Packaging Innovation
These articles are part of the "Food packaging" category
confectionery packaging

The 6 most delicious confectionery packaging trends in 2018

Confectionery packaging is always a treat! Especially in the United States where snacks and sweets fuel the economy. According to the American National Confectioners Association, the following fascinating trends are defining the confectionary landscape as we speak. 1.     Candy for one, please What do you get when you combine a growing number of single-person households […]
fast food packaging design tips

It’s high time to get into the fast food packaging game! 3 tips

Food shopping today is all about convenience. Or at least it is four times a week on average for 95 percent of British consumers, according to a study by packaging specialist Sun Branding Solutions. As hot fast food ‘to go’ becomes increasingly popular, supermarkets and food chains are adapting their food offer accordingly and, consequently, […]
snack packaging design

With new snacking habits come new packaging design trends

Snacking is on the rise, yet so is the demand for healthy foods. Both time-pressed and health-conscious, millennial consumers are acquiring a taste for packaging design that helps them have their cake and it eat too (pun intended, yes). Or why no snack packaging designer should ignore the following up-and-coming packaging design trends!
demand for food packaging is soaring

Golden times ahead! Demand for food packaging set to soar

Golden times lie ahead for the food and beverage packaging industry, in Europe as well as North America. Smithers Pira expects packaged food and drink consumption in Europe will grow 3 percent annually to 953 billion packages by 2020. Along similar lines, the market research firm projects volume consumption in North America to reach 551.32 […]
Flexible packaging war on food waste

Flexible packaging: the ultimate weapon in the war on food waste?

Each year, about 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted. U.S. consumers alone throw away 36 million tons, or a staggering 40 percent of the food they purchase. That’s enough to feed every starving person in the world and still have leftovers. The reason why we throw away so much food? All too often, expiration […]
food labelling activity equivalence

Food labelling: traffic light system vs activity equivalence 

How Brexit will eventually affect the British economy, let alone the British packaging industry, is anyone’s guess for now. Ask the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), though, and they’ll tell you all about the activity equivalence labelling system they proposed in 2016. Indeed, Prime Minister Theresa May (in a speech at the Conservative Party […]
food labelling fails

Food labelling: consumers long for more clarity and compliance

Consumers are increasingly aware of what they eat, attaching more and more importance to food safety and nutrition benefits. Meanwhile, despite (or due to?) the many rules and guidelines in place, manufacturers still fall short when it comes to food labelling.
Brexit UK packaged food industry

Case study: how will Brexit affect the UK’s packaged food industry?

While there have been no drastic changes to the UK’s packaged food industry following the referendum result so far, there is no denying that some game-changing developments are bound to take place once the UK has finally left the EU. A case study by Euromonitor forecasts ready meals, biscuits, snack bars, sweet and savoury snacks, […]
food processing methods and packaging materials

Food packaging design: how to comply with food processing methods?

Food packaging, evidently, needs to be as safe as it is appealing. Food processing methods greatly determine packaging requirements and, hence, food packaging designs. This article provides an overview of the packaging implications of the most common food processing methods.
deceptive packaging

‘Deceptive’ packaging: can you show ingredients that aren’t included?

Designing packaging for children’s products can be great fun, but it is not without challenges – especially when it comes to food packaging. Danone experienced that first-hand with its packaging for Danonino yogurt, which recently came under fire in France. Foodwatch, a non-profit organisation that, to put it in their own words, “exposes food-industry practices […]
FDA food label regulations

How to comply with changing FDA food label regulations

In response to the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods, Esko has introduced a series of handy tools and methods to help manufacturers comply with all the latest FDA food label regulations.