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.
Below you'll find new packaging developments from companies and brands including Duncan Hines' student-designed holiday box, translucent barrier paper, Anheuser-Busch beer refill pilot, Tupperware getting Loop-ed,innovative foodservice cups and dispensers, PepsiCo’s redesign, Brew Dog's solid gold beer, Perdue's ThanksNuggets, and an interactive cup.
Conagra Brands and Chance The Rapper's Nonprofit "SocialWorks" create #foodpackaging #Packaging Design Mentorship Program for highschool students like this Duncan Hines Ultimate Holiday Baking Kit Box https://t.co/XWfyy9yaGj— Packaging Digest (@packagingdigest) November 23, 2020
It's clearly different and is fully recyclable: Arjowiggins' Sustainable Packaging is a Revolutionary New Translucent Barrier Paper https://t.co/egz5hF3I3q— Packaging Digest (@packagingdigest) November 19, 2020
Makes perfect sense, doesn't it? https://t.co/fHoJMpU7MK— Packaging Digest (@packagingdigest) November 18, 2020
Busch Dog Brew is BARK IN STOCK— Busch Beer (@BuschBeer) November 18, 2020
Get a fresh pack today for your favorite drinking buddy! Tag someone who couldn’t wait one more doggone second for #BuschDogBrew to return.
Go to the link in bio to purchase! pic.twitter.com/clI77sZSbh
#KraftHeinz Foodservice is excited to announce the launch of the #HEINZ KEYSTONE® Automatic Dispenser in North America. With one simple wave of a hand, you can dispense 0.5 oz of your favorite HEINZ condiment or sauce! Available to pre-order in the US: https://t.co/lECzHHr97q pic.twitter.com/kSSDSk7MGu— The Kraft Heinz Company (@KraftHeinzCo) November 16, 2020
We're excited to partner with Birdcall! Learn about how the partnership will focus on sustainability to enhance their guest experience: https://t.co/dfG7NY1s6Z— Ball Corporation (@BallCorpHQ) November 16, 2020
PepsiCo has unveiled a new 2-liter bottle, the first significant redesign the multinational food and beverage company has done to the popular size in nearly three decades.https://t.co/jfi9opYGhP? pic.twitter.com/lyMme4FKW1— Dieline (@TheDieline) November 16, 2020
Dear People Of The World,— BrewDog (@BrewDog) November 12, 2020
10 solid gold Punk IPA cans are hidden in Punk 12-packs which will ship from our online shop over the next 4 weeks.
Winners receive a gold can worth £15K, £10k of BrewDog shares & VIP tour of our Brewery.
Good Luck To All: https://t.co/PIdHBkeV1R pic.twitter.com/GfRATeS6mt
It's coffee o'clock! Have you ever had your #coffee in an #interactive #cup? This creative #packagingidea reflects emotions and can be individually adjusted by the consumer. The #packaging is a real eye-catcher and even #recyclable. Do you know other interactive packages? https://t.co/Sg2Dm3DUpD— interpack (@interpack2021) November 12, 2020
Holiday celebrations might be smaller this year, so we had an idea. If we get 100K RTs, we’ll give away the Ultimate Single-Serve Thanksgiving Meal, but don’t worry, we won’t skimp on the pumpkin pie! #Sweepstakes pic.twitter.com/JtL2ZCR7Nl— LIBBY’S Pumpkin® (@LibbysPumpkin) November 2, 2020
In their recent report, @circulareconomy highlights our various reuse pilots.— Nestlé (@Nestle) November 5, 2020
We're introducing bulk dispensers for items such as coffee and pet food and exploring the use of reusable glass bottles. More here: https://t.co/MKn6XYhGwH #SustainablePackaging pic.twitter.com/kqjKmrmDWq
As consumers look for ways to keep festive traditions alive this year, brand leaders are predicting a renewed interest in winter baking. https://t.co/06SEE0z1Y4— Works Design Group (@WDGStudio) November 3, 2020
Today we announce a partnership with @SABIC and @HuhtamakiGroup, allowing us to include food-grade recycled plastic in pet food packaging in 2021. This is an important step in our efforts to reduce our virgin plastics use and help build a circular economy. https://t.co/OpCR6uxd8i pic.twitter.com/Fx1s5GkKMw— Mars, Incorporated (@MarsGlobal) November 2, 2020
What do you want from a salad? Freshness, taste, variety? @Natures_WayFood's FLiNG #salad combines fresh ingredients and garnishes, but that means varying respiration rates. Amcor’s solution was P-Plus #packaging to keep the perfect crunch! More here: https://t.co/lJ7cQwS5OU pic.twitter.com/n2OcnsAdrL— Amcor (@amcorpackaging) November 2, 2020
Loop is definitely gaining traction here and there.
