Food Packaging

In short, if you or your pet can eat it, then it's a food product. The packaging that it comes in covers a lot of ground: Hanover Research projected that in 2013 the size of the global food packaging market will increase to $251.8 billion and the size of the North American food packaging market will be $54.4 billion. [Food packaging and U.S. food contact paper market]

The food packaging market runs the gamut of packaging materials from glass jars to metal cans to paperboard cartons to rigid polymer trays to flexible bags. Flexible bags are increasingly popular, thanks to their light weight and strength.

 Food packaging market drivers include cost savings per individual package, improvements in "shelf presence," branding and better barrier performance.

Consumers also study packaging for sustainability and safety. Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a worry to some consumers. Food packaging also is responding to consumer concerns about portion-size and simpler preparation. Single-serve, multi-serve and multi-pack packages respond to changing needs.

Food packaging also includes labeling. A Nutrition Facts label is required on most packaged food in many countries. Labeling a food for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or their absence is a growth area.

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From grocery ecommerce and production platform shifts to size trends and consumer preferences, Packaging Digest’s 2015 Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit tackles today’s hot topics, as well as provides astute direction for the...


The proposed merger to form the world’s fifth largest food and beverage company will have revenues of approximately $28 billion with eight $1+ billion brands will be co-headquartered in Pittsburgh and Chicago areas.

 

Today’s...


Best Foods/Unilever revamps the packaging of Hellmann’s mayo and other products to improve consumer convenience. Vendors are disclosed for the new custom-molded PET squeeze bottle that combines with the distinctive dispensing closure to help...


The outcry from fans of the Hungry Jack microwavable syrup bottle has paid off. Brand owner J.M. Smucker Co. is bringing...


Flexible in formulation and applications, yogurt also demonstrates its applicability across a number of packaging formats in designs that range from the playful to the sophisticated using bottles, cups and pouches.

 

The yogurt market...


The new packaging formats are part of a salvo of new products from the brand owner that leverage the popularity of Greek yogurt in convenient, consumer-friendly flexible formats that also add iconic characters.

 

The yogurt and yogurt...


Times are changing in the once-reliable U.S. consumer packaged goods (CPG) space. The emergence of smaller competitors, certain shifts in consumer behaviors, the proliferation of retail formats and the continued stagnation of...


The world’s first biofood, Vinia red grape powder, is introduced by BioHarvest in convenient packets in a month’s supply of 30-count boxes. Packaging design goals center on science and credibility.

 

What do you think of a product with...


Co-founders of the GreenBox—a patented pizza box that separates into four plates and yet can still store any leftovers—will appear on ABC’s “Shark Tank” Jan. 30, at 9 p.m. eastern time.

This...


The top 2015 food and beverage packaging trends include options that are compact and lightweight, digitally savvy, earth-friendly, simplified and sport a personality.

 

With consumers of every age and ilk—including...


By automating its e-commerce pick-and-pack process, KeHE minimizes packaging materials while limiting product damage by right-sizing cases and improves profitability by fulfilling orders in one shift instead of multiple shifts.

 

For...


The votes are in: The Top 10 Food Packaging articles posted since January 1 as determined by our readers include coverage of a clear retortable can, a new application for K-cups, a sugarcane-based bag and seven others including a bottle whose...


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