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Experts’ 2016 Predictions for the Printing, Label and Converting Industries

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Jan 7, 2016 @ 15:01 PM

 

As we assembled this year’s contributions to our 2016 industry predictions, we found fewer submissions. Perhaps the end of the year is too busy of a time, perhaps people are a bit uncertain of what the future will hold. However, the submissions we did receive are in-depth, interesting and insightful. It’s definitely quality over quantity - enjoy!

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Topics: Business Development, Converting Industry, Printing Industry, Label Industry

The End is Near: You WILL Have to Sell Your Business

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Oct 14, 2015 @ 08:10 AM

Readers of the fine publication Label & Narrow Web will know that I’m a regular contributor with my column, “The Bottom Line.” In the September issue, I touch on a topic that’s all-too-real for Baby Boomers: You WILL have to sell your business.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, Label Industry

Experts’ 2015 Predictions for Print Label and Converting Industries

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 @ 08:01 AM

What awaits the print label and converting industries in 2015? I asked some of the fields’ experts to weigh in, and received a myriad of informative and intriguing responses. Take a look at what the industries’ top dogs are expecting in 2015.

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Topics: Label Industry

Label Printer Passes on Global, Focuses on Local

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Oct 8, 2014 @ 09:10 AM

The trend among big brands is to do business with a label printer that has multiple locations, providing global access to markets. One printer is doing just the opposite, carving out a unique niche based on local service in the process.

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Topics: Strategy, Label Industry

Why the Big Dogs Are Buying Smaller Packaging and Label Companies

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Mergers and Acquisitions are no longer relegated to the big dogs.  In a terrific article, Jim Hill of Benesch explains why big packaging and label companies are in search of smaller companies. It’s a particularly enlightening insight - especially if you’re considering selling your company.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Label Industry

Why Owners of Label Printing Companies are Sitting Ducks

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, May 28, 2014 @ 09:05 AM

Two weeks ago, I presented at the AWA Executive M&A Forum in Chicago.  The room was filled with heavy hitters from around the pressure-sensitive materials industry.  Yet one of the attendees made a comment that surprised me about label business owners.

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Topics: M&A, Strategy, Label Industry

Why Wall Street Loves Printers of Pressure-Sensitive Labels

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, May 21, 2014 @ 09:05 AM

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Topics: Strategy, Label Industry

Lessons in Success from a Pharmaceutical Labels Printer

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, May 7, 2014 @ 09:05 AM

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Topics: Label Industry

Four Strategies for Label Printers to Enter the Pharmaceutical Industry

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

After attending a recent Pharmaceutical Compliance conference in Boston, I recalled something a wise man once said to me:  If you want to be successful, speak a different language.  In this case, the Pharma industry has its own language – one that the astute printer will find highly lucrative.

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Topics: Label Industry

Five Ways Label Companies Can Create a Niche

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

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Topics: Converting Industry, Printing Industry, Strategy, Label Industry