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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 report on food packaging centers on an assessment of different materials. Spoiler alert: Plastics do not fare well, but neither do metal and paper.

 


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From precise performance characteristics to an Amazon storage exemption and the creation of a proprietary appliance, the SoChatti pouch is more than a novel gourmet chocolate experience.

 


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It’s only in the last couple decades that packaging has been getting appropriate attention from corporate executives at major consumer packaged goods companies.


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Safety protocols already exist for food packaging facilities. Here’s how you can use them to analyze and mitigate your COVID-19 risks.

 


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Surprisingly successful EEASY Lid opening for jars of Darci’s private-label pasta sauce lifts sales nearly 350% in three months.


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A study by G&S Business Communication found that 69% of Americans said they were more concerned about food safety than they were a few months ago.

 


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UK flat bottle inventor Garçon Wines partners with Amcor to bring the ecommerce-ready packaging stateside in an rPET format.

 


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Restaurants’ all-or-nothing pivot to takeout and delivery reignites the ‘paper or plastic’ debate for foodservice packaging.

 


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New BioFreshPak film boosts shelf life without refrigeration and is ambiently compostable within 180 days.

 


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A wood-fired pizza brand sold out of a food truck was elevated through a packaging redesign — here are three takeaways for any start-up.

 


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Low-dose, cannabis-infused drink borrows design cues from sparkling waters to attract the ‘canna-curious’ consumer.

 


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Eight things to know about InvisiShield, a new food safety-improving technology for fresh-cut fruits and vegetables.

 


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Recyclable polypropylene pouch available in May that replaces an unrecyclable multilayer structure is a move toward a more circular economy.


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For food manufacturers and packagers, the current and future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the supply chain is a nagging concern.


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Coda Signature’s edibles draw inspiration from classical music and classic chocolate to convey luxury similar to traditional high-end brands like Godiva and Lindt.

 


A report on food packaging centers on an assessment of different materials. Spoiler alert: Plastics do not fare well, but neither do metal and paper.

 

First came the notion of the Beer Print, when Packaging Digest reported on...


From precise performance characteristics to an Amazon storage exemption and the creation of a proprietary appliance, the SoChatti pouch is more than a novel gourmet chocolate experience.

 

Gourmet foods and pouches are an uncommon...


It’s only in the last couple decades that packaging has been getting appropriate attention from corporate executives at major consumer packaged goods companies. Yet, brand marketers still mostly focus on product development first, and bring in the...


Safety protocols already exist for food packaging facilities. Here’s how you can use them to analyze and mitigate your COVID-19 risks.

 

A lot of news articles written during this pandemic focus on grocery store/food shopping safety....


Surprisingly successful EEASY Lid opening for jars of Darci’s private-label pasta sauce lifts sales nearly 350% in three months.

Before there were touchscreen interfaces, push-button simplicity was the gold-standard indicator of the ultimate...


A study by G&S Business Communication found that 69% of Americans said they were more concerned about food safety than they were a few months ago.

 

Sustainability has for years been the key driver for material suppliers and food...


UK flat bottle inventor Garçon Wines partners with Amcor to bring the ecommerce-ready packaging stateside in an rPET format.

 

Glass wine bottles have been around for at least 3,500 years and have been available in the familiar round...


Restaurants’ all-or-nothing pivot to takeout and delivery reignites the ‘paper or plastic’ debate for foodservice packaging.

 

As Americans isolate in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, there’s been a definitive surge in the demand for...


New BioFreshPak film boosts shelf life without refrigeration and is ambiently compostable within 180 days.

 

Packaging continues to perform a number of key roles in the promotion, marketing, and...


A wood-fired pizza brand sold out of a food truck was elevated through a packaging redesign — here are three takeaways for any start-up.

 

When chef Matt Lucas launched Copper Crust Co. in 2016 to bring a delicious wood-fired mobile...


Low-dose, cannabis-infused drink borrows design cues from sparkling waters to attract the ‘canna-curious’ consumer.

 

Sparkling waters can do more than add a touch of bubbly to your drinking choice. With the right ingredients they can...


Eight things to know about InvisiShield, a new food safety-improving technology for fresh-cut fruits and vegetables.

 

InvisiShield sounds like something a superhero would wield, but instead of fighting fictional villains, the real-...


Recyclable polypropylene pouch available in May that replaces an unrecyclable multilayer structure is a move toward a more circular economy.

Gerber will make available something that has not been seen before: The world’s oldest and largest...


For food manufacturers and packagers, the current and future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the supply chain is a nagging concern. A recent webinar about today’s coronavirus challenges offered insight into the supply chain disruptions and how...


Coda Signature’s edibles draw inspiration from classical music and classic chocolate to convey luxury similar to traditional high-end brands like Godiva and Lindt.

 

What distinguishes Coda Signature’s luxury chocolates from other high...


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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