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Packaging Design

Packaging Design, Sustainability Boost Beverages in 2021

Craft beer, spirits, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, carton collaborations, and the craziest soda-bottle-opening video ever made the Top 10 in beverage packaging this year.

Packaging Digest annually in December highlights the top-performing articles of the year and today’s toast is to the best in beverage packaging. These lists are data-based, determined by readers via website metrics of page clicks. 

Among the ten you’ll find craft beer, spirits (two rounds on us), soda (or is it pop?), and several flavored by a large shot of sustainability.

However, the most prominent theme found among our winners is effective or unusual packaging designs. For example, a “snack” bag of whiskey bottles would certainly be the most unusual entry over the course of a year, but truth be told there’s another that's truly the bee’s knees of astounding.

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First, we reveal that the top two articles of the year are live streams made from embedded Twitter posts. These are unique features that, refreshed weekly if not more frequently throughout the year, gives them a decided advantage over all other posts. In highest order, these are Breaking News in Flexible Packaging (above left), and the runner-up, Best in New Food and Beverage Packaging (above right shows recent post).

Now we present the best of the rest of the Top 10 in the following slideshow gallery, and appropriately enough we kick things off with a Super Bowl packaging connection from February.

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