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Best in New Food and Beverage Packaging April 2023

GoodPop earns first 4ocean certification, Wendy's chili gets canned, Lay’s first US RePlay soccer field, General Mills' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” cereals and snacks, Stora Enso's 90% wood fiber tray, PepsiCo on smart packaging.

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Food and beverage brands constantly launch new products and new packages, many of which are posted to social media — if you can find them. Packaging Digest highlights the best of them on a regular basis, with the most recent “find” at the beginning. Come back often to quickly scroll through to see what you’ve missed. You'll find the Best in Food & Beverage Packaging for March at this link.

Content includes GoodPop earns first 4ocean certification, Wendy's chili gets canned,  Lay’s first US RePlay soccer field, Elvis Whiskey, BOXT refillable wine packaging, Kellogg partners with Albertsons for recycling messaging, General Mills's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” cereals and snacks, Heineken Silver debuts in US, nanotechnology for food packaging, food packaging from food waste, Easter edition beer, Cutty Sark, Label 5 debut new packaging, Jennifer Lopez's Delola Spritzes & Cocktails, Ska Brewing is first North American brewery with CanCollar Corsair unitizer.

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GoodPop is first food brand to earn Plastic Neutral Product Certification from 4ocean.

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Copol Intl. introduces new polypropylene film that extends shelf life, improves food safety, and reduces waste.

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Wendy’s chili gets canned by Conagra.

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Stora Enso Trayforma BarrPeel is made of up to 90% wood fiber and less than 10% plastic and is recyclable.

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U4FOOD Smart Labels from PolyTaksys reduce food waste for refrigerated foods and beverages.

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PepsiCo talks smart packaging to engage consumers.

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Elvis Whiskey spotlights new Midnight Snack flavor honoring Elvis’ favorite late-night snack.

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“Champagne of beers” label doesn’t pass French inspection.

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The Good Cup paper cup eliminates plastic lid with clever one-piece fold-over design for food and beverages design.

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You may have heard of a paper bottle, but Pulpoloco Sangria is packaged in a 250mL/8.45-ounce CartoCan paper can.

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Cyclodextrin’s role in active packaging films to prolong shelf life and reduce food waste.

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Google invites food and beverage brands packaging single-use, plastic-free packaging solutions to apply for its Single-Use Plastics Challenge to reduce the foodservice industry’s plastic footprint.

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Survey says Coors Light is the “most sustainable” beer brand in the US.

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Lay’s first US RePlay soccer field made from recycled chip bags opens.

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BOXT refillable wine packaging launched.

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Kellogg partners with Albertsons to amplify awareness for in-store recycling in US.

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How claims on food packaging alter shopper perceptions.

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European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) finds that Bisphenol A in food is a health risk.

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General Mills debuts limited-edition packaging promoting Marvel Studios “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” movie.

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Drinkable cannabis can design makes us jittery.

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Barrier paper packaging: French startup Cilkoa introduces a water- and oxygen-resistant transparent ceramic film to line paper food packaging.

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Fres-co System USA’s recycle-ready, all-polyethylene gusseted retail coffee package, Nextpak, is the first high-barrier package approved for the store drop-off NexTrex Recycling Program.

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Rock Bottom rum boasts a sandstone base.

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Eggo unveils film-wrapped Grab & Go waffles, the brand’s first product that doesn’t require a toaster.

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Nova Chemicals introduces food-approved high-density recycled polyethylene.

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Plastic offers good sustainability numbers for select food and beverage uses versus other packaging materials.

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North American eco-friendly food packaging market growing 5.3% yearly.

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Packaging trends in wine include more lighter-weight bottles and alternative containers.

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Chocolate brand chooses bioplastic wrapper.

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Packaging lessons learned from kiwi fruit’s global supply chain.

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PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division prioritizes faster compostable packaging trials at new R&D center.

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Heineken Silver makes US debut.

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Nanotechnology for food packaging.

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R&D to make food packaging from food waste.

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Special Easter edition beer and label.

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Jennifer Lopez launches Delola Spritzes & Cocktails.

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Ska Brewing is first North American brewery with CanCollar Corsair plastic-replacing paper unitizer.

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Spirits brands Cutty Sark, Label 5 debut new packaging

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Malt-infused energy drink Zagg sports a bold packaging design.

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Bioplastic food packaging sourced from renewable materials including carrots, avocado pits.

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Labeling juice products as healthy is under review.

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Study finds that compostable fast-food packaging can emit volatile PFAS.

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$266 million Saudi Arabia plant will manufacture a variety of food packaging including environmentally friendly, recyclable, and biodegradable.

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Smarties in paper tube packaging.

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Research: Pectin-based films for active food packaging applications.

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Cellulose films’ potential for food packaging considered.

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About the Author(s)

Lisa McTigue Pierce

Executive Editor, Packaging Digest

Lisa McTigue Pierce is Executive Editor of Packaging Digest. She’s been a packaging media journalist since 1982 and tracks emerging trends, new technologies, and best practices across a spectrum of markets for the publication’s global community. Reach her at [email protected] or 630-272-1774.

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