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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SATO is an award winning, worldwide manufacturer of Thermal Print Engines, Industrial Thermal and Laser printers, RFID embedded tags and labels.  SATO solutions feature Barcode and RFID enable solutions for business to identif


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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.

 


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...


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...


We design, fabricate and manufacture food and pharmaceutical packaging machinery. From small manual load, to high-speed continuous motion machines we offer the most advanced technology on the market for Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), as well...


In a larger sense, our companies manufacture much more than machines and bags: We deliver dependable, packaging solutions that are built to last. Our collective experience is measured in decades, and some of our brands represent the very...


Paramount Global Services, Inc. was founded by Jack Gample in 1976 as Paramount Can Company. With 35 years of experience as a provider of rigid packaging products and inventory management solutions, the company is still family owned and operated...


For 50 years, Reiser has been a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment solutions for the sausage, meat, poultry, seafood, prepared food, bakery and cheese industries. During that time, the company has gained recognition for its...


SATO is an award winning, worldwide manufacturer of Thermal Print Engines, Industrial Thermal and Laser printers, RFID embedded tags and labels.  SATO solutions feature Barcode and RFID enable solutions for business to identify, track and manage...


As an innovator and leading manufacturer of liquid filling and capping machines for all types of food products, home and personal care products and industrial products, Serac is dedicated to providing the best possible solution for your packaging...


Founded in 1994, United Barcode Systems rapidly became capable of offering solutions within the automatic identification field. The experience and knowledge acquired in the automatic printing and identification systems, became crucial to focus the...


Since 1958 Vacuum Barrier’s highly skilled team of engineers, sales consultants and field service technicians have collaborated with plant engineers to address and achieve their specific liquid nitrogen handling needs efficiently and economically...


WeighPack Systems is a manufacturer and systems integrator of quality packaging solutions that include filling, bagging, conveying, case erecting and robotic palletizing.

For over twenty years WeighPack Systems has delivered thousands of...


Brand protection, traceability, products and documents security and CRM - PRM (Customer Relation Management - Citizen Relation Management - Patient Relation Management) are key issues for every organisation.

The high increase in...


Aline Heat Seal Corporation manufacturers high quality heat sealers, bag sealers, vacuum sealers, vacuum chambers, thermal impulse heat sealers, bundlers, shrink wrappers and heat sealing packaging machinery.

Aline manufactures products for...


AMI is dedicated to increasing the efficiency, profitability and safety of meat and poultry trade worldwide. We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions regarding our website and our company.


Ankit Packaging Limited has established itself as a manufacturer and exporter of packing lamination supplies.

Manufacturer of all kinds of Packaging Material, Flexible and Corrugated, For Food , Snack Food, Pharmaceutical, Diary,...


API is a leading manufacturer and distributor of foils, films and laminates used to enhance the visual appeal of products and packaging and to help our customers communicate brand values and authenticity.

With roots in the United Kingdom...


At Arr-Tech our goal and commitment to our customers is to always deliver the highest quality equipment, provide the best professional customer service and guarantee product satisfaction to you. Since the introduction of our automation lines, we...