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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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A touching tale of Motorworks Brewing’s beer can labels for a good cause that went viral and found homes for shelter dogs.

 

To put it mildly, Motorworks Brewing of Bradenton, FL, is a dog-friendly company.


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These flexible packaging innovations showcase exceptional convenience, utility, sustainability, and shelf impact.


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Goodbye date code? New technology lets consumers know how much shelf life is left in every packaged food, even before they purchase it.

 


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Inclusivity is at the heart of two Rice Krispies Treats packages, one designed for children with autism and the other for blind and low-vision children.


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From new designs, bottles, and labels to NFC, AR, AI, the cloud, and blockchain, there’s exciting options for wine brands to consider.

 


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Robust growth of the global retail sector in recent years has fueled the demand for low-cost packaging materials, which will drive retail-ready packaging market trends in the coming years.


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With industry-first reusable egg cartons, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs proves that small companies can develop breakthrough sustainable packaging.


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Canovation’s patented end design can turn any metal food or beverage can into a resealable one, from carbonated beverages to wet foods to cannabis. 

The cliché for inventive minds is to create a better mousetrap.


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Lead engineer Shannon Moore shares an insider’s view of the development including the considerations, what was learned, advice and more.


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Looking for some fun packaging designs to inspire you? Come out to Anaheim, CA, the second week of February 2020 when we’ll open the door to The Snack Shack at WestPack interactive exhibit.


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Fluorescent markers printed on labels permit high-value food packaging made of polypropylene to be sorted and recycled.


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Qualifying as recyclable, reusable and refillable, the freshly patented, low-cost Barrier Bottle insulates the drink inside.

 


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Perdue Farms sells chicken and other meats, but when the company recently launched an ecommerce channel, it turned to plant-based foam to boost its sustainable packaging game.


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Like any good design, consumer packaging tells a story. It communicates what a product is, who it’s for, and helps to communicate a brand’s value proposition.


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Created to be sustainably optimized, the world’s first printed—and waterless in shipment—beverages are energized for new products, packaging and markets.


A touching tale of Motorworks Brewing’s beer can labels for a good cause that went viral and found homes for shelter dogs.

 

To put it mildly, Motorworks Brewing of Bradenton, FL, is a dog-friendly company.

“Collectively,...


These flexible packaging innovations showcase exceptional convenience, utility, sustainability, and shelf impact.

Innovative flexibility in structure, sustainability, convenience, and utility characterized the winners in The Flexible...


Goodbye date code? New technology lets consumers know how much shelf life is left in every packaged food, even before they purchase it.

 

Ours is a highly mobile and connected world where sensors, the cloud and smartphones mean...


Inclusivity is at the heart of two Rice Krispies Treats packages, one designed for children with autism and the other for blind and low-vision children. In each case, the packaging design lets parents include “Love Notes” in their kid’s lunchbox...


From new designs, bottles, and labels to NFC, AR, AI, the cloud, and blockchain, there’s exciting options for wine brands to consider.

 

The global wine packaging market is experiencing modest growth. Valued at $22 billion in 2019, it’...


Robust growth of the global retail sector in recent years has fueled the demand for low-cost packaging materials, which will drive retail-ready packaging market trends in the coming years. Retail-ready packaging (RRP) or shelf-ready packaging (SRP...


With industry-first reusable egg cartons, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs proves that small companies can develop breakthrough sustainable packaging.

Packaging professionals don’t really need to know whether the chicken or the egg came first,...


Canovation’s patented end design can turn any metal food or beverage can into a resealable one, from carbonated beverages to wet foods to cannabis. 

The cliché for inventive minds is to create a better mousetrap. If applied to packaging, the most...


Lead engineer Shannon Moore shares an insider’s view of the development including the considerations, what was learned, advice and more.

Consumers have always loved convenience in the packaged products they purchase and nowadays it’s...


Looking for some fun packaging designs to inspire you? Come out to Anaheim, CA, the second week of February 2020 when we’ll open the door to The Snack Shack at WestPack interactive exhibit.

Brought to you by Packaging Digest and our...


Fluorescent markers printed on labels permit high-value food packaging made of polypropylene to be sorted and recycled.

PET bottles have hogged the recycling limelight and for good reason: They are available...


Qualifying as recyclable, reusable and refillable, the freshly patented, low-cost Barrier Bottle insulates the drink inside.

 

David Fussell, president of VenturSource Consulting...


Perdue Farms sells chicken and other meats, but when the company recently launched an ecommerce channel, it turned to plant-based foam to boost its sustainable packaging game. Made from non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) cornstarch, the...


Like any good design, consumer packaging tells a story. It communicates what a product is, who it’s for, and helps to communicate a brand’s value proposition. But in the highly competitive—and increasingly saturated—food and beverage product...


Created to be sustainably optimized, the world’s first printed—and waterless in shipment—beverages are energized for new products, packaging and markets.

Chris Kanik’s career path is, as everyone’s, a unique one, but his is singularly...


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...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 to Thursday, June 11, 2020

The region's premier packaging event connects professionals from companies like PepsiCo, Pepperidge Farms, and Mars with suppliers offering the latest packaging technologies, including a range of automation solutions, from semi-automatic equipment to...

Monday, June 8, 2020 to Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The east coast's largest medtech event offers professionals from companies such as Abbott, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson a chance to see the latest technologies and solutions in biocompatible materials, components, assembly, contract...

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020 to Thursday, October 29, 2020

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