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Co-Pack & Fulfilment – Jan/Feb 2024

In the Jan/Feb edition of the Co Pack & Fulfilment Page, the BCMPA hears from BCMPA members Poppypac, Chester Medical Solutions and Pharmapac on their investment in the future with growth in facilities and accreditation. As well as a special profile feature on the growing development of the contract packing operation at Kinaxia Logistics & Fulfilment. (P16).

The Contract Packing Supplier Analysis, on pages 29-31, looks at the challenges and trends in the contract packing and ecommerce sector with valuable contributions from 6 BCMPA members: Blisters, GXO Logistics UK, Prolog Fulfilment, Multi Resource Marketing (MRM), RESCU Solutions and The Silver Crane Company.

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Co-Pack & Fulfilment – Jan/Feb 2024

The Benefits of Outsourcing are Immeasurable – January 2024

Emma Verkaik CEO of the BCMPA, The Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, talks to Packaging Scotland about why demand is rising for contract manufacturing and contract packing and what challenges and opportunities await the sector in 2024.

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The Benefits of Outsourcing are Immeasurable – January 2024

Retail logistics – January 2024

The BCMPA – the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics – will help visitors find their perfect outsourcing partner from its 200 plus membership at this year’s Contract Pack & Fulfilment Show held on 21st & 22nd February as part of Packaging Innovations & Empack at Birmingham’s NEC.

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Retail logistics – January 2024

Packaging News – January 2024

BCMPA CEO Emma Verkaik will join Josephine Coombe CCO of digital software provider Nulogy on The Supply Chain & Manufacturing Stage at Packaging Innovations & Empack at the NEC in February to discuss the ways in which collaboration is helping to evolve the external supply chain network and they will be joined by BCMPA Members – Anita Donohoe, Group Managing Director at Kinaxia Logistics & Fulfilment, and Michael Briggs MD of Marsden Packaging, and Thomas Verbeke, global coman excellence manager at Danone. The exhibition which takes place on the 21st and 22nd February will provide over 30 free-to-attend sessions, panels and interviews.

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Packaging News – January 2024

An exciting year. BCMPA looking ahead to a busy 2024 - December 2023

Emma Verkaik, CEO of the BCMPA, reviews 2023 and the ways in which the BCMPA has supported its members, and looks forward to 2024.

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An exciting year. BCMPA looking ahead to a busy 2024 - December 2023

Co-Pack & Fulfilment – Nov/Dec 2023

This month’s Co-Pack & Fulfilment page in Packaging News (Pg.17), again demonstrates the commitment by BCMPA members to continued investment into their businesses. With stories from Kammac on a new partnership with Amazon and the Amazon Vendor Flex Programme,  Kinaxia Logistics & Fulfilment advising on the introduction of two new clean rooms at Old Trafford, Magnavale on the addition of increased pallet spaces at their Chesterfield site, and the recent move by The Finishing Line into a brand-new advanced purpose built 76,000 square feet facility in Basildon.

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Co-Pack & Fulfilment – Nov/Dec 2023

The role of outsourcing in the Logistics Sector – November 2023

The BCMPA looks at the growing role of outsourcing and how BCMPA members are playing an increasing role in delivering an ever-wider range of services for today’s brands and retailers. Emma Verkaik, CEO of the BCMPA, is joined by BCMPA members Kammac and Worldwide Logistics in looking at how the expertise, innovation and strategic planning offered by 3rd party providers in the logistics sector is now more valuable than ever in ensuring that goods and products are readily available in store and when customers need them.

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The role of outsourcing in the Logistics Sector – November 2023

Co-Pack & Fulfilment – Sept/Oct 2023

This month’s CP&F page in Packaging News (Pg. 18) again highlights the many benefits of outsourcing production to a 3rd party. With contributions from BCMPA members Calleva Nutrition, Complete Co-Packing, Fillcon and Rakem Group, they report on the continued importance of investment into machinery, new order management systems for ecommerce and fulfilment, and the need for certifications and accreditation to offer their clients a full service across the different sectors they serve. 

Also included is a full-page profile report (Pg. 19) on BCMPA member Staci, winner of the 2022 UK Co-Packer & Fulfilment Company of the Year Award.

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Co-Pack & Fulfilment – Sept/Oct 2023

BCMPA promotes benefits of outsourcing in busy autumn show schedule - September 2023

The BCMPA are exhibiting at two Exhibitions this September at ExCeL.   Both London Packaging Week on 21/22 September and ECOMMERCE EXPO on 26/27 September.  The exhibitions provide the BCMPA with a perfect opportunity to promote BCMPA members to brand owners and retailers who are looking to find outsourcing solutions for their manufacturing and ecommerce/fulfilment projects.

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BCMPA promotes benefits of outsourcing in busy autumn show schedule - September 2023

Co-Pack & Fulfilment - July/Aug 2023

The July/August edition of the Co-Pack & Fulfilment pages in Packaging News illustrates the range of investments being made by contract manufacturers and packers; including investments into facilities on site, new machinery and quality certification. It is encouraging to see the ways in which 3rd party outsourcing continues to develop in order to offer customers a wide range of choice for their outsourced projects.

This edition includes contributions from BCMPA members; Magnavale, Prism eLogistics, Mayfield Laboratories and Marsden Packaging.

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Co-Pack & Fulfilment - July/Aug 2023

Speciality Chemicals - July/Aug 2023

Emma Verkaik, CEO of the BCMPA, learns from BCMPA members about the resilience and collaboration within the Speciality Chemicals sector and how BCMPA members are embracing the change and challenges.

Contributing to the article are BCMPA members Cleenol Group, Grotech Production and Libra Speciality Chemicals.

The BCMPA article is on pages 36-38. To view the magazine online please click here.

Speciality Chemicals - July/Aug 2023

Co-Pack & Fulfilment - June 2023

Rodney Steel Retires as CEO from the BCMPA.

In the June issue of the Co-Pack & Fulfilment in Packaging News, Emma Verkaik thanks Rodney Steel for his dedication and work in building the BCMPA over the past 20 years as he retires from CEO and she takes over the role. The review of the successful CHEMUK Show back in May reports a 41% increase in footfall showing the value for customers wanting to do business face to face. In addition BCMPA members Lubepack and Wepack report investment in their contract packing facilities and Alexir celebrate their AA+ BRC status, and Orean add certified BCorp status to their business. 

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Co-Pack & Fulfilment - June 2023

Rodney Steel hands BCMPA baton to Emma Verkaik as new CEO

The BCMPA – the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics has announced that Emma Verkaik will become its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following the retirement of Rodney Steel on June 1.

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Rodney Steel hands BCMPA baton to Emma Verkaik as new CEO

BCMPA announces it will provide CHEMUK visitors with insight into the role of outsourcing in the chemical sector

The BCMPA – the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics – has announced it will provide visitors to this year’s CHEMUK with insight into the role of outsourcing in the chemical sector.

CHEMUK will be held at the NEC in Birmingham from May 10-11, featuring over 400 companies exhibiting across three zones.

Experts from the BCMPA will be located in the Chemical Industries Supply Chain zone providing advice for companies looking for contract manufacturing solutions across a range of services, including Research and Development (R&D), formulation of new products, blending, tolling, filling, repacking, handling and distribution.

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BCMPA announces it will provide CHEMUK visitors with insight into the role of outsourcing in the chemical sector

BCMPA member news in Co-Pack & Fulfilment - May 2023

The Co-Pack & Fulfilment pages in May's Packaging News feature news from BCMPA members Linney and Magnavale who illustrate how investments in both technical support and site expansion are being made in the contract packing arena and Communisis and Staci focus on how they are supporting charitable causes within the workplace.

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BCMPA member news in Co-Pack & Fulfilment - May 2023

BCMPA promotes the power of outsourcing at this year’s Making Pharmaceuticals Show– April 2023

The BCMPA – The Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, is highlighting the pivotal role contract development and manufacturing organisations (CDMOs) play within the industry at this year’s Making Pharmaceuticals.

This free-to-attend event brings together the established Making Pharmaceuticals Exhibition and Conference with a new, co-located event focused on Good Distribution Practice -Distributing Pharmaceuticals. Both are taking place at the Coventry Building Society Arena, on the 25th and 26th April.

