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National Restaurant Association Show 2018 – Trends in the Food Service Industry

Author – Patrick Culver Business Development Manager Connect with me on LinkedIn Attending the annual National Restaurant Association Show is always an enlightening, educating and enjoyable experience – plenty of free samples! Over 66,000 attendees participated in the four-day event at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, IL. This is the largest gathering of […]

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FTA Infoflex 2018 – Working Collaboratively from Package Design Concept to Shelf

Author – Danielle Jerschefske Business Development Manager Connect with me on LinkedIn At this year’s Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) annual INFOFLEX conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, attendees listened to industry experts share how they work to manage end user brand team’s color expectations when it comes to print execution. Michael John, Design Operations Print Quality Manager at […]

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A Lesson in Color Matching Across SKUs in Paperboard Packaging

Author: Jim Woller Market Development Manager, Folding Carton Connect with me on LinkedIn 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 […]

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

Author – Jim Holland Director Contract Packaging & Fulfillment Connect with me on LinkedIn 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 […]

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PSDA CEO Summit – What I Learned

Author – Kevin Hayes Executive Vice President 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 […]

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The Importance of Solution-Based Collaboration in Contract Packaging

Author – Jim Holland Director Contract Packaging & Fulfillment Connect with me on LinkedIn 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 […]

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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

Author: Jim Woller Market Development Manager, Folding Carton Connect with me on LinkedIn 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 […]

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