Best in New Food and Beverage Packaging April 2024

PepsiCo's not so sweet recall, ecoSpirits aims high, Coca-Cola is or isn't world's biggest polluter, Pop-Tarts vs. Netflix's Trat-Pop, McDonald's bioplastic interest.

Rick Lingle, Senior Technical Editor

April 30, 2024

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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.

This content archives the Best in Food & Beverage Packaging from April 2024.

You can read this month's "live" stream here.

Smart food packaging commercialization.

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PepsiCo recalls 2,801 cases of sugared Mug Root Beer soda labeled as Mug Zero Sugar Root Beer.

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BermudAir is the first airline partner for ecoSpirits, world’s first low carbon, low waste packaging and distribution system for premium wine and spirits.

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Is Coca-Cola really the biggest plastic polluter? Not so fast…

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Limited-edition “Trat-Pop” packaging inspired by Jerry Seinfeld’s “Unfrosted” Netflix film about Pop-Tarts.

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McDonalds, BASF collaborate on 100% sustainable packaging made with compostable bioplastics.

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Study shows compostable packaging breaks down successfully.

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Brazilian researchers develop bioplastic film using banana peels that's eco-friendly and great for food packaging.

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Affordable, curbside-recyclable paper packaging with high barrier to oxygen, moisture, and oil.

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Bonduelle Group, ExxonMobil, Constantia Drukpol to develop a recyclable mono-PE freezer film.

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In an UK first, Aldi moves to 100% recycled plastic for soft drinks packaging.

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NYCOA to launch clear amorphous nylon for flexible food packaging at NPE 2024 next week.

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Long Beach implements ordinance that mandates all local foodservice providers use recyclable or compostable foodware containers.

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Sojo Shield is a game-changing, real-time solution that uses blockchain, geolocation, AI, and QR codes for FDA’s deadline for traceability of certain perishables.

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Compostable foodservice packaging — in eco-cueing green color no less— launches that meets state regulations.

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Bottled Skittles?

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Snacks packaged in edible beeswax.

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Sojo Shield technology for supply chain visibility that meets FDA’s food safety traceability rule for certain perishables.

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Lotus Biscoff cookies launch redesigned packaging.

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BSB Whiskey and Jamie Foxx unveil collaboration with new iconic packaging

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Celebrate big brand’s big sustainability wins on Earth Day.

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PepsiCo UK continues pivoting snacks from plastic packaging to paper.

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Beer brand questioned for packaging that appeals to those under 18.

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Coca-Cola Company soft drink bottles redesigned to cut amount of PET plastic.

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Polish ice cream company leverages AI on packaging design.

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Sixth City Sauce is sixth brand to adopt the EEASY Lid anyone can open.

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Special edition Woodford Reserve bottled in beautiful packaging for the 150th Kentucky Derby.

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Researchers turn avocado pruning residue into sustainable food packaging.

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Amcor Flexibles’s Danoninho dual-function frozen yogurt package won FPA gold for innovation.

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Beer Packaging Market projected to reach $36.6 billion by 2034, spurred by growing popularity of craft beer.

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ProAmpac, Sammi team to launch a fiber-based modified atmosphere sandwich pack designed to extend shelf-life and minimize food spoilage costs.

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Global Food Flexible Packaging market to grow from $88.66 billion in 2023 to $121.31 billion by 2030 at a 4.1% CAGR.

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Metsa Group looks to scale wood fiber products as recyclable alternative to plastic food packaging.

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New sensor tech to detect spoiled foods before they reach retail okayed by FDA.

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Klöckner Pentaplast launches 100% recycled PET food trays made exclusively from trays.

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Bioplastic film made from banana fiber that’s strong, sustainable, and transparent.

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Coca-Cola and Marvel team for limited-edition packaging with more than 35 superhero designs.

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Berry Global partners with MGC to develop a recyclable barrier solution for thermoformed articles, plastic tubes, jars, and bottles using MXD6 resin.

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Award-winning Postal Tea packaging is seamless branding.

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Milk jug of vodka is different.

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Food and beverage packaging roasts and toasts.

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Packaging innovations: Aldi wine bottles flatten, Baileys bottles lighten.

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PepsiCo UK’s Snack a Jacks move to paper outer packaging to reduce virgin plastic use by 65 tonnes early.

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Coca-Cola lightens bottles to cut plastic waste.

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Graphic warning graphics on Alcoholic Vodka brand packaging.

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Capri Sun launches a recyclable pouch in the UK.

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Coca-Cola Co’s Glacéau smartwater brand releases 12-oz aluminum cans with a new visual design.

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Grace O'Malley Whiskey packaging offers legendary Irish storytelling.

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Sustainable packaging startup develops food packaging made from tree bark.

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UK beach study ranks top brand owner litter found on beach.

PS: We feel the ultimate responsibility is on the brand's careless customers who littered.

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For last month's content, click on Best in Food & Beverage Packaging for March 2024.

About the Author(s)

Rick Lingle

Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday

Rick Lingle is Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree from Clarke College and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-408-7184.

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