The Reusable Packaging Association announces the winner of the 2019 Excellence in Reusable Packaging award program: The Kroger Company with reusable packaging supplier Polymer Logistics for a palletizing solution.
Behavioral research firm Insights Now has released a report on the Clean Label movement (consumer-driven demand for elimination of allergens and other ingredients from food and non-food products). The report identified consumer misperceptions around food, beverage and supplement ingredient claims.
With increasing concerns about food safety and the environment, there are pros and cons to using plastic packaging for fresh foods. Add to that, consumer demand for convenience, and the question becomes even more complicated. A recent study revealed that about one-third of shoppers prefer to buy their fresh foods in plastics containers.
Fueled by today’s busy lifestyles, the convenience retail food market remains fast-moving and competitive. According to Statista, the U.S. market specifically is expected to grow. For manufacturers, this offers plenty of opportunities — but plenty of challenges as well.
The plastic protective packaging market is projected to pass 9 million tons in 2019, according to a new study. This is due to the focus of manufacturers on streamlining and optimizing plastic protective packaging, to advancements in plastic properties in line with reduced waste.
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 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!