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BCMPA promotes the power of outsourcing at this year’s Making Pharmaceuticals Show– April 2023

BCMPA outsourcing partners invest in agility and capacity to support continued growth in the nutraceutical sector – April 2023

The recent unprecedented rises in both raw material and labour costs within the nutraceutical industry have been testing for all concerned. However, Emma Verkaik, Membership and Marketing Director of the BCMPA,  learns from its members how their resilience and continued investment in new facilities, equipment and research has firmly established their position in the commercial mindset of their clients.

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BCMPA outsourcing partners invest in agility and capacity to support continued growth in the nutraceutical sector – April 2023

Find an outsourcing partner for your chemical projects – April 2023

Whether you are searching for companies to help with formulating new products, blending, tolling, filling, repacking from bulk, export packing – or handling your storage & distribution – there is bound to be a BCMPA member who can help.  See pages 11 and 28.

The BCMPA is a Founder Supporter of CHEMUK and headline partner to the ContractCHEM programme, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 10-11 May 2023. The BCMPA will be there and exhibiting members include Biodeg Chemical, Cod Beck Blenders, Libra Speciality Chemicals, Project 7, Rutpen and Safapac.

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Find an outsourcing partner for your chemical projects – April 2023

BCMPA member news in Co-Pack & Fulfilment – April 2023

This month's CP&F page in Packaging News, featuring BCMPA members Staci, PharmaPac, Alexir and Orean, highlights the diverse range of sectors that are reliant upon contract packing and fulfilment to take their brands to market and underline the various solutions provided by 3rd party outsourcing partners. From the constant review and acquiring of certification, the provision of up-to-date automation to produce increased productivity and thinking outside the box, BCMPA members do it all!

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BCMPA member news in Co-Pack & Fulfilment – April 2023

CDMOs deliver increased performance for pharma clients with agility and innovation – Mar 2023

Emma Verkaik, Membership & Marketing Director at the BCMPA — the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics — gleans insights from members in the pharma sector regarding emerging trends, growth opportunities and the impact of increasing digitalisation, sustainability issues and ESG on the wider industry.

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CDMOs deliver increased performance for pharma clients with agility and innovation – Mar 2023

IFE & Making Pharmaceuticals next for BCMPA – Mar 2023

With an outstanding start to 2023 with Contract Pack & Fulfilment (see page 19), hotly pursued by the White Label World Expo satisfying the increased demand for white label and private label products, we now look forward to the International Food & Drink Event (IFE), one of the major UK shows for the food & drink sector.

Contributing to this month’s Co-Pack & Fulfilment pages are BCMPA members Granby Marketing, Magnavale and Xact Packing.   

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IFE & Making Pharmaceuticals next for BCMPA – Mar 2023

BCMPA: bringing white label products to market the easy way – Feb 2023

Over the last 12 months the association has seen a growth of over 50 percent in white label enquiries from clients using the BCMPA website. The BCMPA is exhibiting at this year’s White Label World Expo to highlight the benefits that brands and retailers can achieve by using third party contract manufacturers to produce white label products.

Visitors can meet the BCMPA team on stand WL1782 and speak to eight exhibiting members face to face to glean a clear insight as to how outsourcing can be the best route to market. The show takes place on 28 February and 1 March at ExCeL in London.

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BCMPA: bringing white label products to market the easy way – Feb 2023

Contract Pack & Fulfilment zone to be a highlight for outsourcing at Packaging Innovations 2023 - Feb 2023

The BCMPA – the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics – is representing its 200+ membership, in addition to over 20 exhibiting members at this year’s Contract Pack & Fulfilment show, now established as an essential part of the UK’s leading packaging event – Packaging Innovations & Empack.

Held at the NEC, Birmingham on 15th & 16th February, Contract Pack & Fulfilment is focussed on the BCMPA hospitality lounge and has been a valued fixture at the event since 2008. This year’s show is the largest to date and provides retailers, manufacturers, and brands with the opportunity to meet the BCMPA team (who will be demonstrating their free online search facility), and a wide array of potential outsourcing partners to discuss their contract manufacturing, packing, fulfilment, and logistics projects.

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Contract Pack & Fulfilment zone to be a highlight for outsourcing at Packaging Innovations 2023 - Feb 2023

eCommerce & Fulfilment market analysis – Jan/Feb 2023

Online trade remains strong – consumers are still making full use of ecommerce, and co-packers and fulfilment specialists are keeping up with demand. On pages 41-43, Packaging News speak to six BCMPA members in the ecommerce fulfilment sector: Fulfilit (Rawa Group), Granby Marketing Services, Kammac, Linney, The Finishing Line and Think Big Fulfilment.

The BCMPA focuses on the forthcoming Easyfairs’ Contract Pack & Fulfilment Show, where they are hosting two speaker sessions and have over 20 members exhibiting. Also contributing to the news pages (36-38) are Alexir Co-Packers, Chester Medical Solutions, Complete Co-Packing Services, FT Short and Wyepak, plus a profile on Universal Flexible Packaging in Leicester.

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eCommerce & Fulfilment market analysis – Jan/Feb 2023

Outsourcing will continue to deliver in 2023 – Jan 2023

Emma Verkaik, Membership & Marketing Director of the BCMPA, reflects on the growing role that its members have played in meeting demand for outsourced services from brands and retailers across the UK, and foresees further strong collaboration for 2023. Even before this last year, recent events had changed the face of commerce, both nationally and internationally. As brands, retailers and manufacturers sought - finally - to recover from the unprecedented challenges that the pandemic lockdowns and Brexit had presented, third-party outsourcing partners delivered a key element of this recovery.

See pages 28-30 and also the contribution to the Sustainability article on page 12.

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Outsourcing will continue to deliver in 2023 – Jan 2023

Dare I say it? 2022 has been a positive year – Dec 2022

I almost hesitate to say it bearing in mind the pressures that all businesses have encountered this year. The big positive is that the strategy to outsource has grown exponentially in 2022 and is destined to continue in 2023.

Contributing to this month’s Co-Pack & Fulfilment pages are BCMPA members Alexir Co-Packers, PharmaPac and Unette. Charles Kendal Freight took part in the Supplier Analysis on Pallets and Logistics (pages 21 -23) and there is a review of the UK Packaging Awards (pages 32-33).  

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Dare I say it? 2022 has been a positive year – Dec 2022

Celebrating success at the UK Packaging Awards – Nov 2022

Last month’s packaging Awards made a pleasant change from the doom and gloom of recent weeks. It was a pleasure to see so many old friends and colleagues celebrating the successes of the packaging industry and more specifically the BCMPA sponsored Co-Pack & Fulfilment Company of the Year Award, which was won by Staci UK. The other finalists were Complete Co-Packing Services, Expac, Worldwide Logistics, with Granby Marketing Services highly commended.

Contributing to this month’s Co-Pack & Fulfilment pages are BCMPA members Fillcon, Guardpack, PHL Group, Poppypac and Staci UK.  

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Celebrating success at the UK Packaging Awards – Nov 2022

Co-Pack & Fulfilment Company of the Year announced by BCMPA at the UK Packaging Awards – Oct 2022

The BCMPA was proud to announce Staci UK as this year’s ‘Co-Pack & Fulfilment Company of the Year’ at the UK Packaging Awards 2022, with Granby Marketing Services being Highly Commended.

The awards recognise the extraordinary support that contract packing and fulfilment firms provide to the brand owners and the wider retail sector, services which have become increasingly vital in the current uncertain and turbulent world of commerce.

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Co-Pack & Fulfilment Company of the Year announced by BCMPA at the UK Packaging Awards – Oct 2022

Dealing with disruption – Oct 2022

Events over the last few years have continued to place extraordinary demands on ecommerce, both nationally and internationally. As business sought - finally - to climb out from under the shadow of pandemic lockdowns and Brexit challenges, third-party outsourcing partners have been confronted with a host of new, equally unprecedented, and no less challenging roadblocks in their quest to service an ever-increasing demand for their services.

Contributing to the article (see pages 40-41)  are BCMPA members Clipper Logistics, GXO UK and Mailway Packaging Solutions.

