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Best in New Food and Beverage Packaging January 2023

Sealed Air’s recycle-ready food films, edible pods made from seaweed, "Take A Ride On A Tic Tac", food packaging from kudzu, Pepsi's Year of the Rabbit cans, Post Cereals goes Disney, Kellogg's protein snacks.

Lisa McTigue Pierce

February 22, 2023

4 Min Read
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Post Cereals celebrate Disney’s 100th year with limited-edition commemorative packaging.Image courtesy of Post Cereals

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. This content features the best from January 2023. For the "live" stream visit the Best in New Food & Beverage Packaging page.

Companies featured in this content include Sealed Air, Pepsi, Kellogg's (seen feature image above), Ardagh Metal Packaging, Weber Packaging, retailer Tesco, Beam Suntory, The Absolut Co., Emerald Packaging, Post cereals Dinsey tribute, and Tim Horton's.

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Sealed Air’s recycle-ready food films debut.

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Novel “word search” wine label wins gold in packaging design competition.

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Oat powder replacement for cartoned milk cuts packaging by 90%.

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Edible notPLA pods made from seaweed aim to make packaging literally disappear.

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Celebrity tie-ins for brand marketing extends to weatherman Al Roker on babka packaging.

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Limited edition packs invite consumers to “Take A Ride On A Tic Tac”.

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Clemson graduate researcher uses kudzu to make a biodegradable food packaging film alternative to plastic.

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We love this kind of packaging-forward positive thinking.

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Pepsi celebrates the Year of the Rabbit on cans in China.

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Global snack packaging market growing 6.3% yearly from $25.45 billion in 2022.

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ReCover Packaging develops reclosable film for food container lids. 

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Ardagh Metal Packaging NA launches new US-made aluminum 19.2-oz/568-mL beverage can size.

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Beverage brand takes recycling very seriously.

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Weber Packaging boasts a year-long variety pack of craft beer labels.

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Retailer Tesco partners with Keep Sea Blue to add recycled plastics into fresh fish packaging with the goal to prevent 500 tonnes/551 tons of discarded plastic from reaching the ocean.

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Using cartoons and neon colors and products as candy, soda, drinks, cookies, or cereal would be prohibited for marijuana packaging.

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Produce packaging powerhouse Emerald Packaging invests in solar energy to power the company’s manufacturing facilities in Union City, CA.

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Sustainability trends in beverage packaging.

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Latest edition of Packaging Digest’s Food & Beverage Packaging News features bottled water survey, M&M’s packaging design uproar, resealable beverage cans, and more.

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Post Cereals celebrate Disney’s 100th year with limited-edition commemorative packaging.

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European food brand switches to paper packaging.

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Beam Suntory Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch packaging design celebrates the Year of the Rabbit.

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The Absolut Co. updates sustainable packaging projects that include glass, plastic, and paper packaging that includes the paper bottle.

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Greenall Gin in paper bottle takes flight at UK airports.

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Bar-U-Eat is first to offer BPI Certified compostable bar wrappers.

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Amcor Packaging unveils carbon-footprint lowering recyclable PrimeSeal and DairySeal Recycle-Ready Thermoforming Films.

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Research paper: advances in biopolymer-based multilayer film for food packaging.

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Sustainability face-off for wine packaging: Aluminum cans versus bottles.

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Frugal paper wine bottles hit shelves at Sainsbury’s.

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Kellogg’s makes ingredients prominent on front of bagged RXBAR protein snacks.

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Vendor launches beverage can ends with improved resealable plastic insert for beer, soda, cannabis, and other 12-ounce beverages.

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Rethinking compostable packaging: foodservice locations are THE most promising market.

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“Insane” beer packaging label copy is attention getting.

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Amcor’s Quantum technology lightweights bottle finish by 50%.

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Mars flips M&Ms candies packaging to celebrate women who flip the status quo. 

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PepsiCo works with bottler to create a new single-serve glass bottle, the first redesign since 1996. 

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Scottish charities launch campaign to have braille on food packaging.

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There are some doozies here: examples of wasteful food packaging include individually wrapped grapes in Japan.

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Latest Packaging Digest Food & Beverage Packaging Newsletter.

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Tim Horton’s trials fiber lids for hot beverage cups.

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Singapore company turns food waste into food containers.

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4 key learnings about chemicals of concern for pet food packaging.

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Spray-on wrapper for produce.

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Why not wrap bananas with reusable banana skins?

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AIMPLAS’ pilot line is ready to produce bio-based nanomaterials for agricultural and food applications.

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For December's Best in New Food & Beverage Packaging items, click here.

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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