Packaging Strategies has reported extensively on the move toward eco-friendly packaging in multiple markets — from snacks to fresh produce to foodservice. A similar shift is underway in the packaging of meat, poultry and seafood.
Packaging Strategies recently spoke to three heavyweights in the area of form/fill/seal equipment, TNA Solutions, Viking Masek Packaging Technologies, and Formost Fuji Corp., regarding their responses to a variety of new demands including sustainability and new food trends.
While responding to consumer and regulatory demands for more sustainable packaging is certainly one of the biggest challenges facing the industry, the good news is that there is no single solution but rather a plethora of routes to a circular economy.
My early career as a journalist — over a span of roughly six years — involved reporting for metropolitan weekly and daily newspapers. However, I have spent a much larger portion of my career in the B2B arena, and I cut my B2B teeth reporting on — ta-dah!! — the fresh produce industry. Hence, I can’t help but get excited when I get to write about packaging as it relates to fresh produce.
In this episode with Sherry Washburn, Business Unit Manager at Videojet, we discuss how a company’s choice of inks and printing technologies can play a big role in achieving sustainability goals. We also discuss ways for companies to ensure compliance with existing and new environmental regulations.
New packaging showcases better-for-you ingredients, social responsibility.
February 13, 2023
The refreshed Single Serve and Pouch packages feature cheerful, vibrant colors; a larger playful color bar for ease of identification at retail; and a prominent new flavor image that shows ingredients and the finished confections for greater appetite appeal, plus a soft touch, matte tactile feel.
KitKat, one of the world's most popular confectionery products, recently introduced recyclable paper packaging as a pilot test for the brand.
February 10, 2023
Nestlé will produce more than a quarter of a million KitKat bars wrapped in paper in an exclusive partnership with Coles, a local retailer. The pack has a QR code which people can scan to have their say and give valuable feedback on the new paper packaging.