Content about Packaging

August 2, 2011

Scott Rhodes knew that for his innovative “dumpster in a bag” product — the Bagster — to make an impact in the home channel, it was imperative to forge relationships with major dealers.


“We knew we needed a national footprint to expand our retail distribution with Home Depot and Lowe’s,” said Rhodes, co-founder of the product and now a director at Waste Management Inc., the parent company. Bagster is Waste Management’s first retail product. 


June 2, 2011

According to an article in the New York Times, Home Depot's executive VP merchandising Craig Menear is among those encouraging alternatives to expensive plastic packages.

Plastic packaging known as clamshells -- the kind that usually require cutting tools to open -- are being affected by the price of oil. The article reports Wal-Mart has pledged to reduce its packaging by 5% in the five years ending 2013.  

March 14, 2011

Vienna, Austria-based Mondi industrial Bags developed its Green Range line of industrial bags to help support the sustainability agenda of customers across multiple industries.

"Waste prevention, re-usage, recycling and composting will be the key words for sustainable packaging in the future," the company said in a prepared statement.

October 7, 2008

Several countries have banned or instituted a charge for plastic bags, including China, Australia, Ireland...

July 13, 2008

Delivering the right product, to the right location at the right time is never as...

June 15, 2008

For many new-product makers, endcaps combine point of sale marketing, shelf space or floor space...

June 9, 2008

The move continues the expansion of Universal’s capacity and reach in the industrial market....

March 16, 2008

The transaction includes nine containerboard mills, 72 packaging locations, 10 specialty-packaging plants, four kraft bag...

March 4, 2008

B&Q plans to roll out the trial to all of its more than 300 stores,...

January 31, 2008

As of Jan. 30, the company had more than 97,000 items entered into its scorecard...

June 10, 2007

There’s an old saying: Don’t judge a book by its cover. But don’t tell that...