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This entry was posted on 19th June 2019 by Caroline
Internet sales now account for nearly 19% of the total retail sales in the UK, with statistics showing a steady growth from year to year. That’s a lot of parcels going up and down the country, taking up van space, sitting on doorstops waiting for their owners to get home from work. Have ...
This entry was posted on 30th April 2019 by Amy
Cost and efficiency savings make sense for any business in any economic climate. A review of your packaging offers a solid opportunity for improving profitability, but material costs are only part of the picture. Automating your packaging can offer an array of benefits for businesses of all ...
This entry was posted on 24th April 2019 by Amy
One of the key factors in reducing transport costs is to make the most of your pallet space. Get this right and you'll reduce your logistics costs, whether you're shipping a single pallet or a truck-load. Here's a simple check-list to help you ship more products per pallet: Check your ...
This entry was posted on 26th February 2019 by Edyta Dean
If your company is looking to make operational savings this year, reviewing your packaging operation is a great place to start. When you think about your packaging spend, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the price of your packaging units. But what if we told you, it only accounts ...
This entry was posted on 29th January 2019 by Caroline
If you’ve just completed your waste packaging report, or reviewed your packaging use for 2018, you may be shuddering at the volume of packaging that has been used. Packaging is necessary to protect goods, but in the words of Bob Dylan, ‘the times they are a changin’. There are many ...
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 27th November 2018 by Caroline
Shipping high value, highly sensitive medical or control instruments is a delicate matter - the products are business critical and need to arrive in full working order. For this reason, many products are packed in heavy, unwieldy containers that can be expensive to purchase and be costly to ...
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 23rd October 2018 by Caroline
Stretch wrap machines can be considered a large investment for businesses, so if you are thinking about making the leap to stretch wrap automation, here are 6 key areas to consider. The number of pallets wrapped per day If you are wrapping between 10 – 15 pallets (or more) per day, then ...
This entry was posted on 25th September 2018 by Caroline
Many businesses experience spikes in demand – whether it’s a manufacturer managing an increase in the production schedule, a distributor dealing with increased fulfilment requests or a retailer servicing peak demand in the run up to Christmas. Some increases are planned but some just catch ...

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