Starting in 2021, in an effort to reduce the amount of packaging used, we'll be piloting a reusable packaging project with @LoopStore_US.— Tim Hortons (@TimHortons) October 22, 2020
Details here: https://t.co/azuc9PHIYF pic.twitter.com/5ipUlebRhe
Guess who joined @loopstore_us last week? We’ll give you a hint:— TerraCycle (@TerraCycle) October 28, 2020
Stay tuned for the official launch of the pilot program for reusable food and beverage containers at @burgerking in 2021! https://t.co/jl4isrbc95
.@Finnair has started selling their business class meals in supermarkets, giving customers a taste of the flying experience while international travel is off the cards. Finance Editor @GemmaActon explains. https://t.co/gAmZBZbWU0 #TheLatest #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/Cp7W93n5uh— 7NEWS Australia (@7NewsAustralia) October 27, 2020
Investment supports new jobs, new brewing capabilities, and a new can line. https://t.co/gRk4MfQJI4— Packaging Digest (@packagingdigest) October 28, 2020
The @SormaUSA an industry leader in fruit and vegetable packaging, grading and weighing systems, is contributing to its sustainability effort with an innovative new 100% paper packing solution. https://t.co/iKvfoDZU3D via Produce Report— Paper and Packaging (@Re_PPB) October 26, 2020
We've opened our first ever sustainability store, at Asda Middleton in Leeds, where we're offering a range of new and innovative ways to reduce and remove plastic packaging, including 15 huge refill stations offering customers a selection of more than 30 household staples. pic.twitter.com/hlmFRqahtw— Asda (@asda) October 20, 2020
Adult Happy Meals? lol.
Just in case you were all looking to get a little boozy with your brownie baking, these box mixes at Aldi come with a bonus Baileys mini (yes, Happy Meals for adults to exist). pic.twitter.com/z6rfTXrAMg— Liv Hambrett (@LivWrites) October 16, 2020
Our customer @BudBrewingUKI has removed 850 tonnes of plastic waste from its portfolio, equivalent to 67 double-decker buses, with support from our paperboard packaging solutions. Read more here: https://t.co/bXchJ2ol5B pic.twitter.com/QERW68G8m9— Graphic Packaging (@GraphicPkg_Intl) October 19, 2020
Too good not to include...
