Banks by IFCO SYTEMS. Free provision of IFCO RPCs and co-financing of refrigerated vans. PULLACH, GERMANY -  Since the beginning of its initiative for the support of food banks in 2009, IFCO SYSTEMS, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions, has donated more than 260,000 RPCs (Reusable Plastic … [Read more...]

Lowering Automation Costs Opening Door for Wider Implementation

One of the anticipated drivers of reusable packaging and pallet systems is automation. A new report from PMMI suggests that the automation trend is now gaining more traction with smaller and medium-sized producers. As costs decline for implementing automation, even small to medium-sized consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) are beginning to … [Read more...]

Five global retail trend predictions for 2018

The top five trends expected to shape the global retail market over the next 12 months have been unveiled by IGD, the international grocery research organisation. The predictions, identified by IGD’s international research, shopper insights and catalog of global retail innovations, provide exclusive expertise into the key areas set to shake up the … [Read more...]