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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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With How2Recycle label acceptance and expected to be on-shelf next month, the grocery-store-bin recyclable #2 packaging available in pouch and roll form will be shown during PackEx Toronto June 4-6.

 


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With the airing of the final episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” quickly approaching, Mondelēz International has created limited-edition “Game of Thrones” packaging for Oreo cookies.


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This infographic looks at a lucrative slice of the food market: snacks! Learn three bite-sized market facts before feasting on a handful of trends you need to know.


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Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions.

 


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Three U.S. regulatory agencies agree. We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.


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Now 100% recyclable as #2 HDPE, the distinctive conical Sempack pouch can be uniquely positioned as a stand-up or inverted pouch.

 


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Lightweight sleeve applied over the tops of beverage cans addresses hygiene concerns for unopened cans so that consumer can drink safely and with peace of mind.

 


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Light—both natural and artificial—is the enemy of many products, particularly foods.


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The new Fillbee returnable four- or six-bottle multipack can fit inside reusable beverage crates—or be stacked by itself. Typically, returnable bottle crates are used either with loose bottles, or with one-way packs.


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Fonterra launches rebranded Anchor Dairy cheese and butter products stateside with a bold design scheme that reflects the “zeal” of its New Zealand heritage.

 

Double Eagle Very Rare – 20 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

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When releasing its limited-edition Double Eagle Very Rare 20-year-old bourbon, brand owner Buffalo Trace Distillery decided upon high-end, standout packaging.


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Infographic walks us through more than 100 years of packaging development for one food staple: Heinz ketchup.


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Food has to look appetizing! Whether it’s on a plate, in a package or on a store shelf, the food industry is strongly driven by product appearance and branding.


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The Coca-Cola Co. has released new flavors of Diet Coke in taller, narrower 12-ounce aluminum cans.


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Bud Light has added ingredients and nutrition information to the outer cartons of its beers.


With How2Recycle label acceptance and expected to be on-shelf next month, the grocery-store-bin recyclable #2 packaging available in pouch and roll form will be shown during PackEx Toronto June 4-6.

 

Providing flexible packaging for...


With the airing of the final episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” quickly approaching, Mondelēz International has created limited-edition “Game of Thrones” packaging for Oreo cookies. The packaging design, which launched in early April, is in...


This infographic looks at a lucrative slice of the food market: snacks! Learn three bite-sized market facts before feasting on a handful of trends you need to know. Much more will be shared regarding the snack-craze and its packaging implications...


Novolex product lines are seamlessly aligned with the ongoing foodservice packaging shift toward sustainable solutions.

 

Consumers’ appetite for foodservice convenience at restaurants of all types—casual, quick-serve and takeaway—and...


Three U.S. regulatory agencies agree. We should standardize the voluntary date-code labeling for food sold in the United States as part of a new strategy to fight food and packaging waste.

In April 2019, the federal government announced the...


Now 100% recyclable as #2 HDPE, the distinctive conical Sempack pouch can be uniquely positioned as a stand-up or inverted pouch.

 

As the fourth in a series on the fast-growing inverted pouches market within the relatively more mature...


Lightweight sleeve applied over the tops of beverage cans addresses hygiene concerns for unopened cans so that consumer can drink safely and with peace of mind.

 

The region of European north of Greece that includes Serbia and adjacent...


Light—both natural and artificial—is the enemy of many products, particularly foods. To help brand owners develop light-protective food packaging, Noluma International LLC uses proprietary light-protection technology for package measurement,...


The new Fillbee returnable four- or six-bottle multipack can fit inside reusable beverage crates—or be stacked by itself. Typically, returnable bottle crates are used either with loose bottles, or with one-way packs. By contrast, the...


Fonterra launches rebranded Anchor Dairy cheese and butter products stateside with a bold design scheme that reflects the “zeal” of its New Zealand heritage.

 

Out with the old, in with the new: Fonterra Brands, Rosemont, IL, is...

Double Eagle Very Rare – 20 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

When releasing its limited-edition Double Eagle Very Rare 20-year-old bourbon, brand owner Buffalo Trace Distillery decided upon high-end, standout packaging.

The aged bourbon whiskey comes in a luxurious crystal decanter and silver...


Infographic walks us through more than 100 years of packaging development for one food staple: Heinz ketchup.

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Food has to look appetizing! Whether it’s on a plate, in a package or on a store shelf, the food industry is strongly driven by product appearance and branding. Combined with consumer demands for clean ingredient labels and simple packaging,...


The Coca-Cola Co. has released new flavors of Diet Coke in taller, narrower 12-ounce aluminum cans.

Launched in 2018, the line of sleeker sodas has been expanded with two flavors: strawberry guava and blueberry acai. According to Rafael...


Bud Light has added ingredients and nutrition information to the outer cartons of its beers.

The updated secondary packaging—introduced in February—reportedly targets increasingly nutrition- and ingredient-conscious consumers. While...


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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