What slower box sales say about the economy

Box sales ain’t what they used to be. 

Why it matters: Sales of the humble corrugated containers tell us a lot about the state of the goods economy, as everything from dishwashers to food to toys get stuffed into them. 

State of play: The post-COVID swing from spending on stuff, to spending on services, continues. So sales of boxes, which boomed during the pandemic, have flattened out.

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