March 25, 2019

How Was RPA’s 30th Annual Conference?


Thank you to everyone who attended RPA's 30th Annual Conference & Showcase, which was held February 25 - 27 in Orlando, Florida at the Caribe Royale. During three days, the best in the retail packaging industry gathered to network with one another and see the latest products on display. So how did people feel about this year’s show? What were the highlights? Where can RPA improve? RPA’s Conference Survey gathered all this information and more. Read more.

Quarterly Industry Trends Report: Are You Participating? 

Cleveland ResearchProduced in partnership with Cleveland Research Company, RPA’s Industry Trends Report provides a quarterly snapshot of RPA member sales activity, new orders, market trends and business forecasts, as compiled from RPA member input through a simple, quick, completely confidential online survey. Learn more.

Please note that all answers are anonymous, and all information supplied is averaged, with no mention of individual or company names.

If you have questions, please email RPA Executive Director Molly Alton Mullins at

Targeting Millennials to Forge the Next Evolution of Distribution Sales

When Steve Newland, president of Allied Electronics & Automation in Fort Worth, Texas, wanted to improve his sales model, he quickly realized he couldn’t move forward with his vision until he had the right talent in place. Newland was among several speakers at last week’s MDM Sales GPS 2019 conference in Las Vegas who addressed the critical need to recruit young workers in order to build a strong, modern salesforce. Read more.


S. Walter Packaging Announces Executive PromotionsSWalter

S. Walter Packaging, a leading provider of custom packaging solutions, recently announced that Gordon Summerfield has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing, & Sourcing, and Robert Cunningham has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations. 

Save Your Company Money

Sfp Logo Small CroppedSFP is a leading payment processing provider and a brand new WF&FSA Value Partner. SFP helps merchants navigate the constant changes in the bank card industry while keeping costs low, ensuring data security, and enhancing efficiency by making it simple to run transactions. SFP offers RPA members SFP credit card and ACH/check processing services at a special discount off its regular rates. Learn more.  

So, What's New With You?

RPA member logoWe'd like to know what's new with you and your company. Do you have any organizational changes? Have you changed your address? Introduced a new product? Just send your information to RPA at Also, add us to your press release list!