#AR #packaging experience transforms each bottle into a Snapchat marker: 1800 Tequila Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Essential 1800 Artists Series With Okuda San Miguel Collaboration https://t.co/8sa6n1S6FG— Packaging Digest (@packagingdigest) October 12, 2020
Our @Snyders_Hanover team and @cptlawrencebeer, a New York-based craft brewery, created a combo of two Oktoberfest staples: pretzels and beer. Perfect for your at-home celebrations. #CampbellSnacks https://t.co/VnB6kdiOoy— Campbell Soup Co (@CampbellSoupCo) October 8, 2020
A first for the canned beverage industry, we’re piloting new @MichelobULTRA cans made from low-carbon aluminum, with 30% fewer carbon emissions. This is one of many steps we’re taking to create a more sustainable supply chain, from seed to sip. Learn more: https://t.co/UotgOHbw5H pic.twitter.com/2QvgaWTUKL— Anheuser-Busch (@AnheuserBusch) October 6, 2020
#DYK: By 2025, we plan to have recycling information on our packaging and all of our packaging will be designed to be recycled? As we empower people to snack right, we're making our snacks the #RightWay with packaging that has a positive impact on people and the planet. pic.twitter.com/7E0DAeK4yD— Mondelēz Intl (@MDLZ) October 6, 2020
The Eskimo Pie ice cream treat will become known as Edy's Pie https://t.co/QfSJjC3Tdl— Food Dive (@FoodDive) October 5, 2020
[Press Release] Cascades is launching a unique innovation in North America: the first 100% recycled and recyclable thermoformed cardboard tray designed for fresh food packers using automated equipment. https://t.co/WfFUSL7UrA #sourceofpossibilities pic.twitter.com/4ZejKPYrUl— Cascades (@CascadesSD) September 29, 2020
Inside out! @BurgerKing presents their whopper in a new #packagingdesign referring to #sustainability and #quality. The packaging not only shows what's inside the burger but also what isn't. https://t.co/No8IUNf71F— interpack (@interpack2021) September 30, 2020
Our Purina petcare brand has launched a world-first recyclable flexible pouch for wet pet food.— Nestlé (@Nestle) September 29, 2020
Another great example of #SustainablePackaging on our journey to 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025. Find out more: https://t.co/q8HN64UX4B #Innovation pic.twitter.com/rIRZfYsRQB
We’ve made strides toward our goal to make 100% of our plastic packaging renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, and will decrease our carbon footprint by 34K+ metric tons with plant-based fiber packaging from @planetfootprint: https://t.co/AuumIQ5hTu pic.twitter.com/1ivorTcz4r— Conagra Brands (@ConagraBrands) September 29, 2020
This spring-loaded point-of-purchase display is convenient to load and unload.
We’re committed to ensuring the world’s food feeds people, not landfills. That’s why we’ve joined the 10x20x30 initiative to achieve a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. https://t.co/rWevs48Nhl #foodloss #foodwaste pic.twitter.com/KSv3Ae3bEQ— General Mills (@GeneralMills) September 24, 2020
Another day, another Loop partner! Excited to share that @OceanSprayInc’s iconic products will soon be available in durable packaging through Loop. https://t.co/afjmJ5Eq9o#circulareconomy #sustainability #looppartner— Loop (@LoopStore_US) September 23, 2020
We listened. And we learned. Moving forward, Uncle Ben's will be known as Ben’s Original™. Read our full statement to find out more about our brand's new purpose to create opportunities that offer everyone a seat at the table: https://t.co/h5iKGW4fKP pic.twitter.com/AN52LxHk7v— Uncle Ben's UK (@unclebens_uk) September 23, 2020
Now that it's officially fall and consumers are breaking out their fire pits, marshmallow brands are debuting exciting new products and packaging.https://t.co/BZ405z1Hle— Works Design Group (@WDGStudio) September 22, 2020
The value of PET/rPET for big brands.
Today PET bottles are the most recycled plastic packaging in the world. This is set to increase as the world adopts a shared responsibility to end plastic waste.— PackagingBrands (@PackBrands) September 22, 2020
read more on @wef #packaging #sustainability #circulareconomy https://t.co/BW4uYUOdpJ
Cucumbers turn greener as coating replaces plastic wrap.
English #cucumbers that have been treated by @apeelsciences’s shelf life #technology to replace plastic wrap, are now available at @Walmart stores.— The Packer (@thepacker) September 21, 2020
Story | https://t.co/bsYxhyGACn pic.twitter.com/IFsLGgwlI5
The brand is prioritizing package options for online sales and experimenting with direct-to-consumer commerce.
