Monday, February 26, 2018

How far can we Take Sustainable Packaging?

Will you eat your Packaging?
Yes that’s right…. Edible packaging. Now that is sustainable packaging. We’ve already seen this concept grab headlines last year, with PepsiCo reportedly considering edible packaging. Harvard professor David Edwards, developed self-contained edible packaging in an effort to reduce plastic and paper waste.  Interesting and headline-worthy, its implementation is confronted with many challenges.  The risk of this packaging material being broken up was one major issue. Marketing challenges was another major factor. The consumer’s impression is that such packaging is unhygienic.

Many, so Many Questions?
Would you go into your favourite fast food restaurant and eat your packaging?
What would it taste like?
What nutritional value would it have?
Would you Eat a recycled product?
What would you package the edible packaging in? And would that also be edible?
All these questions and much more…

Who will start this and will it be a trend?
McDonald’s rolled out its new packaging this month along with a pledge to source 100 percent of all fiber-based packaging from recycled or certified sources by 2020.This follows the fast-food chain’s November 2015 announcement that it’s centrally purchased packaging in Europe is 100 percent sustainably sourced. This is for the entire European stores. Cartons, cups, bags, napkins and tray liners, all made with wood fiber from recycled sources or forests certified products. Will they now be moving into edible packaging or have they already started? But for me, the biggest questions remain. How will the consumer react? Would you eat something you have already thrown in the trash?

Author: George Boutros, General Manager at Hoxton Industries. Caring about what tomorrow will bring us in sustainable packaging.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sydney Packaging: Go Local and Support your Community

When it comes to finding the right service to provide you with your packaging it can be an overwhelming choice. Your packaging is your first impression and choosing the right type of packaging for your product can be do or die in a retail market. When you’re looking for a packaging service provider it is important to think about what you want from this provider.

Some of your criteria for a packaging company may be cost efficiency, timeliness and experience, but have you considered where you want your packaging done? By choosing a Sydney packaging company you know that you are supporting Australian jobs and the growth of our economy. With the unemployment rate remaining unchanged at 5.6 percent in June of 2017, it is important to invest in the growth of jobs for Australians.

At Hoxton we employ a range of people with disabilities and also with barriers to mainstream employment. We provide a quality Sydney packaging service while helping to get people who may ordinarily struggle to find work, get into the workforce and develop new skills.

With over 40 years of experience in the packaging industry, the quality of your product will not suffer while your conscious can be satisfied by your investment in hardworking Australians.

As a Sydney packaging company Hoxton can offer you a wide range of packaging service. Hoxton will do shrink wrapping, skin packing, clamshell packaging, shelf ready packaging and also a variety of re-work and storage options are available.

Check out Hoxton’s website to find out more about their packaging services and how they help people with barriers to employment find meaningful work. Hoxton is a Sydney packaging service that combines knowledge and quality with giving back to the community with meaningful employment positions. When it comes to Sydney packaging, Hoxton is the clear choice for you.

Author: Arielle Jones; helping service your packaging needs with the community’s needs.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What Local Sydney Packaging Can Offer You

Choosing a packaging service can be daunting; you need to find a service that checks all the boxes you are looking for. This could include, but not be limited to, a cost effective, trustworthy and conveniently located service.  This service also needs to offer a range of packaging solutions to for your business and product’s needs.

You should choose Sydney packaging because
Sydney packaging is first and foremost convenient for your business in many ways. For a business located in Sydney, choosing a Sydney packaging company means easy communication, easy transport and the convenience of being able to come in and look at the factory in action.
Sydney packaging can offer timely, suitable transport for your goods. By choosing a local Sydney packaging company you will save precious time and money with your transport. By going local it can also save logistical nightmares as your chosen packaging service is conveniently close and reachable via truck and via phone call.
Sydney packaging can offer you a cost effective solution. Your budget can be a big factor in the packaging company you choose. By going with a Sydney packaging company you will save money on transport and logistics. You can also meet with your service to discuss your products and your budget face to face.
Lastly, choosing Sydney packaging means building a good relationship with your packaging service. By creating this strong relationship with your packaging service, your communication will be open and this packaging service will get to know the needs of your company very well. With this good relationship being established, you can rest easy knowing that your product is in trustworthy hands.
Where do I find this service in Sydney
Hoxton Industries has been an established Sydney packaging company for over 40 years. They have serviced big companies such as BOC and The Smiths Snackfood Company. 

