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5 Pillars of Cold Chain Packaging

By |June 9th, 2017|

The demand for cold chain packaging is on the rise as eCommerce expands into ship-to-home meal kits and groceries as well as other perishable and semi-perishable items. In order to safely and effectively ensure these temperature-sensitive products are protected and preserved during shipment while also maintaining supply chain optimization, it's important to understand the five key [...]

4 Ways to Use Packaging as a Branding Tool

By |June 2nd, 2017|

It’s not uncommon to drive down a neighborhood street or walk the halls of an office building and see a custom-branded, eCommerce shipping box delivered and waiting for pickup by its recipient. Whether conscious or not, the logo or brand message on the package leaves an impression. This impression can go a long way towards influencing [...]

Conversations with Worth: Anthony Pratt

By |June 2nd, 2017|

Conversations with Worth is a dinner series where groups of individuals participate in lightly moderated discussions with Worth executives and thought leaders. It provides opportunities for Worth family members to engage in stimulating, behind-the-scenes discussions on topics ranging from professional sports to the election, from emerging technologies to ancient art.

Summer Shipping Tips

By |May 23rd, 2017|

Summer shipping season is almost here and with it comes the added challenge of packaging items to successfully withstand hot temperatures. The packaging choices you make will determine whether meltable and perishable items arrive in tact and consumer-ready. The following packaging tips will help ensure shipping success when sending temperature-sensitive items during hot summer months. [...]

D Flute for eCommerce Packaging: Why It Works

By |May 17th, 2017|

Over the years Pratt has developed a unique set of tools to ensure that packaging solutions are seamlessly executed, thoughtfully branded and compatible with existing supply chain and manufacturing processes. As part of our effort to optimize packaging for our customers, we offer D flute corrugated boxing technology made from 100% recycled paper, which produces flutes smaller [...]

Growing Demand for Paper Based Packaging

By |April 27th, 2017|

According to RISI VP Global Packaging Ken Waghorne in his speech to Paper 2017, sponsored by the American Forest & Paper Assn., the demand for paper based packaging is growing due to the rise of ecommerce and the environmental concerns around plastic packaging. Ecommerce specifically contributes to the increased demand for container board like Pratt's 100% recycled corrugated [...]

Pratt Officially Opens Its Newest Corrugated Box Factory in Beloit, WI

By |March 20th, 2017|

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Pratt Industries Global Chairman Anthony Pratt were both in attendance at the official opening of Pratt's newest corrugated box factory in Beloit, WI   Pratt Industries officially opened its newest corrugated box factory today - a $60 million investment in Beloit, Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker, who was on [...]

5 Elements of a Successful Retail Shipping Program

By |March 16th, 2017|

Run an online retail business and in need of packaging supplies? If you’re shipping dozens, or even hundreds of packages per day then this guide is for you – everything you need to know to ship products in a customer-friendly, efficient and cost-effective manner. 1.   Packaging Materials:​ ​ Think inside the box! For an online retail business, the [...]

5 Tips for More Sustainable Supply Sourcing

By |February 13th, 2017|

A sustainable supply chain is good business. Through sustainable practices, you can save resources and money, optimize supply chain processes and discover ways to innovate your product. A recent Accenture survey for members of the United Nations Global Compact on sustainable business practices showed that 96 percent of CEOs believe sustainability should be integrated into [...]

Supply Chain Savings by Changing the Box

By |December 15th, 2016|

Supply chain savings come from not only changing the box but also via a sound corporate sustainability plan. Read more about how to develop an effective corporate sustainability plan here. Carton right-sizing is the practice of using a container that will minimize empty space while still offering adequate protection and is critical to optimizing supply chain [...]