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

A treacle pudding year? How to avoid getting stuck

At NOA, while we’re going about our business of conducting packaging industry research to pinpoint packaging market trends, we’re hearing the phrase ‘treacle pudding’ a lot. Why? Because 2018 is being described by many we deal with across Europe as a ‘treacle pudding year’. The analogy is obvious – things are sticky underfoot, dragging along, getting bogged down. What with Brexit, uncertainty in Syria, and frosty (to say the least) relations between the West and Russia, good news is hard to find.

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So you think you know your clients

In an ideal world your loyal clients would never dream of going to a competitor, but if and when a customer goes elsewhere, do you know why? Do you assume you’ve been undercut by a competitor? If you’d known them a little better, could you have prevented them defecting?

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March Packaging Newsletter

Want to get the best out of people? Want help in motivating your team? NOA delivers accredited coaching and mentoring for business professionals – which also includes workshops, masterclasses, training, webinars and presentations. Read our March 2018 newsletter…

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Gift of a day

Imagine this scenario. You’re packed, ready for holiday, about to travel to the airport, the excitement is building and you get a text from the airline – plane cancelled due to bad weather. What’s your reaction? Probably, one of disgruntlement at having your plans changed; you’re now at a loose end, kicking your heels until you can get on that plane the following day – possibly even feeling a little bored? Find out what our MD, Neil Osment, did when this recently happened to him.

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