Parcel deliveries could be hit by shortage of ‘beige gold’, ParcelHero warns


Cardboard packaging has become so scarce it’s now dubbed ‘beige gold’, according to ParcelHero. The home delivery specialist is warning that the shortage, driven by the surge in online shopping during the pandemic, could lead to damaged parcels, increased costs and delays to home deliveries. ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks, said: “The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) says demand for cardboard boxes from online retailers is five years ahead of pre-pandemic levels. “On top of this increased demand, […]