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Upcoming trends & sustainable products to watch in 2021

An important factor for many consumers when they make a purchase now is the sustainability of a product. What material(s) is it made from? Can the packaging that the product comes in be easily recycled or reused? Making more sustainable choices is at the forefront of our minds with many Kiwis actively looking for ways that they can be more environmentally friendly whether that be at home, or...

Everything you need to know about Pacpoints

Our Pacpoints rewards programme allows you to earn while you shop with us. The Pacpoints you earn from your purchases can then be used at our rewards shop where there is a wide range of gifts and experiences to choose from.

Regulated product stewardship & what this means for plastic packaging

As part of the New Zealand government’s long-term plan to reduce the amount of rubbish heading to our landfills, or causing pollution to our environment, six products have been declared for regulated product stewardship, including plastic packaging. This declaration falls under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, and puts more responsibility on companies like manufacturers, to work towards more...

How supply chain delays are driving prices up

As COVID-19 keeps many of us from travelling overseas, a lot of people are choosing to spend their extra cash by purchasing record amounts of clothing and technology, among other imported items.

5 ways to make your office more environmentally friendly

It's no secret that increasing carbon emissions has been a hot topic over the past few years, not just in New Zealand but around the world. To combat this, many governments and organisations are looking at ways that they can reduce their carbon footprint to make the world a better, and more sustainable place. In December of 2020, New Zealand joined 32 other countries to declare a climate...

Changing our relationship with plastic

Plastic – what was once frequently used and celebrated in the packaging world has quickly become universally frowned upon. Now seen as a big problem that contributes to growing landfills and an increasing amount of plastic waste that’s found in our oceans, many people are doing all that they can to find more sustainable alternatives to common plastic items like bags and the humble toothbrush.


Is custom packaging a sustainable option?

Packaging – it’s an essential part of any e-commerce or online store. Without it, we couldn't easily ship anything without it suffering a great deal of damage. Items like cardboard cartons and boxes, protective packaging and even the humble roll of tape are all essential items that ensure our packages stay nice and secure on the way to their destination.

Raw material threat influences plastic shortages & price increases

COVID-19 has had an effect on many things in our daily lives, it has also impacted businesses and the availability of some raw materials, like plastic. If you’re in charge of procurement in your company and you regularly purchase items like plastic packaging, then it’s likely that you’ve seen prices increase steadily over the last 6 to 8 months. You may be wondering, why?

Will consumers pay more for eco-friendly products?

‘Eco-friendly’ and ‘sustainable’, they’re both buzzwords of the moment and it’s not hard to see why. More and more people are concerned with climate change and the effect this is having, not just here in New Zealand, but around the world. In fact, 87% of New Zealanders surveyed in this study see sustainability as a big concern.

Packaging tips for small businesses

As many businesses make the shift online and look for even more creative ways to promote their business and their products, it’s important that you find a way to stand out. For smaller businesses, in particular, making sure that you delight your customers at every part of the purchase process so that they keep coming back is important. A key part of this process, and something that shouldn’t...

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