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YEARNING
FOR GROWTH
Forecast Calls for Strong Year
BY JOEL BERG

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f there is one safe bet about the year ahead, it's
that 2021 will be nothing like 2020. Perhaps most
importantly, the global economy is likely to grow
rather than shrink as it did in the thick of the
COVID-19 pandemic. And a vaccine for the virus is
likely to become widely available by the second half of
the year, experts suggest.
Nonetheless, the massive disruption of the last 12
months will leave a mark on the next 12. Economic
growth will be uneven and consumer habits forged
in the crucible of COVID-19 will persist, according to panelists speaking at the Flexible Packaging
Association's 2020 Virtual Fall Executive Conference.
The flexible packaging industry kept operating
through the pandemic as a supplier to businesses
delivering food, medicine, and other essentials. But the
industry adapted to dramatic swings in consumer habits
as lockdown orders kept many people working-and
eating-at home. Ecommerce soared as a result.
Other trends evident before the pandemic will
continue to play out as well, such as the rise in

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