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Best in New Food and Beverage Packaging November 2023

Candy Can claims award, dinner winner, Romania embraces deposits, edible packaging, Departed Spirits design, big brands take to reusables, 150,000 beer compostable cups (shown).

Rick Lingle

December 1, 2023

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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.

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Ardagh Metal Packaging won the Best Metal Design category for its Candy Can featuring H!ghEnd technology at the 21st World Beverage Innovation Awards

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Dinners are the largest single application for prepared food packaging in the US and will account for 29% of the total in 2027, Freedonia reports.

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Romania is rolling out a centralized deposit return system said to be one of the world’s largest.

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Sabert introduces recyclable food packaging solution.

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Lawsuit against Nestle Purina Petcare Company claims company markets its pet food products as being healthy even though the packaging contains harmful PFAS.

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Research in edible packaging.

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Departed Spirits packaging designed shake up the liquor store shelves.

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Amcor, Amazon, L’Oréal, PepsiCo and other brands assessed reusable plastic packaging systems for beverage, personal care and food products.

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150,000 compostable beer cups made of Biodolomer biopolymer featured at last weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Snazzy snacks' packaging designed to promote outdoor activities.

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Jones’ new soda is going to the dogs.

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Aimplas produces bioplastics from beer processing waste.

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Neste and Mitsui Chemicals partner to offer bio-based packaging.

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Researchers invent edible food packaging film made of bacterial cellulose.

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Nestlé UK invests in Durham plant that recycles flexible packaging.

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ProAmpac introduces ProActive PCR retort pouches as a sustainable alternative to conventional multilayer retort packaging options.

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Bottlers’ packaging and technology transformations.

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NY attorney general sues PepsiCo over single-use plastic packaging.

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Latest food and beverage packaging newsletter from Packaging Digest.

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Skittles to debut as a bottled beverage.

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Portuguese brand owner Lactogal introduces Tetra Brik 200 Slim Leaf aseptic beverage carton with a paper-based barrier.

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Brands adjust pack size to meet shifting consumer trends.

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Smurfit Kappa expands bag-in-box portfolio of sustainable films with a new recyclable film.

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Evian’s out-of-this-world limited-edition, limited-distribution bottled water.

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Premium drinks bagged in fiber wrap for distinction.

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Plastic food packaging challenges and innovation.

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Greiner Packaging turns rPET into trays for beverage bottles.

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The halo effect of food claims.

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Legal suit filed against Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and Danone for the use of misleading “100% recycling” claims on PET bottles.

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Universal design example EEASYLid for a jarred sauce is reviewed.

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US prepared foods packaging report.

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Coca-Cola and Pepsi have significantly increased their use of plastic packaging.

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Reusable polypropylene packaging application gains a foothold in Quebec.

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VTT makes cellulose-based biopolymer from wood thermoformable into food packaging to replace polypropylene.

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Advances in food packaging, smart packaging, and more.

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Sustainable food packaging made from blueberries.

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Trends in cereal packaging.

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Kraft Heinz Lunchables extend branding and packaging innovation to supermarket freezers with Grilled Cheesies.

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Milke carton shortage hits schools.

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Planned bioplastics plant in Indiana will process the area's food crop waste into biopolymers.

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Food plant investments in October.

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You'll find the Best in Food & Beverage Packaging for October at this link

 

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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