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RPA Annual Conference & Showcase Housing Alert
Please be aware that third-party companies other than RPA may contact you and indicate that they are affiliated with RPA or Caribe Royale and claim to offer hotels at ‘reduced’ rates for the Annual Conference & Showcase. These companies are not affiliated in any way with RPA and it is highly recommended that you do not use their services. The ONLY authorized hotel reservations method for the Annual Conference & Showcase is directly through the RPA website or official RPA emails or calls from the following RPA staff:
- Molly Alton Mullins email@example.com
- Beth Hiltabidle firstname.lastname@example.org
- Catherine Wiafe email@example.com
If you have any questions or if we could be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations are now being accepted
The RPA Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an RPA member who has dedicated his or her life’s profession to the advancement of the retail packaging industry. The RPA Board compiles nominations received from members throughout the year and reviews accomplishments and successes to select the recipient of this award.
2019 RPA Annual Conference & Showcase
Retail Packaging Association’s Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to announce the dates and location for the 2019 Annual Conference and Showcase being held February 25 - 27 in Orlando, Florida at Caribe Royale.
Want to preview all this year’s conference has to offer?
- Check out the 2019 RPA Annual Conference schedule here
- View the Education & Networking opportunities
- Learn more about the Caribe Royale and reserve your room
How is the World of Retail Packaging Changing?
Last month the Retail Packaging Association (RPA) surveyed its membership to get a pulse on industry trends and find out more about the value RPA’s benefits and services provided to its membership. So what did we learn? A lot has changed in the industry due to e-commerce and consolidation, and RPA is the go-to organization for networking and the opportunity to interact with customers.
Competition is Fierce
RPA is a distributor-based association, with 53 percent of respondents to this survey categorizing themselves as distributors, with 55 percent having been in business 30 years or more. When asked the biggest concerns facing their business, almost 58 percent stated it was finding new business opportunities and 43 percent stating e-commerce is having a tremendous impact on their business.
Consolidation is King
When asked about the biggest challenges affecting the retail packaging industry, a majority mentioned “consolidation,” and others noted the direct result e-commerce and direct-to-consumer sales have had on distribution. One respondent wrote, “The consolidation of the industry [affects many]. Many of the smaller to mid-size companies have been absorbed or purchased by larger companies.” The loss of brick and mortar retail is also taking a toll, with one respondent stating: “Less and less retail stores...The mall stores no shoppers there! Everyone’s at screen looking double click for shopping. Not good at all.”
Renew your Company's 2018 RPA Dues Today!
Please click the EZ-Renew button below to renew your annual RPA dues and continue to receive benefits and services all year long. If you have any questions, please contact the RPA Office at 410-940-6459.
BOXit Corporation is happy to announce the addition of Slate Gray to our in-stock TUCKit giftware and pop up apparel lines. This color has been very popular in our jewelry box line, and it is a natural addition to our folding line.
Offray Ribbon Company, Inc. introduces luxurious new woven ribbon to our All Occasion line.
Berwick Offray LLC asks the United States to Impose Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Plastic Decorative Ribbons from China
BERWICK, PA. Berwick Offray LLC (“Berwick Offray”) today filed a petition asking the United States to impose antidumping and countervailing duties on certain plastic decorative ribbons imported from the People’s Republic of China.
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