Food packaging plants face a host of challenges in terms of eliminating food waste, improving safety and increasing uptime. These challenges are heightened by a confluence of external factors including pressure on margins, responding to real-time demand, requirements to use sustainable materials and others.
These steps will help you to make a decision whether it’s time to redesign or leave it alone.
April 1, 2019
Food brands owners often come to us when their current packaging design is hindering them from taking a brand to the next level. It’s gotten them to a certain point, but now they are ready to invest in a design that will dramatically increase sales.
Consumers are looking for convenience in poultry products due to smaller households and busy schedules. There is high demand for microwave-safe, flexible packaging options and designs with resealable closures, such as zippers, and small portions. As well, poultry packaging manufacturers are introducing innovative products that now include intelligent technologies.
New extended shelf life (ESL) and food waste prevention methods in fresh meat and seafood packaging have consumers craving more. This is noticeable by the global market’s strong rise over the last few years, thanks to increased shelf life of meat products.
Many well-known brands and start-ups are introducing snack products. The accelerating pace of product introductions is creating opportunities in multiple packaging segments, ranging from flexible pouches to single-serve cups.
Packaging machinery sales in the U.S. grew 4.8 percent in 2016, reaching a total of $9.8 billion, according to the “2017 State of the Industry – US Packaging Machinery” report, produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing.
Consumers have become accustomed to having a wide variety of foods available to them from all corners of the world, no matter what season it may be. The days of being able to eat what is grown or raised on your own plot of land are long gone, especially as the world becomes more urbanized.
Mintel has announced four key trends set to impact the U.S. foodservice market over the coming year. The market intelligence agency predicts that 2018 will see the blurring of retail, foodservice and social media, as well as health and indulgence.
The September issue of Packaging Strategies is the PACK EXPO Show issue, and offers articles on IIoT, pneumatic systems on a stretch wrapper, sanitary machine design, gender neutral branding, dairy food trends and more!