Food & Beverage

The food and beverage markets represent the largest consumption group for packaging materials and machinery. Sales for one top growing segment alone—pet food packaging—are expected to reach $2.5 billion in 2018 in the U.S., according to market research firm Freedonia Group. And growth in beverage packaging markets is projected at a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4%, to hit $131.1 billion by 2019, according to analysis by MarketsandMarkets.

From soup to nuts and water to booze, food and beverage products demand quite a bit from their protective vessels. Whether the package is rigid or flexible, it must deliver the freshest and safest product to its consumer—anywhere in the world. Once within reach, the bottles, pouches or cups must capture the attention of potential buyers with an appealing design. If purchased, the packaging must perform as expected (or better!) or else you can kiss away the chance of a future sale from today’s critical consumers.

Demand continues for ready-to-eat and on-the-go foods and drinks, especially for time-pressed Americans. Packaging Digest presents here the latest packaging designs, technologies and trends for foods and beverages to help keep you inspired and your brands up to date.

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The patent-pending resealable SmarterSeal claims to be a better, more practical solution for brands to address consumers' hygiene worries associated with drinking beverages and other canned products.

 


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Superfood snacks maker Zego improves its proprietary batch-level QR code and adds an on-pack Call to Action to further promote awareness of food safety through allergen reporting.

 


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Even Coca-Cola can’t do it alone. Development of its groundbreaking PlantBottle needed a helping hand from the global beverage giant’s packaging technology partners.


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Modern Table Meals eliminates plastic bags in a move to recyclable paperboard packaging using uniquely gabled cartons that boast a new-look graphics design.

 


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SaltWorks’ custom-engineered new packaging, which took 24 months’ R&D to perfect, is stunning in looks and impressive in function.

 


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PRE Brands—a Chicago-based start-up specializing in premium, grass-fed beef—knows how important it is for consumers to see a cut of meat before they buy it.


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Endangered Species Chocolates’ debut into pouches enlarges the iconic animals to boost on-shelf attention while exploring a new look for the brand.

 


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Four industry experts leading the discussion surrounding compostable food packaging do some myth-busting while pointing to the technical and commercial realities in this recent webinar.

 


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High-pressure processing (HPP) has become the darling of the food and beverage markets over the last couple years for several good reasons: better product quality and longer shelf life, for example.


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New easy-grip shape and drip-reducing flip-top lid make this bottle the cream of the non-dairy crop when it comes to packaging-driven convenience.

 


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While the sit-down family dinner isn’t dead, it seems to be the exception rather than the rule. Today, consumers are more likely to snack throughout the day, even when socializing over the weekend.


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High pressure processing (HPP) systems vendor Hiperbaric shares an inside view on a market experiencing robust growth according to industry forecasts.

 


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Redesigned bottle for Peace Tree Brewing delivers unique shape with production and consumer benefits while standing out in the highly competitive craft beer market.

 


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Sleeve labels for limited-edition 16oz cans of Manic Pixie Dream Beer reflect the brew’s unconventional formulation with a subtly sexy packaging design in four versions.

 


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Brand owner discusses the early 2017 release of new 500-mL six packs and a 1.3L bottle added to its lineup.

 


The patent-pending resealable SmarterSeal claims to be a better, more practical solution for brands to address consumers' hygiene worries associated with drinking beverages and other canned products.

 

Ever have doubts about how clean...


Superfood snacks maker Zego improves its proprietary batch-level QR code and adds an on-pack Call to Action to further promote awareness of food safety through allergen reporting.

 

Springtime is for many a season of flowering trees...


Even Coca-Cola can’t do it alone. Development of its groundbreaking PlantBottle needed a helping hand from the global beverage giant’s packaging technology partners. The company’s sustainable packaging lead Sarah Dearman will share Coca-Cola’s new...


Modern Table Meals eliminates plastic bags in a move to recyclable paperboard packaging using uniquely gabled cartons that boast a new-look graphics design.

 

Modern Table Meals, Walnut Creek, CA, reformulated its line of protein-...


SaltWorks’ custom-engineered new packaging, which took 24 months’ R&D to perfect, is stunning in looks and impressive in function.

 

SaltWorks’ CEO Mark Zoske set out to reinvent the Woodinville, WA, company’s product packaging for...


PRE Brands—a Chicago-based start-up specializing in premium, grass-fed beef—knows how important it is for consumers to see a cut of meat before they buy it. With that in mind, the company has created a packaging design that offers shoppers a 360-...


