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203 - LIVE at Cosmoprof talking packaging sustainability and transparency with Brandon Frank
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203 - LIVE at Cosmoprof talking packaging sustainability and transparency with Brandon Frank

President of PCC Packaging

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About The Guest(s): Brandon Frank is the Vice President of Pacific Packaging Components (PPC), a 53-year-old packaging distributor and broker based in Baldwin Park, California. Brandon grew up in the packaging industry, as his family started the business in 1970. After working in various industries, including real estate and summer camp directing, Brandon returned to the family business and has been running it for the past five years.

Summary: In this episode, Adam Peek interviews Brandon Frank, the Vice President of Pacific Packaging Components (PPC). PPC is a packaging distributor and broker that helps brands solve their packaging problems by connecting them with suppliers. Brandon shares his journey of growing up in the packaging industry, working in various industries before returning to the family business, and the importance of transparency and sustainability in the packaging industry. They also discuss the current trends and conversations at Cosmoprof, with a focus on sustainability.

Key Takeaways:

  • PPC is a packaging distributor and broker that helps brands solve their packaging problems by connecting them with suppliers.

  • Brandon grew up in the packaging industry and initially didn't want to work in the family business, but eventually returned and has been running it for the past five years.

  • Transparency and sustainability are becoming increasingly important in the packaging industry, and brands are starting to demand more information about the supply chain and the sustainability of packaging materials.

  • The last day of trade shows like Cosmoprof can be the best time to have meaningful conversations with brands, as most buyers have already left and there is less crowding in the booths.

Quotes:

  • "We're a 53-year-old packaging distributor or broker. Brands have packaging problems or projects, and they come to us to solve those problems." - Brandon Frank

  • "I was literally born into the world of packaging. One of my earliest memories was my dad teaching me about bad packaging." - Brandon Frank

  • "The brands are the ones driving the sustainability conversation, and some brands are really into it while others don't care at all." - Brandon Frank

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