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New Certification for Moore Packaging

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MEDIA RELEASE: June 5, 2015

Moore Packaging Earns Certification From The Forest Stewardship Council

In May 2015, Moore Packaging Corporation’s extensive corrugating and converting operation in

Barrie, Ontario, received Chain Of Custody Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council

(FSC). FSC is recognized as the global standard setter in responsible forest management. This

Chain of Custody certification enables consumers to support responsible forest management

through the selection of packaging independently-verified to meet FSC’s rigorous requirements.

Canadian-owned Moore Packaging, the largest non-integrated packaging company in Ontario,

produces more than 3 million square feet of corrugated containerboard each day. Founder,

Chairman and CEO, Peter Moore, describes attaining FSC Certification as, “A significant

achievement for this company on behalf of our customers and their customers.”

Moore Packaging Sales Director, Jeff Abbott, sees FSC Certification as a new benefit for their

clientele whose customers increasingly demand that paper packaging elements are recycled and

eco-sensitive: “As an independent company we have to stay at the forefront of our customers’

expectations, and this new certification enables us to offer our customers an immediately

recognizable way to demonstrate their own commitment to responsible resource use through the

purchase of our recycled linerboard packaging imprinted with the FSC logo.”

“From forest to shelf”

Products carrying the distinctive FSC logo —now including Moore Packaging’s output of

recycled corrugated board and packaging materials— are third-party certified as having been

tracked throughout the supply chain from authenticated paper fibre recycling sources to the

consumer.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Abbott, Director of Sales, Moore Packaging Corporation

Phone: 1-800-461-4479 or 416-287-6848, Ext. 255

Email: jabbott@moorepackaging.com

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Fibre Box Association Contest Win!

We are excited to announce Moore Packaging submitted the winning design for FBA’s 75th Anniversary Logo Contest!  http://www.fibrebox.org/Calendar/Detail.aspx?EventID=5752FBA-75th-Box-R2

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Moore Packaging Goes PACsecure

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Issued: December 18, 2012

 

Moore Packaging Earns HACCP Certification

First-ever for an Ontario independent corrugator & converter

In December 2012, Moore Packaging in Barrie, Ontario became HACCP Certified to the PACsecure standard of safe, accurate and hygienic food-grade packaging production. The largest non-integrated corrugated packaging operation in Ontario, Moore is the first independent to have earned HACCP Certification.

Following six months of facility improvements, operational changes, employee training and process implementation, a formal audit on October 31 resulted in a highly positive compliance and performance evaluation by the PACsecure Auditor. The entire Moore operation was immediately recommended for HACCP Certification and official confirmation arrived on December 14th.

According to Robb Abernethy, Quality Manager and “coach” of Moore’s certification team: “From every aspect including hygiene, packaging security, employee commitment, safe operation and proper handling, HACCP Certification has added another ‘block of quality assurance’ which builds upon the ISO standards we have met for years.”

Describing the significance of certification, Dan Faber, President, stated, “Moore has always been a company that tries to get better in every area and HACCP was one more way to do that.” Production Manager, Luke Sternberg adds, “In a business environment marked by increasing emphasis on food safety, HACCP Certification was a necessary direction to compete successfully in the future.”

Sales Manager Jeff Abbott, is “really pleased” with the result: “The certification program has driven a lot of good manufacturing procedures and made us a better company overall. Our Sales people are excited to be able to take it to the market in terms of what we’re doing to help our customers… and their customers.”

Contact: Jeff Abbott, Sales Manager, Moore Packaging Corporation
Tel: 416-287-6848 Ext 255; 1-800-461-4479; Barrie No.: 705-737-1023
Email: jabbott@moorepackaging.com

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Club store Packaging

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The Club stores have been growing retail phenomena with their large warehouse format stores and exclusive memberships for an annual fee. There are three primary players in the North American market; Costco, Sam’s and B.J’s.  Costco, one example of the three largest Club stores, has grown to be the 7th largest retailer in the world and their impact and influence on packaging dramatically corresponds with their position. These large warehouses service their members by offering products in an industrial setting that eliminates the frills of usual retail shopping utilizing a pallet display merchandising strategy resulting in cost reduction which equals price reduction for the consumer.

Each Club store has identified their individual promotional and merchandising strategy. They have worked with their vendors to secure unique products and exclusive product offerings such as multi packs and specialized sizes. Their goal is to increase each transaction size and create constant traffic with a regular turnover of new and interesting product offerings.

Packaging is one of the most important factors in a warehouse club program. Each Club store has their specific merchandising strategy and the packaging is reflective of this.  The main drivers behind the packaging that are common amongst the Club stores are;

  • Shopper flexibility
  • Speed to shelf
  • Lowest cost
  • Sustainability
  • Low in-store Labor cost
  • Structurally sound
  • Impactful Graphics
  • Structural Strength to travel through Distribution Channel.

Each Club store has designed their specific packaging specifications that are outlined for their vendors to follow to create their own custom and identified brand look that is easily recognizable to their membership. The most popular display in the Club store is the pallet display usually designed on a 40” x 48” pallet. Product is stacked on trays with dividers, partitions or supports stacked to the maximum allowable height. This type of display can be designed so that shoppers can shop from all four sides allowing great flexibility, referred to as the 360 or 4 way shop. The pallet display is usually put in place, unwrapped and ready to shop which facilitates the speed to shelf and reduces the in store labor costs of extra handling. Most packaging designers are being challenged to use less and less packaging material both from a sustainability footprint perspective as well as reducing material and in store labor costs.

