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MPB Careers: The Home Depot – Manager Packaging Design LOCATION: Atlanta, GACATEGORY: MarketingTYPE: CorporateJOB ID: 152764 JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION PURPOSE The Manager, Packaging Design position will lead a team of creative agency partners that will be responsible for the design direction and execution of all private label packaging across The Home Depot enterprise. Responsibilities include initiating, […]
  1. Channel: Club
Uber Technologies is continuing to scale its massive logistics buildup with two new retail partnerships. The ridesharing service will now provide same-day grocery delivery for Costco in Texas, and will help Mercari take its “no-meetup garage sale” marketplace nationwide. The Costco pilot will begin at 25 warehouse stores in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, with seven […]
  1. Data & Insights
Why E-commerce Businesses Must Not Overlook Their Customers’ Returns Experience Digital businesses today spend a lot of time, money and human resources acquiring new customers and retaining them; but customer journeys have evolved to become a lot more than the pre-purchase and purchase phase — and brands realizing that will win in the era of […]
  1. Merchandising
Unilever announced that rising costs for ingredients, packaging and transportation will result in higher prices paid for its brands by consumers. The consumer packaged goods giant, which increased prices by 1.6 percent in the second quarter, expects further increases going forward with supply and demand challenges having yet to work themselves out.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Ecommerce is no longer a nice-to-have; it’s a must-have. Ecommerce has seen recent unprecedented growth, forcing brands to reconsider their approach to digital sales channels. Ecommerce is no longer a nice-to-have; it’s a must-have. There is now a sense of urgency for brands, and this renewed focus has driven executives to ask their digital leaders: […]
  1. Channel: Specialty & Other
MPB Careers: Lowes Home Improvement Packaging – Opns Project Manager Job Description Job Summary: The primary purpose of this role is to coordinate and lead the packaging, signage, in-store display and other creative and marketing collateral for Lowe’s private brands. This includes responsibility for managing multiple creative and production processes and ensuring that all work […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Consumer shopping habits have shifted irreversibly towards ecommerce in the past two years. For many, every day has become a holiday as new packages arrive from their favorite online retailers. One surprising aspect of this shift is how retailers have adapted their businesses in response. According to Mirakl’s Enterprise Marketplace Index (“the Index”), while traditional […]
  1. Merchandising
From the Boston Globe this morning: “Maine Governor Janet Mills this week signed the nation’s first extended producer responsibility (EPR) law, effectively holding the corporations accountable for the packaging waste they create. Now, nearly a dozen states, including Massachusetts, are on track to follow Maine’s lead. “Think about it: A company that sells you a […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
When we ponder the future of retail, the store is always involved in discussions. In fact, experts and practitioners across the retail spectrum largely agree that the store is a crucial vehicle for customer retention, engagement and loyalty.   Even once-digital only brands like Warby Parker have doubled down on their store investments. In fact, the eyewear darling plans to open another three dozen locations […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
MPB Careers: Amazon – Sr. Product Manager – Consumables Private Brands Sustainability Job ID: 1632594 | Services LLC Apply now DESCRIPTION Do you have a passion for products and environmental sustainability? Do you possess proven analytical capabilities, communication skills, and product development experience? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy multi-tasking? If […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Nominations for the 2021 Top Women in Store Brands are now open. It’s year nine of the awards program – established by  Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence (WISE), a nonprofit professional development organization, and trade magazine Store Brands. The deadline to enter is Friday, July 23, and all that is required is filling completing the nomination […]
  1. Merchandising
Consumers concerned about waste in landfills and oceans are demanding sustainable product packaging. Environmentally responsible packaging can be just as cost-effective as conventional methods but may require a change in thinking. The post Sustainable Packaging Is a Competitive Advantage appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Technology & Innovation
The service industry is on the cusp of trying to redefine itself in the new age of retail. As consumer habits and expectations continue to change toward cleaner, safer, accurate and hyper-personalized experiences — during and after the pandemic — retail is struggling to fulfill such on-demand productization and experiences safely and efficiently. Today, retail […]
  1. Department & Category
Private brand frozen and canned food manufacturer Lakeside Foods is updating its branding focusing on a new modern logo designed to reflect its recent growth and innovation while celebrating its rich heritage as a 134-year-old company. The new logo, dubbed the Lakeside Foods family seal, includes an image evoking the sun, lake and fields; a […]
  1. Channel: D2C
Direct-to-consumer brands are starting their own private clubs for users via social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Geneva to get real-time feedback. “We basically ask them questions about everything, like ‘What do you want to see in the packaging?’ ‘What styles are you liking?’ ‘What’s important to you, when it comes to the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
“In this new digital, visually centered environment, the rules have changed, and what I mean by that is [an] image has now become both the gateway to consideration, as well as the most powerful virtual sales force at driving conversion.” — Jehan Hamedi, Founder and CEO, Vizit Consumers often make their purchasing decisions based on […]
  1. Corporate Purpose
 100 retailers5+After successfully completing our fort two online Summits Diversity and Design and welcoming more than 1,000 attendees from 32 countries and more than 100 retailers we are excite to invite you to our next two Summits and the annual Vertex Awards. The lineup focuses on the most compelling areas for the industry. Our 2021 […]
  1. Fun & Humor
Faris Yakob wrote an interesting piece last year on what motivates consumers to buy, particularly in the few seconds a consumer spends at shelf.  He wrote: “In 2005 P&G coined the term “first moment of truth” to describe the importance of packaging in their marketing model. The first point of contact is encountering an advertisement, […]
  1. Merchandising
Mintel packaging expert David Luttenberger shares his perspective on package innovations now, in the year to come, and in the post-COVID-19 future. In this video, we look at the future of in-store refill and refillable packaging as well as current opportunities and product innovation. For more insight on packaging trends and product innovations, clients should […]
  1. International
Manager, Own Brand Strategy Job Type: Customer Proposition Location: Bracknell Campus Partnership Level: 5 Closing Date: 18/07/2021 Vacancy Type: Permanent Salary: £64,100.00 – £98,000.00 Salary Frequency: Annual Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, Mon-Fri 08:30-17:00 APPLY NOW    Description What’s the role about? We are recruiting for the very exciting position of Manager, Own […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
  Our most recent eCommerce research report overs Amazon’s new Priority Catalog beta (aka “brand lock” or “catalog lock”). The catalogue is a part of an effort to minimize the ability of 3P sellers to disrupt product page content and create unruly variations. The program effectively “locks” the brand owner’s catalog and content so that […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Position Summary… What you’ll do… Senior Manager II, Merchandising Sourcing – Private Brands, Pets  Fifty years ago, Sam Walton started a single mom-and-pop shop and transformed it into the world’s biggest retailer. Since those founding days, one thing has remained consistent: our commitment to helping our customers save money so they can live better. Today, […]
  1. Department: Food
SAN FRANCISCO, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The global fresh food packaging market size is expected to reach USD 181.7 billion by 2028, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2021 to 2028. Increasing demand for fresh…

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