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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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Savvy brands like Nestlé are leveraging the sustainable packaging benefits that AR technology offers along with potent consumer engagement.

 


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Recognizing light’s damaging effect on the aromas in sparkling wine, Slovenia’s Radgonske Gorice winery is producing its new Untouched by Light sparkling wine in the dark—and using light-proof beverage packaging to protect the


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Looking for sustainable packaging options or ideas for foods and beverages? Good news!


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What can you wear on your head that dispenses beer and other beverages and looks exactly like a motorcycle or futbol or any of 150 different designs? Whatever it is, inventor Randall Flann likely has it covered.


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Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced that it’s switching the carriers on its multipacks from shrink wrap to paperboard to reduce packaging waste.


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A category-first application of the inverted pouch aims to have retail and ecommerce consumers abuzz about the no-mess convenience of Chico Honey’s new packaging.

 


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TC Transcontinental Packaging helps brands rewrite their flexible packaging story using recyclable and compostable materials.

 


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PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America is modernizing the look of Lay’s potato chips with a new packaging design—the brands’ first pack redesign in 12 years.


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Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world.

 


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The crusade to reduce plastic in beverage and food packaging continues, with PepsiCo Inc.


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Coca-Cola European Partners commits to 100% recycled plastic bottles for Honest teas, Glacéau Smartwater and Chaudfontaine brands—and to trialing refillable glass bottles.

 


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The 20-oz aluminum cup will be tested with major venues and concessionaires across the U.S. starting September 2019 at Colorado University.

 


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Straw-free plastic sippy cups for adults, PET growlers, BPA issues, leveraging Instagram, compostable coffee bags, digitally printed pouches and more all made news this summer.

 


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The water brand unveils a quintet of initiatives to align with parent company Coca-Cola’s goal of packaging containing 50% recycled material by 2030 as part of a circular economy.

 


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Digital printing and digital workflows help meal-kit company Home Chef update its paperboard packaging every couple of weeks with exact ingredients and nutritional facts for its many seasonal menu offerings—fulfilling its need


Savvy brands like Nestlé are leveraging the sustainable packaging benefits that AR technology offers along with potent consumer engagement.

 

We now live in an age where consumers are holding businesses to a higher standard of...


Recognizing light’s damaging effect on the aromas in sparkling wine, Slovenia’s Radgonske Gorice winery is producing its new Untouched by Light sparkling wine in the dark—and using light-proof beverage packaging to protect the product from light...


Looking for sustainable packaging options or ideas for foods and beverages? Good news! A lot has been happening in this area lately—from the introduction of a recyclable aluminum cup designed to replace disposable plastic to a blueprint from...


What can you wear on your head that dispenses beer and other beverages and looks exactly like a motorcycle or futbol or any of 150 different designs? Whatever it is, inventor Randall Flann likely has it covered.

Flann is a revved-up kind of...


Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has announced that it’s switching the carriers on its multipacks from shrink wrap to paperboard to reduce packaging waste. CCEP estimates this change in its beverage packaging will remove about 4,000 metric tons...


A category-first application of the inverted pouch aims to have retail and ecommerce consumers abuzz about the no-mess convenience of Chico Honey’s new packaging.

 

Thriving packaging segments draw brand owners like blossoms draw bees...


TC Transcontinental Packaging helps brands rewrite their flexible packaging story using recyclable and compostable materials.

 

Packaging professionals and many more millions of people outside this dynamic market know well the...


PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America is modernizing the look of Lay’s potato chips with a new packaging design—the brands’ first pack redesign in 12 years. The new look debuted in September 2019, rolling out first in the United States and China....


Notable breakthroughs from Packaging Innovation Awards 2019 winners drawn from nearly 250 submissions around the world.

 

One of the premier annual global packaging competition programs is the Packaging Innovation Awards that honor...


The crusade to reduce plastic in beverage and food packaging continues, with PepsiCo Inc. announcing this month (September 2019) that it aims to reduce use of virgin plastic by 35%—essentially eliminating 2.5 million metric tons of cumulative...


Coca-Cola European Partners commits to 100% recycled plastic bottles for Honest teas, Glacéau Smartwater and Chaudfontaine brands—and to trialing refillable glass bottles.

 

Different continents, different tactics.

In August,...


The 20-oz aluminum cup will be tested with major venues and concessionaires across the U.S. starting September 2019 at Colorado University.

 

The ongoing displeasure with plastic packaging sustainability opens opportunities for...


Straw-free plastic sippy cups for adults, PET growlers, BPA issues, leveraging Instagram, compostable coffee bags, digitally printed pouches and more all made news this summer.

 

Readers turn to Packaging Digest when they want...


The water brand unveils a quintet of initiatives to align with parent company Coca-Cola’s goal of packaging containing 50% recycled material by 2030 as part of a circular economy.

 

August 13 was a watershed day for Dasani when the...


Digital printing and digital workflows help meal-kit company Home Chef update its paperboard packaging every couple of weeks with exact ingredients and nutritional facts for its many seasonal menu offerings—fulfilling its need for packaging and...


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.