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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Encompassing everything from traditional treats and indulgences like chips and cookies, to wellness products and meal replacement bars, the snack industry is enormous.


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Americans have become snack fanatics, munching more often than eating meals. Although sweet or salty snacks still satisfy, consumers are choosing healthy options a lot more these days.


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Meal kits can deliver fresh foods that look good, taste good and are sustainably and tastefully packaged and protected for home delivery.


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As the packaging professionals at Danone Argentina thought about how to package the company’s new, all-natural La Serenísima Original yogurt, they knew the packaging design had to communicate the product’s premium quality.


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Juice packaging—one of the most exciting areas in beverages today—is seeing advancements in shelf life, convenience and sustainability.

 

1. Extended shelf life/freshness


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A new study from consultancy Spoon Guru found lack of clarity and information for food allergens on food products and packaging was a serious problem—and it offers solutions in this exclusive interview.

 


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Label language will be in the crosshairs for food and beverage packagers in the new year, with new and updated regulations increasing litigation risk in some instances.


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Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry in the inverted pouches market for foods, personal care and other categories, is seeing a lot of interest.

 


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A quintet of food packaging megahits this year messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

 


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More durable formulation optimizes the reuse of glass bottles to save significant amounts of energy and resources over and above the benefits of recycling.

 


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Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), owner of the Strongbow international cider brand, sought to launch a product and packaging that injected excitement and allure into the category.


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A consumer-convenient packaging format that provides source reduction and improved product evacuation for less waste overall is turning the market for condiments and other foods upside down as exemplified by brands like Choban


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All year long readers have been voting for the top beverage articles of the year that include a circuited beer cup, a chilling development, water repackaged, a novel tea and a unique product trial at 7-Eleven.

 


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For consumers who like to deep-fry their bird on Thanksgiving, LoCo Cookers has introduced a new product to use with its turkey fryers: LoCo Peanut Oil Blend.


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Each of these eight innovations brings something new and different to the food packaging table, accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

 


Encompassing everything from traditional treats and indulgences like chips and cookies, to wellness products and meal replacement bars, the snack industry is enormous. Brands are responding to this demand by offering...


Americans have become snack fanatics, munching more often than eating meals. Although sweet or salty snacks still satisfy, consumers are choosing healthy options a lot more these days. In fact, mindful snacking, along with portable packaging that...


Meal kits can deliver fresh foods that look good, taste good and are sustainably and tastefully packaged and protected for home delivery.

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and...


As the packaging professionals at Danone Argentina thought about how to package the company’s new, all-natural La Serenísima Original yogurt, they knew the packaging design had to communicate the product’s premium quality. But they also wanted a...


Juice packaging—one of the most exciting areas in beverages today—is seeing advancements in shelf life, convenience and sustainability.

 

1. Extended shelf life/freshness

We are still seeing strong demand for...


A new study from consultancy Spoon Guru found lack of clarity and information for food allergens on food products and packaging was a serious problem—and it offers solutions in this exclusive interview.

 

It’s said that two-thirds of...


Label language will be in the crosshairs for food and beverage packagers in the new year, with new and updated regulations increasing litigation risk in some instances. On-pack claims like “healthy,” “natural” and “no genetically modified...


Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry in the inverted pouches market for foods, personal care and other categories, is seeing a lot of interest.

 

ProAmpac has a rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market attributable to...


A quintet of food packaging megahits this year messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

 

Packaging Digest’s top food packaging hits...


More durable formulation optimizes the reuse of glass bottles to save significant amounts of energy and resources over and above the benefits of recycling.

 

A new returnable glass bottle ink to enable the the reuse of bottles in the...


Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), owner of the Strongbow international cider brand, sought to launch a product and packaging that injected excitement and allure into the category.

Partnering with design house...


A consumer-convenient packaging format that provides source reduction and improved product evacuation for less waste overall is turning the market for condiments and other foods upside down as exemplified by brands like Chobani.

 

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All year long readers have been voting for the top beverage articles of the year that include a circuited beer cup, a chilling development, water repackaged, a novel tea and a unique product trial at 7-Eleven.

 

Thanks go to readers...


For consumers who like to deep-fry their bird on Thanksgiving, LoCo Cookers has introduced a new product to use with its turkey fryers: LoCo Peanut Oil Blend. The food packaging—which uses a jug-in-box packaging design—is sturdy enough to support...


Each of these eight innovations brings something new and different to the food packaging table, accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

 

One of the best ways to get a comprehensive, wide-angle snapshot view of all...


Modern Packaging designs and manufactures precision packaging systems for the food, dairy, cosmetic and drug industries. All units are 24 hour production machines that are servo or cam driven, have stainless steel construction and can be either...


We design, fabricate and manufacture food and pharmaceutical packaging machinery. From small manual load, to high-speed continuous motion machines we offer the most advanced technology on the market for Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), as well...


Korean for “Welcome”. It is a formal word, implying gratitude and hospitality. We at Osio hope to welcome you into our family of customers.

Osiopack was founded in 1996 to provide quality rotogravure printed flexible packaging materials to...


In a larger sense, our companies manufacture much more than machines and bags: We deliver dependable, packaging solutions that are built to last. Our collective experience is measured in decades, and some of our brands represent the very...


Paramount Global Services, Inc. was founded by Jack Gample in 1976 as Paramount Can Company. With 35 years of experience as a provider of rigid packaging products and inventory management solutions, the company is still family owned and operated...


Poly-clip System is the world leader of clip system solutions and stands for innovation, reliability and safety.

The product and service system includes a large number of innovative solutions comprising clip machines, packaging machines and...


For 50 years, Reiser has been a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment solutions for the sausage, meat, poultry, seafood, prepared food, bakery and cheese industries. During that time, the company has gained recognition for its...


SATO is an award winning, worldwide manufacturer of Thermal Print Engines, Industrial Thermal and Laser printers, RFID embedded tags and labels.  SATO solutions feature Barcode and RFID enable solutions for business to identify, track and manage...


As an innovator and leading manufacturer of liquid filling and capping machines for all types of food products, home and personal care products and industrial products, Serac is dedicated to providing the best possible solution for your packaging...


Founded in 1994, United Barcode Systems rapidly became capable of offering solutions within the automatic identification field. The experience and knowledge acquired in the automatic printing and identification systems, became crucial to focus the...


Since 1958 Vacuum Barrier’s highly skilled team of engineers, sales consultants and field service technicians have collaborated with plant engineers to address and achieve their specific liquid nitrogen handling needs efficiently and economically...


WeighPack Systems is a manufacturer and systems integrator of quality packaging solutions that include filling, bagging, conveying, case erecting and robotic palletizing.

For over twenty years WeighPack Systems has delivered thousands of...


Brand protection, traceability, products and documents security and CRM - PRM (Customer Relation Management - Citizen Relation Management - Patient Relation Management) are key issues for every organisation.

The high increase in...


Aline Heat Seal Corporation manufacturers high quality heat sealers, bag sealers, vacuum sealers, vacuum chambers, thermal impulse heat sealers, bundlers, shrink wrappers and heat sealing packaging machinery.

Aline manufactures products for...


AMI is dedicated to increasing the efficiency, profitability and safety of meat and poultry trade worldwide. We welcome your questions, comments and suggestions regarding our website and our company.