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Annual Conference & Showcase Registration Now Open

February 26-28, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Renaissance Austin

Are you ready for bows, bags, boxes, tissues, wrapping paper and more? RPA is thrilled to bring the 2020 Annual Conference & Showcase to the Renaissance Austin, a beautiful property located in Texas’ most vibrant city. Networking is the name of the game for the 2020 program and its the best place to mix, mingle, and check out the newest products of the year in the retail packaging industry!

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trendsNewly Added! Trends, 2020 and Beyond

Join your fellow RPA members for a visual presentation of top packaging trend information on color, textures, graphic icons and themes from around the globe. Presented by Anna Heinz, the Creative Director of Morex Ribbon, packaging industry attendees will learn about creative custom printing ideas, as well as the never-ending challenge of “What’s a Best-Seller” vs “What’s New?” Millennial tastes and preferences supporting sustainable products will also be explored, as well as eco-friendly styles to accent appealing to the consumers of today.

Know Someone Who Should Receive RPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award?

RPA’s Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually 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.  

Know someone worthy of this accomplishment? Please submit a nomination today for RPA’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recipient will be announced during RPA’s Annual Conference & Showcase taking place February 26-28, 2020 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, TX.

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RPA Introduces New Member Discounts With

Savings 4 Members

Starting today, RPA is excited to announce a new partnership with Savings4Members that promises greater monthly savings for participating RPA members.

For over 30 years, Savings4Members has specialized in helping independent businesses save time and money by partnering with associations and member groups (like RPA). With their network of over 90+ member organizations, Savings4Members is capable of negotiating a better price for the services and products your business relies on every day.

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Quarterly Industry Trends Report

D3The Retail Packaging Association (RPA) Quarterly Trends Report is produced in partnership with D3 Advantage, it provides a quarterly snapshot of RPA member sales activity, new orders, market trends and business forecasts, as compiled from RPA member input on a simple, quick, completely confidential online survey. Please note that all answers are anonymous and all information supplied is averaged, with no mention of individual or company names. 

If you have any questions, please email RPA Executive Director Molly Alton Mullins at

Renew your Company's 2020 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.

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Member News


Donald Hedrick, of Don Hedrick Packaging, Passes Away

Donald Hedrick, founder of Don Hedrick Packaging, LLC, died December 21, 2019 at the age of 95.


RPA Leadership Meets With European Packaging Delegation

Recently RPA President Mark Warmuth and Executive Director Molly Alton Mullins met with a consortium of European associations with strong ties to the packaging industry.


Jay Maisel of Commonwealth Packaging Company Passes Away

RPA announces the passing of Jay Maisel, another pioneer in the retail packaging industry.

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 February 2020 

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