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Labeling Trends and Innovations at LabelExpo Americas 2018

Last week, the Outlook Group team capitalized on a fantastic learning opportunity at LabelExpo Americas 2018, held at the Donald Stephens Center in Rosemont, IL. Outlook employees spanning operations, R&D, engineering and our entire sales team[…]

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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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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"[…]

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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[…]

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