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Food & Beverage

The food and beverage markets represent the largest consumption group for packaging materials and machinery. Sales for one top growing segment alone—pet food packaging—are expected to reach $2.5 billion in 2018 in the U.S., according to market research firm Freedonia Group. And growth in beverage packaging markets is projected at a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4%, to hit $131.1 billion by 2019, according to analysis by MarketsandMarkets.

From soup to nuts and water to booze, food and beverage products demand quite a bit from their protective vessels. Whether the package is rigid or flexible, it must deliver the freshest and safest product to its consumer—anywhere in the world. Once within reach, the bottles, pouches or cups must capture the attention of potential buyers with an appealing design. If purchased, the packaging must perform as expected (or better!) or else you can kiss away the chance of a future sale from today’s critical consumers.

Demand continues for ready-to-eat and on-the-go foods and drinks, especially for time-pressed Americans. Packaging Digest presents here the latest packaging designs, technologies and trends for foods and beverages to help keep you inspired and your brands up to date.

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Looking for sustainable packaging options or ideas for foods and beverages? Good news!


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What can you wear on your head that dispenses beer and other beverages and looks exactly like a motorcycle or futbol or any of 150 different designs? Whatever it is, inventor Randall Flann likely has it covered.


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Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced that it’s switching the carriers on its multipacks from shrink wrap to paperboard to reduce packaging waste.


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A category-first application of the inverted pouch aims to have retail and ecommerce consumers abuzz about the no-mess convenience of Chico Honey’s new packaging.

 


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TC Transcontinental Packaging helps brands rewrite their flexible packaging story using recyclable and compostable materials.

 


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PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America is modernizing the look of Lay’s potato chips with a new packaging design—the brands’ first pack redesign in 12 years.


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Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world.

 


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The crusade to reduce plastic in beverage and food packaging continues, with PepsiCo Inc.


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Coca-Cola European Partners commits to 100% recycled plastic bottles for Honest teas, Glacéau Smartwater and Chaudfontaine brands—and to trialing refillable glass bottles.

 


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The 20-oz aluminum cup will be tested with major venues and concessionaires across the U.S. starting September 2019 at Colorado University.

 


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Straw-free plastic sippy cups for adults, PET growlers, BPA issues, leveraging Instagram, compostable coffee bags, digitally printed pouches and more all made news this summer.

 


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The water brand unveils a quintet of initiatives to align with parent company Coca-Cola’s goal of packaging containing 50% recycled material by 2030 as part of a circular economy.

 


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Digital printing and digital workflows help meal-kit company Home Chef update its paperboard packaging every couple of weeks with exact ingredients and nutritional facts for its many seasonal menu offerings—fulfilling its need


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Coconut Bliss’s redesigned, sustainable paperboard-cup packaging is a category-first material protected by a biopolymer made from sugarcane husks.

 


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Refrigerated pickle maker Grillo’s Pickles has launched its Sandwich Maker dill slices in unusual tub packaging.


Looking for sustainable packaging options or ideas for foods and beverages? Good news! A lot has been happening in this area lately—from the introduction of a recyclable aluminum cup designed to replace disposable plastic to a blueprint from...


What can you wear on your head that dispenses beer and other beverages and looks exactly like a motorcycle or futbol or any of 150 different designs? Whatever it is, inventor Randall Flann likely has it covered.

Flann is a revved-up kind of...


Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced that it’s switching the carriers on its multipacks from shrink wrap to paperboard to reduce packaging waste. CCEP estimates this change in its beverage packaging will remove about 4,000 metric tons...


A category-first application of the inverted pouch aims to have retail and ecommerce consumers abuzz about the no-mess convenience of Chico Honey’s new packaging.

 

Thriving packaging segments draw brand owners like blossoms draw bees...


TC Transcontinental Packaging helps brands rewrite their flexible packaging story using recyclable and compostable materials.

 

Packaging professionals and many more millions of people outside this dynamic market know well the...


PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America is modernizing the look of Lay’s potato chips with a new packaging design—the brands’ first pack redesign in 12 years. The new look debuted in September 2019, rolling out first in the United States and China....


Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world.

 

One of the premier annual global packaging competition programs is the Packaging Innovation Awards that honor...


