The FPA 2017 First Quarter 'Pulse of the Industry' Report, the most recent in our series of reports to address questions regarding the performance of the flexible packaging industry in the current uncertain economic and turbulent business conditions, is now available. The focus was principally short term, first quarter 2017 results versus fourth quarter 2016 and first quarter 2016. Areas of business activity surveyed included net sales, volume/output, profitability, inventory levels, capital spending and capacity utilization. In addition, information was gathered to assess expectations for sales performance and volume/output in the second quarter 2017 versus the previous period, first quarter 2017. Please click here to download a copy of the Report.