FMN | January 7th, 2019

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January 7, 2019

Vol. 21 No. 1

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Host Of Acquisitions Ring In New Year by Greg Kishbaugh TT he new year has begun with several key industry acquisi- tions. Fortis Solutions Group LLC, a portfolio company of Main Post Partners, has acquired Infinite Packaging Group, Inc., a portfolio company of Svoboda Capital Partners LLC. Infinite, with facilities in Lewisville,Texas, and Catoosa, Okla- homa, is a full-service converter of label products, including pressure sensitive labels, shrink sleeves and complementary

Retail Trends To Shift In 2019

In 2019, the retail market will be defined by emerging technologies that change the way consumers in- teract with their favorite brands, a shift in preferences, and the emer- gence of new battle lines for e-com- merce, according to Himadri Buch, in an article for Moneycontrol.com . A comprehensive understanding of the changing retail market is of paramount importance for packag- ing designers, providers and con- ver ter s as they help their CPG partners in facing each new chal- lenge and opportunity. As we move toward 2019, here are some of the key developments that have been predicted to reshape the retail industry: Experiential Retail Experiential retail draws the focus to a customer-centric approach where the customer is able to inter- act with product or brand rather than being a passive participant. As consumers choose to invest in experiences rather than products,

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products and services. Infinite reportedly serves a diverse group of clients in several consumer vertical markets includ- ing consumer products, retail, food and beverage, nutraceuti- cals and health and beauty. In addition, the company has developed a specialized line of products and solutions for e- commerce sales. Infinite CEO Lynn Higgs will reportedly remain in place at the organization.

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