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 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.

 


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A do-it-all ecommerce shipping container in development for chilled meal kit delivery meets food safety and sustainability/reusability issues while delivering an engaging unboxing experience for consumers.

 

How to Activate the Twist-Activation Chill-Can®

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Nothing is quite as refreshing as a cold drink. Yet with consumers’ busy lives, always on the go, we don’t always have access to refrigeration when we need it.


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The patented Crispy on Delivery solution brings hot, crispy french fries to a consumer’s door, thanks to an optimized packaging design and structure.

 


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Sustainability continues to be a major global trend in the packaging industry as consumers consistently seek out healthier food options and manufacturers whose innovative packaging and processes positively impact the environme


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The King of Beers wants to become renewable-electricity royalty—with a boost from its packaging.


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Packaging refresh for the protein-based pasta products eliminates the word ‘meals’ from the product and strengthens its ‘Our Story’ on the back panel.

 


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Designed with next-generation absorbent technology, SeaWell Seafood Trays that can extend a products’ market reach made their world debut this month.

 


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Insights from major brand owners—and innovations from vendors such as buttressed bottles, airless molding and more—were all part of The Packaging Conference lineup.  

 


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Rebranding rides the sparkling water surge through a major packaging redesign for 25 SKUs across six regional brands featuring new products, the brand’s debut in cans and a proprietary new bottle. 

 


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At least 90% of today’s food cans have replaced linings that previously contained the controversial chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), according to the Can Manufacturers Institute.


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The internet puts product information in the hands of shoppers. Is the SmartLabel the best way for brands to connect with consumers as they shop, either in-store or online? Consider the pros and cons.

 


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Custom-cut meat supplier Chicago Meat Authority has recently switched to a new crush-resistant shipping case that also has built-in handles that make it easier to manually palletize.


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Kraft paper bags of frozen french fries distributed through institutional markets that are now certified recyclable have the potential to annually divert up to 30-million pounds of packaging material from landfills to the recy


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Tea of a Kind bottles available in a unique one-bottle four-pack are capped by the pressurized Vessl closure and delivery device that preserves the functional ingredients and actively disperses the contents.

 


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...


A do-it-all ecommerce shipping container in development for chilled meal kit delivery meets food safety and sustainability/reusability issues while delivering an engaging unboxing experience for consumers.

 

Most of the time editors...

How to Activate the Twist-Activation Chill-Can®

Nothing is quite as refreshing as a cold drink. Yet with consumers’ busy lives, always on the go, we don’t always have access to refrigeration when we need it. New technology for a self-chilling can improves its manufacturability, making it a...


The patented Crispy on Delivery solution brings hot, crispy french fries to a consumer’s door, thanks to an optimized packaging design and structure.

 

When you order french fries, you really want them to be fresh fries as in...


Sustainability continues to be a major global trend in the packaging industry as consumers consistently seek out healthier food options and manufacturers whose innovative packaging and processes positively impact the environment and the quality of...


The King of Beers wants to become renewable-electricity royalty—with a boost from its packaging.

AB InBev, the parent company of Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser beer, has announced ambitious plans to purchase electricity only from renewable...


Packaging refresh for the protein-based pasta products eliminates the word ‘meals’ from the product and strengthens its ‘Our Story’ on the back panel.

 

There is a natural cycle to dining tables that results in changeovers to new...


Designed with next-generation absorbent technology, SeaWell Seafood Trays that can extend a products’ market reach made their world debut this month.

 

A first-in-the-world of anything is usually deserving of attention, and more so...


Insights from major brand owners—and innovations from vendors such as buttressed bottles, airless molding and more—were all part of The Packaging Conference lineup.  

 

Three days of The Packaging Conference the first week of February...


Rebranding rides the sparkling water surge through a major packaging redesign for 25 SKUs across six regional brands featuring new products, the brand’s debut in cans and a proprietary new bottle. 

 

Consumer thirst for bottled water...


At least 90% of today’s food cans have replaced linings that previously contained the controversial chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), according to the Can Manufacturers Institute. This is in reaction to market demands for more options in food safety....


The internet puts product information in the hands of shoppers. Is the SmartLabel the best way for brands to connect with consumers as they shop, either in-store or online? Consider the pros and cons.

 

Consumers’ shopping habits are...


Custom-cut meat supplier Chicago Meat Authority has recently switched to a new crush-resistant shipping case that also has built-in handles that make it easier to manually palletize.

The company replaced its previous flap-sealed box—which...


Kraft paper bags of frozen french fries distributed through institutional markets that are now certified recyclable have the potential to annually divert up to 30-million pounds of packaging material from landfills to the recycling stream.

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Tea of a Kind bottles available in a unique one-bottle four-pack are capped by the pressurized Vessl closure and delivery device that preserves the functional ingredients and actively disperses the contents.

 

Tea is both a product 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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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...

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