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Dealing with disruption – Oct 2022

Insuring your company’s future by onshoring – Oct 2022

Rodney Steel comments - Being close to your market has always been a worthy strategy, but in the current climate of supply chain issues it is rapidly becoming a necessity.

Contributing to our Co-Pack & Fulfilment pages are BCMPA members Mailway Packaging Solutions and Prolog Fulfilment.  There is also a review of the very successful London Packaging Week, where the BCMPA exhibited along with members Fillcon, Prolog, Sirane and The Silver Crane Company.

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Insuring your company’s future by onshoring – Oct 2022

General Co-Packing market analysis – Sep 2022

Valuable partners - as the economy is in danger of sliding into recession, co-packers are viewed as key partners for big brands.

On pages 41-43 we hear from six BCMPA members in the co-packing sector about the challenges ahead: Charles Kendall Freight, Granby Marketing, Kinaxia Logistics, Lemonpath, Premier Labellers and Tom Walker & Sons.

Contributing to The Contract Packer & Fulfilment news pages (35-39) are Alexir Co-Packers, Complete Co-Packing Services, Fillcon, GXO Logistics, Health Innovations, Mailway and PCI Pharma Services.

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General Co-Packing market analysis – Sep 2022

Strength in unity – Sep 2022

The BCMPA’s Emma Verkaik points to continued growth in outsourcing as collaboration overcomes much publicised supply chain issues.

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Strength in unity – Sep 2022

BCMPA member Blends Flavours & Colours dramatically boosts canning potential – Aug 2022

Blends Flavours & Colours has invested in significantly growing its canning capabilities as it moves away from plastic in response to its customers’ needs. 

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BCMPA member Blends Flavours & Colours dramatically boosts canning potential – Aug 2022

Varying interests with a common link in fulfilment – Aug 2022

What do the White Label Expo, the Internet Retailing & eDelivery exhibition and the Easyfairs Contract Pack & Fulfilment show have in common? From varying viewpoints, they were all offering solutions to e-commerce fulfilment.

Contributing to our Co-Pack & Fulfilment pages are BCMPA members Bluesky (UK), Complete Co-Packing Services, GXO Logistics, Holland & Barrett, PharmaPac UK and Worldwide Logistics.

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Varying interests with a common link in fulfilment – Aug 2022

BCMPA reports continued strong growth in enquiries for third-party outsourcing - Jul 2022

The BCMPA has reported a stronger working collaboration between customers and their outsourcing partners during the past year owing to the continuation of the extraordinary challenges in the global supply chain and pressures on UK warehousing space.

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BCMPA reports continued strong growth in enquiries for third-party outsourcing - Jul 2022

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services Directory - Jul 2022

The BCMPA and our members can be found in Services (Section 3) under headings such as Contract Filling, Contract Manufacturing, Toll Manufacturers etc. See the BCMPA promotion on page 147 and our members’ Chemical Specialists feature on pages 154-155.

The full Directory can be viewed online here. 

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services Directory - Jul 2022

BCMPA outsourcing partners establish long-term stability and flexibility for the nutraceutical market – Jul 2022

In the early stages of the seemingly endless obstacles presented by the events of recent years, many clients of contract manufacturing organisations (CMOs) sought only one thing — the ability to continue their business. Even before 2020, health products and nutraceuticals were growing significantly in popularity; fuelled by numerous campaigns emphasising the importance of diet and well-being, this demand was heightened by the pandemic.

Contributing to the article are BCMPA members Calleva Nutrition, PharmaPac UK, Power Health Products and Redrose Manufacturing.

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BCMPA outsourcing partners establish long-term stability and flexibility for the nutraceutical market – Jul 2022

Record turnout of BCMPA members at Packaging Innovations confirms increasing importance of 3rd party outsourcing - Jul 2022

This year’s Packaging Innovations event at the NEC hosted no fewer than 20 members of the BCMPA in its Contract Pack & Fulfilment (CP&F) zone, with visitor numbers demonstrating significant demand from retailers, brands and new entrepreneurs for fully integrated and robust 3rd party supply chain partners.

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Record turnout of BCMPA members at Packaging Innovations confirms increasing importance of 3rd party outsourcing - Jul 2022

BCMPA success at Packaging Innovations – Jun 2022

The BCMPA says it has recorded a successful Contract Pack & Fulfilment Show as part of Packaging Innovations & Empack at the NEC last month. The association was able to showcase the services of 20 exhibiting members in the Contract Pack & Fulfilment Zone. CHEMUK, also at the NEC in May, saw a 15% footfall increase.

Contributing to our Co-Pack & Fulfilment pages are BCMPA members Ceewhy Vancouver, FT Short, Linney, Project 7 and Qualkem.

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BCMPA success at Packaging Innovations – Jun 2022

Health market stays positive – May 2022

The Contract Packer & Fulfilment section of Packaging News (pages 39-47) gathers feedback from five BCMPA members – all specialists in the nutraceutical market. Industry issues range from challenges in recruitment to an ever-growing consumer interest in health and wellbeing. Contributors are Health Innovations, Power Health Products, Redrose Manufacturing, Unette and VMS Solutions.

There is also a profile on Huboo, catering for the needs of online entrepreneurs or Amazon sellers looking to outsource their fulfilment. Also featured are articles by A&S Packing, DCS Group, Health Innovations, Lincpak and PharmaPac, plus a Comment by the BCMPA’s Emma Verkaik on the Contract Pack & Fulfilment Show (part of Packaging Innovations & Empack) on 25-26 May at the NEC, with the BCMPA’s accompanying advertisement on page 12.

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Health market stays positive – May 2022

CMOs: Rising to the challenges - May 2022

Rodney Steel, chief executive of the BCMPA, learns from members how events of the past two years have shaped the speciality chemicals sector. See pages 59-61.

Contributing to the article are BCMPA members Airedale Chemical, Cod Beck Blenders and Neatcrown Corwen.

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CMOs: Rising to the challenges - May 2022

Contract Pack & Fulfilment – a key part of Packaging Innovations 2022 - May 2022

This year sees the Contract Pack & Fulfilment (CP&F) show feature as an integral part of the UK’s leading packaging event – Packaging Innovations & Empac – demonstrating outsourcing’s crucial role to today’s brand owners, retailers and manufacturers.

Packaging Innovations is not just about packaging materials, it is about how the products get into the packaging in the first place. The requirement by retailers, brands and new entrepreneurs for contract manufacturing, filling, contract packing and white label services has never been higher. In addition, D2C and eCommerce channels have seen stratospheric growth, further driving demand for outsourced services.

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Contract Pack & Fulfilment – a key part of Packaging Innovations 2022 - May 2022

BCMPA at CHEMUK – The Chemical Industries Supply Chain Show – May 2022

The CHEMUK 2022 EXPO returns on 11th & 12th May 2022 at the NEC Birmingham. The event, now established as the UK’s only major expo for the UK chemical industries, will showcase 300+ specialist exhibitors and 100+ expert speakers across two co-locating shows; ‘The Chemical Process & Plant Engineering Show’, and ‘The Chemical Industries Supply Chain show’.

The BCMPA – the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics will be on stand M35.  Also exhibiting are BCMPA members: Airedale Chemical, Cod Beck Blenders, Libra Speciality Chemicals, Maker Industrial and Project 7.  See the advert on page 21.

Further details of the expo and the BCMPA’s participation can be seen on pages 70-72.

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BCMPA at CHEMUK – The Chemical Industries Supply Chain Show – May 2022

BCMPA to highlight the key role of outsourcing at this year’s Making Pharmaceuticals show - Apr 2022

The BCMPA – the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics – is showcasing the increasingly crucial relationship between third party CMOs and their clients at this year’s Making Pharmaceuticals Exhibition, which takes place at the Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry on the 26th and 27th April.

With more than 100 exhibitors and an extensive conference programme, the show provides a key platform for brands and retailers to learn how to address the complex demands of developing, manufacturing, and packing pharmaceutical products in the UK. It will also highlight the extended benefits of working with third party contract manufacturers. The show is a welcome opportunity for firms in the industry to exchange knowledge and experience in person as well.

