The staff of IMT wishes all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It’s been our pleasure bringing you the trends that are changing the way the world does business, and solutions to help keep up. As we continue the climb back from the downturn, we look forward to delivering the information you need to succeed in 2011. Until then…
The American Industrial Hygiene Association has announced the top public policy issues that will be of concern for the occupational and environmental health and safety profession over the next two years.
With new technology adding to the interconnectivity of the global supply chain, distribution networks are growing more complex and expensive to manage. Harnessing opportunities for supply chain improvements against these added costs will be the key to distribution growth in the new year.
Although many businesses are still ailing from the effects of the global economic downturn and consumers remain somewhat reluctant to spend, the packaging industry has adapted to meet the new market challenges. Cutting-edge innovations in design, such as interactive packaging and smart labels, are on the rise, while perennial concerns such as sustainability continue to play a key role in the packaging industry.
Have you ever wondered where Christmas lights, candy canes and other holiday mainstays originated? Here we look at the history of some of the most enduring holiday-season inventions.
In this Expert’s Corner, JoAnn Hines, aka The Packaging Diva, lays out how the still-weak economy and fickle consumers are forcing businesses to rethink their packaging decisions.