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Packaging choices make or mar a brand, and it's vital to chose cans, glass bottles, cartons or PET packages that are beautiful, functional and cost-effective. Aside from sustainability, smart packaging is also emerging that increases product quality and consumer engagement. Large firms we cover include Tetra Pak, Ardagh and Ball Packaging.

Top five global F&B trends, Gulfood Manufacturing 2015

‘Sweetshop of the Future’ Part II: Cupcake vending machines, black water, edible packaging, & disruptive chocolate

“There are lots of questions about the quality of our water and where it comes from, the plastic packaging used to transport it, plus the shortage of water due to...

‘Most likely the assets will end up with a private equity fund’

Ball hires Goldman Sachs to sell 11 plants to appease EU antitrust regulators over Rexam deal

Ball has offered to sell more than $1.58bn worth of assets to appease EU antitrust regulators for its $6.69bn acquisition of Rexam.

Start-up firm uses eco-friendly sheep’s wool packaging to insulate its juice drinks

University friends Charlie Lee-Cook and Rich Goldsmith have set up MOJU juice brand, targeting health conscious consumers with their cold-pressed juices that use more nutrient-rich vegetables than sugary fruit.

CrownSmart uses scannable codes under can tabs to give insight into consumer behaviour

Crown has launched its CrownSmart technology, an interactive application featuring a scannable code situated underneath the tab on a beverage can. 

Trade shows, conferences, direct sales: SmartSeal’s strategy for growing active closures

SmartSeal – a spill-proof closure system which draws its inspiration from scuba diving – says a ‘systematic and assiduous’ strategy has been the secret to its growth.

Strong growth of alcoholic beverages over next 5 years with sales of premium craft beer, wine and spirits taking the lead

Spending on alcoholic beverages is expected to be robust over the next five years, as consumers’ trade up to more premium options such as craft beers and select wine and spirits, according...

Positive Trends in 2015 for Active & Intelligent Packaging

As the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) heads towards it annual Congress, this year in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht (18-19 November), we ask AIPIA’s managing director Eef de Ferrante what...

Tetra Pak: Top Six Millennial Needs

‘Millennials are coveted by major brands and represent a significant and disruptive force for the F&B industry’

Tetra Pak has characterized six underlying needs of Millennials who are the largest and most influential generation of consumers, and explains how to target them through product formulation and packaging...

Junk food not the biggest culprit for obesity: Study

While many people have snacks, sugar and sodas pinned as the bad guys in the war against obesity, one recent study found little to no correlation between consumption of junk...

DCP 2015 preview

AB InBev, Heineken & Krones join 1st European conference on direct-to-shape decoration

AB InBev, Avery Dennison, Heineken, Krones, KHS and SABMiller are among some of the names attending the first European conference on direct-to-shape decoration Direct Container Print (DCP 2015) conference in...

Global bioplastics production to increase from 1.7m tonnes in 2014 to 7.8m tonnes in 2019

The global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 1.7 million tonnes in 2014 to approximately 7.8 million tonnes in 2019, according to the European Bioplastics association.

Tetra Pak 2015 Sustainability Report

Tetra Pak to launch ad-on-pack advertising to promote UHT milk in North Africa

Tetra Pak will be reaching out to consumers through ad-on-pack and digital advertising and holding events for doctors and nutritionists, to promote the benefits of UHT milk in Morocco later...

Entrepreneur to bring hot canned beverage to the US

After years of popularity in Japan, an entrepreneur is bringing hot canned coffee to the US.

Seasonal Packaging: Is it Really Worth It?

Seasonal and holiday packaging has seen a huge growth since 2012, but it is not always worth the investment, according to Grimes Packaging Services based in Florida, US.

Milacron Holdings a step closer to commercialising revolutionary Klear Can

Milacron Holding's Klear Can, which is an alternative to metal cans for fruits, vegetables, soups, meat, and beverages, has passed an important food safety test and is ready for market...

‘People are really excited to see something new in coffee’: Press’d launches liquid coffee concentrate in portable squeezable bottle

Press’d – an Arabica coffee liquid concentrate in a pocket-sized squeezable bottle – says it sees a gap in the market for a better quality convenience option. 

News in brief

Ardagh Group and Thatchers Cider launch a range of 330ml bottles

Thatchers Cider has introduced a range of 330ml bottles produced by Ardagh Group for three of its premium ciders; Thatchers Gold, Thatchers Old Rascal, and Thatchers Red.

Aptar launches flip top closure with measuring scoop for powdered F&B products

Aptar has launched a 120mm flip top closure with integrated measuring scoop for powdered food and beverage products developed using the company’s proprietary BAP technology (Bonded Aluminum to Plastic).

Uflex taps into aseptic packaging demand

Uflex is expanding an Indian plant to move into aseptic packaging with the facility expected to be operational by April 2017.

Crown Packaging in Neath, Wales, to close

Crown Holdings discusses four plant closures in Q3 2015 results

Crown Holdings announced the closure of two North American food can plants, in Baltimore, Maryland and Chatham, Ontario, in Q3 2015 and as part of the company’s restructure it is...

Treofan to expand in the US as it sees growing market for five layer labels

Treofan has spent €60m in the past two years upgrading its plants in Germany, Italy and Mexico. It also has a sales office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US.

Rabobank:'Consumer trends define packaging hot spots'

Consumer trends affect the type of packaging and material used for beverage products

Five consumer trends; premiumisation, convenience, online retailing, shelf-life extension and recyclability, affect the type of packaging and material used for a product, according to Rabobank.

News in brief

API Foils to expand across Europe

API which makes foils, laminates and holographs for brand enhancement and packaging protection for the snacks, beverage and confectionEry industry, has expanded its management team in the UK and Poland.

Pack Expo 2015

Consumer trends changing the world of packaging

Consumer trends are actively changing how food items are packaged, according to a report released at this year’s Pack Expo Las Vegas and Pharma Expo 2015.

Catto’s targets younger audience with redesign of whisky bottle

Catto’s, part of International Beverage Holdings Ltd (IBHL), has partnered with Ardagh Group and JDO Brand & Design to relaunch its Scotch whisky bottle targeting a younger audience.

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