A discount giant is closing the book on a women’s magazine — at least, across its checkout displays. Walmart is removing Cosmopolitan magazine from its checkout lines across more than 5,000 stores. The retailer’s decision is in response to a campaign against sexual violence spearheaded by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. While the women’s magazine will no longer be available in checkout lanes, Walmart will continue selling the publication in its magazine section.
In October 2019, PRINT United will break down the obstructive silos that have been established and will align all segments of printing technology under one roof with the goal of providing significantly increased ROI for exhibitors and attendees. This three-day event will take place in Dallas. In order to solicit feedback and make the exhibitors an integral part of the decision making around PRINT United, partners SGIA and NAPCO Media recently held an Exhibitor Focus Group in Dallas. The key takeaways center around the prospect of convergence, new opportunities, increased ROI and unity in the printing industry.
Daniel Dejan, Print & Creative Manager at Sappi North America, will receive PINE’s highest honor, the Industry Influencer Award, at the association’s annual Industry Awards Gala, on Tuesday, April 10 at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA. The Industry Influencer Award, sponsored by Heidelberg since 2003, honors the contributions of an individual whose vision and energy have impacted our industry in a profound and indelible way. It recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit and foresight to create new business models, develop market-shifting technologies and improve our industry in a permanent and sustained manner.
Companies and organizations continue to promote the switch from print to digital forms of communication but is this cost-cutting in the best interests of the customer? Based on a June 2017 U.S. survey¹, 90% of respondents felt they should have the right to choose how they receive communications (printed or electronic) from financial organizations and service providers, and 83% thought consumers should not be charged more for choosing a paper bill or statement. However, corporations are increasingly charging their customers for paper statements.
PCA recently celebrated the start of construction of its new full-line corrugated plant in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Attendees at the official groundbreaking included PCA management; the mayor of Marshfield and other city officials; the builders of the new facility; and employees from the nearby Colby plant, who were transported on coach buses to Marshfield for the event. PCA Executive Vice President Tom Hassfurther addressed the audience and participated with others in a ceremonial groundbreaking. The event also included lunch served inside a warming tent.