Be the Boss of the Q4 Rush!

6 Ways to Prepare your Packaging Operation for Q4 The accelerating growth of online retailing has enormous implications for distribution and fulfilment specialists. Smart planning before the peak will help to ensure that your packaging operation delivers maximum throughput with minimum labour. Businesses are preparing for what is going to be another ground-breaking growth year …

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Delight to the Dump – the Circularity of the Cardboard Box

Angelika Christ, Fefco’s Secretary General, explores the circular economy potential of the humble cardboard box and gives advice on how to optimally dispose of it. By now, almost everyone is familiar with this scene: The mailman arrives with a package. It contains something you ordered online, something you’ve been waiting for. In the moment you …

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The Influence of E-commerce on the Packaging Industry

As more and more consumers embrace online shopping, packaging continues to play a pivotal role in both the brand and the consumer’s ecommerce experience. With online purchasing causing a need for companies to adapt to change, we look at innovation in the packaging industry as a result of the rise of ecommerce.   Speed and …

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The Challenges & Opportunities of E-Commerce

The challenges and opportunities of e-commerce – How can e-commerce consumer trends boost the adoption of smart and intelligent packaging? How can we make sustainability the core of packaging design? What are the implications for packaging in an omnichannel world? E-Pack Europe 2019, which took place on 25-27 March in Berlin, engaged with these questions …

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Consumer-led Convenience – meeting Millennial needs

How are millennials paving the way for consumer-focused packaging in today’s markets? We explore how convenience, experience, ethics and sustainability are huge drivers for this generation when they are purchasing products. The history of packaging is a storied one. Tracing roots back almost 3,500 years, the ancient Egyptians constructed rudimentary containers from biomaterials such as …

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Corrugated Cardboard – Circular by Nature

CORRUGATED CARDBOARD – CIRCULAR BY NATURE 88% of Corrugated Board is already recycled and 100% is recyclable, bio-based and biodegradable. Here are some more facts: Bio-based and renewable Three trees are planted for every tree harvested, which is equivalent to planting 1,500 football pitches every day. Reducing CO2 European forests have expanded by 44.000 km2 …

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The Paradox of Packaging

Is packaging really the scourge of our society? Would we be better off without it? Should other consumer issues be getting more attention? The paradoxes within the packaging debate make it difficult for businesses to explain where efforts should be focused. We’ve asked Dick Searle, Chief Executive of The Packaging Federation and Alasdair James, Director …

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Designed for Greater Sustainability – an overview of our Warehouse & Distribution Centre

Our new Warehouse & Distribution Centre was designed from concept to enhance its environment and deliver greater sustainability for Hub Packaging, our customers and our neighbours. This is a brief overview of how we did it. We addressed a number of key areas with the following results: LIGHTING We worked in conjunction with our partners …

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Efficiency, Productivity, Safety & More. A wide selection of tips, strategies and ideas to quickly improve your warehouse

Efficiency, Productivity, Safety & More A wide selection of tips, strategies and ideas to quickly improve your warehouse Running a warehouse is an incredibly tough job. Running one efficiently and successfully is even more difficult. But get it right and the impact it can have on the success of your business is huge. It can …

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Packaging – Travel Insurance for Freight Transport

Transport packaging is a cornerstone of trade Without boxes, pallets or corrugated board, freight transport would come to a standstill. Transit packaging ensures safe, fast handling of goods of all sizes delivered to destinations all over the world. As well as protecting the goods, the packaging has to meet the needs of the various participants …

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