What product innovation and differentiation really mean to producers now and in the future.
September 18, 2018
In developed and maturing markets, food and beverage manufacturers are struggling with slowing growth and are therefore, seeking new growth opportunities. The challenge is establishing the right consumer space to identify the right customers and create the right kind of products.
As the Packaging Strategies ranking of the largest beverage packaging companies demonstrates, the big just keep getting bigger. Since its merger with SAB Miller in late 2016, Anheuser-Busch InBev has become the undisputed king of the beverage world, leading the list for the second year in a row.
Creating a tangible and functional connection between a beverage brand and its user involves ergonomic research and a haptic design. To brands, this may seem like a minute detail, but the consumer thinks and feels otherwise.
Christian Traumann, Managing Director and Group CFO of MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG, was elected as president of interpack 2020. Since 2015, Traumann has been the chairman of the Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association within VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) and served as president for interpack in 2011.
Manufacturer of the innovative multi-packing solution WaveGrip will introduce its latest entry level applicator as part of the Palmer Canning Systems stand at the Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville, Tenn, April 30-May 3, 2018. Designed for low-volume producers, the G1 Auto can create multi-packs of 4, 6 or 8 cans, with automatic pack separation at speeds of up to 100 cans per minute.
Cannabis continues to grow with many countries legalizing its usage, creating a new packaging segment. In 2018, Canada is expected to fully legalize marijuana, and the U.S. appears to be heading down the same path as more states approve its medical and recreational use.
Move over soda, there’s some new bottled (and canned) beverages that have consumers excited about buying beverages again, and one of them is beer, which isn’t a huge surprise. Another is water, but more on that later.
Tetra Pak has acquired Johnson Industries International, a company specializing in the design, development and manufacture of equipment and lines to produce mozzarella cheese. The company also manufactures a range of cheese cutting, shredding and brining equipment.
This issue of Packaging Strategies highlights how companies can move ahead during these unprecedented times; package printing innovations, and a case study on one printer creating lunchboxes for frontliners; how best to choose FFS equipment; advanced analytics with Big Data; ready-to-heat vegan dishes answering consumers call and more.