Endangered Species Chocolates’ debut into pouches enlarges the iconic animals to boost on-shelf attention while exploring a new look for the brand.

 

Endangered Species Chocolate, Indianapolis, has extended its territory beyond...


Four industry experts leading the discussion surrounding compostable food packaging do some myth-busting while pointing to the technical and commercial realities in this recent webinar.

 

Myth-busting is a two-step process: First...


High-pressure processing (HPP) has become the darling of the food and beverage markets over the last couple years for several good reasons: better product quality and longer shelf life, for example. But, until now, there hasn’t been a clear visual...


New easy-grip shape and drip-reducing flip-top lid make this bottle the cream of the non-dairy crop when it comes to packaging-driven convenience.

 

It requires a skillful design that can take an iconic shape and modernize it in a...


While the sit-down family dinner isn’t dead, it seems to be the exception rather than the rule. Today, consumers are more likely to snack throughout the day, even when socializing over the weekend.

What does this mean for packaging...


High pressure processing (HPP) systems vendor Hiperbaric shares an inside view on a market experiencing robust growth according to industry forecasts.

 

High-pressure processing (HPP), a nonthermal product treatment applicable for a...


Redesigned bottle for Peace Tree Brewing delivers unique shape with production and consumer benefits while standing out in the highly competitive craft beer market.

 

Peace Tree Brewing Co., founded in 2009 in a former...


Sleeve labels for limited-edition 16oz cans of Manic Pixie Dream Beer reflect the brew’s unconventional formulation with a subtly sexy packaging design in four versions.

 

Manic Pixie Dream Beer #1, a Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout...


Brand owner discusses the early 2017 release of new 500-mL six packs and a 1.3L bottle added to its lineup.

 

While sometimes it seems that the proliferation of line extensions can dilute a brand’s core proposition, most of the time it...


Established in 2003, ABOX Automation Corp has been serving our customers with unmatched customer service that goes well beyond the status quo. No customer is considered to be too small and we strive to produce equipment that stands the test of...


Arena Products is a leading packaging, design and pooling company in North America. With 30 years of experience, we provide a full spectrum of services for the design and development of customized reusable transport packaging systems.

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Cognex Corporation is the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors and surface inspection systems used in manufacturing automation. Cognex is also a leader in industrial ID readers.

Cognex vision helps...


For almost a century, Cozzoli Machine Company has provided technologically advanced machinery for the packaging industry. As a global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution, and service of precision cleaning, sterilizing, filling, and...


Specialty packaging boxes are what we do. We produce attractive, durable and cost-effective custom packaging solutions for nearly any business or retailer. Let our US based team of experts design and deliver your creative custom packaging solution...


Since our start in 1980, groninger has become a world-wide leader with over 900 employees in the design and manufacture of fill/finish processing equipment for both the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Over the past 30 years, we have...


Heat and Control is a single-source machinery supplier offering one of the widest ranges of equipment for packaging, inspection, and food processing. For machinery to weigh, convey, season, inspect, fill, and package food, pharmaceutical, and...


Specializing in injected plastic packaging, IML/PRI Packaging Company plays a major role in In-mold labeling ( IML) packaging market in North America. In-mold labeling eliminates the need for secondary processes for labeling, and helps lend...


K-1 Packaging Group a manufacturer of high-end, graphic packaging materials for retail items, with paperboard folding cartons and pressure-sensitive labels as our fortes. We serve industries ranging from food and beverage, beauty and cosmetic...


We are experts in Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Consumer Products packaging. With the latest technology, high-speed machinery and three generations of packaging design and production experience, Keystone produces high-quality...


LaserSharp FlexPak Services specializes in contract laser production services for the flexible packaging industry. We are a premier toll converter, dedicated to developing innovative laser solutions for the design, testing, and production of easy...


Loma serves the food and packaging industries, facilitating compliance with international product safety standards, weight legislation and retailers' codes of practice, whilst identifying product defects and eliminating contaminants throughout the...


Markem-Imaje, a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Dover Corporation is a trusted world manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative inkjet, thermal transfer, laser, and...


Matthews Marking Systems is a global innovator of printing systems and consumables for corporate branding, product identification, operational marking, and regulatory compliance. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews Marking Systems...


Modern Packaging designs and manufactures precision packaging systems for the food, dairy, cosmetic and drug industries. All units are 24 hour production machines that are servo or cam driven, have stainless steel construction and can be either...

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