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Best in New Food and Beverage Packaging October 2023

October's food and beverage highlights included wrapper-less snack bars, Coca-Cola's rPET move, Pepsi's packaging diversity, recycling Halloween candy wrappers, Walker's paper multipacks, and beer's edible multipack.

Rick Lingle

November 1, 2023

3 Min Read
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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.

This content features the food and beverage news of October 2023. You can find this month's stream at Best in New Food and Beverage Packaging

Insights for food packaging sustainability.

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Edible coating replaces wrapper for new line of OGT snack bars.

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Coca-Cola Co. changing all 500 ml sparkling beverage bottles in Canada to 100% rPET.

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Two new options for non-recyclable Halloween candy packaging.

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Following a successful trial in Tesco stores, Walkers is rolling out new outer paper packaging across all Walkers Baked multipacks.

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You can wash this edible multipack ring down with beer.

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Packaging supplier provides easily accessible recycling and composting guidelines for its paperboard food packaging via on-pack QR codes.

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Perrier sparkling water celebrates 160th anniversary with a limited-edition redesigned bottle.

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Market report for US plastic food packaging from Freedonia.

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Amcor provides the recycle-ready pouches for UK’s “Flexible Plastic Pack of the Year”, Cathedral City grated cheese.

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Brand’s paper tube packaging for trail mix is recyclable and refillable.

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Market reports for beverage packaging and more.

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Don’t let nonrecyclable flexible packaging haunt you this Halloween.

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Coca-Cola Company’s food-driven incentive to support recycled content efforts and circularity.

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Foodservice Packaging Institute initiatives broaden acceptance of foodservice packaging in recycling programs.

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October 18 Food & Beverage Packaging newsletter.

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Food packaging market growing 5.32% yearly forecast to reach $597.8 billion by 2032.

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California cracks down on “forever chemicals” aka PFAS found in food packaging.

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Berry Global introduces line of reusable plastic cups for foodservice.

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Magnus Barefoot IPA beer wins top packaging design prize.

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Belgium’s largest dairy company, Solarec, installs four SIG filling machines for aseptic cartons.

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Coca-Cola India debuts rPET innovations for bottles and very large flags.

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Meijer is first nationwide retailer to carry Bolthouse Farms’ Earthbound Farm Organic Mini Peeled Carrots packaged in home compostable biodegradable bags.

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Pixelated beer can label design.

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PepsiCo embraces packaging diversity.

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Groovy limited-edition black bottle of Solento Organic Extra Añejo Tequila mimics a vinyl record.

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Beautiful whiskey packaging has branding an a wrap-around rubber band.

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Reusable packaging guidelines from the Food Packaging Forum.

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Confection brand introduces India’s first compostable flexible packaging.

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Researchers create surprisingly good “Styrofoam”-like food packaging from fungi.

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Bagged coffee launches the start of Christmas/holiday-themed packaging.

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USDA FSIS's four packaging-related recalls and health alerts in September 

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Latest Food & Beverage Packaging Newsletter from Packaging Digest.

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Juice brand Gulf Union Foods team with Appetite Creative to offer a interactive packaging experience.

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Eco-labels on food packaging influence consumer behavior in a positive ways.

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Ball Beverage Packaging adding capacity, employees at Poland plant.

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Sidel’s StarLITE-R is a new, ultra-efficient 100% rPET bottle for carbonated soft drinks.

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This is why THC pouches of gummies with kid-friendly designs should be banned.

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Tesco adding air fryer instructions to food packaging and we expect many others to follow suit.  

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Burger King kicks off Halloween season with new items and themed packaging.

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SPG’s new RB Q is a thermoformable high-barrier film optimized for packaging cheese.

 

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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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