GLOBAL
PACKAGING
INSIGHTS

Executive SummaryStern Stewart Research // Volume 69

A deep dive into the packaging industry.

Identifying trends and adapting to changing consumer demands - two key factors for the success of an industry. What are the trends in the global packaging industry? Are it the large players that are growing fastest? Or should the focus be on the smaller players? Where is the most packaging needed? Which markets are the most promising? In order not only to answer these questions but also to understand the background, we have published the study Global Packaging Insights.

Food and pharmaceuticals - the two most promising sectors in the packaging industry. What seems like details become vital factors: intelligent functionalities, covenant suitability and lightweight. Instead of producing the same packaging in large quantities, individualization of the individual pieces is trend, as are small batch sizes and flexible packaging. End customers are thus the focus of attention.

Let’s dive into the trends and market conditions. Not only about short-term conditions, but also about long-term growth opportunities.

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AUTHORS

Stern Stewart & Co. is the independent strategy boutique. With a truly entrepreneurial team of independent thinking personalities.
The center of gravity of an open universe of cutting edge know-how. Advising clients in strategy, transaction, performance and
transformation.

Gerhard Nenning

Gerhard focuses on strategy development, typically followed by organizational transformation. His creative and rigorously independent thinking has impacted strategic decisions in growing as well as contracting businesses. Often going against the grain, Gerhard has devised ambitious growth strategies outside of the client's initial comfort zone. Conversely, he has helped prevent multi-billion investments which in hind-sight would have been crippling. In his capacity as the Executive Director of the Stern Stewart Institute, Gerhard shapes the Institute's agenda of dialogue with leaders in business, politics, and science.

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Dimitri Belobokov

Dimitri advises clients across a range of manufacturing industries. Underlying his consulting work is one common theme: Bringing together process know-how and business sense to drive operational excellence at the same time as financial performance. Dimitri is an accomplished conductor of symphonic orchestras. As the founder of a trading house in post-communist Moscow, he is a non-executive director of one of the world's premier commodities traders.

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