As the Packaging Strategies ranking of the largest beverage packaging companies demonstrates, the big just keep getting bigger. Since its merger with SAB Miller in late 2016, Anheuser-Busch InBev has become the undisputed king of the beverage world, leading the list for the second year in a row.
For several years, the Packaging Strategies list of the Top 50 Food Packaging Companies has changed very little. Sure, there has been some juggling of the ranks, but once again, Nestlé, JBS, Tyson, Pepsico and Mars round out the top five food packaging companies in the 2018 rankings.
XTS Hygienic, the stainless steel version of the eXtended Transport System from Beckhoff, is now available in the U.S. The IP69K-rated linear transport solution opens up a wide spectrum of new applications, primarily in food and pharmaceutical industries and for processing and filling liquids.
Designed to safeguard glass bottles and cans during transit to eliminate damages, the NEW beerGUARD from Cullen is made from sustainable molded pulp. Lightweight and quick to pack, this innovative solution encases up to 12 products to offer the highest level of protection during shipping.
A new Freedonia Group analysis projects 4.5% annual growth for the global packaging machinery market through 2023, driven by global increases in manufacturing activity, rising mechanization in developing countries and high-value sales of state-of-the-art equipment in affluent markets.
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.
From ketchup-dipped fries as vampire fangs to hot dog “fingers” dripping in ketchup, fans have used HEINZ Ketchup to add deliciously convincing blood to their Halloween celebrations. Now, ahead of what is sure to be a different kind of Halloween celebration, the brand is debuting HEINZ Tomato Blood Ketchup to contribute to the spooky fun.
The famed Blue Ribbon will now adorn the can of a delicious non-alcoholic THC infused seltzer. Pabst Labs, a company founded by a group of cannabis beverage experts and former Pabst Brewing Company employees were granted the rights to create a line of cannabis infused drinks under the Pabst Blue Ribbon Name.
In our October issue, the PACK EXPO Connects preview will whet your appetite for its new virtual format, applying IIoT technology and analytics, cold cereal trends, marketing as a tool for packaging, exploring tomorrow’s packaging and more.