Fulfillment and 3PL GOOD GROWTH PROBLEMS

3 ways to solve challenges with strategic packaging solutions

E-commerce sales are growing exponentially faster than retail sales (15.1% vs. 2.9% increase from 2015-2016, respectively1). This change in consumer behavior is placing greater demand on fulfillment and 3PL companies, and some are merging to take advantage of new opportunities but often face new packaging and operational …

THE HIDDEN POWER OF THE PALLET

Pallets are the foundation (literally) of the distribution and storage of your products—they’re called upon every day to transport your products safely to market. And they’re growing in popularity. The demand for pallets is expected to reach 1.4  billion units by 2019.*

Today’s most innovative companies are placing greater focus on pallet optimization. They know it …

Stay safe – 5 tips to live by

The warehouse is a hub of activity, and all that movement can create dangerous conditions. Here are five important tips to help you stay safe.

1. Ergonomics.
No matter if you are lifting, pulling, pushing or placing, when moving items, make sure they are between knee and shoulder height. Be extra careful around heavy or awkward …

IS IT TIME FOR A PACKAGING EQUIPMENT UPGRADE?

The packaging equipment you choose can make or break your packaging – and even your product. So how do you know when it’s time for an upgrade?

“There are key signs that indicate it is time to evaluate the situation,” says Julius Little, Director, Equipment and Load Containment Solutions with Veritiv.

1) Your packaging equipment is antiquated …

The future of food packaging is retail-ready

Retailers may be the driving force behind retail-ready packaging (RRP), but brand owners and manufacturers are uncovering ways to boost sales and brand recognition through product packaging designed to be quickly stocked and attract consumers.

This approach has helped new food products compete against much larger companies. Often referred to as shelf-, display- or pallet-ready packaging, retail-ready …