Myx Fusions embraces single-serve packaging trend for party-goers
July 29, 2013
The introduction of Myx Fusions brings an innovative new taste, look and style to the beverage marketplace. The fruit-infused, single serve moscato wine beverage boasts a partnership with superstar Nicki Minaj, chic packaging, a convenient single size and a delicious flavor based on the fastest-growing wine varietal in the U.S. It is more than something new and different: Myx is poised to change the way young women and men enjoy their wine.
Protein drinks and shelf-stable dairy beverages are nabbing an exponentially growing share of the beverage market, driving Dairy Farmers of America’s Contract Manufacturing division to create increasingly innovative formulation and manufacturing solutions for its business partners.
Research has suggested that a third of consumers would pay more for the convenience of being able to reseal certain types of packs and Payne is keen to understand some of the driving forces behind purchasing decisions.
Cup container allows one-handed munching for Keebler and Cheez-It products
June 28, 2013
Kellogg recently launched new, grab-and-go, single-serve snack cups for Keebler and Cheez-it prodcuts. The cup is a high moisture and oxygen barrier multi layer foil paper cup with printed multi layer foil film.
To innovate in the crowded space of consumer-packaged goods, companies spend countless hours of effort optimizing their products to make them more desirable to consumers. But what happens when they’ve made the stuff inside the package as good as can be?
Mike and Ike are re-uniting for the love of their fans and their passion for MIKE and IKE candy. The company says the business partners will still be involved with music and art, but are now refocused on what they are most passionate about -- MIKE AND IKE candy.
Demand for meat, poultry, and seafood packaging is forecast to increase 3.2% annually to $9.7 billion in 2017. Gains will be driven by increased meat, poultry, and seafood production along with accelerated foodservice revenue increases.
Survey shows continued long-term growth for aerosol products
June 17, 2013
The Consumer Specialty Products Association releases the results of its 2012 Aerosol Pressurized Products Survey, which serves as an annual indicator of the business strength of the aerosol products industry. For a third consecutive year, U.S. aerosol product production increased setting a new record high with more than 3.8 billion total units filled. The addition of 33 million more units filled – a 0.9% increase over the previous year – contributed to setting a new high mark for aerosol production in the United States. This year marks the 62nd year CSPA has conducted and released the results of this survey. Survey data were collected and verified by the independent firm, Association Research, Inc.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies we have the annual Packaging Outlook, covering flexible and rigid plastics, glass, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated, as well as packaging machinery & automation and packaging design. Also covered is the trend of less is more in beverage branding, how dispensers can make or break a brand experience, one conveying company that’s setting the bar in vertical farming, a dairy manufacturer that moved to plant-based products and more. Enjoy!