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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Square Baby’s dietician-developed baby foods and meal plans are good for little ones, and the company’s supply-chain packaging is good for the environment.


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Trends in foodservice packaging often emigrate to the retail sector, and vice versa. So keeping an eye on what’s happening in the foodservice industry can benefit all consumer packaged goods manufacturers.


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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.

 


Square Baby’s dietician-developed baby foods and meal plans are good for little ones, and the company’s supply-chain packaging is good for the environment. Its cold-chain shippers, designed with compostable insulation instead of difficult-to-...


Trends in foodservice packaging often emigrate to the retail sector, and vice versa. So keeping an eye on what’s happening in the foodservice industry can benefit all consumer packaged goods manufacturers.

Packaging Digest recently...


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...


Established in 2003, ABOX Automation Corp has been serving our customers with unmatched customer service that goes well beyond the status quo. No customer is considered to be too small and we strive to produce equipment that stands the test of...


Arena Products is a leading packaging, design and pooling company in North America. With 30 years of experience, we provide a full spectrum of services for the design and development of customized reusable transport packaging systems.

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Cameo Metal Products, Inc. has been specializing in the manufacturing and finishing of metal forms for over 40 years. With a combined total of over 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space in the Brooklyn, NY and Rahway, NJ plants, Cameo Metal...


Cognex Corporation is the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors and surface inspection systems used in manufacturing automation. Cognex is also a leader in industrial ID readers.

Cognex vision helps...


For almost a century, Cozzoli Machine Company has provided technologically advanced machinery for the packaging industry. As a global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution, and service of precision cleaning, sterilizing, filling, and...


Specialty packaging boxes are what we do. We produce attractive, durable and cost-effective custom packaging solutions for nearly any business or retailer. Let our US based team of experts design and deliver your creative custom packaging solution...


Since our start in 1980, groninger has become a world-wide leader with over 900 employees in the design and manufacture of fill/finish processing equipment for both the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Over the past 30 years, we have...


Heat and Control is a single-source machinery supplier offering one of the widest ranges of equipment for packaging, inspection, and food processing. For machinery to weigh, convey, season, inspect, fill, and package food, pharmaceutical, and...


Specializing in injected plastic packaging, IML/PRI Packaging Company plays a major role in In-mold labeling ( IML) packaging market in North America. In-mold labeling eliminates the need for secondary processes for labeling, and helps lend...


K-1 Packaging Group a manufacturer of high-end, graphic packaging materials for retail items, with paperboard folding cartons and pressure-sensitive labels as our fortes. We serve industries ranging from food and beverage, beauty and cosmetic...


We are experts in Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Consumer Products packaging. With the latest technology, high-speed machinery and three generations of packaging design and production experience, Keystone produces high-quality...


LaserSharp FlexPak Services specializes in contract laser production services for the flexible packaging industry. We are a premier toll converter, dedicated to developing innovative laser solutions for the design, testing, and production of easy...


Loma serves the food and packaging industries, facilitating compliance with international product safety standards, weight legislation and retailers' codes of practice, whilst identifying product defects and eliminating contaminants throughout the...


Markem-Imaje, a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Dover Corporation is a trusted world manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative inkjet, thermal transfer, laser, and...


Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews Marking Systems has a worldwide sales, service and distribution network. We pride ourselves on being the single source for all of your marking needs, offering products and services of unmatched...

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