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Your warehouse might be smart, but is it safe?

Warehouse safety is perhaps the number one concern for companies with large distribution centers. At Hughes, safety is a top priority. We have protocols in place for our own warehouse, we ensure that our customers who purchase machinery are equipped with the training to stay safe, and we sell the products needed to protect a…

How vision machines make sure your package arrives accurately

The speed at which new technologies are adapted and enhanced is growing at exponential rates. This is absolutely the case with vision machines and technology. Distribution centers are integrating this type of smart technology causing a spark in the machine vision equipment market. In fact, the global market for this type of equipment is expected…

What are the benefits of working with a contract packaging partner?

We no longer live in a world where product packaging is an afterthought. Over the last decade in particular, product manufacturers have been pressured to put more thought into the overall packaging process. Whether it is the aesthetics and the marketing of the product or managing package weight and void-fill solutions for shipping (or anything in…

5 Trends Taking Over Packaging This Year

The rapid pace of technological advancements has been hugely impactful for the packaging industry over the past few decades. Packaging is an industry that is often misperceived as a static industry, with little changes over time. This could not be further from reality – packaging, in fact, survives on innovation and change. In the year…

Let’s talk Innovation: What do Packaging Designers Need to Know?

While we have been saying “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” for decades, consumers have never been more persuaded by product packaging. In fact, a 2018 study showed that over 70% of customers admit that they make purchasing decisions based on product packaging. Consumers are impacted by every component of the packaging, including the…

How is E-Grocery Shopping Affecting the Packaging Industry

It’s hard to believe that online grocery sales are expected to reach $100 billion by 2025 (if not sooner). We are living in a modern day in age where people have packed scheduled and limited free time. We’re over stimulated by media and all of the options that are available to enhance and optimize our…

Cleaning Up the Oceans With Sustainable Packaging

It’s no secret these days that plastic and packaging materials often end up in our world’s oceans. We’ve all seen the news reports or the snippets of documentaries with packaging and other garbage polluting Earth’s oceans.  There are many efforts with individuals contributing to reducing the amount of waste that goes into the oceans, but what…

How to Stop Repetitive Work When Stretch Wrapping

According to the 2018 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, non-fatal workplace injuries cost U.S. companies $62 billion in worker compensation. Of that amount, companies spent $15.1 billion on injuries related to lifting, pushing and pulling objects. And injuries related to repetitive motions? That cost them another $1.8 billion. Warehouse employees who perform repetitive work for…

How Investing in Eco-Friendly Packaging Builds Customer Loyalty

When it comes time to wrap a present either for Christmas or a birthday, you’ll probably reach for the drawer with all the leftover gift bags and wrapping paper saved throughout the years. It’s a shame to throw out all those bags you’ve received yourself and it’s a great way to reuse a perfectly good…

Sustainable Cosmetics Packaging Designs

Many businesses today, including the cosmetics and beauty industry, have a lot of pressure to reduce their environmental impacts and reduce their carbon footprints. Because sustainability standards continue to increase, most companies are seeing the benefits of using sustainable packaging materials. From the product formula production to the shipping boxes required and protective filler materials,…