5. Perdue chooses dissolvable foam for ecommerce packaging
Perdue Farms sells chicken and other meats, but when the company recently launched an ecommerce channel, it turned to plant-based foam to boost its sustainable packaging game. Made from non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) cornstarch, the foam in Perdue’s ecommerce shippers provides product insulation and can be disposed of via composting or dissolving in water.
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4. 11 Influential Flexible Packs: FPA Gold Award Winners
Innovative flexibility in structure, sustainability, convenience, shelf life, and utility characterized the winners in The Flexible Packaging Association’s 64th Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition. These ranged from a flexible bottle to jar-shaped pouch to retortable, recycle-ready polyester packs to handled bags and more. The awards were announced in conjunction with the 2020 FPA Annual Meeting in March in Bonita Springs, FL.
Link: 11 Influential Flexible Packs: FPA Gold Award Winners
3. 12 Snack Packages Echo Consumer Trends: Gallery
Looking for a little healthy indulgence when hunger strikes? You’re not the only one. Americans snack before, after, and during mealtimes. After all, today’s packages make it easy to do so. Here are a dozen examples of brands using packs and graphics to tempt and gratify.
Little — Portioned, portable packs facilitate consumption anytime anywhere.
Healthy — Front labels tout key nutritional values.
Indulgence — Appetizing images draw the eye and tease the palate.
Link: 12 Snack Packages Echo Consumer Trends: Gallery
2. 8 Dramatic Ways Wine Packaging Innovates
The global wine packaging market is experiencing modest 2.65% yearly growth.
However, what it lacks in market value acceleration it makes up for through ongoing innovation across a spectrum of packaging and options. These range from high-tech near-field communication-enabled labels to universal augmented reality, artificial intelligence, blockchain security, new bottle designs and sizes in aluminum, plastic and glass—including the latter with textures—and a truly space-age wine at the end.
Link: 8 Dramatic Ways Wine Packaging Innovates
1. 6 Food and Beverage Packaging Trends That Will Dominate 2020
In recent years, cut-throat competition has prompted food and beverage brands to experiment with many innovative approaches to packaging design, both aesthetically and functionally, and 2020 will pick up right where 2019 left off.
The six hottest trends our designers expect will dominate food and beverage packaging in the year ahead with product examples shown are metamorphoses; maximalism and rich, heavily detailed packaging; retro-futurism; ecologically-aware packaging; transparent packaging; and neatly structured layouts.
Link: 6 Food and Beverage Packaging Trends That Will Dominate 2020