We have heard from many of our customers that their eCommerce business has sped up 3 years in 3 months.— The Coca-Cola Co. (@CocaColaCo) September 17, 2020
Learn more about how we are embracing the #virtualaisle and rising to the challenge with #eCommerce solutions. https://t.co/rn946wegFY pic.twitter.com/hHSMMEWdTG
We’re proud to share that our iconic Swiss Miss hot cocoa is now available in a recyclable package. The new design reduces the package’s carbon footprint by 98 metric tons each year, due to less energy needed to make and transport it. Learn more: https://t.co/ybaM3JnhtW pic.twitter.com/WnJ5FwEKRv— Conagra Brands (@ConagraBrands) September 15, 2020
Our packaging expert Poonam Dharman wants you to bin our teabags. Here’s why. pic.twitter.com/CnEfolLT14— Unilever #StaySafe (@Unilever) September 13, 2020
Tiny digital watermarks might be a step in helping build a world where plastics need never become waste. We’re working with 80+ organizations to test new technology that will help recycling plants automatically sort waste. Learn more: https://t.co/uzOsu9jc64 #HolyGrail2 pic.twitter.com/PevDszCTNP— PepsiCo (@PepsiCo) September 10, 2020
Niclas Appelquist - Innovation Director, Future of Packaging at The Absolut Company unveils the first generation prototype of the @absolutvodka Paper Bottle now ready for testing. An exciting milestone! #GoodTimesGoodPlace #FutureOfPackaging pic.twitter.com/X7ulM0B6i5— Pernod Ricard (@Pernod_Ricard) September 10, 2020
Exciting news! Pringles, in partnership with @Tesco, is trialing a new widely recycled* paper— Pringles (@Pringles_UK) September 10, 2020
can in the UK. This is part of the @KelloggsUKI's commitment to ensure 100% of its packaging
is reusable, recyclable or compostable by the end of 2025. #PopPlayEatRecycle pic.twitter.com/zVkzV6K7js
Food and beverage brands are being required to change the back of the label. Why not change the front as well?— AMC Global (@amc_global) September 10, 2020
Read more about current opportunities & challenges for brands, on our blog.#CPG #packaging #insights #mrx #marketresearch #branding #labeling https://t.co/IBFIBglt7R
"Fully biodegradable, recyclable and compostable"— PackagingInnovations (@EasyfairsPACK) September 9, 2020
Marvel at Mushroom Packaging - the latest packaging #innovation and can be broken down in 40 days!#sustainability #packaging #sustainablepackaginghttps://t.co/WVrGBFoEDQ
Following bushfires earlier this year, #koalas are now listed as vulnerable to extinction in Queensland and New South Wales. Our Paddle Pop brand is launching a new koala-shaped ice cream with @WIRESWildlife, raising awareness and funds to help these adorable Aussie marsupials. pic.twitter.com/HdqJZE8V0F— Unilever #StaySafe (@Unilever) September 8, 2020
Tesco launches first produce in its new, food-grade packaging made from recycled flexible plastics:https://t.co/TyN8rbt8Hj@Tesco @WRAP_UK @SABIC @SealedAirBrand @Bradburyscheese @plasticenergy #industrycollaboration #recyclingflexibles #closedloop pic.twitter.com/8UkJSIoiCq— British Plastics (@BritishPlastics) September 8, 2020
@NestleUSA's Summer Salvo of #Sustainable #FoodPackaging offers recyclable coffee capsules, increased post-consumer recycled content #plastic, #paper wrappers and more #circulareconomy #packaging @packagingdigest https://t.co/3ubjNUoTbU pic.twitter.com/Uv0XsEnY5M— Rick T. Lingle (@PackmanRick) September 3, 2020
More engaging #packaging: Scanbuy Launches the First End-to-End SmartLabel® Solution - Delivering a Connected Package, Product and Menu Page in working with companies like PepsiCo https://t.co/VRichlT6r6— Packaging Digest (@packagingdigest) September 2, 2020
Retailers, consumers, and packaging providers have to work together to make reusable packaging easy and successful: https://t.co/N1Z9US3NiR— PDA Packaging (@PDAchain) August 28, 2020
In My Opinion: The leader of major PET reclaimer @CarbonL1TE says beverage companies should invest in a voluntary takeback system to increase the supply of recycled plastic in the U.S. https://t.co/w28qgtGjDk pic.twitter.com/MKzrkFaUar— Resource Recycling (@rrecycling) August 28, 2020
As sweltering summer temperatures continue to break records, a new trend is growing in the alcohol industry: boozy popsicles.https://t.co/3j5l3BpVp7— Works Design Group (@WDGStudio) August 25, 2020
Say hello to House of Terpene, Little Victory, Mollo, Veryvell and XMG. @trussbeverages, a joint venture between Molson Coors and Hexo Corp. has launched its line of cannabis-infused beverages across Canada. https://t.co/eQLwCjkLh7 pic.twitter.com/oPUIfGxpt8— Molson Coors Beverage Company (@MolsonCoors) August 25, 2020
Plastic or paper? Pasta brand prefers paper.
