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Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging vendor incentive program has landed in Europe. Tim Sykes spoke with Dr Kim Houchens, Amazon’s director, Customer Packaging Experience, to discuss the aims and far-reaching implications of this initiative. more

The way people buy has shifted over the past decade and is likely to continue to evolve for some time to come. more

Corrugated cardboard boxes have been the backbone of e-commerce for some time. The engineered paper product has a highly designed construction, which enables it to carry a wide range of weights - from food products to books and electronics. more

Sealed Air presented a range of solutions at Fachpack, helping companies address the operational challenges they face in a constantly changing marketplace. more

As the world wrestles with the relationship of packaging to the environment, Smurfit Kappa has been rethinking its own engagement with sustainability. Arco Berkenbosch speaks about the challenges and SK's new, radically outward-facing approach more

Dromo™, a new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle system designed specifically for liquid or semi-viscous products sold through e-commerce channels is being launched by PTI at Pack Expo, October 14-17, McCormick Place, Chicago, Booth E-7256. more

The Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association is delighted to announce that GlaxoSmithKline will be hosting this year’s AIPIA Congress Challenge. more

In the ever-changing landscape of online ordering and higher-than-ever customer expectations companies need to adapt quickly, or face being left behind. more

Ross Woodburn - Managing Director, BUBL Packaging, discusses the necessity of protective packaging for goods in transit since the rise of e-commerce. more

Sutherland Packaging, a producer of corrugated point-of-purchase (POP) displays and packaging for retail locations and club stores, has introduced a program to make e-commerce shippers more vibrant and brandworthy while keeping down costs. more

Rieke and Amazon have partnered to develop the first leak-free sprayer to enhance customers' satisfaction and have frustration-free Packaging more

Flowers are the perfect gift for someone close to the heart but geographically distant, i.e. theoretically an ideal e-commerce market. more

Elisabeth Skoda speaks with Alexandre de Souza Carvalho, Director Marketing Services at Tetra Pak, about the growth in the online grocery market, and how packaging innovations can help consumers to have a friction-free experience. more

Smart packaging technologies based on unique digital codes will take both online and off-line grocery in exciting new directions during the next few years, says the Tetra Pak Index 2018, launched on Wednesday. more

According to recent statistics, the Russian e-commerce market is expected to grow to 21.82 billion US dollars by 2020. more

'One by one, the brands all said the same thing: e-commerce has changed how retailers and grocers are behaving. Suddenly, instead of just asking for cost reductions, they are asking for help.' The Digital Nomad discusses the Amazon effect. more

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The week's video highlights - drones & AI delivery on their way to Europe, DS Smith's e-commerce innovation, UPM Raflatac's smart recycling concept, and a very catchy new soundtrack that brings back the best of the 1980s! more

Mondi, the global packaging and paper Group, has won the Eurosac Grand Prix at the 2018 Eurosac Congress for MailerBAG in Malta. more

Professor Marianne Klimchuk of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has made a career out of thinking deeply about the dialogue between packaging and society – and passing it on to the next generation of designers. more

DS Smith has announced a solution set to be the first ever 3D-adaptable packaging, minimising size and cut associated costs by up to 60 per cent. more

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