Did you know about 50% of the U.S. population celebrates St. Patrick’s Day? The first St. Patrick’s day celebration in the U.S. was in 1737. Just like Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day is another great opportunity for businesses to engage in creative holiday packaging. People celebrate the holiday by buying green shamrock items and […]
Consumers are becoming increasingly used to getting their products and services on demand. You can binge-watch television shows over the course of a year, or a weekend. Want to make dinner reservations? These days you can set up the entire thing without even picking up a phone, arrange for a driver to and from dinner
As you may have guessed, 3D printing has infiltrated many industries, including the packaging industry. Here at Pioneer, we have engaged in 3D printing that has allowed us to make cost-effective packaging for you and your business. It allows for easy custom packaging, streamlined prototypes, and we are able to print machine parts for
It’s common knowledge that EPS foam (also known as Styrofoam™) is damaging to the environment at the time of disposal because of its lack of recyclability. There are many sustainable alternatives for EPS foam, however, some companies are having difficulties replacing it completely in packaging materials. This is because of its convenience and low cost.
From the Desk of Grizzled Distribution Warrior, Hello everyone! I’m Bruce Giedt, Vice President and Secretary here at Pioneer Packaging. A little bit about myself, I’ve been in the distribution business a long time-since 1982, and the paper business even longer. I’ve seen a lot of changes in our industry over the years. From observing
We all know that plastic bottles are harmful to the environment and have lasting effects on our endangered marine life. But, with a majority of companies still packaging their beverage products in plastic, it is hard to buy alternative options. However, more companies are moving towards using aseptic packaging as a substitute for plastic bottling.
Here at Pioneer Packaging we are always on the lookout for companies who are doing their part to increase sustainable packaging practices. Today we wanted to discuss Lush Cosmetics. It is a United Kingdom based beauty company that has become popular in recent years. One of their other core values is promoting sustainability efforts in
Is your company still shrink wrapping your pallets by hand? If so, you should start thinking about switching to a semi-automatic pallet wrapper. If you have a high volume of shipped goods, your company could be saving thousands of dollars by implementing this machine. Being dependent on manual labor to protect products while in transit
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Did you know the history of Valentine’s Day dates back to in the 5th century? Saint Valentine, a Roman priest, was martyred for secretly marrying couples against the word of the Roman Emperor. After his death, the Vatican established February 14th as his feast day. This day became designated by
With the rise of ecommerce, there has been more interest from consumers and businesses about how shopping online is going to affect the grocery retail industry. When Amazon acquired Whole Foods, one of the major questions people were asking is how will this venture shape consumer behavior to buy produce and groceries online. Another question