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BCMPA to highlight the key role of outsourcing at this year’s Making Pharmaceuticals show - Apr 2022

NPD is producing an exciting new ingredient – Apr 2022

One of the positives that has emerged from the pandemic, is the tangible increase in new brands hitting the market. Job uncertainties and redundancies has for some, sparked a change in lifestyle and an opportunity for entrepreneurship. Having exhibited in two shows this March  (International Food & Drink Event and the White Label World Expo) we have been impressed by the amount of visitors to the BCMPA stand with fresh ideas – not just established brands but also start-ups and scale-ups.

Also featured in our Co-Pack & Fulfilment page are BCMPA members Central Pharma, Switch Packaging and WePack.

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NPD is producing an exciting new ingredient – Apr 2022

BCMPA members find new markets, products and solutions for brands and retailers - Mar 2022

Emma Verkaik learns how its members in the Food and Drink sector are reaping the rewards of their adaptive skills in coping with the challenges of the last two years, by providing an ever more agile and responsive service to clients’ new trends.

Contributing to the article are BCMPA members Alexir Co-Packers, Jardox and Nourisher Food & Drinks

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BCMPA members find new markets, products and solutions for brands and retailers - Mar 2022

Despite unprecedented supply chain pressures, BCMPA members continue to deliver - Mar 2022

Emma Verkaik learns how members in the pharmaceutical sector are overcoming significant supply chain delays and providing ever more agile and responsive alternative solutions for clients. The last 2 years of extraordinary change and challenge have thrown into sharp focus the huge benefits that contract manufacturing organisations (CMOs) have brought to the uninterrupted supply of pharmaceutical goods and services for their clients.

Contributing to the article are BCMPA members Chester Medical Solutions, PharmaPac UK and Wasdell Packaging

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Despite unprecedented supply chain pressures, BCMPA members continue to deliver - Mar 2022

BCMPA members’ support adds colour to white label growth – Mar 2022

In this month’s Packaging News, the BCMPA is highlighting the benefits that brands and retailers can achieve by outsourcing white label products to contract manufacturers at this year’s White Label World Expo. Nine BCMPA members will also be at the show to offer expert advice to visitors. The exponential growth in e-commerce during the last 24 months has seen many brands and retailers, together with new-to-market entrepreneurs, seeking to expand rapidly into new, niche markets with innovative products.

Also featured in our Co-Pack & Fulfilment page are Oxford Contract Manufacturing and Bluesky (UK).

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BCMPA members’ support adds colour to white label growth – Mar 2022

Embracing the new Outsourcing Landscape in Cosmetics and Personal Care Markets - Feb 2022

Emma Verkaik, membership & marketing director at the BCMPA, hears from members at the very forefront of 2022’s new changed terrain in the Cosmetic, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical industries, and finds a positive and agile attitude is driving outsourcing growth. Contributing to the article are BCMPA members Mayfield Laboratories, Reabrook Health & Beauty and Statfold Seed Oil.

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Embracing the new Outsourcing Landscape in Cosmetics and Personal Care Markets - Feb 2022

Hatching a plant-based future - Feb 2022

Framptons is a contract packer and manufacturer for well-established brands. Its flexibility and adaptability have ensured its longevity and it has expanded its capacity in plant-based ‘milk’ production thanks to trailblazing investment in a SIG Combidome carton line.

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Hatching a plant-based future - Feb 2022

BCMPA advocates for outsourcing at White Label World Expo - Feb 2022

The organisation points out exponential growth in e-commerce during the last 24 months has seen many brands seeking to expand into niche markets

At this year’s White Label World Expo (2-3 March at ExCel London), the BCMPA will discuss the benefits brands and retailers can achieve by outsourcing white label products to contract manufacturers. Nine BCMPA members will attend the show to offer expert advice to visitors.

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BCMPA advocates for outsourcing at White Label World Expo - Feb 2022

Food packers stay strong – Jan/Feb 2022

The Contract Packer & Fulfilment section of Packaging News (pages 28-37) gathers feedback from six BCMPA members in Food sector. Contributors to the market analysis are Alphapak International, Complete Co-Packing Services, Country Products, Grange Packing Solutions, Sauce Shed and Storefast Solutions.

There is also a profile on DCS Group, articles from Alexir Co-Packers, Fillcon, Lincpak, Mintons and Wasdell, and Rodney Steel’s Comment on the forthcoming White Label World Expo and IFE Manufacturing shows in March at ExCel, where the BCMPA and our members will be exhibiting.

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Food packers stay strong – Jan/Feb 2022

Outsourcing comes of age - Jan 2022

Emma Verkaik, membership & marketing director of the BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, predicts the already growing role that its members play in meeting demand for outsourced services from brands and retailers across the UK will see yet stronger development in 2022

Demand for BCMPA members’ services grew exponentially throughout 2021, as clients looked to meet the challenges of everything from the lockdown closures of the high street to the explosion in the need for effective e-commerce and Direct to Client (D2C) solutions.

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Outsourcing comes of age - Jan 2022

Looking forward – Keep Calm and Carry on Adapting - Jan 2022

Even prior to the pandemic, brand owners and retailers were increasingly waking up to the benefits of outsourcing their contract manufacturing and packing projects to BCMPA members in order to deliver supply chain agility. However, the closure of every high street and retail outlet during lockdowns rapidly turned these benefits into necessities. See page 22.

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Looking forward – Keep Calm and Carry on Adapting - Jan 2022

Outsourcing: supply chain saviour - Jan 2022

Rodney Steel, CEO of the BCMPA – the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, reports on the essential role of outsourcing in the year ahead.

If 2021 has proven anything it is that the outsourcing industry has consolidated its position in the supply chain beyond all recognition, and without it many companies would simply not have got their products to market.

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Outsourcing: supply chain saviour - Jan 2022

BCMPA members news and UK Packaging Awards Winner - Dec 2021

Our monthly coverage in Packaging News this month highlights the latest from Grange Packing and Mixtio Labs (page 16) and the ‘Co-Pack & Fulfilment Company of the Year Award’ at the UK Packaging Awards (page 37) won by Expac Preston, with Complete Co-Packing Services and Granby Marketing highly commended.  Other BCMPA members are featured on page 12.

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BCMPA members news and UK Packaging Awards Winner - Dec 2021

Recognising the value of outsourcing in 2022 – Dec 2021

Rodney Steel, chief executive of the BCMPA, believes the challenges of last year have firmly cemented the role of third-party outsourcing as a new essential in the commercial thinking of brands and retailers across the country, and that this relationship will continue to develop further in 2022.

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Recognising the value of outsourcing in 2022 – Dec 2021

Packaging in Focus - Nov 2021

Emma Verkaik, Membership & Marketing Director of the BCMPA looks at how BCMPA members are providing agile and effective outsourcing solutions to meet the new trends and sustainability requirements in the drinks sector.

With contributions from BCMPA members, David Berryman, Blends and Blue Frog.

Please see the full article on pages 27 & 28 opposite the BCMPA advertisement.

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Packaging in Focus - Nov 2021

BCMPA members news in Co-Pack & Fulfilment - Nov 2021

Our monthly coverage in Packaging News this month highlights the latest from IPS (Integrated Packing Services) and PharmaPac UK, with the headline story featuring Rain Nutrience.

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BCMPA members news in Co-Pack & Fulfilment - Nov 2021

Hard won lessons - Oct 2021

The performance of logistics providers during the pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the wider economy’s dependence on a robust, agile and reliable supply chain. Emma Verkaik learns from BCMPA members how the challenges of 2020 have been formative in their handling of growth in our post-Covid world.

Contributing to the article are BCMPA members GXO Logistics and Worldwide Logistics.

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Hard won lessons - Oct 2021

CHEMUK kicks off season of in-person shows - Oct 2021

The contract packing and filling industry has received its first dose of normality with the successful staging of CHEMUK last month. Hosted at the NEC in Birmingham, the chemical industry supply chain event featured some contract fillers who were also BCMPA members. Those exhibiting were Cod Beck Blenders, Grotech Production, Maker Industrial (Rakem) Libra Speciality Chemicals and Safapac.

Also featured in this Co-Pack & Fulfilment section of Packaging News are BCMPA members Central Pharma, Complete Co-Packing Services, CRL Foods, PharmaPac and Prolog Fulfilment.

