Radio 4’s In Business: Packaging in a Pickle

In Packaging on May 20, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Leading UK packaging specialist Benson Group will feature in the Thursday May 22 edition of “In Business”, airing on BBC Radio 4 at 20:30, repeated on Sunday evening at 21:30, and available on the BBC iPlayer after that date.


The synopsis for this week’s edition, entitled “Packaging in a Pickle” is: “Modern living generates ever increasing amounts of packaging to wrap up the things we purchase and that generates widespread criticism of the packaging industry. But packaging companies are trying to innovate to respond to both environmental and marketing needs. Peter Day investigates what is wrapped around the products we all buy.”

Programme presenter Peter Day and producer Sandra Kanthal visited Benson Group’s Bardon factory and headquarters last week to conduct interviews with the team, discussing the history of the business, the changing world of the carton industry, and how Benson Group approach innovation differently to many other packaging companies.

About Benson Group

Benson Group is one of the UK’s leading printed folding carton suppliers, producing packaging product for both the food retail and healthcare industries for a wide range of UK and European customers.

The business manufactures packaging product at four production sites covering in excess of 400,000 sq ft. Benson Group continues to grow and expects to achieve annual sales for the current financial year in excess of £120 million. Food and beverage processors are the main customers at Bardon and for the company’s two North East facilities in Newcastle and Gateshead. The fourth site in Crewe serves healthcare and consumer care markets.

Benson Group creates packaging for many well-known companies, brands and retailers. Key account clients across the Group include Two Sisters Food Group, Reckitt Benckiser, Greencore, and Samworth Brothers. The company is an approved supplier for all of the UK’s leading retail chains. Food and healthcare packaging is exported to customers in countries throughout Europe.

For further information on the Benson Group visit the web site.



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