The packaging is not successful unless it can deliver the product safely through the distribution channel. Innovative structural designs can allow for light weighting the packaging material without compromising the structural strength. This compounded with impactful packaging graphics that are most reliant on the secondary and tertiary packaging relays effective messaging to the shopper from up to 30 feet away. By utilizing the pallet display format the club stores reduce the cost of space, transport and restocking.

The high impact multi color graphic packaging has evolved over the last decade from the humble brown box and trays that started out in Club stores. This is the result of the close relationship between the retailer, the CPG and the packaging provider.

The Club stores continue to flourish as the economy continues to perform slowly and loyal shopper members look for savings.

 

Fast Facts

  • Costco was founded in 1983 in Kirkland, Washington and therefore named their private label product line Kirkland.
  • Sam’s Clubs are owned by Wal-Mart and named after founder Sam Walton.
  • Wal-MartCanada announced the closing of their 6 Sam’s Club stores in Canada in 2009.
  • BJ’s Warehouse Clubs are located on the U.S.A. East coast and Ohio. They are one of the three largest Club store Groups beside Costco and Sam’s.

 

Interesting links

 www.cbc.ca/ageofpersuasion – Episode – Brand Loyalty
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What does it take to be a successful Entrepreneur?

Many of us look up to successful business owners with a sense of mystery wondering what exactly the secret to achieving and exceeding their goals is. Most successful entrepreneurs would be the first to say you must do what you love! You have to enjoy what you’re doing and have an incredible passion to get you through the boring and difficult stuff. Entrepreneurs are characteristically high energy and bored easily. Being passionate about their business assists them in getting through the parts of the business that they don’t enjoy as much.

This leads us to other important factors for success as an entrepreneur, focus and determination. Those that can filter through the many distractions that hit them daily and stay focused on the goal with determination get there faster and more efficiently. They will be the first to tell you that they cannot do it alone! Successful entrepreneurs surround them selves with a top notch talented team, resources and information to assist them in the execution of their business plan. The business planning is important as it lays out the goals and method on paper where it can be analyzed and measured. Clear communication of the plan to the team and effective delegation to the correct team members is critical. Those who lead by listening know their employees and know their customers well. They continue to improve and adjust the plan because of the valuable feedback they receive from both.  Most successful companies are customer focused with an established distinct competitive advantage. Even if their product is the same as the next guy their difference is their service is friendlier or faster!

Successful Entrepreneurs have a clear vision and a strong ability to build relationships. They work diligently to achieve a respected reputation in their field, with their colleagues and in their community. This is a direct reflection of the organization that they lead. They are accessible and involved in their organization and their community.

They recognize that innovation is the key to survival in today’s marketplace.  Lastly, you will find that they are master negotiators and wise money managers.  The successful entrepreneur realizes that they cannot be everything to everyone. They identify their strengths and weakness and effectively delegate accordingly to talented people who can do the best job.

Watch this short video to hear a quick success story from the Founder and CEO of Moore Packaging Corporation.

 

Common Traits:

  • Determination
  • Passion
  • Adaptable
  • Leadership skills
  • Fearless
  • Innovative
  • Start small
  • Hard working
Successful Canadian Business People:Ed Mirvish        George Weston              McCain FamilyUseful Links and Resources:

What Successful Businesses Have in Common

9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People

Raving Fans!: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service

Little Red Book of Selling

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

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What is Retail-Ready Packaging?

Is there a difference between shelf-ready packaging and retail-ready packaging?

Retail ready packaging refers to packaging that can be easily transformed from a shipping container to a shelf or floor display. This solution has been developed to drive down supply chain costs and meet the needs and expectations of various retail formats.

Is there a difference between shelf-ready packaging and retail-ready packaging?

We prefer the term Retail-Ready because it better encompasses the whole supply chain. It also better describes a key form of RRP: the merchandising unit that sits right on the retail store floor on its own base, often at the aisle end.

Key Drivers for RRP:

 Improved Store Efficiency

  •  Labor – stores are regularly short of planned employees > 6%
  •  Employee turnover is high in the retail sector
  •  Overtime hours due to labor intensive activities hurt margins
  •  Out of stock merchandise results in lost sales and unhappy customers
  •  Less double handling of product

Improved Marketing Strategy for the Retailer and CPG

  •  Consumers demand convenience, choice, and availability
  •  RRP is a solution to improve on shelf availability of products
  •  Successful RRP solutions increase brand visibility as well as product identification and  shoppability
  •  Successful RRP solutions add structure to the shelf, thus making it easier for shoppers  to navigate the store

What does a good RRP look like?

  • Identify – clear recognition of brand, product type & variant on case for store staff
  • Open – reduced time, clean / no tear for best finish & reduced need for cutter
  • Replenish – single ‘one touch’ movement onto shelf faster than decanting each unit
  • Shop – at-a-glance recognition of category & unimpeded access to shop product
  • Dispose – straightforward to dismantle, separate & recycle or return

Your key questions Moore Packaging can answer:

  • How can RRP benefit my business and my customers?
  • What are the costs involved in implementing RRP?
  • What are the key features of successful retail-ready packaging?
  • What new technologies are impacting the development of RRP?
  • Where are the big market opportunities in the retail-ready packaging space?
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