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Top 5 Food Packaging Stories of 2020

We unveil the best, trendiest, most clever — and in one instance, Bear Naked and recyclable — food packages and developments of the year.

This entire year has been as unique as any as are the hundreds of food packages and packaging developments Packaging Digest has published since January 2020.

Let’s start with some intelligence on this crucial packaging category — the global food packaging market size is expected to reach $456.6 billion by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 5.2% over the forecast period. Growing demand for convenience food products due to change in lifestyle and alternative eating habits is expected to bolster the market growth, according to a report  published March 2020 by Grand View Research. Key takeaways:

  1. The industry exhibits rapid growth for single-serve and portable food packs.
  2. Rising concerns of consumers regarding contamination and food safety is predicted to bolster the demand for effective packaging solutions.
  3. Rising inclination toward innovation in environment-friendly and sustainable packaging is an emerging trend in the industry.

That sets the stage for the following five feature top-read articles that follow that were determined using website metrics as the features that resonated most across the breadth of the packaging community. The list begins in traditional reverse-order with a major brand’s cereal move into a breakthrough flexible packaging format.

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