Planning for Next Year? Check Out the Trends Report

11/16/2017

With 2017 almost over, it’s time to start thinking about the next year and beyond. The recently released Trends: 2017 Industry Outlook and Market Data Report is a great place to get economic and consumer trends for the next five years. Best of all? Our industry is growing. The report forecasts that U.S. folding carton shipments will grow at a 0.4 percent annual rate over the next five years, reaching a value of $9.6 billion!

 

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economy
paperboard packaging
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Are Your Fonts Telling the Story?

11/16/2017

Packaging speaks. It has to—otherwise it’s not doing its job. But what a folding carton or rigid box says to a consumer is as important as how it says it. The font or typeface you choose can mean the difference between a carton that tells an engaging story to consumers and one that doesn’t say anything at all. 

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North American Paperboard Packaging Competition
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paperboard packaging

Banish Horrible Meetings for Good

11/2/2017

It’s 8:30 on a bright Monday morning. You’re fully caffeinated and ready to tackle your to-do list. Within ten minutes you’re laser-focused, an efficiency machine. The spreadsheet seems to be filling itself! But then a calendar notification pops up: an impromptu staff meeting has been scheduled in thirty minutes. Shudder. Sigh. You know how these go...

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business tips
meetings

If You Only Remember 3 Things from Fall Meeting

10/23/2017

We just got back from another fantastic Fall Meeting! While we had a lot of fun at the Omni resort in Scottsdale, we also addressed some of the most pressing issues affecting our businesses today. Between the speaker sessions, workshops, and committee meetings, we learned enough to keep our to-do lists full for quite some time. If you haven’t updated yours, here are three key areas to focus on.

 

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leadership
management

Build a Culture of Accountability in 3 Simple Steps

8/28/2017

By Mike Scott, president & consultant, Mike Scott and Associates

Elephants don't bite. But mosquitoes? Now that's another story. It's those pesky little critters that bother you so much. In fact, it was the mosquito that almost prevented the Panama Canal from being built! In your business, it’s the little, preventable problems that eventually cause big problems.

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leadership
management
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