Top 5 food packaging hits of 2018: Page 4 of 5

Rick Lingle in Food Packaging on December 18, 2018


There were several hits from the 1960s, including “Chewy Chewy” by Ohio Express and “Sugar Sugar” by The Archies, that could preview the runner-up top article of the year in food packaging. It was fielded by packaging editorial maven Jenni Spinner, who in groupie-like fashion made her annual visit to Chicago’s 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo joined by some 18,000 candy and snacks professionals. Spinner’s insightfully succinct synopsis, a multipage feature covering new products and packaging innovations, proved riveting for readers.

The 10 nifty new items and fascinating trends on display at the show were summarized by these quick-hitting summaries:

1. Contrasting ideas

2. Solo snacking

3. Cake bites

4. Downsized delectables

5. Multi-part munchies

6. Same candy, new format

7. Fun with branding

8. Makeover time

9. Hip chicks

10. Rice is nice

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