From baby-boomers driving growth in remodeling, to more millennials purchasing homes and willing to take on DIY projects, the building supply industry is seeing the positive effects of the housing market recovery. However, the increase in remodeling and replacement product demand brings its own set of challenges for manufacturers. Recently, EDL was approached by a North American window and door manufacturer to address these challenges.
Anyone walking through their local grocery store any time over the past decade can attest to an increase in the availability and sheer number of organic and natural food choices—and industry numbers back it up. In 2016, the Organic Trade Association reported an 11% year over year increase in organic food sales, translating to record sales of $43.3 billion. With the natural food market projected to grow at an annual rate of 3%, food companies must consider how they will meet consumer expectations.
It’s not often that 20-year-old equipment is the impetus for the purchase of a major piece of packaging equipment, but that’s exactly what happened when a personal care manufacturer was looking for a machine that would bundle cartons.
This case study features a leading processor, marketer and distributor of rice and discusses how keeping their secondary packaging costs low enabled them to make a successful transition from a carton to a premium stand-up bag.
Each day, perishable food is carefully packed into Styrofoam coolers and shipped from food processors to consumers, restaurants, and grocery stores. The following is a case study about how one health food and meal provider that ships meals to customers’ doorsteps weekly, received more than just cost savings when it switched from using corrugate containers to shrink-wrapped coolers.
A Low-Cost, Tailored Solution for a Challenging Footprint
The following is a case study outlining EDL’s partnership with a major Canadian ice cream manufacturer – a customer EDL has worked with for more than 10 years.
Business people in discussions with vendors or partners sometimes use the phrase, “I can give you anything but time.” In our industry, we hear, “I can give you anything but space.” Two of the biggest challenges manufacturers face when it comes to packaging their products are their facility’s lack of available space and challenging footprints. This manufacturer was faced with both.