Packaging

Food Packaging Trends That Tread More Lightly on the Planet

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Impact
Ian Lifshitz

As environmentally conscious consumers increasingly demand more sustainable packaging, we are seeing significant innovation in food industry packaging. With that, we see five emerging trends that we expect to continue and grow in coming years.

Shop Online to Help the Environment

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Impact
Ian Lifshitz

As retailers expand their online sales capabilities in response to consumer demand, there are five key ways they can educate their customers in understanding the reduced environmental impact from shopping online.

Beautiful Packaging Shouldn't Be Ugly for the Planet

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Business
Ian Lifshitz

Since going green no longer means having to forfeit beautiful packaging to sell a product in a way that is consistent with any brand's image, there is simply no longer any excuse for offering products in unsustainable packaging. In the new age of green packaging, sustainability and brand promise can now go hand in hand and beautiful packaging doesn't have to be ugly for the environment.

Why Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast (Part II)

Tyler Elm | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Business
Tyler Elm

Every corporation has a culture. Some are more "in your face" than others -- such as those that kick-off meetings with a corporate cheer -- and, if you've never really worked anywhere else, you might not even realize it's there.

A Little Less Cardboard Can Save You Millions

Tyler Elm | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Business
Tyler Elm

Using sustainability as strategy can drive change within a company's supply chain by engaging suppliers and service providers with the resulting savings running into the millions of dollars a year. A case in point: one of Canadian Tire's most popular products is a six-foot folding utility table, selling many tens-of-thousands a year. The company collaborated with its supplier on product redesign and packaging to use less raw materials to make and package the product.

Stand by Your Brand

Natasha Koifman | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

There's always been a fine line in branding between flattery and imitation. No doubt store brands tread on the right side of the law. But just because they're not doing something illegal does not mean that they're completely transparent. This is the approach I find less clear-cut: when the store brand's packaging looks a little too similar to the product it's "inspired" by.

Thank You For Not Scaring Me

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Credit is due to the Ottawa government for having picked Ms. Tarbox as their new poster child. But for every Barb Tarbox, there is a James Dean. For every death statistic, there is a hero, real or fictitious who has beaten the odds and has come out on top.