In the wake of the Greek yogurt craze, yogurt remains a superfood with significant upside, according to a recently released report from Packaged Facts, The Yogurt Market and Yogurt Innovation: Greek Yogurt and Beyond. Packaged Facts forecasts that U.S. retail sales of yogurt will approach $9.3 billion by 2017, up from $7.3 billion in 2012. Even with its recent market growth, yogurt continues to be consumed at a much lower per capita rate in the U.S. than in other countries where yogurt is a staple. Moreover, yogurt is spreading beyond the breakfast daypart, reflecting the "breakfast-all-day" culinary and menu trend.
Ready Pac assesses factors leading millennial shoppers away from traditional grocery and into alternative channels
May 13, 2013
The insatiable curiosity surrounding the Millennial generation (current age 18-35) is certainly not a new topic – but the importance of this complex demographic is growing, especially for grocery retailers. An apparent trend has surfaced, leading fickle (but abundant) Millennial dollars away from traditional grocery stores and into the hands of farmer’s markets, online and specialty retailers. A combination of factors, including health, status, convenience, freshness and ethics – all play an important role in these consumers’ purchase decisions.
The new innovative packaging, developed by Dutch start-up Aestech, is a self-heating packaging for semi-liquid food, particularly baby food. Contrary to existing self-heating packages, which contain pre-mixed beverages, this self-heater has a separate chamber in which the milk powder is stored.
Onion crunch uses existing bottles for new application
February 19, 2013
Onion Crunch is a new condiment repurposing existing packaging for a unique impact. With growing consumer demand for foods that are fresh and less processed, Onion Crunch is answering the call by adding a roasted onion flavor to any meal as America’s first kosher, pareve, and vegan crunchy onion condiment.
The continuing importance of openability as the packaging issue that most concerns consumers will be underlined by Payne managing director Martin Dallas at EasyFairs Packaging Innovations at the NEC in February.
Packages respond to research showing smaller sizes suit consumer needs
February 8, 2013
Farmland Foods today announced the introduction of Cook’s Everyday Cuts, a new line of fast, flavorful, affordable, family-pleasing meals for everyday use featuring items such as ham medallions and ham chops from America’s favorite ham brand.
pi global, an independent global branding and design consulting agency, has created new packaging designs for Goya Marinades produced and manufactured by Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States.
Cans Get You Cooking is a national, integrated multi-year campaign which will be launched by the Can Manufacturers Institute. The Cans Get You Cooking campaign is uniquely designed to increase usage over time—not just getting cans into the pantry, but out of the pantry and onto the table.
PMMI’s “Pet Food Market Assessment 2013” describes a competitive market, where brands are striving to set themselves apart. Not surprisingly, they’re turning to packaging to set their products apart and responding to consumer needs.
Initial testing shows Fave Juice bottles have shelf-appeal
January 30, 2013
The juice package, created by Chicago-based Berlin Packaging and the re:group creative agency in Ann Arbor, Michigan, did the job so well that the test launch at The Fresh Market’s 125 stores in 25 states tripled Fave’s sales forecasts.
In the November issue of Packaging Strategies, we feature a new trend: Re-commerce, brands and Generation Z, resealable closures in food packaging, a pretzel company with filling & weighing equipment for more productivity and much more!