Five innovative packaging trends

From elegant designs for cannabidiol oil cosmetics to compostable materials and plastic-free deliveries, innovation in packaging is almost as important as the products themselves

D2C brands making magic with packaging

With packaging now a vital part of the product proposition, innovative brands in the online direct-to-consumer (D2C) market are giving customers more than just a product, they’re using packaging to deliver an experience

The race to sustainability starts in the supply chain

From wine through the post to sports drinks in seaweed, packaging is visibly going green. However, there is a secondary sustainability story behind your sugarcane insect spray or bamboo toothbrush that too often goes untold

Collaboration is key for supply chain innovation

Being faster, better and cheaper than the competition requires colleagues, partners and stakeholders across an entire supply chain to work together

How can you improve last-mile logistics?

Man standing with bicycle holding phone

Forward-thinking technologies are being used to improve efficiency in the last mile of deliveries, which still account for a sizeable portion of supply chain costs and much of the traffic on our roads

Parcel delivery: should the customer be in charge?

man from parcel delivery companies looking at tablet in truck

Some experts predict increasing competition between parcel delivery companies could change traditional market dynamics, with logistics firms having to differentiate themselves to win the loyalty of online customers

How subscription services are revamping retail

D2C subscription shaving box Harry's being opened

Direct-to-consumer offerings, such as subscription boxes and buyer’s clubs, are shaking up traditional retail market dynamics by giving consumers a more personalised service

Luckin Coffee: the Chinese chain taking on Starbucks

Employee behind Luckin Coffee paper bags

A startup is on a mission to overtake the biggest coffee chain in the world through its stripped-back, streamlined approach