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The Global Supply Chain & Your Business

Paper is an integral part of society. It packages goods, it’s the vehicle for important documents, it wraps our food, it prints our trade publications, and it holds our merchandise. Industry experts have recently predicted that the cost of paper will increase due to increased demand on the global supply chain. How did this happen […]

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Our Dedication to Sustainability

When it’s time to make packaging choices, there are a lot of considerations in the areas of cost, usability, branding, and sustainability. With many states and cities now banning the use of plastic, sustainability is quickly becoming the most important factor when choosing packaging. For example, Pier 1 Imports recently announced its intention to close […]

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Benefits of Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism (CTPAT) Membership

CTPAT is a voluntary program designed and implemented by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collaborate with the trade community with the specific goal of strengthening the global supply chain against terrorist attacks. To become a certified member of this community, AnnJoy had to meet the minimum-security standards defined for our sector as an importer. […]

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MATERIALS: WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU?

  MATERIALS: WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU?   Everything is made of something; every design object, product, and item that surround us boils down to raw materials. With all the new and exciting materials developed and introduced in recent years, how is the savvy consumer to know which material best suits their needs? Read on […]

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HOW COLOR IMPACTS THE BUYING PROCESS

Think about your favorite brands. What are they? What does their packaging look like: the colors, the shapes, the font? Each and every piece of the branding experience was carefully considered and analyzed by at least a dozen people. And, believe it or not, there is psychology behind each and every choice. Certain colors can […]

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THE SHOPPING BAG: A BRIEF AND EXCITING HISTORY

It is difficult to imagine a time without shopping bags: plastic, reusable, or otherwise. They are utilitarian, commonplace, and always there when you need one. But this seemingly endless and extremely useful commodity wasn’t always around to help make our lives easier.     Early Inventions: Shopping bags didn’t even exist before the late 1800s. Shoppers […]

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PLASTIC IS (NOT) IN THE BAG

Americans are drowning in plastic. More specifically, plastic bags. According to the EPA, in 2015 the United States produced over 4 million tons of plastic bags and only about 350,000 tons of those were recycled. Plastic bags often end up in the street gutter, clogging up the drains, blowing through the park, and getting snagged […]

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5 STEPS TO ATTAINING SUSTAINABILITY

For companies interested in reducing waste and increasing the sustainability of their packaging, there’s more than one way to skin that cat.  If it ends up costing a little more, (and you want business justification besides doing the right thing) most businesses chalk that up to an investment in their brand. 1.  Use Recycled Materials […]

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