NEWS & KNOWLEDGE

Interesting things about the packaging industry, retailing dynamics, consumer trends and NOA’s insight.

2017 – Time to Wrap it up !

While Brexit dominated the news headlines in Europe throughout this year, 2017 has brought us a diverse selection of packaging-related news stories. Which ones have caught your eye this year and how have they impacted your business ?

Sheet Plant Association

January

The UK Sheet Plant Association (SPA) welcomes a new committee member.

Sheet Plant Association

March

European Grants & Funding for Research – Horizon 2020 and R&D tax credits remain

Sheet Plant Association

May

Retailers modify products to enable more box deliveries through the letterbox

Amazon buys Wholefoods

July

Amazon announces bid to buy Wholefoods

What Packaging buyers want

September

What Packaging Buyers Want -Solutions to less single use Plastic Bottles & Paper Cups

Amazon ruining Christmas?

November

Amazon accused of ‘ruining Christmas’ when customers receive items with no box

Internet and New Generation Retailing report

February

INGR Report identifies a New Shelf Ready Packaging SKU noted as SFSRP.

Internet and New Generation Retailing report

April

CCM Supply is becoming tighter, Kraft Paper Shortages and Paper Prices Rising

Retail in Flux

June

Retail in Flux – Tim Sykes, Editor of Packaging Europe, interviews NOA

The Future of Corrugated

August

IPBI/Brunton Publications Report – The Future of Corrugated – Consumer is King

Global corrugated Forecasts

October

ICCA webinar gives Global Corrugated Forecasts for 6 key regions of the Globe

What will future be for corrugated?

December

Paper cost hikes, Kraft shortages, papermill shutdowns, shortages of OCC rapid consumer and retailer change. What will 2018 have in-store ?