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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Americans have become snack fanatics, munching more often than eating meals. Although sweet or salty snacks still satisfy, consumers are choosing healthy options a lot more these days.


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Meal kits can deliver fresh foods that look good, taste good and are sustainably and tastefully packaged and protected for home delivery.


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As the packaging professionals at Danone Argentina thought about how to package the company’s new, all-natural La Serenísima Original yogurt, they knew the packaging design had to communicate the product’s premium quality.


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Juice packaging—one of the most exciting areas in beverages today—is seeing advancements in shelf life, convenience and sustainability.

 

1. Extended shelf life/freshness


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A new study from consultancy Spoon Guru found lack of clarity and information for food allergens on food products and packaging was a serious problem—and it offers solutions in this exclusive interview.

 


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Label language will be in the crosshairs for food and beverage packagers in the new year, with new and updated regulations increasing litigation risk in some instances.


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Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry in the inverted pouches market for foods, personal care and other categories, is seeing a lot of interest.

 


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A quintet of food packaging megahits this year messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

 


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More durable formulation optimizes the reuse of glass bottles to save significant amounts of energy and resources over and above the benefits of recycling.

 


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Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), owner of the Strongbow international cider brand, sought to launch a product and packaging that injected excitement and allure into the category.


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A consumer-convenient packaging format that provides source reduction and improved product evacuation for less waste overall is turning the market for condiments and other foods upside down as exemplified by brands like Choban


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All year long readers have been voting for the top beverage articles of the year that include a circuited beer cup, a chilling development, water repackaged, a novel tea and a unique product trial at 7-Eleven.

 


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For consumers who like to deep-fry their bird on Thanksgiving, LoCo Cookers has introduced a new product to use with its turkey fryers: LoCo Peanut Oil Blend.


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Each of these eight innovations brings something new and different to the food packaging table, accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

 


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In this era of clean labels and simple package design, why does Rothbury Farms work so hard to include the ChefsBest award medallion on its croutons packaging?


Americans have become snack fanatics, munching more often than eating meals. Although sweet or salty snacks still satisfy, consumers are choosing healthy options a lot more these days. In fact, mindful snacking, along with portable packaging that...


Meal kits can deliver fresh foods that look good, taste good and are sustainably and tastefully packaged and protected for home delivery.

It is possible for meal kits to deliver an exciting unboxing experience for ecommerce food shoppers and...


As the packaging professionals at Danone Argentina thought about how to package the company’s new, all-natural La Serenísima Original yogurt, they knew the packaging design had to communicate the product’s premium quality. But they also wanted a...


Juice packaging—one of the most exciting areas in beverages today—is seeing advancements in shelf life, convenience and sustainability.

 

1. Extended shelf life/freshness

We are still seeing strong demand for...


A new study from consultancy Spoon Guru found lack of clarity and information for food allergens on food products and packaging was a serious problem—and it offers solutions in this exclusive interview.

 

It’s said that two-thirds of...


Label language will be in the crosshairs for food and beverage packagers in the new year, with new and updated regulations increasing litigation risk in some instances. On-pack claims like “healthy,” “natural” and “no genetically modified...


Pro Pouch Squeeze, ProAmpac’s entry in the inverted pouches market for foods, personal care and other categories, is seeing a lot of interest.

 

ProAmpac has a rich history of innovation in the flexible packaging market attributable to...


A quintet of food packaging megahits this year messaged food safety, show-time innovations and advancements, the value of packaging-powered smiles and sweet and savory improvements.

 

Packaging Digest’s top food packaging hits...


More durable formulation optimizes the reuse of glass bottles to save significant amounts of energy and resources over and above the benefits of recycling.

 

A new returnable glass bottle ink to enable the the reuse of bottles in the...


Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), owner of the Strongbow international cider brand, sought to launch a product and packaging that injected excitement and allure into the category.

Partnering with design house...


A consumer-convenient packaging format that provides source reduction and improved product evacuation for less waste overall is turning the market for condiments and other foods upside down as exemplified by brands like Chobani.

 

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All year long readers have been voting for the top beverage articles of the year that include a circuited beer cup, a chilling development, water repackaged, a novel tea and a unique product trial at 7-Eleven.

 

Thanks go to readers...


For consumers who like to deep-fry their bird on Thanksgiving, LoCo Cookers has introduced a new product to use with its turkey fryers: LoCo Peanut Oil Blend. The food packaging—which uses a jug-in-box packaging design—is sturdy enough to support...


Each of these eight innovations brings something new and different to the food packaging table, accompanied by beverage packaging breakthroughs as well.

 

One of the best ways to get a comprehensive, wide-angle snapshot view of all...


In this era of clean labels and simple package design, why does Rothbury Farms work so hard to include the ChefsBest award medallion on its croutons packaging? The bottom line (literally) is because it boosts sales by helping the brand win 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...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 to Thursday, May 2, 2019

CPhI North America 2019 is the epicenter for pharma innovation, emerging trends, insights and education.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 to Thursday, May 16, 2019

From contract packaging/manufacturing to components, BIOMEDevice Boston 2019 helps you develop the next gen of medical devices.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 to Thursday, June 6, 2019

At PackEx Toronto, benefit from hands-on access to the newest packaging and processing technologies, equipment and materials.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 to Thursday, June 13, 2019

EastPack 2019 offers cutting-edge packaging solutions for an array of markets, including food, beverage, beauty and healthcare.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 to Thursday, June 13, 2019

MD&M East 2019, now in its 35th year, is the largest medtech event on the East Coast.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to Thursday, October 24, 2019

At MD&M Minneapolis 2019, discover the latest developments in medical devices and see the technologies driving tomorrow's life-saving innovations.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 to Friday, October 25, 2019

MinnPack 2019 brings the latest packaging equipment, automation and design ideas to the Midwest.