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This entry was posted on 12th February 2019 by Caroline
There is growing pressure (and a desire) for businesses to become more environmentally friendly and to demonstrate this commitment to customers. If you are looking for ways to improve your environmental credentials, there are many “quick wins” out there to help you make simple switches. One ...
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 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 6th November 2018 by Edyta Dean
The end of the year is one of the busiest times for many retailers, with some customers starting their Christmas shopping as early as October. More than half of British shoppers (51%) prefer to buy online than in-store according to a recent study from Empathy Broker, which is an excellent ...
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 14th August 2018 by Caroline
A shortage of warehouse labour has long been a problem for the logistics industry but, since the Brexit referendum, it’s been exacerbated by apprehension for UK based European labour and the weakening of the pound. In 2016 workers from the EU accounted for 17% of the UKs warehousing ...
This entry was posted on 7th August 2018 by Edyta Dean
Black Friday and pre-Christmas season may seem distant, but in reality you only have three months to ensure your business is well-prepared for increased demand. Advanced planning is the key to success, therefore don’t leave your preparations until the last minute - you may regret it later. ...
This entry was posted on 3rd July 2018 by Edyta Dean
Bespoke packaging design could revolutionise your packing operations. The initial investment will quickly pay off, bringing long-term benefits to your business and enhancing your entire operation. Below are four key advantages of custom packaging design. 1. Reduced damage and ...
This entry was posted on 26th June 2018 by Edyta Dean
In times of increased demand your business may experience issues with resource, delivery and order fulfilment. The run-up to Christmas is one of the busiest periods for many retailers. Some companies, including Tesco, John Lewis and Argos, employed additional staff last year to help them get ...

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