The report is 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 of the report is principally short-term, looking at first quarter 2019 versus the fourth quarter 2018 and versus the same period a year ago (first quarter 2018). Completion of the Pulse of the Industry Survey is voluntary. The ‘Pulse of the Industry’ is intentionally broad in scope, examining relative performance for net sales, volume, profitability, inventory levels, capital spending, and capacity utilization. In addition, information is included to examine expectations for sales and volume performance in the second quarter 2019 (versus the most recent period, first quarter 2019). Click here to download a copy of the report.