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CHEMUK kicks off season of in-person shows - Oct 2021

Post-Covid self-care and busy lives adds fuel to changing food habits - Oct 2021

Emma Verkaik, membership & marketing director of the BCMPA, explores the causes (and future) of the latest growth in demand for powder-based meal replacements and protein supplements with BCMPA members Alexir and Rain Nutrience.

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Post-Covid self-care and busy lives adds fuel to changing food habits - Oct 2021

Out of adversity comes opportunity - Oct 2021

Rodney Steel dissects the challenges currently faced by many throughout the logistics industry.

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Out of adversity comes opportunity - Oct 2021

Retail professionals invited to power business recovery at UK’s number 1 digital retail show - Sep 2021

IRX & eDX takes place 13 & 14 October, NEC, Birmingham

The retail and eCommerce landscapes have significantly shifted over the past year and a visit to IRX & eDX will provide retail professionals with the toolkit they need to support their business in the new climate.

Retailers, brands, industry experts and retail vendors from across the UK and Europe are invited to gather to hear from thought-leaders, discover innovative technology and learn how to power their business into the next decade.

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Retail professionals invited to power business recovery at UK’s number 1 digital retail show - Sep 2021

Spotlight falls on White Label – Sep 2021

The Contract Packer & Fulfilment section of Packaging News (pages 41-49) gathers feedback from five BCMPA members in the fast-growing White Label & Private Label sector. Contributors to the market analysis are Lincpak, Mano Pack, Mixtio Labs, Xyfil and Zidac Laboratories.

There is also a profile on Nourisher Food & Drinks, articles from Alexir Co-Packers, Ceewhy Vancouver, DCS Group, Framptons, GXO Logistics, Lemonpath and WePack, and Rodney Steel’s Comment on the BCMPA exhibiting at four shows between now and the end of the year.

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Spotlight falls on White Label – Sep 2021

Can exemption avert a ‘perfect storm’ this Christmas – Aug 2021

A toxic combination of the current HGV driver shortage crisis, post-Brexit immigration rules, an unprecedented increase in demand for transport due to a change in shopping habits, and the recent ‘pingdemic’, is steering the industry towards a potential ‘Perfect Storm’ this Christmas.

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Can exemption avert a ‘perfect storm’ this Christmas – Aug 2021

BCMPA to exhibit at seven shows to promote outsourcing services – Aug 2021

The exhibition schedule starting in September 2021 through to March 2022 includes CHEMUK, Making Pharmaceuticals, Internet Retailing & eDelivery Expo, Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London, Contract Pack & Fulfilment (part of Packaging Innovations NEC), White Label Expo and IFE Manufacturing Solutions (formerly IFE Pro2Pac).

Also featured in this Co-Pack & Fulfilment section of Packaging News is BCMPA member Central Pharma, plus Emma Verkaik’s Comment on outsourcing.

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BCMPA to exhibit at seven shows to promote outsourcing services – Aug 2021

Lorry driver crisis: could Christmas be cancelled? – Jul 2021

BCMPA members are citing the ‘perfect storm’ of post-Brexit immigration rules, Covid restrictions, an unprecedented increase in demand for transport due to a change in shopping habits, and a lack of trained resource to replenish the current ageing driver profile, as being the reasons behind this shortfall in driver numbers.

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Lorry driver crisis: could Christmas be cancelled? – Jul 2021

BCMPA Back in Show Business – Jul 2021

With signs of the exhibition industry finally edging out of lockdown, the BCMPA has announced its participation in a wide range of industry events to promote the benefits of outsourcing on behalf of its 180+ members . . .

The BCMPA  has committed to exhibiting at no fewer than seven shows between September 2021 and March 2022.

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BCMPA Back in Show Business – Jul 2021

Emma Verkaik appointed as BCMPA director – Jul 2021

Rodney Steel announces the appointment of Emma Verkaik as Membership & Marketing Director.

Quay Pharmaceuticals wins Queen's Award for Industry and PharmaPac UK celebrates their 25th Anniversary.

Also featured in this Co-Pack & Fulfilment section of Packaging News are BCMPA members Chester Medical Solutions, Mixtio Labs and WePack.

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Emma Verkaik appointed as BCMPA director – Jul 2021

Adapting to new trends - Jul 2021

Emma Verkaik, Membership & Marketing Director of the BCMPA, discusses how outsourcing partners are delivering for the latest pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging demands.

Contributing to the article are BCMPA members Chester Medical Solutions, PharmaPac UK and Vitrition.

Please see the article on pages 41-42 and our full-page advertisement on page 43.

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Adapting to new trends - Jul 2021

Partnering with CMO's more beneficial than ever – Jul 2021

Rodney Steel, chief executive of the BCMPA, discusses how contract and toll manufacturers are playing a vital part in helping the growth of the speciality chemical sector.

Contributing to the article are BCMPA members JT Grosvenor, Libra Speciality Chemicals and Safapac.

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Partnering with CMO's more beneficial than ever – Jul 2021

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services Directory - Jun 2021

The BCMPA and our members feature in Section 3 (Services) including

Contract Filling (pages 135-136), BCMPA promotion (143) and Chemical Specialists (144-145)

The full Directory can be viewed online here

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services Directory - Jun 2021

Outsourcing partners provide strong backbone for brands in post-COVID reality – Jun 2021

Today, brands and retailers are relying more than ever on the robustness and agility of their "under the radar" outsourcing partners to deliver an uninterrupted service. Rodney Steel highlights more about the way in which BCMPA members have been adapting and innovating to serve brands as the industry gets back to business.

Contributing to the article are BCMPA members Chester Medical Solutions, PharmaPac UK and Wasdell Group.

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Outsourcing partners provide strong backbone for brands in post-COVID reality – Jun 2021

Fulfilment demand on the rise – Jun 2021

The Contract Packer & Fulfilment section of Packaging News gathers feedback from six BCMPA members in the Fulfilment, eCommerce and Returns Handling sector. Contributors to the market analysis were Adstral Fulfilment, Bray Solutions, Linney, Lemonpath, Prism Logistics and Worldwide Logistics.

There is also a profile on Prolog Fulfilment, articles from Complete Co-Packing Services and Lemonpath and Rodney Steel's monthly Comment entitled "Plastic-Fantastic? Let's have a reality check".  See pages 36-44 including the BCMPA Members advertising page.

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Fulfilment demand on the rise – Jun 2021

Trust in returns handling essential for online sales success – Jun 2021

With over half of UK shoppers saying that they regularly return items bought online, the BCMPA says trust in efficient returns handling is an essential part of the online shopping experience. 

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Trust in returns handling essential for online sales success – Jun 2021

Creating confectionery with a healthier edge, as well as catering for fast-rising vegan and dairy-free markets, poses many challenges – May 2021

Outsourcing Options (see final section) - Another trend within the confectionery sector in the past few years has been the rise of outsourcing of production services – and this too potentially brings opportunities to address meeting the demand from consumers to access healthier ranges.

The BCMPA’s Rodney Steel comments, plus contributions from BCMPA members Mailway, Marsden Packaging, RJF Farhi and SGL Co-Packing.

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Creating confectionery with a healthier edge, as well as catering for fast-rising vegan and dairy-free markets, poses many challenges – May 2021

Outsourcing partners continue to deliver for the nutraceuticals industry – May 2021

The last 18 months have seen challenges and opportunities in equal measure for the functional food and dietary supplement sector. Rodney Steel, Chief Executive of the BCMPA, explains how the resilience and flexibility of outsourcing companies have played a key role in supporting nutraceutical brands as they navigate this changing landscape.

Contributing to the article are BCMPA members Central Pharma, Ernest Jackson, Rain Nutrience, The Oxford Health Co and Unette.

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Outsourcing partners continue to deliver for the nutraceuticals industry – May 2021

Happy returns in the age of e-commerce? – May 2021

Whilst returns handling is here to stay, one wonders to what extent it may be slowed now that shoppers can happily return to retail stores once more, browsing and selecting exactly what they want?

Also featured in this Co-Pack & Fulfilment section of Packaging News are BCMPA members Grotech Production, Sun Fulfilment and XPO Logistics.

