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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Cameo 360-degree printed aluminum beverage can ends from Ball Corp. to make the top ‘pop’ points to a fresh marketing opportunity for brands.

 


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Hazardous chemicals that persist indefinitely in the ecosystem have no place in a circular economy.


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Craft brewer Against The Grain uses graphic-popping shrink-sleeve labels on cans to cut lead times in half, reduce inventory and double sales.

 


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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published proposed regulations to implement the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) on May 4, 2018 (see 


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Candy and snacks are big business in this country. The industry boasts approximately $35 billion in annual sales, accounts for 465,000 jobs and brings about $10 billion in tax dollars into the U.S.


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For Dubai-based Mirzam Chocolate Makers, spinning a yarn is second nature—especially when it comes to Mirzam: Monsters Collection chocolate bars.


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Oskar Blues Brewery, a member of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, has developed a sustainable packaging solution for its large-format variety packs that decreases the brewery’s environmental footprint, reduces packaging cost


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Functional paper-based boxboard barrier material engineered for takeout food containers and more is certified as compostable.

 


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A redesign centering on simplicity and transparency and the addition of sleeker, downsized bottles is the next evolutionary step for Evolution Fresh juices that now include smoothies.

 


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Fresh meats, fish, fruits and vegetables release liquids that need to be captured and separated from the product to extend shelf life, ensure safe consumption and present a more appealing product to consumers.


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On May 8, leading convenience store retailer 7-Eleven debuted self-chilling cans for its new Fizzics Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee at 15 stores in the Los Angeles area.


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Budweiser debuted a new packaging icon in March 2018 to showcase its commitment to sustainability.


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Fruit-infused Turkey Hill ice cream parfaits in multipack cups offer consumers a different kind of frozen dessert experience and packaging.

 


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Patented EcoPack packaging addresses sanitation, sustainability and other transportation challenges for fruits, vegetables, meat and other commodity foods in a graphics-friendly, reusable frame-and-bag crate format.


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The world’s largest olive oil brand launches its largest packaging redesign ever in a new look that pays homage to its Italian heritage and signals a 100% conversion to PET bottles.

 


Cameo 360-degree printed aluminum beverage can ends from Ball Corp. to make the top ‘pop’ points to a fresh marketing opportunity for brands.

 

A new beverage can innovation can help brands put a colorful end on their infinitely...


Hazardous chemicals that persist indefinitely in the ecosystem have no place in a circular economy. Brand owners using packaging materials that contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS), for example, should look for better replacements to ensure the...


Craft brewer Against The Grain uses graphic-popping shrink-sleeve labels on cans to cut lead times in half, reduce inventory and double sales.

 

In 2017, U.S. beer volume sales were down 1%. But craft beer enthusiasts need not worry,...


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published proposed regulations to implement the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) on May 4, 2018 (see ...


Candy and snacks are big business in this country. The industry boasts approximately $35 billion in annual sales, accounts for 465,000 jobs and brings about $10 billion in tax dollars into the U.S. Treasury’s coffers, according to the...


For Dubai-based Mirzam Chocolate Makers, spinning a yarn is second nature—especially when it comes to Mirzam: Monsters Collection chocolate bars. The packaging design for this artisanal chocolate uses evocative graphics and an interactive package...


Oskar Blues Brewery, a member of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, has developed a sustainable packaging solution for its large-format variety packs that decreases the brewery’s environmental footprint, reduces packaging costs and creates a brand...


Functional paper-based boxboard barrier material engineered for takeout food containers and more is certified as compostable.

 

Paper is seeing renewed interest as a packaging alternative especially in foodservice markets. According to...


A redesign centering on simplicity and transparency and the addition of sleeker, downsized bottles is the next evolutionary step for Evolution Fresh juices that now include smoothies.

 

Evolution is said to occur in steps if you...


Fresh meats, fish, fruits and vegetables release liquids that need to be captured and separated from the product to extend shelf life, ensure safe consumption and present a more appealing product to consumers. But typical absorption pads—...


On May 8, leading convenience store retailer 7-Eleven debuted self-chilling cans for its new Fizzics Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee at 15 stores in the Los Angeles area. Fizzics lets consumers enjoy the beverage cold wherever and whenever they drink...


Budweiser debuted a new packaging icon in March 2018 to showcase its commitment to sustainability. The new 100% Renewable Energy logo on Budweiser packaging is a way for the brand to tell consumers the beer is made in breweries powered by...


Fruit-infused Turkey Hill ice cream parfaits in multipack cups offer consumers a different kind of frozen dessert experience and packaging.

 

Do you prefer your frozen dessert on a stick or in a cup? Conestoga, PA-based Turkey Hill...


Patented EcoPack packaging addresses sanitation, sustainability and other transportation challenges for fruits, vegetables, meat and other commodity foods in a graphics-friendly, reusable frame-and-bag crate format.

 

A unique and...


The world’s largest olive oil brand launches its largest packaging redesign ever in a new look that pays homage to its Italian heritage and signals a 100% conversion to PET bottles.

 

Think of olive oil and the sun-drenched...


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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Cameo Metal Products, Inc. has been specializing in the manufacturing and finishing of metal forms for over 40 years. With a combined total of over 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space in the Brooklyn, NY and Rahway, NJ plants, Cameo Metal...


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...


Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews Marking Systems has a worldwide sales, service and distribution network. We pride ourselves on being the single source for all of your marking needs, offering products and services of unmatched...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to Thursday, November 1, 2018

Back for its 15th year, MinnPack 2018 brings you the latest packaging equipment, automation and design ideas.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to Thursday, November 1, 2018

MD&M Minneapolis 2018 features an expanded conference, sessions on the expo floor, networking activities and expert-led Innovation Tours.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 to Thursday, November 15, 2018

PackEx 2018 is Québec’s largest, most comprehensive packaging event. Explore the latest innovations, processes and new products.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 to Thursday, December 6, 2018

Celebrating its 10th year, BIOMEDevice San Jose serves Silicon Valley's thriving medical device design and manufacturing industry.