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This entry was posted on 24th January 2019 by Edyta Dean
Exchanging gifts at Christmas is a wonderful tradition, but finding the right present for friends or family can sometimes be a challenge… January is typically one of the busiest months for returns as customers rush to send back ill-fitted or unwanted gifts after Christmas. Research by ...
This entry was posted on 17th January 2019 by Caroline
As another year rolls by, we’ve reached that time again – waste packaging reporting. The regulations were first introduced in 1997 and aim to control the amount of packaging waste produced by UK businesses and its impact on the environment. As the environmental debate continues, this ...
This entry was posted on 9th January 2019 by Edyta Dean
Happy New Year! We hope you had a great Christmas and are ready for the new opportunities and challenges that the next 12 months may bring. To help you plan your packaging activities, we put together five packaging trends to watch out for in 2019. 1. Reduce, reuse, recycle The impact of ...
This entry was posted on 17th December 2018 by Edyta Dean
In times of increased demand, retailers may experience issues with resources, delivery and packing capabilities, which may affect their productivity. This is more worrying now than ever before, as the country faces warnings over labour shortfalls. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said ...
This entry was posted on 12th December 2018 by Caroline
We know that businesses are always looking to reduce costs and at Macfarlane Packaging we help customers achieve this all the time. Throughout the year, we’ve created a series of blog articles focusing on areas to review for potential savings, so we thought we’d give you some food for ...
This entry was posted on 30th October 2018 by Edyta Dean
The festive season is fast approaching and many UK businesses are getting ready for the busy period ahead. Companies such as Sainsbury's and Argos have recently announced plans to recruit additional staff to help them cope with increased demand in the coming months. Last year, 91% of UK ...
This entry was posted on 10th July 2018 by Edyta Dean
“First impressions matter” - this old phrase may sound trivial but the way your products look will affect how customers perceive your brand. Packaging is an integral part of this visual experience and it’s important to get it right. Let’s face it, even the most luxurious product will ...
This entry was posted on 10th April 2018 by Edyta Dean
Virtual reality is widely used in the entertainment industry, including gaming and 3D cinema experience, but did you know similar technology can also be applied to improve your packaging processes? We have recently introduced a “Mixed Reality” experience at our Innovation Lab in Milton ...
This entry was posted on 27th March 2018 by Edyta Dean
We live in the world of continuous digital development in which smart technology affects many areas of our lives. The idea of smart homes, self-driving cars and drones delivering our parcels may seem surreal but it is, in fact, reality. Today’s customers expect more than ever: from online ...
This entry was posted on 26th February 2018 by Laurel
Smart, visually-appealing packaging helps impress customers and enhance their experience with your brand. There are some aspects of packaging however that can cause frustration and harm your reputation. Below we look at some common packaging peeves and how to avoid them. Excessive ...

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