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Highlights from the 2019 CPA Annual Meeting

According to Dave Mabon, president, Ongoing Value, Inc., reverse logistics like end-of-life, recalls and seasonal returns continue to plague e-commerce. During his session at the 2019 CPA Annual Meeting, he posed that reverse logistics present the number one opportunity for contract packagers today and advises advertising it as part of their value proposition.

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Feb. 19-21 | Tucson, Arizona

El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort


College is Expensive. CPA Can Help!

CPA, The Association for Contract Packagers and Manufacturers, is proud to offer two scholarship programs – The Thomas Bacon Memorial Scholarship and The CPA Technical Scholarship. The Thomas Bacon Memorial Scholarship is open to family members of employees of CPA member companies in good standing and The CPA Technical Scholarship is an academic scholarship for students focused on packaging related curriculums.

The deadline to apply for both scholarships is April 30, 2019.


Check Out CPA’s New and Improved Website

CPA recently launched its new website. Access all the benefits of a CPA membership, stay up-to-date on industry news, register for events and access member information all in one place. This new website has all the information you need about contract packagers and manufacturers right at your fingertips.



March 26-28, 2019 | Chicago

April 16-17, 2019 | Lombard, Illinois

June 5-6, 2019 | Atlanta

Sept. 23-25, 2019 | Las Vegas


CPGs on Packaging Overhaul Deadline

Packaging Strategies recently reported that Amazon is asking CPGs to overhaul their packaging to be greener, sturdier and cheaper to ship. Starting Aug. 1, 2019, manufacturers will be charged a surcharge on non-compliant items.

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