In the second COVID-19 Print Business Indicators Research report from NAPCO Research and the PRINTING United Alliance, the packaging segment of the printing industry has shown the least amount of negative impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, due to increased demand for essential products across multiple market segments.
At many companies, pandemic-related business pressures have obliged owners to ask themselves which jobs are and aren’t necessary. Although this can be uncomfortable, it is also a valuable opportunity to reconsider the interrelationship of staff size, payroll expense, and profitability.
If you think TikTok is a fad and choose to ignore it, you may want to think again. Learning more about the platform and experimenting with TikTok is a low risk, low cost investment that can elevate your brand and drive new business.
This article highlights the efforts of three printing companies, and provides recovery-focused strategies presented by a well-known industry consultant.
When Rafi Albo saw an opportunity to use his digital printing expertise to benefit people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, Faces Behind Masks was born. The nonprofit initiative connects digital printers to medical professionals to produce stickers of doctors' and nurses' faces that they can adhere to their PPE, making a personal connection in a challenging health care environment.
As a leader in business management, Peter Drucker's timeless advice is highly relevant in today's COVID-19 business environment. Here are how five of his business beliefs can be applied to the printing and packaging industries today.
As the lockdown on the economy lifts, printing and packaging companies can expect to see an upturn as demand increases for products and services. But this recession is unlike others we have seen in the past, and non-economic factors will impact the bounce back.
In order to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, ETI Converting is contributing to face shield production alongside Tristan, a Montreal-based clothing company. ETI has been utilizing its high-speed diecutting capabilities to assist in the face shield production.
In print, the best practices have been evolving for years across a diverse group of segments and there are plenty of lessons to be learned. Benchmarking against industry leaders and average companies provides invaluable insight and can set a struggling company on a new strategic path or even take an average firm to the next level of profitability.
With consumers trending toward packaged produce amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Emerald Packaging is balancing increased demand with the safety precautions needed during these circumstances. CEO Kevin Kelly shares how his company has contended with the last two months.
Tom Dupont, chief development officer for acpo, joined Packaging Impressions to discuss the steps that acpo has taken to ensure its customers are supplied with key materials they need while ensuring employee safety.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck North America, countries across Europe began to see spikes in cases and grappled with the economic and business impacts of the virus. Printers and converters across multiple segments and countries shared their experiences and expectations for the future.
David Parsio, vice president of sales and marketing for Multi-Plastics, joined Packaging Impressions to discuss the company's role as a supplier of essential materials to the packaging industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a new research program from NAPCO Research and the PRINTING United Alliance, key business indicators are being tracked in an effort to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on package printers and converters and the expectations for economic recovery.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there is an increasing need for pharmaceuticals to help combat the virus. As a result, Luminer, a labeling solutions provider, has seen an uptick in demand for extended content labels for clinical trials and some over-the-counter medications.
With the COVID-19 pandemic creating unprecedented challenges, members of the Independent Carton Group have been working hard to keep their plants operating safely. ICG members have also been on the front lines of contributing much needed protective equipment for medical professionals and first responders.
Steve Schulte, VP of sales and marketing for Mark Andy, joined Packaging Impressions to share the steps Mark Andy has taken to support its customers across the industry, and how printers and converters are helping to provide much needed protective equipment and medical labels and packaging.
Donna Covannon, director of marketing, North America, for Xeikon, joined Packaging Impressions to discuss the steps Xeikon has taken amidst the coronavirus pandemic to help its customers stay operational and continue to provide essential products.
With uncertain economic times resulting from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, business owners and packaging companies are seeking strategies to prepare. In a Paperboard Packaging Council webinar hosted on Wednesday, April 29, Dr. Jeff Rosensweig of Emory University offered his outlook and insights on the economic impact of COVID-19.