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A Lesson in Color Matching Across SKUs in Paperboard Packaging

Being a packaging professional I probably spend more time, and pay closer attention than any one person should, as I’m perusing the aisles at my local grocery store. As a result, I’m able to spot inconsistencies in packaging rather easily. Visiting our local Walmart recently, I noticed the Beetnik Paleo meals pictured below. Upon taking […]

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HealthPack 2018 – What We Learned: Trends in Medical Device Packaging

I recently attended and exhibited at HealthPack 2018, the premier industry conference analyzing trends in medical device packaging, with my fellow Outlook Group colleague, Tim Traub. HealthPack provides an excellent forum for medical device manufacturers and suppliers alike to learn the latest information and top influencers that are driving medical device packaging forward. One of […]

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PSDA CEO Summit – What I Learned

Last week I attended the PSDA CEO Summit in Scottsdale, AZ. Along with the beautiful weather I got to spend time with some truly exceptional leaders spanning the gamut from print distributors to suppliers. The theme of the event was “Think Beyond and Ignite Passion”, with each session supporting that theme. Some of the great […]

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The Importance of Solution-Based Collaboration in Contract Packaging

The manufacturing world we live in today has automation doing pretty much anything that is repetitive. At the very least, that is the goal of the manufacturer. However, manufacturing as it relates to contract packaging is only a piece of the supply chain. There are many parts to the contract packaging supply chain requiring organized […]

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An Addition to the Outlook Group Family

Still delivering time through packaging solutions Outlook Group and M&Q Packaging, under M&Q Holdings, have purchased Flavorseal of Avon, Ohio. Outlook Group will continue to operate unchanged from our current organization as a wholly owned subsidiary. Outlook’s plants and warehouse locations in Wisconsin are ideal to complement M&Q Packaging and Flavorseal. M&Q Packaging is a […]

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Winter Fancy Food Show 2018 – What We Learned

Having attended the Specialty Food Association’s Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco last week, it was obvious that the trend toward healthy/organic food options in all categories remains strong. “Vegan,” “Non-GMO,” “Grass-Fed,” and “Free-Range” were all terms seen throughout the exhibit halls and supported in a variety of different food platforms. Complementing the focus […]

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Top 8 Packaging Trends to Watch in 2018

Last year at this time I offered my view of key packaging trends that would impact our and our customers’ businesses in 2017. And by now I’m sure you’ve seen multiple articles predicting the top trends for 2018. That being said, I’d like to share the major trends Outlook Group is paying attention to as […]

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New Blog Series for Print Distributors

As a Print Distributor, while you have a full breadth of offerings and solutions for your clients, there is, perhaps, an untapped opportunity… packaging. With such a diverse client base many print distributors, like yourself, may very well have packaging opportunities that can be found right “at home”. Understanding that packaging may not be within […]

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PSDA Honors Outlook Group With 2017 PEAK Award

September 26, 2017 – NEENAH, WI – Outlook Group is thrilled to announce that PSDA has named us as an Award Winner in the 2017 PEAK Awards. PSDA’s PEAK Awards program recognizes excellence in the print industry and promotes projects that display innovation, excellent quality and produce high return on investment. The award winners all […]

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Outlook Group Receives Gold Ink Award for Flexible Packaging

September 6, 2017 – NEENAH, WI – Outlook Group is pleased to announce that we have won a pewter award in the annual Gold Ink Awards Competition. (Philadelphia, PA) Printing Impressions magazine, producer of the industry’s most prestigious print competition – the annual Gold Ink Awards, announced that Outlook Group has won a Pewter Award for […]

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