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Private labels: Market, outlook and opportunities

Private labels in the food trade are a success story. Their triumphal march has clearly picked up speed in recent years. But there are sometimes significant differences depending on the product group – and not all suppliers benefit equally. The corona pandemic has also recently led to interesting changes – and consumer demand for private […]

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The consequences of the Ukraine War

The Russian war of aggression on Ukraine leads to great uncertainties from an economic point of view. Sanctions, disrupted supply chains, energy price explosion, legal uncertainty, production stops and loss of markets: The packaging industry has also been massively affected in some cases. We take a look at the general situation for you and show […]

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Ka-ching for sustainability – and innovations

Many companies shy away from additional costs to make their packaging more sustainable. Yet numerous studies now show that consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable packaging. We have calculated what is in it for you and which scenarios can ensure that sustainable packaging can nourish itself. There is a lot at stake, because […]

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These top trends are shaping the packaging industry

Are we bringing owls to Athens when we tell you that the packaging industry is facing profound and far-reaching upheavals? We are all experiencing how the market is becoming increasingly complex, confusing and at the same time dynamic. Stability was yesterday. The future viability of many business models has become questionable. Decision-making certainty has become […]

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Shortage of raw materials affects operational processes. What helps?

The shortage of raw materials continues to hold the industry in its grip and is now also having a massive impact on operational processes. Almost no company can escape the situation. And the situation remains tense. According to surveys, the bottlenecks will probably keep us busy until at least the end of 2022. Here we […]

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Supply chain issues: The way out in the face of rising transport costs and increased prices has a system

Supply bottlenecks and the congestion of transport modes are leading to rising prices in transportation. The increase is reverberating and showing effects throughout the chain. As a result, the cost of packaging can increase by around 2.5 percent. Remedies for the supply chain problems are promised by transport management systems, which, as a digital logistics […]

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Is HolyGrail 2.0 really the circular economy’s ‘holy grail’?

Against the backdrop of increasing environmental regulations and stricter recycling quotas, packaging manufacturers, and in particular the plastics industry, are coming under pressure. This is because far too many recyclable materials are still being lost in the recycling process. The HolyGrail 2.0 initiative wants to change this by using digital marker technology. More and more […]

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Nothing like before: the consequences of Covid on purchasing behavior

The Corona pandemic and lockdown have had serious consequences for purchasing behaviour and decisions. Trends that were already recognisable at an early stage have intensified. Attributes such as regionality, sustainability, trust, safety, hygiene and health awareness have gained particular weight. Dwindling brand loyalty and growing online purchases are other dominant factors. For companies, the upheavals […]

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How sustainability initiatives are pushing the circular economy

The topic of sustainability dominates the industry like no other. Accordingly, a lot has been set in motion. This is also true in the area of sustainability initiatives for the packaging industry. Diversity and intransparency increasingly go hand in hand. Irrespective of this, the industry must face up to the issue – both sector- and […]

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