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10 Ways to Show Your Customers You Appreciate Them This Holiday Season

It’s always a good practice to show customers you appreciate them throughout the year, but the Holidays are a great time to make them feel extra special. Here are 10 ways to show your customers you appreciate them this holiday season. Give them a gift. It can be just for shopping in your store during the Holiday season, or just for being a client. Branded swag is great for this, and it doesn’t have to

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The Supply Chain Crisis Explained

Chances are you’ve heard about the “supply chain crisis” that is being driven by the backup of more than 100 giant container ships off the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. While we believe it’s well-worth the time to read this insightful article from Yahoo Finance to better understand how this situation is affecting our economy with shortages, delays, and ultimately, inflation, we’ve synthesized the article into easily-digestible information bites. Here are some key points from

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10 Halloween Fun Facts You Might Not Know

  Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in the United States, behind Christmas. Consumers spent over $8.8 billion on Halloween in 2020, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) with an average of $92 per person. Here are ten more fun facts about Halloween that you might not know from GoodHousekeeping.com and History.com: 1. Trick or treating has existed since Medieval times. Back then, it was known as “guising” in Scotland and Ireland. Young people

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15 Smart Organization Hacks for Back to School

Kids aren’t the only ones who need to be organized to be successful at school — parents need to be organized too. These easy organization hacks started at the beginning of the school year are sure to reduce back to school stress for the entire family!* 1.     Before you run out to purchase new school supplies for your child, do a quick search of your home for unused supplies from last year. 2.     Use a Homework Caddy

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Planning to Travel? Here are Some Tips to Make Packing Easier

You have a vacation or a business trip coming up and it’s time to pack. Try these tips to make packing more efficient: Roll, don’t fold, your clothes – it’s the best way to prevent creases and make the most of space in your suitcase. Pack by outfit and group them on your bed first. This will help avoid forgetting an item. Choose travel-friendly fabrics. Place heavy items at the base of your suitcase. Avoid

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11 Reasons Why Fishing is Good for Your Health

After a long year of social distancing and working from home, people are happy to get outside and enjoy the outdoors this summer. Soaking up the sunshine and fishing near a beautiful pond, river or beach is a great way to enjoy nature. But did you know that there are many health benefits to fishing? Here are a few reasons to break out the fishing rod and cast a line this summer, even if you’re

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Planning a Celebration? Protect Your Favors with Rigid Plastic Boxes from Alpha Rho!

With COVID restrictions on outdoor gatherings being lifted, people are happy to be able to move ahead with fun celebration events like weddings, showers, graduations, reunions, engagement and anniversary parties, and more. Giving a favor (or small gift) as a way of saying thank you to guests is a common tradition. The tradition of distributing wedding favors, is hundreds of years old. It is believed that the first wedding favor, common amongst European aristocrats, was

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State Of Resin Market and its Effects on Commodity Material

Polystyrene plastic pellets utilized by Alpha Rho. Photo: John Savone Now that the second quarter of 2021 is already underway, the trend is clear: the prices in the resin market are increasing, and if the gap between supply and demand doesn’t shrink, it will continue to go northwards throughout 2021. Week after week, we see a steady climb in the prices led by supply shortages amid increased demand. Some buyers have become creative amid this crisis

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7 Ways Alpha Rho Supports the Environment

On Earth Day and every day, Alpha Rho is proud to practice sustainable measures to minimize our footprint and contribute responsibly to the environment and to our community. Whether it’s through recycling of our waste or utilizing “green power,” we’re doing our part to make a difference. How did we become one of the “greenest” plastic box manufacturing companies in New England? Here are 7 ways: We work with general-purpose polystyrene to produce our large assortment of rigid plastic boxes—the

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