Bay Cities Packaging and Design Blog (6)

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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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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Brown Boxes | Point of Purchase | Retail Programs | Corrugated Packaging | Retail Displays

What a long, strange trip it’s been…

Demand for packaging accelerated into 2021, following a wild ecommerce explosion in 2020, caused by our pesky virus. Transportation costs and labor co...

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Retail Programs | Retail | Supply Chain

New & Notable in Major Retailers: December Update

Paying attention to how major, national retailers interact and engage with their customers can often be a source for inspiration for organizations bot...

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Packout | Retail | Logistics | Supply Chain

What To Know About Holiday Retail Displays and Packout

The retail display development process can often take months, so when packout and delivery time comes—you and your brand are probably chomping at the ...

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Retail | Logistics | Supply Chain

8 Retail Trends for 2022 Your Brand Should Know

As we head into a new year, now is a great time to prepare your brand so it's ready to engage customers and spark the loyalty all companies need to th...

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Retail | Logistics | Supply Chain

New & Notable in Major Retailers: November Update

This season has been a difficult one for retailers in many ways, with everything from supply chain interruptions to inflation, all amongst the busy (a...

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Retail | Logistics | Supply Chain

Where Are We Now?

The headlines all over are trying to trick us into believing that everything is just fine and that we are working through all the bottlenecks in our s...

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