Demand for poultry packaging is forecast to increase 3.4% per year from $4.2 billion in 2019 to $4.9 billion in 2024, according to the report “Meat, Poultry & Seafood Packaging,” by The Freedonia Group.
As food and beverage manufacturers navigate a consumer audience that has changed its attitudes and behaviors completely, they must also address changing the Nutrition Facts on their labels. Changes to labels like those required under the current regulations can have wider-reaching implications for some brands.
Sustainability is an important topic for brands and converters, and this applies to paper, film, plastic and any product on the market. Pressure-sensitive labels play a big part in sustainability. Although over the years there has been a reduction in paper use, companies are still looking for ways to better enable recycling.
Developed in partnership with TerraCycle, Kroger’s new platform enables customers to recycle a wide range of flexible packaging not currently accepted in curbside recycling programs, including produce bags, bread bags and plastic overwrap from household items like tissues and bottled water.
Handsome Brook Farms introduces a new carton design now on grocery shelves nationally. The packaging nods to Handsome Brook Farms’ belief that the future of animal and land husbandry is bright, with the vibrant colors reflective of the green pastures, blue skies and bright yellow sunshine of a new tomorrow.
Goldbeck Recruiting, a globally connected executive search firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia, interviewed industry professionals across the continent and found a boost for locally produced goods.
Mettler-Toledo Safeline's new X39 X-ray inspection system enables manufacturers of frozen formed burger patties to detect and reject non-conforming products, including both those containing contaminants and those with other product irregularities or defects.
In order to keep lost sales at a minimum, meat and poultry processors recently have turned to online sales as well as selling directly to consumers. Will this work for the long haul, depending on how long the supply chain will be chinked?
A surge in demand for canned foods during the COVID-19 pandemic has led metal container manufacturers to speed up production to keep pace. For example, Silgan’s record Q1 earnings are in part because of the jump in demand, and Crown’s website lists 81 open jobs at its 25 U.S. plants.
We take a look at some of the ways the packaging industry is moving forward with sustainability in this issue. We also cover how one company is dealing with the cardboard shortage, and why some cardboard, namely from pizza boxes, may not need to be tossed into the garbage.