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Happy returns in the age of e-commerce? – May 2021

How outsourcing to BCMPA members can relieve pressure on manufacturing and the supply chain - May 2021

Well before the rumblings of Brexit or the arrival of the pandemic, outsourcing was becoming a vital part of companies’ manufacturing strategy.

Please see the article on pages 80-81.

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How outsourcing to BCMPA members can relieve pressure on manufacturing and the supply chain - May 2021

Sustainability in FMCG - Balancing Act – Apr 2021

Consumer trends and advancing technology are continuously shaping packaging sustainability. In order to achieve this whilst outsourcing can prove a delicate balancing act. The BCMPA explains why and makes some very interesting observations. Contributing to the article are BCMPA members Alexir Co-Packers, Jardox and Portion Solutions.

Please see the article on pages 86-87.

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Sustainability in FMCG - Balancing Act – Apr 2021

How outsourcing is helping to change the face of the personal care market – Apr 2021

Rodney Steel discusses how outsourcing businesses are meeting the packaging challenges faced by today’s personal care and beauty sector brands. Contributing to the article are BCMPA members DCS Group, Guardpack and SMC Cosmetics.

Please see the article on pages 20-21 and our full-page advertisement on page 53.

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How outsourcing is helping to change the face of the personal care market  – Apr 2021

Vital Covid kits support from BCMPA members – Apr 2021

Demand for outsourcing the assembly of Covid testing kits is growing at a prodigious rate.

Also featured in this Co-Pack & Fulfilment section of Packaging News are BCMPA members Carlton Forest 3PL, Lemonpath and Magnavale.

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Vital Covid kits support from BCMPA members – Apr 2021

Outsourcing via the BCMPA is key to keeping up with demand – Apr 2021

With warehouses bulging at the seams and supply chains fragmented by the teething problems of Brexit, there has never been a stronger case for companies to outsource all or part of their operations. See page 24.

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Outsourcing via the BCMPA is key to keeping up with demand – Apr 2021

BCMPA sees 70% increase in outsourcing enquiries – Mar 2021

New developments launched in January to the Association’s website included an expansion of the online search facility. The latest enhancements are already contributing to the huge increase in traffic and online enquiries that the BCMPA’s website has been attracting over the last year.

Also featured in this Co-Pack & Fulfilment section of Packaging News are BCMPA members Efinitylabs, Framptons, Guardpack and Pennine Food Ingredients.

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BCMPA sees 70% increase in outsourcing enquiries – Mar 2021

BCMPA website updates boost outsourcing demand – Feb 2021

The Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics – or BCMPA to its friends – has made it even easier for companies seeking appropriate outsourcing providers by adding greater search functionality to its website.

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BCMPA website updates boost outsourcing demand – Feb 2021

Co-Packers make the most of global demand – Jan/Feb 2021

The Contract Packer & Fulfilment section of Packaging News gets feedback from four BCMPA members in the Personal Care market, finding that businesses have been busy during the pandemic, while last Christmas provided many opportunities. The analysis comes from Bluesky (UK), Group55, Mayfield Laboratories and SMC Cosmetics. See pages 32-34.

Also appearing in the issue are Alexir Co-Packers, Blends and Grotech Production, plus a profile on Blisters Ltd talking about how the contract packer has adapted to doing business during Covid-19. See pages 28-31.

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Co-Packers make the most of global demand – Jan/Feb 2021

Contractors reveal spike in customers’ e-commerce support requirements – Jan 2021

The demand for outsourcing services generally remained high in 2020, reports BCMPA, despite the obstacles and uncertainties thrown up by Covid-19.

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Contractors reveal spike in customers’ e-commerce support requirements – Jan 2021

Outsourcing continues to deliver food for thought – Jan 2021

Rodney Steel, chief executive of the BCMPA, discusses the latest trends in food packaging and outsourcing’s role in supporting businesses through changing times.  Contributing to this article are BCMPA members Alexir Co-Packers ,Complete Co-Packing Services and Jardox.

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Outsourcing continues to deliver food for thought – Jan 2021

BCMPA reports outsourcing growth and resilience – Jan 2021

Demand for outsourcing services remained high during 2020, as many brand owners and manufacturers sought to respond to the changing market requirements brought about by the pandemic.

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BCMPA reports outsourcing growth and resilience – Jan 2021

Outsourcing to the rescue in an unprecedented year  – Jan 2021

Rodney Steel reflects on how outsourcing has played a key role in supporting businesses during the pandemic.

Please see the article on pages 22-23 and our full-page advisement on page 2.

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Outsourcing to the rescue in an unprecedented year  – Jan 2021

Food industry trends for 2021 – Jan 2021

Key industry figures (including the BCMPA’s Rodney Steel) predict where the challenges and opportunities will be found.

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Food industry trends for 2021 – Jan 2021

The Dream Makers - supporting entrepreneurs through challenging times – Dec 2020

Outsourcing is continuing to help new and established drink companies innovate and grow with new brand launches even in these unprecedented times, says Rodney Steel. Contributing to the article are BCMPA members Blends, Complete Co-Packing Services, David Berryman and Framptons.

  
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The Dream Makers - supporting entrepreneurs through challenging times – Dec 2020

Making the Impossible, Possible – Dec 2020

Rodney Steel, Chief Executive of the BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, reflects on how its members have adapted to the challenges of 2020.  Contributing to the article are Staci UK, Linney and Lemonpath (see pages 42-43).
 
FMCG CEO magazine also features BCMPA members TVP, 24/7 Steller Packing, Holland & Barrett, Communisis, Group55, Complete Co-Packing Services and Ceewhy Vancouver (see pages 44-57).
 
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Making the Impossible, Possible – Dec 2020

Outsourcing firms react to the need for speed  – Dec 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, outsourcing firms have reported a huge growth in enquiries for White Label and Private Label goods to meet the need for increased speed to market. Rodney Steel discovers how BCMPA members Expert Beauty, HBD Manufacturing and Reabrook have adapted to meet this demand (see pages 29-31).  

Please also read the article ‘Drug Development Accelerates’ featuring BCMPA member Quay Pharmaceuticals (see page 32).

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Outsourcing firms react to the need for speed  – Dec 2020

UKPA Winners revealed– Dec 2020

This issue of Packaging News announces the Winners of the UK Packaging Awards, including Granby Marketing Services who won ‘Co-Pack & Fulfilment Company of the Year’ (see page 45), which is sponsored by the BCMPA.

There is also news from Granby, Group55 and APS on the BCMPA’s Co-Pack & Fulfilment pages (20-21), while the Suppliers Analysis in this edition on Pallets & Logistics (pages 30-32) features participating members Ceewhy Vancouver and LGI Logistics Group.

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UKPA Winners revealed– Dec 2020

Calm within the storm – Dec 2020

This BCMPA article forms part of Handling & Storage Solutions magazine’s Essential Guide 2021, illustrating how the agility and responsiveness of logistics providers during the pandemic has highlighted the importance of the supply chain to our economy. It includes comments from BCMPA members Carlton Forest 3PL, Clipper Logistics and XPO Logistics.

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Calm within the storm – Dec 2020

BCMPA members pick, pack and dispatch around the clock to ensure Christmas is delivered on time – Nov 2020

The Association says lockdown 2.0 has further intensified the inexorable move towards online sales and deliveries made direct to consumer (DTC) in the food sector.

With these latest restrictions on traditional retail shopping activities combining with the seasonal demand peaks of Black Friday and Christmas, the BCMPA reports its members are experiencing significant growth in their packing, warehousing and logistics services for a wide variety of food and drink goods amongst others (see page 8).

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BCMPA members pick, pack and dispatch around the clock to ensure Christmas is delivered on time – Nov 2020

No respite for co-packers – Nov 2020

This month’s Packaging News features a Supplier Analysis on Contract Packing, with Black Friday and Christmas just around the corner. BCMPA Members Alexir, Blisters, Bray Solutions, Excel, Mailway and Sun Fulfilment share their views.

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The BCMPA’s Co-Pack & Fulfilment page features PrimePac Solutions and WePack, plus a Comment from Rodney Steel on Brexit and the (un)employment debate here.

No respite for co-packers – Nov 2020

Outsourcing firms demonstrate resilience in the face of uncertainty – Oct 2020

Rodney Steel discusses the continued important role of outsourcing in the pharmaceutical industry and how contract manufacturers and packers have responded to some of the latest challenges.

