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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Amcor unveils a PET stock bottle collection for dairy, aseptic and high-pressure processed beverages in sizes from 12oz to 64oz and in three different shapes.

 


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Prototypes are made of the Zipspout bag, the new name for the Easy Pour bag from inventor Alan Olan that optimizes pouring by locating the pour-spout on the side of the bag rather than the top.

 


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A new product-focused promotion from AMERIPEN presents some interesting facts about the efficiency of packaging to help reduce food waste. Can you guess what the product is?

 


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We take a look back at the food packages that did not crack our lists of the year’s top-performing packaging stories, yet impressed our editors. We think you’ll find these six overlooked gems to be of top-notch quality.


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Expert Gary Kestenbaum advises how a Process, Operations and Troubleshooting Guide can help achieve FSMA Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls compliance.

 


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While U.S. grocery shoppers continue to seek tasty, nutritious food, the impact of food labels appears to be waning.


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We celebrate 2016 with this 6-pack of the year’s top beverage packaging articles. Spoiler alert: It’s all about wine and beer.

 


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The Avantage cap that opens with one hand also clearly indicates tamper-evidence and has an integrated drop band that tethers it to the bottle.

 


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Through a mandate for compostable serviceware and diversion goals for food waste, France has provided an important incubator for compostable packaging innovation and a captive audience to purchase the product.

 


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Superfoods pioneer Living Intentions releases new packaging nationwide and launches a line of Superfood Popcorn.  A manager explains the repackaging—what changed and why.

 


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Desert Farms trials a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use smartphone-readable time-temperature (TT) sensor to assess distribution conditions for ecommerce-delivered bottles of perishable camels’ milk.


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Food safety expert Gary Kestenbaum provides updated suggestions for packaging industry quality and safety managers regarding FSMA rules.

 


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Mars Drinks reveals a fresh new look with a more sustainable design—31% carbon footprint reduction—for its single-serve Freshpack packaging, part of a system that provides in-office brewing convenience.


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Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables has peddled canned foods since the 1800s. Now, the company has jumped into a new packaging format for vegetables in flexible, heat-and-serve pouches.


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Who best knows ways to reduce food waste by optimizing the packaging?


Amcor unveils a PET stock bottle collection for dairy, aseptic and high-pressure processed beverages in sizes from 12oz to 64oz and in three different shapes.

 

When are stock bottles more than ordinary? When they have a distinctive...


Prototypes are made of the Zipspout bag, the new name for the Easy Pour bag from inventor Alan Olan that optimizes pouring by locating the pour-spout on the side of the bag rather than the top.

 

We first met inventor Alan Olin of Olin...


A new product-focused promotion from AMERIPEN presents some interesting facts about the efficiency of packaging to help reduce food waste. Can you guess what the product is?

 

This packaging quiz is courtesy of a new campaign from...


We take a look back at the food packages that did not crack our lists of the year’s top-performing packaging stories, yet impressed our editors. We think you’ll find these six overlooked gems to be of top-notch quality.

 

The ...


Expert Gary Kestenbaum advises how a Process, Operations and Troubleshooting Guide can help achieve FSMA Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls compliance.

 

In August,...


While U.S. grocery shoppers continue to seek tasty, nutritious food, the impact of food labels appears to be waning. What’s perhaps most telling is the differentiation that exists across generation groups in terms of the type of information...


We celebrate 2016 with this 6-pack of the year’s top beverage packaging articles. Spoiler alert: It’s all about wine and beer.

 

The winding down of 2016 signals the start of celebrations that often acknowledge the past months’...


The Avantage cap that opens with one hand also clearly indicates tamper-evidence and has an integrated drop band that tethers it to the bottle.

 

Do you like things that conveniently open with the push of a button? Then you'd probably...


Through a mandate for compostable serviceware and diversion goals for food waste, France has provided an important incubator for compostable packaging innovation and a captive audience to purchase the product.

 

France entered into a...


Superfoods pioneer Living Intentions releases new packaging nationwide and launches a line of Superfood Popcorn.  A manager explains the repackaging—what changed and why.

 

Living Intentions, a Richmond, CA-based pioneer of nutrient-...


Desert Farms trials a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use smartphone-readable time-temperature (TT) sensor to assess distribution conditions for ecommerce-delivered bottles of perishable camels’ milk.


A credit...


Food safety expert Gary Kestenbaum provides updated suggestions for packaging industry quality and safety managers regarding FSMA rules.

 

Welcome to autumn, readers!  Now that vacations are over and we are between critical seasons, it...


Mars Drinks reveals a fresh new look with a more sustainable design—31% carbon footprint reduction—for its single-serve Freshpack packaging, part of a system that provides in-office brewing convenience.

The repackaging aligns with a major...


Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables has peddled canned foods since the 1800s. Now, the company has jumped into a new packaging format for vegetables in flexible, heat-and-serve pouches.

The microwavable, shelf-stable pouches are designed to be a...


Who best knows ways to reduce food waste by optimizing the packaging? That would be the packaging professionals working at brand owner and packaging vendor companies, dozens of whom participated in Packaging Digest’s Food Waste and...


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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