WOLF NUDELN GmbH has been living #sustainably for a long time. We're happy to share their dream, bringing #sustainable packaging to their product and be their partner in success. Read more: https://t.co/pGhaZPjiZE#ExploreSustainablePackaging #ShapingTheFuture #CountOnUs pic.twitter.com/Cbg6GHFiyq— Syntegon (@SyntegonGlobal) August 25, 2020
Lay's goes international in flavor and design:
No travel? No problem. We’re bringing flavor to you! — LAY'S (@LAYS) August 20, 2020
Tell us if you'd rather jet away to Mexico, Germany, Thailand, or Greece, and we may send you a flavor inspired by that country! #LaysFlavorTrip pic.twitter.com/Gpvq64tiiP
Special K case study now live on our website. See more on how we opened the brand up, beyond red, into a world of flavorful colored Ks. https://t.co/Ci8lVPS12C#eattherainbow #specialk #design #branding #packaging #TurnerDuckworth pic.twitter.com/7UjeVRt9Ky— Turner Duckworth (@TurnerDuckworth) August 18, 2020
Go behind-the-scenes with @NestleUSA and discover how our global commitment of 100% recyclable or reusable packaging is coming to life in the U.S. Learn more: https://t.co/KEJSBlYen2 #SustainablePackaging #CircularEconomy pic.twitter.com/AULzqw6u16— Nestlé (@Nestle) August 18, 2020
By the end of 2020, all Magnum Pints tubs in Europe will be made using recycled plastic. We’re one of the first ice cream brands to use this ground-breaking technology.— Unilever #StaySafe (@Unilever) August 13, 2020
Another step towards a #CircularEconomy for plastic. https://t.co/LH83zQVQ2e
As the old saying goes: If you can’t beat the heat, transform yourself into a Pepsi can.https://t.co/ctnCjbb8v7— Pepsi (@pepsi) August 10, 2020
A Percol home compostable coffee bag returning back to nature. Nice to see the bag full of worms and other invertebrates, a good indication of eco-toxicity as worms avoid toxins in soil and compost. @Percol_Coffee #compostathome pic.twitter.com/CE6EBipliF— MARK SHAW (@Kindon1968) August 8, 2020
Self-heating foods are generated by an exothermic reaction caused by adding room-temperature water to powdered minerals such as magnesium, iron and salt. This seamless product has upgraded and expanded the instant food category in China. https://t.co/s5rrYG0DJM— Mintel (@mintelnews) August 6, 2020
From cereals and yogurts to cookie dough and taco kits, there's something for everyone to love in our latest lineup of new products. Get a taste for what's new on our blog: https://t.co/Hxb4lL0t3z pic.twitter.com/zloj02DBkg— General Mills (@GeneralMills) August 5, 2020
Made to Chill. With a fresh new look. https://t.co/a1tGWJDXpU— Molson Coors Beverage Company (@MolsonCoors) August 3, 2020
We’re improving the nutritional profile of our products, working to provide simple, clear information on our packaging, rethinking packaging sizes and more. Check out our 2019 Sustainability Report to learn more: https://t.co/9rtd2oO5Xu pic.twitter.com/PhZtds0WuT— PepsiCo (@PepsiCo) July 28, 2020
Good for you and for the environment – introducing our new YES! Plant Protein bars, which pack in 10 grams of plant protein from peas and nuts. High in fiber, gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians, the bars are wrapped in recyclable paper and delicious! https://t.co/7zS3yz8CFd pic.twitter.com/3tx274SiWR— Nestlé (@Nestle) July 27, 2020