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Top 5 from a wild month of packaging

Top 5 from a wild month of packaging
What made the cut as the top-read packaging articles of September? Here’s a collage of the Top 5.

What made the cut as the top-read articles of September? Dominated by food packaging, our shortlist includes product introductions by Libby’s and Busch brands with coverage of innovations in pouches, bags, cans plus one fast-moving trends piece.

The turn of the calendar to another month was preceded by the September 22 turn of the season from summer to fall. It was a seamless changeover that brought to many in the northern hemisphere the welcome expectation of less humid, more favorable weather.

For packaging professionals, the new month also means another Top 5 compilation of the best-read, most popular articles, this latest edition for the 30 days of September.

We start in reverse order with a long-recognized brand name that made a dramatic move into flexible packaging. Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables has peddled canned foods since the 1800s. Now, the company has jumped into a new packaging format for vegetables in flexible, heat-and-serve pouches.

The microwavable, shelf-stable pouches are designed to be a timesaver, according to Bruce Wolcott, vp of marketing for brand owner Seneca Foods.

For the rest of the story, read Libby’s harvests convenience with new pouch format for veggies.

4 for 4 with these fast-moving trends

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What’s on your Top 5 packaging list? You’ll find ideas and options for that and more at PackEx Montréal, November 30, 2016 to December 1, 2016. 

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4. In 4 fast-moving trends in food and beverage packaging, Mintel’s latest report on global packaging and other industry research, the research firm presented some of the evolving trends that are predicted to make a significant impact on brand packaging design and influence how consumers interact with packaging for foods and drinks in 2016 and beyond.

Next: Still gone fishing

3. We return to summer vacation time in this spot-on article that continues to draw attention: A must-read article about the limited-edition packaging for cans and cartons of this year’s Busch Beer “Catch One. Win Big.” promotion that features colorful illustrations of game fish, plus gold-tone trophy cans. Catch all the details in Fishermen reel in prizes in a Busch Beer promotion that features piscine beverage packaging.

We return briefly to August…

2. What was popular in packaging in August that was also very popular in September? This article where we revealed the Top 5 posts of August that included drones, marijuana, food and beverage packaging, beach reading, beer and fishing.

Next: Things turned wild in September

1. Wildly innovative new options in flexible packaging include photochromic bags, a tetrahedral pouch that’s a snack tray, a mosquito-fighting 2-compartment pouch with a frangible seal, a refillable pouch inside a rigid shell, a paper bag made on FFS equipment, a pouch that looks like a teapot and three more “wild” packages.How wild are they? Find out for yourself in Pouches and bags gone wild!

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What’s on your Top 5 packaging list? You’ll find ideas and options for that and more at PackEx Montréal, November 30, 2016 to December 1, 2016. 

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