Global Packaging Buying In 2010-2011: Procurement, Investment & Industry Trends Outlook25 Oct 2010 • by Natalie Aster
London - ‘Meeting environmental / climate change challenges’ is assumed to be one of the key challenges for packaged goods manufacturers in the next year. Rising environmental problems have compelled governments to place strict regulations on environmental aspects, this could force packaged goods manufacturers to use more of recyclable packaging products, reduce wastage and decrease non-decomposable content. This could raise the capital expenditure of companies; thereby affecting the balance sheets of low investment companies which are already struggling to deliver low priced products.
Although optimism levels over the growth of are high among respondents, ‘difficulty in planning and investing due to market uncertainty’ could still persist as one of the important business concerns across the packaging industry. A weak US dollar, tighter financing in few regions, changing strategies of customers and higher importance of prices still do not allow companies to have a long term plan in place. Few suppliers in the industry are expecting other business concerns such as supplier stability, low financing options, cost cuts by clients and providing value additions.
There are minor variations in the leading business concerns when segmented by region of operations. ‘Responding to price pressure’ and ‘cost containment’ are considered as possible key business concerns for companies operating across the globe.
More information can be found in the report “Global Packaging Buying In 2010-2011: Procurement, Investment & Industry Trends Outlook” by iCD Research.
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