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10 Halloween Fun Facts You Might Not Know

Posted by Alpha Rho on 9/21/21 4:43 PM

 

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 dressed up in costumes and went door-to-door looking for food or money in exchange for songs, poems or other "tricks" they performed.
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Planning a Celebration? Protect Your Favors with Rigid Plastic Boxes from Alpha Rho!

Posted by Alpha Rho on 5/20/21 11:58 AM

 

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 known as a bonbonniere. A bonbonniere is a small trinket box that was made of crystal, porcelain, and/or precious stones. The contents of these precious boxes were generally sugar cubes or delicate confections, which symbolize wealth and royalty.

- Wikipedia

 

Nowadays, small gift items like candy, ceramic, glass or metal items, candles, soaps, and more are met with the challenge of having to be protected against damage and scratches. The solution? Alpha Rho’s rigid plastic boxes and containers come in various shapes and are perfect for containing most items in our sturdy high-quality polystyrene plastic.

 

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Topics: general-purpose polystyrene, rigid plastic boxes, candy packaging, packaging for gifts



Rigid Plastic Boxes with Lids for Jewelry and Candy

Posted by Alpha Rho on 2/18/21 10:41 AM

Upgrading Opportunities for Your Candy and Jewelry Packaging 

As we make our way to the one-year mark of the global pandemic, we find ourselves celebrating holidays differently during lockdown. According to the Nation Retail Federation, even in a pandemic, we spent over a whopping 28.1 billion dollars for Valentine’s Day. People were willing to invest, despite the changes to the holiday season. Lots of companies are wondering how to promote and enhance holiday spirit, and make up for shifts in sales, all while staying safe.

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Topics: rigid plastic boxes, candy packaging, packaging for gifts



Rigid Plastic Boxes: Make This Halloween Special

Posted by Alpha Rho on 8/24/20 11:33 AM

How Rigid Plastic Boxes Will Protect Your Costumes and Treats this Halloween

 

While holidays and events may look different this year, that doesn’t mean the desire to make the most out of the current situation has decreased. Instead, according to an article by CNN, Halloween displays have been put out early in many supermarkets and stores. Some candy manufacturers are dressing fewer treats in Halloween-specific packaging and putting a greater focus on family-sized packs for at-home treats in anticipation of celebrations held at home. Even if families won’t be going door-to-door this Halloween, a recent survey conducted on behalf of the National Confectioners Association found that 74% of millennial moms and young parents said Halloween is more important than ever this year, with the hopes of bringing some joy and normalcy home this fall.

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Topics: rigid plastic boxes, candy packaging, Halloween



Rigid Plastic Boxes: Protecting Your Product for Valentine's Day

Posted by Alpha Rho on 2/5/20 2:26 PM

Ensuring Your Product Is Protected for the Important Occasions

 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means: it’s time to make your product look amazing while protecting it from the damage it can receive while on display. Many businesses find that rigid plastic boxes provide exceptional protection while creating a beautiful display that doesn’t hide their product’s outstanding appearance. From initial packaging to final display and delivery to the end client, these containers provide hardy, attractive, and stable protection for your products, safeguarding your investment and lowering your business’ product losses.

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Topics: rigid plastic boxes, candy packaging, packaging for gifts



Rigid Plastic Boxes: The Perfect Packaging for Valentine’s Day

Posted by Alpha Rho on 1/16/19 12:50 PM

Why You Should Fall in Love with Custom Packaging for Creative, Heartfelt Gifts

 

With Christmas and New Year’s firmly behind us, we now shift our focus to the holiday of love. Valentine’s Day is an important date for many couples—typically celebrated with romantic vacations, hitting the town for a nice meal, or exchanging special gifts. For retail stores, the holiday presents a huge opportunity to make money. According to Forbes, it’s estimated that 55% of the U.S. population celebrates Valentine’s day annually—spending an impressive $19.6 billion in the process.

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Topics: rigid plastic boxes, candy packaging, packaging for gifts



Rigid Plastic Boxes: The Perfect Halloween Accessory

Posted by Alpha Rho on 8/29/18 12:25 PM

How They’re a Treat for the Confection and Retail Industries

 

Halloween in America is a big deal, and like any other major holiday, it’s accompanied by a serious surge in consumer spending. Last year’s holiday broke all kinds of retail spending records, with over $9.1 billion spent on Halloween related items.

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Topics: rigid plastic boxes, candy packaging



Package Your Halloween Treats Better with Rigid Plastic Boxes

Posted by Alpha Rho on 10/23/17 3:37 PM

Rigid Plastic Boxes in the Confectionery Industry

 

With Halloween just around the corner, the National Retail Federation is expecting shoppers to splurge a record $2.7 billion on candy purchases this year! However, these sugar-rich products have to survive fluctuations in temperature, humidity in the ambient environment, and product agitation from handling–all before hitting the shelves.

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Topics: polystyrene rigid plastic boxes, general-purpose polystyrene, candy packaging