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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Realizing that game-day traditions and superstitions abound among football fans, Frito-Lay has created a collection of NFL “Lucky Bags” for Tostitos tortilla chips.


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A consumer study on food packaging sustainability in restaurants and grocery stores found keen interest in biodegradability as a Plan B option when recycling isn’t possible.

 


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Single-serving coffee prepared with a pod coffee maker is quick, but it can also provide javaphiles with an artisanal experience. That’s the message in the new packaging design from Keurig Green Mountain Inc.


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915 Labs responds to recent news and developments for the microwave-assisted thermal sterilization processing technology, including updates about Amazon and other ecommerce-driven brands in an exclusive interview.

 


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Food entrepreneur Jason Cohen, a driving force behind Skinny Pop, Veggie Straws and other fast-growth brands, divulges advice for effective packaging design for small companies with big plans.

 


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The Kraft Heinz Co. has overhauled the recipes for its Oscar Mayer hot dogs to clean up the products’ formulation, and it has also redesigned the dogs’ packaging to let shoppers know about the change.


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Ulee’s Light Cider chooses packaging that’s vibrant and appealing to consumers interested in healthier adult beverages.

 


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Our first “Who wore it better?” packaging challenge was pretty much a blowout. Packaging professionals picked the package they thought had a better grip, an easier-to-read label and a more authentic-looking container.


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The high contrast of matte and gloss printed on packaging has added a sensory element that compels consumers to touch; and once a package is in hand, it’s often added to the cart.


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Our experience of more than 40 years plays an integral part in the development of Secure Track Trace Solutions (S-TTS) – reliable modular packaging and supply chain control solutions for the pharmaceutical, medical technology,


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The patented, insulated bag-in-box packaging called Freez-BIB opens up convenient new options for brands and consumers.

 


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The company’s lead packaging engineer discusses the better-for-you portable snacks that bring mess-free convenience to consumers.

 


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Packaging Safety Expert Gary Kestenbaum offers 12 suggestions on how to adjust and improve risk oversight processes to keep prior risk from becoming future certainty. 

 


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Price Chopper/Market 32’s PICS soda line packaging redesign for cans and more exemplifies how a private-label grocery brand can prosper amidst the online ecommerce juggernaut.

 


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What do you do when changing conditions transform limited food packaging risks into absolute certainties? Food safety expert Gary Kestenbaum knows.

 


Realizing that game-day traditions and superstitions abound among football fans, Frito-Lay has created a collection of NFL “Lucky Bags” for Tostitos tortilla chips. The limited-time food packaging features the logos of 19 National Football League...


A consumer study on food packaging sustainability in restaurants and grocery stores found keen interest in biodegradability as a Plan B option when recycling isn’t possible.

 

What do consumers really want and expect from companies and...


Single-serving coffee prepared with a pod coffee maker is quick, but it can also provide javaphiles with an artisanal experience. That’s the message in the new packaging design from Keurig Green Mountain Inc. for Tully’s Coffee pods and cartons....


915 Labs responds to recent news and developments for the microwave-assisted thermal sterilization processing technology, including updates about Amazon and other ecommerce-driven brands in an exclusive interview.

 

There’s a side...


Food entrepreneur Jason Cohen, a driving force behind Skinny Pop, Veggie Straws and other fast-growth brands, divulges advice for effective packaging design for small companies with big plans.

 

What do brands like Skinny Pop, Veggie...


The Kraft Heinz Co. has overhauled the recipes for its Oscar Mayer hot dogs to clean up the products’ formulation, and it has also redesigned the dogs’ packaging to let shoppers know about the change.

The new packaging design includes three...


Ulee’s Light Cider chooses packaging that’s vibrant and appealing to consumers interested in healthier adult beverages.

 

Claimed as America’s first and only craft light cider, Ulee’s...


Our first “Who wore it better?” packaging challenge was pretty much a blowout. Packaging professionals picked the package they thought had a better grip, an easier-to-read label and a more authentic-looking container. Was it the one you voted for...


The high contrast of matte and gloss printed on packaging has added a sensory element that compels consumers to touch; and once a package is in hand, it’s often added to the cart. A new decorating option now gives aluminum cans this visual and...


The patented, insulated bag-in-box packaging called Freez-BIB opens up convenient new options for brands and consumers.

 

LGR Packaging, Cedex, France, has developed the Freez-BIB, a new bag-in-box concept for consumers who want to...


The company’s lead packaging engineer discusses the better-for-you portable snacks that bring mess-free convenience to consumers.

 

When it comes to packaging, convenience has long been the leader of the pack. On the food side, health...


Packaging Safety Expert Gary Kestenbaum offers 12 suggestions on how to adjust and improve risk oversight processes to keep prior risk from becoming future certainty. 

 

My previous blog addressed changes in risk profile patters which...


Price Chopper/Market 32’s PICS soda line packaging redesign for cans and more exemplifies how a private-label grocery brand can prosper amidst the online ecommerce juggernaut.

 

It was during UBM’s Advanced Design & Manufacturing...


What do you do when changing conditions transform limited food packaging risks into absolute certainties? Food safety expert Gary Kestenbaum knows.

 

Packaging Safety Expert Gary Kestenbaum offers guidance for evaluating, anticipating...


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-...


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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