Keep abreast of developments in the packaging, materials and logistics industries.
We examine key topics that affect the market.
Are you aware of your packaging waste obligations?
If your business has a turnover of £2 million or above and you handled over 50 tonnes of packaging in the last calendar year, you should be abiding by the Packaging Waste Regulations.
Are your pallets secure enough to pass new EU roadworthiness inspections?
The implementation of EU directive 2014/47 means securing your pallets is now more important than ever.
e-commerce ... the pressure is on!
Companies like Amazon have been investing in parcel lockers which simplify the way the customer receives their order, saving them from the inconvenience of the dreaded "Sorry we missed you" card.
The Green Agenda – Streamlining Waste
With drop-shipping, e-commerce retailers utilise supplier and third-party inventory to directly fulfil orders, which increases the overall range of products they are able to offer to customers.
The rise in paper shortages and what will happen in 2018
As far as 2018 goes, experts are saying that you really need a crystal ball to see what will happen in the European paper market.
The Evolution Of Pallet Wrap
New materials and manufacturing processes mean that stretch wrap has become more efficient than ever.
2016: THE YEAR IN PACKAGING
2016 has certainly shocked. We take a look at how the main events have had an impact on packaging and logistics.
New Year Resolutions – packaging trends IN 2017
How can the packaging industry continue to innovate to meet customer demands over the next 12 months?
THE BREXIT CHRISTMAS
Will uncertainty about the UK’s future have an impact on Christmas spend?
DO YOU HAVE A SMART WAREHOUSE?
Smarter business operations can bring invaluable efficiencies to your business. The good news is that you don’t have to have a huge budget to achieve them.
FIT FOR THE FINAL MILE
With 77% of UK internet users purchasing online in 2015, we look at how the physical aspects of packaging influence consumer perception.
BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY - THE IMPORTANCE OF PLANNING
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are shopping heaven days for retailer and consumer alike. For businesses looking to cash in to the max, planning is everything.
Labour shortage? The Future lies With Robotics
Investment in robots and technology are predicted to be key if we are to maintain continued business growth in the UK.
E-Commerce: SHOPPING FREEDOM FOR EVERYBODY?
Do retailers really consider the physically and mentally disadvantaged when they’re designing their online stores?
The Future of our Supermarkets
Seismic shifts in the grocery market mean customers are ditching large out-of-town supermarkets for more convenient alternatives.
Click and Collect: Benefit or Burden?
Click and collect seems like a convenient idea for both customer and retailer but is the reality just increased costs?
Minimising the damage
Damaged goods equal damaged reputations for e-tailers, but how can this problem be alleviated?
Are things looking drastic for plastic?
With a drive for packaging to become more environmentally friendly, we look at the future of this once-heralded miracle material.
It's all in the delivery
Hazel 4D looks at the latest strategies e-retailers are employing to meet the demands of the ‘need it yesterday’ group of customers.
what lessons can we learn from the failure of bhs?
Last week saw the financial collapse of one of our oldest high street brands. But what went wrong?
Nature's own packaging materials
Reports that Ikea is considering using mushroom-based packaging to replace polystyrene have a much greater significance than to underline the furniture retailer’s sustainability credentials.
brexit: HOW WOULD IT AFFECT PACKAGING?
If the great British public does decide to resign from its EU membership, what might it mean for e-commerce, distribution and packaging?