IGD: online grocery in Asia to grow 198% to US$295bn by 2023

Online grocery in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, with the market set to grow from its current value of US$99bn to US$295bn by 2023, according to the latest forecasts from international researcher IGD Asia. Highlights from the research include: By 2023, IGD expects online grocery sales across Asia’s top 12 grocery markets to grow to … [Read more...]

Are Tracking Challenges Constraining the Reusables Blastoff?

Present Approaches to Reusable Packaging Management Constrain Expansion in Some Applications If you come to a fork in the road, Yogi Berra once said, “take it.” In a nutshell, that is where some reusable pallet and container applications find themselves. A few years ago, USPS was in the spotlight for its high attrition rate of plastic pallets. … [Read more...]

Smithers Pira forecasts global packaging market to $269 billion by 2024, identifies 7 key drivers and trends for flexible packaging

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK and AKRON, Ohio, USA – June 2019 – Over the last 10 years, flexible packaging has taken off, doubling in size to $228 billion in 2019. In Smithers Pira’s latest market report The Future of Flexible Packaging to 2024 [JN1] forecasts that it will continue growing by an annual rate of 3.3%, reaching $269 billion in 2024. Global … [Read more...]

New Online Supply Chain Digital Consciousness Index Assessment Tool Helps Firms Benchmark Their Progress Towards Digital Supply Chains

The tool is based on the findings of the 2019 MHI Annual Industry Reports. MHI just released the Supply Chain Digital Consciousness Index (DCI) online assessment tool. This tool is based on the findings of the 2019 MHI Annual Industry Report, titled “Elevating Supply Chain Digital Consciousness,” and is designed to help companies measure and … [Read more...]

Bastian Solutions Partners with Quuppa to Deliver Advanced Location Capabilities for Increased Supply Chain Visibility

ESPOO, Finland & INDIANAPOLIS - Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company and leading material handling systems integrator, and Quuppa, the world leader in advanced location systems, have announced that one of the first implementations through their partnership is with Brother International Corp., a premier provider of home, … [Read more...]

IoT Tracking Solutions Provider hoopo Raises $3.5 Million in Seed Funding

As part of a trend in IoT investments across industries, the Israeli startup has raised $5M total, backed by GiTV, Chartered Group, and TAU Ventures to enable IoT based asset tracking. LOS ANGELES – hoopo, a company offering geolocation services through high-accuracy low-power capabilities via the Internet of Things (IoT), has announced a $3.5 … [Read more...]

World anti-counterfeiting packaging market to top $4.0 billion in 2024 according to Smithers Pira

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK and AKRON, Ohio, USA –24 May 2019–The global market for brand protection, anti-counterfeiting and security packaging components is forecast to grow during the period 2019–24 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4% to $4.0 billion. This reflects a situation where anti-counterfeiting remains an industry priority, but … [Read more...]

Automotive Suppliers and OEMs Encouraged to Post Their Lost and Found Reusables

A new "Lost and Found" online portal from AIAG will help automotive industry participants to find their missing reusable packaging. The AIAG wants to get the word out to Tier suppliers and OEMs that it has built a new website for reuniting lost reusable containers with their owners. For it to be effective, participants need to upload information … [Read more...]

Mercadona to automate fresh food distribution at four DC’s with Cimcorp

The supermarket chain is investing €120m in automation to enhance freshness and lengthen shelf life.    Ulvila, Finland – Manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic handling solutions, Cimcorp, has received its largest ever order in the intralogistics market from Mercadona, one of Spain’s leading grocery retailers. Under the … [Read more...]

Nearly 65% of Stretch Hood Films Use PE as a Raw Material, LLDPE Innovations Trend in Market 

Prominently driven by sustained applicability in the construction industry, stretch hood films consumption is accounted for the revenues of around US$ 680 Mn in 2018. At an estimated 5% yearly growth in the 2019 revenues, the global market for stretch hood films will see a promising growth outlook over the next few years. The analysis indicates … [Read more...]