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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Patented technique permits asymmetric bottle shapes to add distinction and create unique branding opportunities paired with a variety of decoration options.

 


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Four industry specialists review Quaker Overnight Oats, a prepackaged plastic cup of dry oats soaked overnight in milk to provide a healthy cold breakfast cereal by morning.

 


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A game changer. That’s what ecommerce and business experts are calling Amazon’s recently announced acquisition of Whole Foods. Amazon has already been leading in ecommerce packaging, especially for durable goods.


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A patented carton that can be made foldable or compressible addresses product and packaging waste concerns and is part of a family of inventions under the Project: I-Pack name that also includes a unique airtight, one-way-valv


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A revitalization of the iconic brand balances the past with the present to preserve what matters while making the packaging relevant to today’s consumers.

 


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Sometimes you just can’t improve on the package Mother Nature designed.


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A food industry authority answers questions about what can be done about reducing food waste in food packaging operations, regardless of company size.

 


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The Hershey Co. knows a thing or two about food packaging, and its new promotional packaging design for Ice Breakers mints shows the company is also savvy about an important demographic: Millennials.


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Your product’s story will have to be told simply and immediately through the packaging design to connect with today’s mobile-savvy consumer.

 


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Is your facility prepared to assess all food safety and supply chain vulnerabilities?


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Vital Farms’ atypical egg carton design shakes up the dairy category while raising consumer engagement through packaging-enabled Augmented Reality.

 


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Carol Zweep of NSF Intl. shares crucial facts and insightful advice about the role of packaging and sustainable biomaterials that can help take a bite out of food waste.

 


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Food packaging safety expert Gary Kestenbaum offers advice on identification process objectives, defects, review and suggestions for process improvement related to product labeling and identification failures for food products


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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.

 


Patented technique permits asymmetric bottle shapes to add distinction and create unique branding opportunities paired with a variety of decoration options.

 

In a me-too world of packaging symmetry, asymmetry can be an attention-...


Four industry specialists review Quaker Overnight Oats, a prepackaged plastic cup of dry oats soaked overnight in milk to provide a healthy cold breakfast cereal by morning.

 

There are not many things simpler to prepare than putting...


A game changer. That’s what ecommerce and business experts are calling Amazon’s recently announced acquisition of Whole Foods. Amazon has already been leading in ecommerce packaging, especially for durable goods. How will this venture change the...


A patented carton that can be made foldable or compressible addresses product and packaging waste concerns and is part of a family of inventions under the Project: I-Pack name that also includes a unique airtight, one-way-valve cap.

 

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A revitalization of the iconic brand balances the past with the present to preserve what matters while making the packaging relevant to today’s consumers.

 

Any way you slice, dice or shred it, a redesign for an iconic brand in the...


Sometimes you just can’t improve on the package Mother Nature designed. That was the conclusion Genuine Coconut Water came to for coconut water, popular these days for consumers looking for a crisp, natural and refreshing beverage. So it found a...


A food industry authority answers questions about what can be done about reducing food waste in food packaging operations, regardless of company size.

 

Waste not, want not. The wisdom and relevance of that proverbial saying from...


The Hershey Co. knows a thing or two about food packaging, and its new promotional packaging design for Ice Breakers mints shows the company is also savvy about an important demographic: Millennials.

To appeal to these consumers, Hershey...


Your product’s story will have to be told simply and immediately through the packaging design to connect with today’s mobile-savvy consumer.

 

One of Packaging Digest’s “evergreen” features that continues to collect solid...


Is your facility prepared to assess all food safety and supply chain vulnerabilities? Packaging Safety expert Gary Kestenbaum offers advice on how to adequately address food fraud, adulteration, defense and other risk categories using existing...


Vital Farms’ atypical egg carton design shakes up the dairy category while raising consumer engagement through packaging-enabled Augmented Reality.

 

With consumers having an ever-stronger voice, packaging is increasingly at the...


Carol Zweep of NSF Intl. shares crucial facts and insightful advice about the role of packaging and sustainable biomaterials that can help take a bite out of food waste.

 

According to the dictionary, the noun waste is defined...


Food packaging safety expert Gary Kestenbaum offers advice on identification process objectives, defects, review and suggestions for process improvement related to product labeling and identification failures for food products. Is your company...


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...


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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