Bay Cities Packaging and Design Blog (3)

Corrugated | Digital Printing

The History of Digital Printing on Corrugate: Part 1

Digital printing on corrugate has come a long way since it was a mere idea decades ago. But as we’ve made our way forward using upgraded technology to...

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Displays | Retail

5 Tips for Brands Marketing in Retail During Cold and Flu Season

Most of us didn't think twice before entering a store before the spring of 2020. In the post-COVID era, however, everything is different. And while it...

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Displays | Retail Displays | Retail

Halloween & Holiday Retail Shopping: What We Learned in 2021 & How To Apply It in 2022

The pandemic has turned the retail world upside down for the past two years. While COVID is finally retreating, it's leaving behind a lot of uncertain...

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Sustainability | Digital Printing | Packaging Industry | Adhesives

A Sustainable Adhesive’s Life Cycle

Toxic waste spills have unfortunately become a frequent occurrence throughout our communities. From oil to lead to mercury, there are no positive bene...

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Ukraine | Oil | Economy | Russia

California Dreaming, California Folding

I love living in California. I am a native of this wonderland and started my life right down the street from Knotts Berry Farm. My dad was Walter Knot...

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Structural Design | Sustainability | Corrugated Packaging | ISTA Testing

ISTA Testing: Is Your Brand Sustainable?

With online purchases becoming more of the norm for everyday necessities, all it takes is a few simple clicks and your time-sensitive, recurring, friv...

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New & Notable in Major Retailers for January and February

While holiday shopping was front and center at the end of 2021, retailers also kept busy with new initiatives across everything from the environment t...

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Creativity | Employee Owned | ESOP

Train Your Brain

Being an employee owner is exactly what it sounds like – owning a part of the company. Bay Cities, an employee-owned company, became 100% employee own...

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Brown Boxes | Retail Packaging | Corrugated Packaging

What Are the Different Types of Corrugated Linerboard?

If you're not familiar with the packaging industry, it's easy to assume that all corrugated boxes are the same. However, this couldn't be further from...

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Displays | Pack Out | Retail

5 Things Brands Should Know About the Back-to-School Shopping Season

Back-to-school (BTS) season is big business for retailers. In fact, it trails only the holidays as the second-biggest shopping event of the year. Whil...

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Corrugated | Digital Printing | Packaging Industry | Supply Chain


We came into 2022 with a nice, continued drive of business and a promising forecast of continued strength. This was indicated by my forward leading ec...

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Retail Packaging | Retail Displays | Technology

How to Use QR Codes in Your Retail Displays & Packaging

Your customers already have their smartphones in their hands on their shopping trips. So why not give them a powerful tool to help them get the inform...

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