It seemed like an exciting product development opportunity. Building material suppliers in cold climates were moving packaging operations outdoors. They needed equipment that could operate in an open shed or shelter to bundle their bricks, blocks and masonry products.
Most of these innovations, from gable-topped milk cartons to a plant-based Coca-Cola bottle, drive consumer demand for sustainable packaging. A McKinsey & Co. study suggests the trend will continue even as the packaging sector is disrupted by five trends
I have dogs — three to be exact. And not much is more important to me than my dogs’ health. Yet here we are with another — major — potential pet food recall. Sixteen brands are under the FDA’s watchful eye; most are grain-free versions but the players are some of the higher-end (and more expensive) brands.
Frozen food packaging has a job to preserve food from the time it is prepared to the time it is eaten, all the way throughout the product's journey. The packaging helps to maintain original color, flavor and texture and generally more of their nutrients than foods preserved by other methods.
Subscription services, grooming kits and self-barbering products are just a few of the hot trends for men’s personal care in the last few years. Even the old-school Barbasol shaving can has a new look, with different colors on the cans and caps for each scent as well as a distinct design technique.
When I was growing up, as many of you I’m sure, I would never have guessed that cannabis would be legalized. Back then it was taboo, worse than alcohol and seen as another drug on the streets. Remember the commercial, “This is your brain on drugs,” with the eggs frying in a pan?
The Food & Beverage Innovation Forum 2019 (FBIF2019), was held in Hangzhou International Expo Center in China on April 23, 2019. The forum, themed as “Gaining New Momentum from Open Innovation,” focused on the new format in the food industry. More than 120 global speakers and 4,000+ decision-makers from 700+ leading companies were in attendance.
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!