Contributing BCMPA members include Chester Medical Solutions, PharmaPac UK and Wasdell (see pages 82-83).

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Outsourcing firms demonstrate resilience in the face of uncertainty – Oct 2020

White and private label goods surge – Oct 2020

White label and private label goods are experiencing huge growth according to trade association BCMPA, with demand going beyond what you might expect as a direct result of Covid-19.

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White and private label goods surge – Oct 2020

White Label – a good tip for start-ups – Oct 2020

One of the growth areas has been start-ups, which may come as a surprise in these challenging times, but it appears that some people are using their extended absence from work to follow their dreams and identify niche opportunities.

Also featured in this Co-Pack & Fulfilment section are BCMPA members Evanwood, Marsden Packaging and Unette.

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White Label – a good tip for start-ups – Oct 2020

Building on a strong business plan – Sep 2020

The Contract Packer & Fulfilment section of Packaging News gets feedback from five BCMPA members in the Household & Automotive markets. Issues on their radar include positive trading, recruitment, new ways of working and plastic packaging. The article features AE Adams, MiIlwood Manufacturing, Mirius, Sachets and Xyfil. 

Also appearing in the September issue are Blends, Blue Frog, Complete Co-Packing, Liquipak, ParcelPlanet and PharmaPac UK, plus a feature on Riverside Medical and the Source your Supplier section.  See pages 33-44.

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Building on a strong business plan – Sep 2020

BCMPA website enhancements help satisfy huge demand – Aug 2020

The BCMPA has seen a large increase in users to its website since lockdown as potential customers look to the internet for outsourcing solutions.

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BCMPA website enhancements help satisfy huge demand – Aug 2020

Outsourcing firms adapt quickly to unprecedented demand during pandemic – Aug 2020

As the UK entered lockdown in March, sales of immunity boosting products skyrocketed, with consumers seeking to improve their health in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributing to this article are BCMPA members Health Innovations, Holland & Barrett, Oxford Contract Manufacturing, Power Health and Redrose Manufacturing.

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Outsourcing firms adapt quickly to unprecedented demand during pandemic – Aug 2020

Forget JIT or B2B – the new buzzword is D2C – Jul/Aug 2020

BCMPA members who are highly experienced in eCommerce and Direct to Customer (D2C) can rescue smaller companies from having to wrestle with problems outside their comfort zone.

Also featured in this Co-Pack & Fulfilment section are Fillcon, Health Innovations, MDA, Premier Labellers, plus the BCMPA article ‘Antibacterial products still in high demand’.       

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Forget JIT or B2B – the new buzzword is D2C – Jul/Aug 2020

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services Directory - Jun 2020

The BCMPA and our members feature in Section 3 (Services) including

Contract Filling (page 126), BCMPA promotion (127) and Chemical Specialists (134-135)

The full Directory can be viewed online here.

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services Directory - Jun 2020

Logistics ‘on the commercial front line’ during COVID-19, says BCMPA - Jun 2020

Rodney Steel, chief executive of the BCMPA, discovers how contract manufacturers, packers and logistics companies have been adapting to government restrictions and guidelines amid COVID-19.

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Logistics ‘on the commercial front line’ during COVID-19, says BCMPA - Jun 2020

Food firms react to new normal – May 2020

Packaging News speak with four BCMPA members in the speciality food sector and how they have navigated the Covid-19-related challenges over the last few months. The article features Calleva, Jardox, Power Health and TTK Confectionery. 

Also featured in this May/June issue of The Contract Packer & Fulfilment are Advanced Food Technologies, Alexir Co-Packers, Communisis and XPO Logistics, together with articles from the BCMPA, plus the Source your Supplier section.  See pages 31-38.

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Food firms react to new normal – May 2020

Keep Calm and Carry On! – May 2020

How BCMPA members are coping with peak demands and changing working practices during COVID-19.

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Keep Calm and Carry On! – May 2020

Coronavirus: urgent move to stem shortage of hand sanitisers – Apr 2020

Contract packing firms are ready to provide urgent help to stem the current shortages of hand sanitisers, gels, disinfectants and anti-bacterial wipes.

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Coronavirus: urgent move to stem shortage of hand sanitisers – Apr 2020

BCMPA welcomes new rules governing the manufacture of hand sanitisers in the UK – Apr 2020

Due to the spike in demand caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, the HSE is temporarily allowing hand sanitisers containing Propan-2-ol to be sold in the UK, and HMRC has prioritised applications to use denatured alcohol in hand sanitising products.

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BCMPA welcomes new rules governing the manufacture of hand sanitisers in the UK – Apr 2020

Delivering certainty in uncertain times – Mar 2020

Contract manufacturing organisations (CMOs) in the pharmaceutical sector operate at the sharp end of an industry in which one mistake or delay could be serious or even fatal. Rodney Steel discovers how CMOs have become experts in predicting the future, ensuring that nothing is left to chance.

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Delivering certainty in uncertain times – Mar 2020

BCMPA to survey members on points-based immigration plan – Mar 2020

The recent Home Office proposal to deny working visas to low-skilled immigrant workers, is intended to encourage employers to stop relying on cheap labour. But BCMPA members have raised concerns that this will have a huge knock-on effect in terms of UK productivity.

This March issue also comments on the COVID-19 impact on the supply chain.

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BCMPA to survey members on points-based immigration plan – Mar 2020

The Sustainability Search – Mar 2020

Rodney Steel discusses the latest trends in packaging and how ‘sustainability’ can sometimes become the victim of its own headlines.

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The Sustainability Search – Mar 2020

Delivering change – Feb 2020

With consumer expectations travelling ever more rapidly towards a same-day delivery culture, Rodney Steel believes outsourcing has become the sensible option for many businesses.

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Delivering change – Feb 2020

Co-packers see shift towards sustainability – Feb 2020

Packaging News speak with five specialists in the Drinks Sector about their businesses, the industry and customer pressure for sustainable packaging formats. The article features BCMPA members Blends, David Berryman, Complete Co-Packing Services, Framptons and Storefast Solutions. See pages 49-51.

Also in the magazine is an article on Portion Solutions, a comment by Rodney Steel celebrating the BCMPA’s 20th Anniversary, plus the Source your Supplier section.

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Co-packers see shift towards sustainability – Feb 2020

Delivering value in a changing world – Jan 2020

Outsourcing can deliver tangible benefits to companies, providing the support that ensures changing trends are turned into opportunities.

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Delivering value in a changing world – Jan 2020

What is the difference between OEM & ODM? - Jan 2020

OEM and ODM are frequently lumped in together when it comes to outsourced manufacture, but what exactly does each one entail?

 

You can read the article as a pdf here.

What is the difference between OEM & ODM? - Jan 2020

Fulfilling Ambitions – Dec 2019

Packaging News speak with six key fulfilment specialists about their businesses, the industry and customer demands. The article features BCMPA members Communisis, CPD Direct, EC Group, Excel Contract Packing, Granby Marketing and mda. See pages 20-22.

Also in the magazine are Codex and Grotech on the BCMPA’s Co-Pack & Fulfilment page (12), the UK Packaging Awards ‘Co-Pack & Fulfilment Company of the Year’ (46-47) and an article on the blister packaging market featuring Chester Medical (24)

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Fulfilling Ambitions – Dec 2019

Options for contract blending & filling in the chemical industry – Dec 2019

Andrew Warmington of Speciality Chemicals Magazine speaks with Rodney Steel about outsourcing in the chemical sector, with contributions from BCMPA members Cod Beck Blenders, Grotech Production and Hydropak. See pages 48-51.

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Options for contract blending & filling in the chemical industry – Dec 2019

Contract Packing & Logistics – Nov 2019

See this 17-Page Special in FMCG CEO magazine on Contract Packing & Logistics (pages 36-51) including Rodney Steel’s article on ‘Third Party Outsourcing’.  Contributing members include Alexir Co-Packers, Clipper Logistics, Excel Contract Packing, Granby Marketing, Green Group, KFM, Lemonpath and Universal Flexible Packaging.

