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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Snackable Notes Variety Snack Pack bags can be personalized by parents and others to encourage their children at school.


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Inductive Intelligence’s tech offers induction-heated-anywhere containers by marrying food and beverage packaging with wireless charging, software, RFID/NFC tags and sensors.

 


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Four gold nuggets of packaging uncovered this summer include wireless-heated containers, ecommerce packaging lessons and advice from brands, breakthrough aseptic packaging and a nutty plastic additive.

 


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Anheuser-Busch InBev—no stranger to innovative packaging design—outdid itself at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia, with collectible Budweiser cups that lit up in response to crowd noise.


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A new packaging design for Happy Baby Organics Clearly Crafted baby food features glass jars, a preferred food packaging format for many parents.


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Four omni-channel packaging trends shaping the growth of online grocery shopping include convenience, sustainability, personalization and uniqueness, technology and performance.

 


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Debut of a 180-product healthy-for-you food portfolio that makes organics affordable has a friendly packaging design that’s welcoming to all.

 


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Packaging for Minute brand rice products is newly up to speed, courtesy of a packaging design update by brand owner Riviana Foods Inc.


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A booth at the Powder & Bulk Solids show yielded a pair of breakthrough flexible packaging innovations, the Termalock Powder Bag and Flexible Bucket, applicable for food ingredients and more.

 


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OSIsoft taps the Internet of Things and a distributed network of sensors to increase fresh and packaged food safety through prevention and responsive recall capability.

 


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It’s all about trust in today’s hyper-aware world where consumers seek out ingredient lists for both the food they eat and the packaging to be sure they’re both chemical-free.

 


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Companies are developing exciting new active packaging materials to enhance safety in food, healthcare and personal-care markets.

 


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Packaging-driven innovations including on-the-go formats, pre-measured and single-use doses bring convenience to a healthy performing nutraceuticals market.

 


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A private label's successful itinerary earns consumers’ trust while leveraging the packaging and design in following these five guidelines.

 


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This summer, Perrier is taking a walk on the wild side in Brooklyn, NY, with bottles featuring dazzling illustrations of wild animals.


Snackable Notes Variety Snack Pack bags can be personalized by parents and others to encourage their children at school.

Summer’s wind-down period in August signals the start of a new schoolyear, which is a time of adjustment for kids,...


Inductive Intelligence’s tech offers induction-heated-anywhere containers by marrying food and beverage packaging with wireless charging, software, RFID/NFC tags and sensors.

 

Packaging Digest reported earlier this month on a...


Four gold nuggets of packaging uncovered this summer include wireless-heated containers, ecommerce packaging lessons and advice from brands, breakthrough aseptic packaging and a nutty plastic additive.

 

Held mid-July at McCormick...


Anheuser-Busch InBev—no stranger to innovative packaging design—outdid itself at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia, with collectible Budweiser cups that lit up in response to crowd noise. Circuitry built into the beverage packaging...


A new packaging design for Happy Baby Organics Clearly Crafted baby food features glass jars, a preferred food packaging format for many parents. The expansion into jars also makes the premium, organic brand available to low-income parents...


Four omni-channel packaging trends shaping the growth of online grocery shopping include convenience, sustainability, personalization and uniqueness, technology and performance.

 

In the wake of online grocery shopping growing at a 17....


Debut of a 180-product healthy-for-you food portfolio that makes organics affordable has a friendly packaging design that’s welcoming to all.

 

The demand for more wholesome, healthy foods continues to grow throughout...


Packaging for Minute brand rice products is newly up to speed, courtesy of a packaging design update by brand owner Riviana Foods Inc. The brand owner worked with Brand Image to redesign...


A booth at the Powder & Bulk Solids show yielded a pair of breakthrough flexible packaging innovations, the Termalock Powder Bag and Flexible Bucket, applicable for food ingredients and more.

 

It’s not just people who bulk up, but...


OSIsoft taps the Internet of Things and a distributed network of sensors to increase fresh and packaged food safety through prevention and responsive recall capability.

 

Consumers’ relationship with food is changing—they demand...


It’s all about trust in today’s hyper-aware world where consumers seek out ingredient lists for both the food they eat and the packaging to be sure they’re both chemical-free.

 

As more and more consumers demand transparency about what...


Companies are developing exciting new active packaging materials to enhance safety in food, healthcare and personal-care markets.

 

Intense competition among the manufacturers of antimicrobial packaging is defined by rising innovation...


Packaging-driven innovations including on-the-go formats, pre-measured and single-use doses bring convenience to a healthy performing nutraceuticals market.

 

The...


A private label's successful itinerary earns consumers’ trust while leveraging the packaging and design in following these five guidelines.

 

Trust is something earned, not given. While this age-old adage may be debatable, it certainly...


This summer, Perrier is taking a walk on the wild side in Brooklyn, NY, with bottles featuring dazzling illustrations of wild animals. The limited-time beverage packaging is part of a localized promotional campaign in the borough’s Bushwick...


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.