Located near both the M7 and M5, Hoxton Industries is a convenient choice for your packaging needs in Sydney. You can check out their packaging solutions here and their Facebook pace here

Author: Arielle Jones; Providing you local and trustworthy packaging.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Going Shelf Ready!

Shelf Ready Packaging has become an increasingly popular method of packaging Australia wide. Large supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworths have been increasingly using companies with shelf ready packaging. With increasing demand for this kind of packaging you might be thinking “why don’t I try this?” So let me tell you a little bit about it..

What is shelf ready packaging?
Shelf ready packaging means that the product is packaged in a ready to sell box or unit. This means that there is less time spent for the retailer to stock shelves and dispose of the waste.
What are the benefits of shelf ready packaging?
Shelf ready packaging holds many benefits for both the supplier and the retailer, these include..

Creating and advertising your brand by allowing you to rely on not just your products packaging to catch a customer’s eye, but also your shelf ready packaging. The design of your shelf ready packaging can enhance your products brand by giving you a larger canvas for your designs and logos that your customers see. Using this shelf ready packaging also allows for a better identification and visibility for your brand on the shelf.

Reduced losses of your products due to less handling done to your products by the store. With shelf ready packaging the store employees only have to put the unit on the shelf and remove its lid or covering. This means employees are not handling your goods individually and there is less chance of damage from something like accidental dropping of products. 

Shelf ready packaging is the future of packaging and is what supermarkets are currently wanting. As a supplier you probably feel the pressure to keep up with the retailers demands, so switching to shelf-ready packaging is what you need. It is innovative and popular, so the sooner you make the switch, the better!

Who can do shelf ready packaging in Sydney?
So you are considering making the choice to switch to shelf ready packaging? Now you need to find a reliable packaging service within Sydney who is experienced and trustworthy. Hoxton Industries has been in the packaging industry for over 40 years and can assist you with all your packaging needs. Hoxton Industries is located conveniently near the M5 and M7 to make transportation convenient. Make sure to check out Hoxton’s Industries website

Author: Arielle Jones, Keeping you up with the future of packaging.

Monday, August 1, 2016

3 Benefits of Co packaging in Sydney

What is Co Packaging?

A contract packer, or co-packer, is a company that manufactures and packages products for their clients. A co-packer is similar to a Contract packaging services Sydney manufacturer in other industries, such as retail automotive, or hardware. Co-packing is commonly used when the producing company doesn't have the packing capacity, machinery, knowledge etc. Co packers specialise in different areas, depending on whether they are handling primary, secondary material or even warehousing.

Primary packaging deals with the first layer of packaging that directly contacts the product. Secondary packaging refers to the next layer of packaging or the packaging used to group various pre-packaged products together. This can be multiple tasks that is typically used for the purposes of branding and display. Secondary co-packing can also bundle or group products together in a new configuration (multi-pack, etc.) for ease of shipping or storing.


So your business is booming and you are limited on time, resources and at a dead end. You are concerned about marketing, staffing, logistics, and all other cost’s and what direction to go in. A company like Hoxton Industries can ease all these stresses away. Putting that much trust into a team can be a frightening experience. And a relationship you don’t want to jeopardise. But when it flows right you will kick yourself for not doing it earlier. Hoxton have over 40 years of experience in the co packaging services in Sydney. 


You don’t need large equipment costs or trouble yourself with staffing as these are already taken care of. Going with a co-packer services in Sydney allows you to focus on selling and building a brand. If your brand is planning to extend into many varieties of products that require a similar process, the investment in partnering with a co packer will be manageable and you will have the ability to bring new products to market very quickly and relatively inexpensively. You will dictate the terms and lead times, maximising productivity, costing and structure. This model is more attractive to help free up valuable time to concentrate on keeping the company well established in marketing and other channels, not to mention the headaches.


That’s the easy part. Pick up the phone or jump online to see how Hoxton can help. Co packaging in Sydney has never been so easy with the experts like Hoxton. Employing people with disability and held in high regards with most of the large retailers, hardware and the community. Call them today on (02)607 6159 or go online at

Author: George Boutros Co-packing in Sydney has never looked so easy.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Retail packaging’s Appeal sells!