The crusade to reduce plastic in beverage and food packaging continues, with PepsiCo Inc. announcing this month (September 2019) that it aims to reduce use of virgin plastic by 35%—essentially eliminating 2.5 million metric tons of cumulative...


Coca-Cola European Partners commits to 100% recycled plastic bottles for Honest teas, Glacéau Smartwater and Chaudfontaine brands—and to trialing refillable glass bottles.

 

Different continents, different tactics.

In August,...


The 20-oz aluminum cup will be tested with major venues and concessionaires across the U.S. starting September 2019 at Colorado University.

 

The ongoing displeasure with plastic packaging sustainability opens opportunities for...


Straw-free plastic sippy cups for adults, PET growlers, BPA issues, leveraging Instagram, compostable coffee bags, digitally printed pouches and more all made news this summer.

 

Readers turn to Packaging Digest when they want...


The water brand unveils a quintet of initiatives to align with parent company Coca-Cola’s goal of packaging containing 50% recycled material by 2030 as part of a circular economy.

 

August 13 was a watershed day for Dasani when the...


Digital printing and digital workflows help meal-kit company Home Chef update its paperboard packaging every couple of weeks with exact ingredients and nutritional facts for its many seasonal menu offerings—fulfilling its need for packaging and...


Coconut Bliss’s redesigned, sustainable paperboard-cup packaging is a category-first material protected by a biopolymer made from sugarcane husks.

 

Family-owned Coconut Bliss of Eugene, OR, artfully and sustainably redesigned the...


Refrigerated pickle maker Grillo’s Pickles has launched its Sandwich Maker dill slices in unusual tub packaging. While most pickle containers stand the whole or sliced preserved cucumbers inside on end, these packages lay the product on their side...


Established in 2003, ABOX Automation Corp has been serving our customers with unmatched customer service that goes well beyond the status quo. No customer is considered to be too small and we strive to produce equipment that stands the test of...


Arena Products is a leading packaging, design and pooling company in North America. With 30 years of experience, we provide a full spectrum of services for the design and development of customized reusable transport packaging systems.

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Cameo Metal Products, Inc. has been specializing in the manufacturing and finishing of metal forms for over 40 years. With a combined total of over 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space in the Brooklyn, NY and Rahway, NJ plants, Cameo Metal...


Cognex Corporation is the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors and surface inspection systems used in manufacturing automation. Cognex is also a leader in industrial ID readers.

Cognex vision helps...


For almost a century, Cozzoli Machine Company has provided technologically advanced machinery for the packaging industry. As a global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution, and service of precision cleaning, sterilizing, filling, and...


Specialty packaging boxes are what we do. We produce attractive, durable and cost-effective custom packaging solutions for nearly any business or retailer. Let our US based team of experts design and deliver your creative custom packaging solution...


Since our start in 1980, groninger has become a world-wide leader with over 900 employees in the design and manufacture of fill/finish processing equipment for both the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Over the past 30 years, we have...


Heat and Control is a single-source machinery supplier offering one of the widest ranges of equipment for packaging, inspection, and food processing. For machinery to weigh, convey, season, inspect, fill, and package food, pharmaceutical, and...


Specializing in injected plastic packaging, IML/PRI Packaging Company plays a major role in In-mold labeling ( IML) packaging market in North America. In-mold labeling eliminates the need for secondary processes for labeling, and helps lend...


K-1 Packaging Group a manufacturer of high-end, graphic packaging materials for retail items, with paperboard folding cartons and pressure-sensitive labels as our fortes. We serve industries ranging from food and beverage, beauty and cosmetic...


We are experts in Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Consumer Products packaging. With the latest technology, high-speed machinery and three generations of packaging design and production experience, Keystone produces high-quality...


LaserSharp FlexPak Services specializes in contract laser production services for the flexible packaging industry. We are a premier toll converter, dedicated to developing innovative laser solutions for the design, testing, and production of easy...


Loma serves the food and packaging industries, facilitating compliance with international product safety standards, weight legislation and retailers' codes of practice, whilst identifying product defects and eliminating contaminants throughout the...


Markem-Imaje, a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Dover Corporation is a trusted world manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative inkjet, thermal transfer, laser, and...


Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews Marking Systems has a worldwide sales, service and distribution network. We pride ourselves on being the single source for all of your marking needs, offering products and services of unmatched...

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