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.
Major brands, including Bailey’s, Smirnoff vodka, Coca-Cola, Levis and Unilever join a growing movement of big brand advertisers against the failure of social media platforms to control the publication of hateful and misleading content.
Income elasticity analysis reveals that adidas, Nike, LVMH and Groupe Danone have higher Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk exposure among select FMCG companies, while Kraft Heinz and Kimberly-Clark, which are less dependent on discretionary spending, appear to be less exposed.
New York-based Pet Plate has raised $9 million in a Series A round co-led by 301 Inc., the venture capital arm of Golden Valley-based General Mills. Other investors included DFE Capital Management, Marco Polo and Fernbrook Capital Management, along with existing investors, The Yard Ventures and Castor Ventures.
Hormel Foods Corp. said it is selling its CytoSport business, including Muscle Milk products, to PepsiCo. CytoSport got its start marketing its protein-packed powders to weightlifters before developing ready-to-drink bottled products sold in groceries and other stores.
Nestlé USA announced that it has agreed to acquire Sweet Earth, a plant-based foods manufacturer based in Moss Landing, CA. Sweet Earth's portfolio spans all meal occasions, diversifying Nestlé's offering beyond its existing category leadership in meals and snacks.
It is not surprising that in our Top 50 Food Packaging Companies list, Nestlé, Tyson, JBS, PepsiCo and Mars are consistently the top names. The ongoing concern over health is a topic that frequently rises to the top of their lists. Is an increased healthy portfolio the secret to sales growth?
Traditional eating patterns – three square meals per day – are no more. What was once a breakfast smoothie may serve as a late-day snack or tomorrow’s lunch. Through this haphazard way of eating, snacking has become the norm in our daily fast-tracked lives.
This issue of Packaging Strategies highlights how companies can move ahead during these unprecedented times; package printing innovations, and a case study on one printer creating lunchboxes for frontliners; how best to choose FFS equipment; advanced analytics with Big Data; ready-to-heat vegan dishes answering consumers call and more.