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Welcome to the Cogent blog, your source for the latest company news and for articles highlighting trends and guidance on facility supply, food service and packaging topics.

Fight Cold and Flu Season at Work

5 Things You Can Do Today to Fight Cold and Flu Season at Work

Cold and flu season will soon be upon us. Here are five easy habits that fight the spread of illness at work.


Prep for the Holiday Shopping Season

Five Tips to Prep for the Holiday Shopping Season

Black Friday will be here in less than two months and it’s time to get ready for sales success. With five Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas this holiday season it is an opportunity to attract new customers and retain loyal customers at your storefront and online ecommerce. Are you ready to make big impressions that will deliver the experience they crave that will keep them coming back after the holidays?


Why Packaging Matters

Three Big Reasons Why Packaging Matters for Your Brand

One of the biggest drivers of brand impression is packaging. It can be tempting for budget-strapped small businesses to skimp in this area when they’re starting out. But neglecting the importance of packaging can be a mistake that compromises your brand, your product quality and your bottom line. Following are three big reasons why.


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Oakland Packaging Has Become Cogent Solutions & Supplies

We have exciting news to share! After 30 wonderful years of business as Oakland Packaging & Supply, we have changed our name to Cogent Solutions & Supplies. The Oakland name has served us well, but the time had come for a name and brand that more appropriately represents who we are today, where we are going and the full value we bring to our customers. Cogent — defined as clear, logical and convincing — reflects the benefits we offer today. We are the partner that delivers more clarity, more guidance, more expertise and more certainty to your company and your supply chain.