•Chief marketing officers need to be more mindful of consumer privacy as they develop marketing strategies to personalize brand experiences, consulting firm Accenture recommends in a new report shared with Marketing Dive. Most consumers (69%) said they wouldn't do business with a brand if its data usage was invasive, based on a survey of 8,000 consumers. •Consumers want to know more about how brands are using personal data. The portion of consumers who said they're willing to share more when brands are transparent rose to 73% this year from 66% in 2018, the survey found. Among consumers who said they had received invasive marketing messages, 71% said it was because a brand had information about them of their family that they didn't share directly.
Meredith Corporation announced a new licensing agreement with Lifetime Brands, Inc. of Garden City, N.Y. for a robust line of kitchen tools, food prep and storage containers, bakeware, and cutlery products to be made under the Allrecipes® trademark. The agreement connects Allrecipes – the world's largest digital food brand representing a community of nearly 50 million passionate home cooks – with Lifetime Brands, one of the world's leading designers, developers, and marketers of a broad range of branded consumer home products. The products will be available exclusively at Kroger stores beginning October 20, 2019.
Resolute is pleased to support Sous les pavés, an initiative to transform paved urban areas across Quebec into green spaces by planting native plants, trees and shrubs. The initiative is led by the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre, an organization devoted to promoting sustainable urban policy and practices. Green spaces in cities and towns provide so many important environmental benefits, such as mitigating the effects of climate change. They produce oxygen, filter air pollutants and moderate heat, as well as absorb rainfall, help restore water cycles and reduce flood risk. They also provide local residents an opportunity to relax, exercise, socialize or simply appreciate nature.
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Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in September decreased ten percent compared to September 2018. They were down six percent when compared to the same nine months of 2018. • The operating rate was 84.0 percent, down 10.5 points from September 2018 and down 5.6 points year-to-date. •Mill inventories at the end of September decreased 3,000 short tons from the previous month and were up 2,000 short tons compared to September 2018.
Total Containerboard production in September decreased four percent compared to September 2018. It was down five percent when compared to the same nine months of 2018. •September 2019 production of containerboard for export decreased 20 percent compared to the same month last year; it was down 18 percent year-to-date. •The containerboard operating rate was 93.0 percent, down 4.0 points from September 2018 and down 6.1 points year-to-date. •Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of September decreased 22,000 short tons from the previous month and were up 27,000 short tons compared to September 2018.
Allen Press, Inc. is honored to win 12 awards at the prestigious 2019 Gold Ink Awards printing competition presented by Printing Impressions. The Gold Ink Awards is an annual competition for creators and producers of printed material encompassing nearly 50 print categories, including commercial printing, magazines, books, catalogs, digital printing and packaging. This year, nearly 600 entries in 47 categories were submitted to the Gold Ink Awards competition. “Winning 12 Gold Ink awards across multiple categories of printing is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Allen Press Executive Vice President, Maria Preston-Cargill.
International technology Group ANDRITZ started up the PM3 paper machine for speciality papers supplied to Zellstoff Pöls AG (part of the Heinzel Group), Austria, for the production of bleached kraft paper grades. With an annual capacity of 100,000 t, a design speed of 1,400 m/min. and a working width of 5.4 m, PM3 is setting a new benchmark in the production of these paper grades. The unique machine design enables the production of grades with low basis weight and highest strength with good printability and smoothness levels.
Graphic Packaging International (GPI) has developed KeelClip™, a paperboard packaging solution for cans that offers sustainability advantages and merchandising benefits as compared to other packaging options. KeelClip, the company’s latest innovation in paperboard packaging solutions, performs well in high-speed environments thanks to the corresponding KeelClip 1600 machinery system. Bud Light 4 Pack KeelClip™“KeelClip is preferred to other can packaging options due to sustainability, brand positioning and high-speed application advantages. That’s a game-changer,” said GPI’s Executive Vice President and Americas President, Joe Yost. “It’s a product that was engineered with sustainability in mind. It also serves our customers with more branding options and, even better, it provides their consumers with an improved user experience and a product they can feel good about using.”