Print on the box in April

Last updated: 12-31-2020

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Print on the box in April

One media channel embraced another as printers secured their 15-minutes of fame, while former Polestar execs, perhaps less willingly, find themselves in the Printweek spotlight again.

1 Fox MC shuttered after virus 'killer blow' 7,711 clicks Fox Marketing Services MC has gone into voluntary liquidation after being hit with an unexpected property lease issue just as the coronavirus crisis resulted in a dramatic drop-off in order levels.

2 Former Polestar execs reunited at new venture 5,227 clicks Two high-profile former Polestar directors have come together again with a new investment venture.

3 Future ownership of Spicers Office Team in question 4,963 clicks Paper manufacturers and print suppliers are watching anxiously after the future ownership of Spicers Office Team (SPOT) was called into question due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

4 Print pitch coming up on Dragons' Den 4,883 clicks Fans of TV show Dragons’ Den will find a familiar industry face making an appearance on this weekend’s episode.

5 BPIF survey details virus devastation 3,505 clicks Results from the BPIF’s Impact Survey have revealed the devastating effects of the virus crisis and subsequent economic lockdown on large swathes of the UK printing industry.

6 Spicers Office Team heads towards administration 3,457 clicks Spicers Office Team (SPOT) appears increasingly likely to pre-pack in some form after the business confirmed it had filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators.

7 CPI cuts pay as virus hits sales 3,364 clicks CPI Group has implemented a temporary 10% wage cut across-the-board after sales were hit by the Covid-19 situation, with senior management taking a 40% cut in pay.

8 US print giant files for Chapter 11 3,084 clicks American print group LSC Communications has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

9 Thousands furloughed across print as scheme goes live 2,981 clicks HMRC’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme portal has gone live, with thousands of workers across the UK printing industry already furloughed under the arrangement.

10 Prime's visor goes global 2,785 clicks Prime Group’s innovative visor design is now being manufactured all over the world in an extraordinary act of collaboration between disparate printers and manufacturers.

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