- More than a fifth of logistics firms say
dominanceof online shopping will increase operational costs over the next two years
- More than half admitted changing packaging in the last 12 months has benefitted their business
Amid predictions that 2019 is set to be a challenging time for many UK businesses, leading packaging solutions supplier Antalis has revealed that improving the impact that packaging and packing are having on warehouse operations and transport logistics, whilst adopting eco-friendly solutions will be the key trends in the year ahead.
With a record number of unwanted Christmas gifts expected to be returned in the first week of January, Antalis Packaging is advising retailers to overhaul their returns processes as the simplest way to cut the crippling costs presented by rising numbers of New Year’s returners.
Shortlisted: Antalis customer Diet Chef’s frozen hamper has been shortlisted for the Best Packaging of a New Product
As a champion of innovative packaging design, Antalis is sponsoring the UK Packaging Awards 2018 for the first time ever.
Amid ongoing pressure to diversify their product offering, Antalis is urging dealers not to overlook the benefits to be had by cross-selling packaging to their existing customer base.
Continuing full-steam ahead with its regional growth plans, Antalis has launched three new packaging branches to serve rising demand in the South of England, in a move aimed at helping local businesses address their packaging dilemmas.
Amid the ongoing struggle to recruit enough seasonal staff over the Christmas period, Antalis is reminding businesses that machinery which speeds up the packing process can reduce the need for additional labour during the festive peak in demand.Read More
Already the largest provider of Papers, Visual Communications and Packaging in the South West, Antalis has grown its footprint further with a new, larger site in the Bristol area. The new facility – opened in April and now fully stocked and operational – increases the firm’s footprint to an impressive 70,000 sq ft of capacity across its Bristol, Basingstoke and Newton Abbot locations. To put that in context, that is 5.2 Olympic swimming pools of floor space in the region, and is more than double the capacity of their nearest competitor in the region (who claim to hold 30,000 sq ft of capacity).Read More