sustainability
by Fox Packaging | January 22, 2020

According to research conducted in 2019 by McKinsey & Company, five major trends will severely influence packaging, demanding agility in innovative performance to navigate the pressure and potential disruptions to existing purchasing and processing practices over the next five to ten years1:

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by Fox Packaging | January 13, 2020

Materials, Closures and Automated Solutions

When discussing sustainability, it is important to acknowledge that packaging plays a critical role in purchase decisions, as packaging is often perceived as a direct indicator of value. Product and brand perceptions are built upon an array of cues including price, packaging material, color, environmental-friendliness, etc., and each of these cues provide a basis for consumers in establishing their impression of that product or brand.1

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by Fox Packaging | December 26, 2019

Today, sustainability is often identified as a priority for brands, specifically within packaging programs.  Brands are combatting their environmental impact by exploring eco-designed packaging. Bio-based designs (packaging materials that promote environmental efficiency) are a frequent topic of discussion1; however pricing, life cycle assessment results, and overall quality continue to impact these efforts and challenge bio-based options as a cost-efficient solution.2 

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by Fox Packaging | December 18, 2019

In our post, Retailers and Corporate Social Responsibility, we wrote about how retailers are a driving force behind brands evaluating their packaging program to ensure that sustainability is considered from raw material sourcing all the way to design practices. In addition, there is increasing pressure from consumers for brands to take responsibility for the entire life-cycle of their product including the packaging it is sold in.  These combined expectations are spurring companies toward more environmentally conscious business practices, enabling eco-driven projects to spearhead innovation.

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by Fox Packaging | September 5, 2019

Retailers have remarkable political and economic influence in the food system and an integral responsibility to demonstrate good corporate citizenship through corporate social responsibility (CSR). CSR refers to a company’s practice of taking responsibility for its effects not only on the environment but also on people’s social well-being, going beyond just sustainability.

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