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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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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.


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Stacy’s Pita Chips has launched women-designed packaging for its snacks, just in time for Women’s History Month.


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The introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

 


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Investment taps the personalization power of digital on-package printing to offer custom new design possibilities for brands that’s a first for food and beverage cartons.

 

The NanoPack project - Safer food, less waste

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Recent qualitative research from professors in Denmark indicates that consumers in four European countries and China misunderstand some benefits of active, nanotechnology-based food packaging but have no problem with nanotech


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Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson discusses the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a focus on avoiding plastic waste.

 


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Tea producer Harney & Sons has introduced multilayer stand-up pouches for its loose-leaf and herbal-infusion products that are a first for the category.


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. 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...


Stacy’s Pita Chips has launched women-designed packaging for its snacks, just in time for Women’s History Month.

The limited-edition film bags bear designs created by female artists. Sales of the special snack sacks (returning for their...


The introduction of Uncle Dougie’s Organic BBQ sauces marks the debut of the StandCap premade pouch from Glenroy.

 

March 1 was a doubly innovative day of packaging firsts for cult favorite Uncle Dougie’s BBQ sauces and for flexible...


Investment taps the personalization power of digital on-package printing to offer custom new design possibilities for brands that’s a first for food and beverage cartons.

 

 Personalization through digital printing and other nimble...

The NanoPack project - Safer food, less waste

Recent qualitative research from professors in Denmark indicates that consumers in four European countries and China misunderstand some benefits of active, nanotechnology-based food packaging but have no problem with nanotech per se. The...


Nestlé USA packaging sustainability manager Walt Peterson discusses the pathway to make 100% of the company’s packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a focus on avoiding plastic waste.

 

2019 has already been a banner year for...


Tea producer Harney & Sons has introduced multilayer stand-up pouches for its loose-leaf and herbal-infusion products that are a first for the category. Created by TC Transcontinental Packaging in collaboration with Dow Chemical and Charter...


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...


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