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Contract Packing & Logistics  – Nov 2019

BCMPA at White Label Expo – Oct/Nov 2019

The BCMPA will be exhibiting at the inaugural White Label World Expo at the ExCel Centre in London, aiming to highlight the role of the association and its members in delivering outsourcing services across the white label and private label industries. See page 92.

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BCMPA at White Label Expo – Oct/Nov 2019

European Pharmaceutical Review - Oct 2019

In October’s issue, the Guide to Outsourcing features an article by the BCMPA‘s Rodney Steel discussing how outsourcing can play a crucial role in helping pharmaceutical companies negotiate challenges arising from the opportunities of a growing market. The article includes interesting input from BCMPA members. See pages 67-69.

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European Pharmaceutical Review - Oct 2019

Packaging News - Sep 2019

See our 'Co-Pack & Fulfilment' page (22), featured within this edition of Packaging News

Packaging News - Sep 2019

CHP Packer International - Jul/Sep 2019

See page 10 - Supporting innovation: Outsourcing in a changing beauty industry

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CHP Packer International - Jul/Sep 2019

The brains behind the beauty - Aug 2019

This latest copy of The Contract Packer & Fulfilment features a 3-page market analysis on Personal Care & Beauty, news from members, plus promotions on the BCMPA members’ advertising pages.

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The brains behind the beauty - Aug 2019

Nutraceutical Business Review - Aug 2019

Why outsourcing remains a healthy choice in the nutraceuticals sector

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Nutraceutical Business Review - Aug 2019

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services - Jun 2019

The BCMPA and its members feature in Services (Section 3 of the Directory):

Contract Filling (page 134), BCMPA promotion (135) and chemical specialists (141)

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Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services - Jun 2019

Sector grows as consumer habits change - Jun 2019

This latest copy of The Contract Packer & Fulfilment features a 3-page market analysis on Fulfilment & Logistics, a comment by Rodney Steel on ‘End-to-End’ Service, news from Eurofins and Honeywood, plus promotions on the BCMPA members’ advertising pages.

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Sector grows as consumer habits change - Jun 2019

Packaging News - Apr 2019

See our newly badged 'Co-Pack & Fulfilment' page (16), featured within this edition of Packaging News.

Packaging News - Apr 2019

Co-packers benefit from Brexit doubt - Mar 2019

In this Food Manufacture article Rodney Steel, Chief Executive of BCMPA, explains how co packers are reaping he benefits of Brexit.

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Co-packers benefit from Brexit doubt - Mar 2019

Green thinking drives food firms - Feb 2019

The freshly badged Contract Packing & Fulfilment feature within Packaging News includes a market analysis on the food sector.  See pages 44 to 52.

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Green thinking drives food firms - Feb 2019

Packaging News - Dec 2018

See the Supplier Analysis on Contract Packing featured within this edition of Packaging News here (pages 26 to 29)

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Packaging News - Dec 2018

Honeywood's blistering success - Aug 2018

This edition of The Contract Packer is a 7-page feature within Packaging News, including a market analysis on personal care and beauty.

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Honeywood's blistering success - Aug 2018

Packers move into pole position - Jun 2018

This edition of The Contract Packer is a 7-page feature within Packaging News, including a market analysis on co-packing.

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Packers move into pole position - Jun 2018

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services - Jun 2018

BCMPA ‘Outsourcing – A Key Business Strategy’ by Rodney Steel
Section 3 – Services featuring Contract Filling on page 136

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Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services  - Jun 2018

Packaging News - May 2018

Contract Packing features within this edition of Packaging News.

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Packaging News - May 2018

Household sector holds steady - Feb 2018

This edition of The Contract Packer is a 6-page feature within Packaging News, including a market analysis on the household & automotive sector.

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Household sector holds steady - Feb 2018

Packaging News - December 2017

Dec 2017

Contract Packing features within this edition of Packaging News.

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Packaging News - December 2017

Food market flies for co-packers

Aug 2017

This edition of The Contract Packer is a 6-page feature within Packaging News, including a market analysis on food in the contract packing sector.

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Food market flies for co-packers

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services 2017

June 2017

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The BCMPA is featured on page 125 and the Contract Filling section on pages 121-122

Where to Buy Chemicals, Plant & Services 2017

PCI lifts lid on Pharma strategy

June 2017

This edition of The Contract Packer is a 7-page feature within Packaging News, including a market analysis on logistics in the contract packing sector. 

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PCI lifts lid on Pharma strategy

Packaging News - March 2017

Mar 2017

Contract Packing features within this edition of Packaging News

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Packaging News - March 2017

The right chemistry for packers

Sep 2016

The Contract Packer, within Packaging News

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The right chemistry for packers

DHL delivers co-packing service

Jun 2016

The Contract Packer, within Packaging News

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DHL delivers co-packing service

Where to buy Chemicals Plant & Service

Jun 2016

Contract Filling

You can review the full Directory online via this link. The Contract Filling section is on page 117.

Where to buy Chemicals Plant & Service

Packers get set for a busy 2016

Feb 2016

The Contract Packer, within Packaging News

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Packers get set for a busy 2016

Food copackers look to future

Sep 2015

The Contract Packer, Issue 11

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Food copackers look to future

New website helps solve contractor discovery woes

Sep 2015

Food Manufacture, page 4

Food and drink brand owners looking for a contractor to manufacture or package products will have a much easier life, after the increased functionality added to the British Contract Manufacturers and …

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New website helps solve contractor discovery woes

Searching made easy on the BCMPA website

Aug 2015

Manufacturing Chemist

Things may have moved on from the Yellow Pages, but if you are looking on the Internet for a contractor to formulate your product, conduct clinical trials or pack pills into blisters, you are likely to be confronted with …

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Searching made easy on the BCMPA website

Lead The Pack

Aug 2015

Retail Packaging

Rodney Steel, Chief Executive at the British Contract Manufacturers and Packers Association, looks at the market and marketing…

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Lead The Pack

Beauty is in the eye of copackers

Jun 2015

The Contract Packer, Issue 10

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Beauty is in the eye of copackers

Full service ahead

May 2015

SHD Logistics

One of the big developments in the world of logistics is the demand for Storage & Distribution companies to provide a full service for their customers. Rodney Steel, Chief Executive looks at what 'full service' …

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Full service ahead

Cosmetics manufacturing

Mar 2015

SPC Magazine

How do you find a good contract services provider to support your beauty manufacturing needs? Rodney Steel, Chief Executive of the BCMPA, has the answers …

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Cosmetics manufacturing

Poppies packed for the people

Feb 2015

The Contract Packer, Issue 9

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Poppies packed for the people

Ahead By Association

Feb 2015

Retail Packaging

Rodney Steel, BCMPA Chief Executive, explains how to enhance your business standards with Trade Association support…

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Ahead By Association

Seamless copacking in art form

Sep 2014

The Contract Packer, Issue 8

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Seamless copacking in art form

Best of British

Aug 2014

Retail Packaging

Flying the flag for the future of packaging in the UK, Chief Executive Rodney Steel expounds on the importance of Home-Shows…

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Best of British

Pharma packers in good health

Jun 2014

The Contract Packer, Issue 7

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Pharma packers in good health

The benefits of outsourcing

Mar 2014

Confectionery Production

The traditional landscape for confectionery manufacturing and packing has changed over recent years as diversity and innovation have become the name of the game. Brand owners and retailers looking for …

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The benefits of outsourcing

Chemical firms find the formula

Feb 2014

The Contract Packer, Issue 6

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Chemical firms find the formula

New BCMPA online map featured on Packaging News

Oct 2013

The BCMPA's new online map facility has received some welcome publicity from Packaging News, being featured in both the printed magazine, which is circulated to over 10,000 industry subscribers, and on the Packaging News website.

New BCMPA online map featured on Packaging News

Copackers give food for thought

Jun 2013

The Contract Packer, Issue 4

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Copackers give food for thought

BCMPA website featured in ‘The Contract Packer’

Jun 2013

The June issue of The Contract Packer was jammed with interesting news and stories with contributions from over 20 BCMPA members, including a 3-page review of the food market.  The magazine also featured a half-page article on the launch of the new BCMPA website. The Contract Packer is published three times a year with a printed circulation of over 10,000 and an online digital edition.

BCMPA website featured in ‘The Contract Packer’