4 Ways COVID-19 Is Impacting the Global Foodservice Industry

4 Ways COVID-19 Is Impacting the Global Foodservice Industry

Strong opportunities exist for cloud kitchens (i.e., ghost kitchens, virtual restaurants), whose low overhead costs, nonpublic nature, and convenient consumer access via mobile app make them well suited for foodservice operations during a pandemic.

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‘Essential’ Cannabis Businesses Stay Healthy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

‘Essential’ Cannabis Businesses Stay Healthy Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to their ‘essential’ status in more than 20 states as suppliers of medicinal products, cannabis businesses are reporting strong sales amid the pandemic.

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Market Disruptions: COVID-19 and the Movement toward In-Home Medical Services

Market Disruptions: COVID-19 and the Movement toward In-Home Medical Services

Some healthcare segments are already well established in the homecare setting, but others will need to quickly adapt to the movement toward more frequent in-home patient care services. Freedonia Custom Research's William Cochran addresses the trends and opportunities.

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COVID-19, E-Commerce-Ready, & Other Trends Affecting US Protective Packaging Demand

COVID-19, E-Commerce-Ready, & Other Trends Affecting US Protective Packaging Demand

What will affect protective packaging growth through the coronavirus crisis and beyond?

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What’s Ahead for Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging

What’s Ahead for Meat, Poultry, & Seafood Packaging

Mass infections among employees are leading to temporary facility closures and declines in output. What will happen after these challenges?

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3 Ways Packaging Firms Can Capitalize on Cannabis Legalization

3 Ways Packaging Firms Can Capitalize on Cannabis Legalization

Retail sales of cannabis products are forecast to advance 18% per year through 2024. The best opportunities are expected for edibles and topicals.

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4 Value-Adding Packaging Features Making Pharmaceuticals Safer & More Secure

4 Value-Adding Packaging Features Making Pharmaceuticals Safer & More Secure

As leading drug makers face state legal challenges for their role in the opioid epidemic.

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Increase in Online Shopping Sparks Gains in Associated Packaging

Increase in Online Shopping Sparks Gains in Associated Packaging

According to a recent report from The Freedonia group, global e-commerce packaging demand is forecast to reach $22.1 billion in 2023, spurred by robust growth in e-commerce sales worldwide.

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The Sustainable Packaging Conundrum: Would You Like Paper or Plastic?

The Sustainable Packaging Conundrum: Would You Like Paper or Plastic?

Most consumers have made an online purchase at some point in the past year - and at least one of them was probably from Amazon. The ubiquity of Amazon and other e-commerce sites in American life has broadly increased consumer awareness of not just online shopping, but also protective packaging - a $27 billion market in 2018.

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How Will New Cannabis Laws Impact Packaging Regulations?

How Will New Cannabis Laws Impact Packaging Regulations?

Currently, information about the cannabis, hemp, and CBD industry is complex, and becomes even more so when you consider the conflicting patchwork of state and federal regulations.

In particular, one aspect of these regulations – packaging – seems to raise more questions than answers.

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