On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced that the industry will be required to implement a new Nutrition Facts Panel for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the links between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease.
Label Insight's 2017 Shopper Trends Study reveals that 67% of consumers say it is challenging to determine whether a food product meets their needs simply by looking at the package label, and nearly half of consumers (48%) consider themselves "not informed at all" about a food product even after reading the label.
Pereg Natural Foods, a leading producer of premium, all-natural spices and spice blends, ancient grains and quinoa products, releases its new line of Kaňiwa (baby quinoa) as well as new blends and flavor-infused varieties of freekeh, teff, farro and quinoa, among other all-natural products.
Consumer packaged goods companies (CPGs) continue to face major changes across the industry. Ecommerce and digital marketing continue to rise steadily in importance, though physical stores show no signs of going away.
The U.S. packaging machinery industry continues to experience strong growth. The value of domestic shipments of packaging machinery is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4% reaching $8.5 billion in 2020.
Constantia Flexibles, a leading manufacturer of flexible packaging products and labels for the food, pet food, pharmaceuticals and beverage industries, has hired Dr. Ibon Odriozola as head of innovation, laminates for the company’s pharma division.
The recent staging of upakovka, 25th International Trade Fair for Processing & Packaging, and interplastica, 20th International Trade Fair Plastics and Rubber in Moscow reflects the improving Russian packaging market.