Why first Impressions of retail packaging Is important
Many shoppers make their spending decisions in-store. The retail sector loves bundles or kitting. Why? It shows value for an item whilst increasing the average dollar ticket. A survey in 2015 showed, 73% of consumers see kitting as a complete item rather than individual. So retail packaging solution, kitting or bundled products has effects on a consumer far greater than expected.

Why? It is often seen as an “upsell”, have you gone to your fast food outlet and just ordered 1 item? Or did you buy the Fries and coke in the value meal? Pizza without garlic bread and drink…. I think not. These retail package deals show value for money whilst increasing the average dollar spend. What this tells manufactures if they don’t kit they will be left behind. Retail packaging most often than not, sells the item inside as it grabs the consumer’s eye.

What are retail packaging solutions, really?

Retail packaging solutions, bundling or kitting is the gathering of components and parts needed for the manufacture of a particular assembly or product. Individual components are gathered together, as a kit, and issued to the point of use. Retail packaging is a process in which individually separate but related items are grouped, packaged, and supplied together as one unit. The supplier then creates a customised kit that is assembled and shipped as one unit.

 The term “kitting” or “retail packaging” is order fulfilment jargon for preassembly of individual items into ready-to-ship kits instead of picking and packing those individual items as orders are received. If you ship similar orders in quantity, the savings potential of fulfilment kitting can be huge. These options are endless. We have all seen them in our supermarkets, Hardware stores and in all retail outlets. When you buy a mixed box of soft drinks, or a box set of books, or a tool box with all the tools you need and even a mixed shampoo conditioner these are all examples of kitting.

Who can help me with my retail packaging headaches?

The world of custom packaging can be overwhelming and a bit daunting but there are a few things that can save you a lot of time and headaches.... Partner with a local team such as Hoxton Industries that have over 60 years of experience. They are located in south west of Sydney, close to all major freeways and your logistic companies. They take great pride in working closely with customers to provide a range of stock lines and develop and source bespoke products globally in an extremely competitive market place, Hoxton’s attention to detail, product quality, and service have an enviable reputation.

Author: George Boutros from Hoxton Industries; Looking after all Sydney’s Retail packaging solutions.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Shelf ready packaging is growing in Australia

Be Shelf Ready

Shelf ready packaging is growing in Australia, in fact has overtaken. Retailers continue to push into this area. All the large big retailer’s insist that all packaging be shelf ready. Packaging provides their business with benefits such as better on shelf availability through better stock rotation and reduced waste. Shelf ready packaging in sydney has become a standard and design teams from several Australian packaging Companies specifically design new ways to display these products. As more and more products are being introduced to the market every year, displaying and marketing the products on the shelves is fast becoming a nightmare not just for the retailers but also for manufacturers therefore to address this issue various Australian packaging companies have turned to shelf ready packaging. 

Advantages of SRP

Various Australian packaging manufacturers also cited that shelf ready packaging is easy to dispose, easy to open and provides easy identification especially for products with numerous stock keeping units (SKU), not to mention how easy it is for outlets to rotate and replenish the display. Other benefits that shelf friendly packaging gives as is it requires no additional corrugated case and being fully recyclable this greatly reduces carbon footprints and lesser waste to landfills which is beneficial to the environment. Three major ones are time saved in stocking shelves and warehousing costs (which help retailers) and more colourful displays (benefiting both retailers and manufacturers), or point of sale displays.

Who, How & Where?
When considering retail ready packaging for your products, it is beneficial to refer to the established notes, rules and regulations from retailers for shelf ready packaging. These are factors as, are they easy to identify? Is it easy to open? Is it easy to put on the shelves? Does it dispose easily? If this is too much to take in, partner with a company like Hoxton Industries who have dealt with shelf ready packaging since 2005, when SRP all began. Hoxton Industries is located in Sydney South West. Specialising in maximising all your needs, offering a solution to all your packaging, rework and manufacturing.
George Boutros; Marketing and Business Development at Hoxton Industries.
Helping companies maximise efficiency in packaging solutions with shelf ready packaging.