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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Candy and snacks are big business in this country. The industry boasts approximately $35 billion in annual sales, accounts for 465,000 jobs and brings about $10 billion in tax dollars into the U.S.


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For Dubai-based Mirzam Chocolate Makers, spinning a yarn is second nature—especially when it comes to Mirzam: Monsters Collection chocolate bars.


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Oskar Blues Brewery, a member of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, has developed a sustainable packaging solution for its large-format variety packs that decreases the brewery’s environmental footprint, reduces packaging cost


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Functional paper-based boxboard barrier material engineered for takeout food containers and more is certified as compostable.

 


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A redesign centering on simplicity and transparency and the addition of sleeker, downsized bottles is the next evolutionary step for Evolution Fresh juices that now include smoothies.

 


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Fresh meats, fish, fruits and vegetables release liquids that need to be captured and separated from the product to extend shelf life, ensure safe consumption and present a more appealing product to consumers.


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On May 8, leading convenience store retailer 7-Eleven debuted self-chilling cans for its new Fizzics Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee at 15 stores in the Los Angeles area.


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Budweiser debuted a new packaging icon in March 2018 to showcase its commitment to sustainability.


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Fruit-infused Turkey Hill ice cream parfaits in multipack cups offer consumers a different kind of frozen dessert experience and packaging.

 


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Patented EcoPack packaging addresses sanitation, sustainability and other transportation challenges for fruits, vegetables, meat and other commodity foods in a graphics-friendly, reusable frame-and-bag crate format.


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The world’s largest olive oil brand launches its largest packaging redesign ever in a new look that pays homage to its Italian heritage and signals a 100% conversion to PET bottles.

 


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A do-it-all ecommerce shipping container in development for chilled meal kit delivery meets food safety and sustainability/reusability issues while delivering an engaging unboxing experience for consumers.

 

How to Activate the Twist-Activation Chill-Can®

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Nothing is quite as refreshing as a cold drink. Yet with consumers’ busy lives, always on the go, we don’t always have access to refrigeration when we need it.


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The patented Crispy on Delivery solution brings hot, crispy french fries to a consumer’s door, thanks to an optimized packaging design and structure.

 


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Sustainability continues to be a major global trend in the packaging industry as consumers consistently seek out healthier food options and manufacturers whose innovative packaging and processes positively impact the environme


Candy and snacks are big business in this country. The industry boasts approximately $35 billion in annual sales, accounts for 465,000 jobs and brings about $10 billion in tax dollars into the U.S. Treasury’s coffers, according to the...


For Dubai-based Mirzam Chocolate Makers, spinning a yarn is second nature—especially when it comes to Mirzam: Monsters Collection chocolate bars. The packaging design for this artisanal chocolate uses evocative graphics and an interactive package...


Oskar Blues Brewery, a member of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective, has developed a sustainable packaging solution for its large-format variety packs that decreases the brewery’s environmental footprint, reduces packaging costs and creates a brand...


Functional paper-based boxboard barrier material engineered for takeout food containers and more is certified as compostable.

 

Paper is seeing renewed interest as a packaging alternative especially in foodservice markets. According to...


A redesign centering on simplicity and transparency and the addition of sleeker, downsized bottles is the next evolutionary step for Evolution Fresh juices that now include smoothies.

 

Evolution is said to occur in steps if you...


Fresh meats, fish, fruits and vegetables release liquids that need to be captured and separated from the product to extend shelf life, ensure safe consumption and present a more appealing product to consumers. But typical absorption pads—...


On May 8, leading convenience store retailer 7-Eleven debuted self-chilling cans for its new Fizzics Sparkling Cold Brew Coffee at 15 stores in the Los Angeles area. Fizzics lets consumers enjoy the beverage cold wherever and whenever they drink...


Budweiser debuted a new packaging icon in March 2018 to showcase its commitment to sustainability. The new 100% Renewable Energy logo on Budweiser packaging is a way for the brand to tell consumers the beer is made in breweries powered by...


Fruit-infused Turkey Hill ice cream parfaits in multipack cups offer consumers a different kind of frozen dessert experience and packaging.

 

Do you prefer your frozen dessert on a stick or in a cup? Conestoga, PA-based Turkey Hill...


Patented EcoPack packaging addresses sanitation, sustainability and other transportation challenges for fruits, vegetables, meat and other commodity foods in a graphics-friendly, reusable frame-and-bag crate format.

 

A unique and...


The world’s largest olive oil brand launches its largest packaging redesign ever in a new look that pays homage to its Italian heritage and signals a 100% conversion to PET bottles.

 

Think of olive oil and the sun-drenched...


A do-it-all ecommerce shipping container in development for chilled meal kit delivery meets food safety and sustainability/reusability issues while delivering an engaging unboxing experience for consumers.

 

Most of the time editors...

How to Activate the Twist-Activation Chill-Can®

Nothing is quite as refreshing as a cold drink. Yet with consumers’ busy lives, always on the go, we don’t always have access to refrigeration when we need it. New technology for a self-chilling can improves its manufacturability, making it a...


The patented Crispy on Delivery solution brings hot, crispy french fries to a consumer’s door, thanks to an optimized packaging design and structure.

 

When you order french fries, you really want them to be fresh fries as in...


Sustainability continues to be a major global trend in the packaging industry as consumers consistently seek out healthier food options and manufacturers whose innovative packaging and processes positively impact the environment and the quality of...


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.