So March 11, the New York Stock Exchange officially welcomed a bear to the trading floor.
Here at Plastics News as a momentary break, we'd like to remind you of a gorilla instead.
Samsonite International SA, the global luggage company, is marking its 110th anniversary this year with the launch of "Our Responsible Journey," marking its sustainability strategy.
As a part of that strategy, the company — which has its own in-house injection molding — says it will increase its use of sustainable materials, develop innovations that will provide durable products and end-of-life plans for those products and use 100 percent renewable energy as it works to become carbon neutral by 2025.
The company already uses post-industrial recycled polypropylene and post-consumer recycled PET.
And while Samsonite marks its birthday, this is also a big anniversary year for an advertising icon that is now part of the Samsonite brand. It was 50 years ago that American Tourister unveiled its "Gorilla Commercial" to promote its hard-sided luggage. And yes, American Tourister was a Samsonite competitor in 1970 (they were joined via an acquisition in 1993), but you have to admit when you think about luggage, you probably still imagine that ad.