2018 International Dairy Deli Bakery Show Recap

My fellow colleague, Joel Schmidt, and I attended and exhibited for Outlook Group and M&Q at the International Dairy Deli and Bakery Association event in New Orleans June 10th through 12th. Thousands of attendees and exhibitors, along with numerous[…]

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Outlook Group President and CEO, John Cappy Passes; Kevin Hayes Appointed New President

We are deeply saddened to announce that John Cappy, President & CEO of Outlook Group, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 24, 2018. John was a veteran in the paper, printing and packaging industry, with over 36 years of experience. For the last[…]

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Print Distributor Blog Series - Five Benefits of Partnering with a Packaging Company

Creating Value Through the Power of Partnering In my first post of this article series, I shared a high-level view of partnerships between Print Distributors and packaging companies, as a way to grow your business without having to fundamentally[…]

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

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[…]

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

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[…]

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Food Safety Summit 2018 - What I learned: Food Safety Throughout the Supply Chain

Last week I attended the 2018 Food Safety Summit, a solution-based conference and expo with the latest information and top influencers that are driving the entire food safety industry. I learned more about the importance of food safety throughout[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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