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Packaged produce means less time, less waste, more variety

More than 70% of U.S. households consume bagged/packaged salads. Considering the hectic pace of the average American’s daily routine, reliance on the convenience and variety offered by bagged salads and other types of ready-to-eat vegetables and fruit will be a key factor spurring the U.S. market for these products from $5.5 billion in 2013 to $7 billion by 2018, according to Branded Packaged Produce and Salads: U.S. Market Trends, a recent report by market research publisher Packaged Facts (packagedfacts.com).Click here to read the entire article at Food & Beverages...

The microwave’s influence on packaging trends

As plastics have become more and more common in packaging, concerns have arisen about their ability to compromise the quality and safety of products. Therefore, there has been a marked increase in demand for packaging materials that give even greater protection to their contents, particularly in the food and beverage sector.Click here to read entire article on The National...

Cost, performance remain challenges in developing truly sustainable packaging

Examining the status of sustainable packaging can be tricky. The term itself has become a throw-around, and volumes could be written trying to come up with some kind of common definition. So let’s cut to the chase and try to look at this from the user’s perspective, and treat sustainable packaging like any other. At the end of the day, adoption usually comes down to a business decision.  Can the package make a difference and have a positive impact on the product and the business? Click here to read the rest of the article on The National...

Keeping consumers, customers coming back

If there is an absolute truth about packaging today, it is that one size does not fit all, and there is no one solution for everyone. Differences are not a thing of the past. There are more types of films now than in any previous point in time — barrier, non-barrier, active films — in many formats. Packaging is expected to do more than just package. And contrary to some views, there are still a lot of players making a living in flexible packaging. Read more at the National...

World demand for packaging machinery to reach $41.8 billion in 2017

Growth in worldwide demand for packaging machinery is expected to climb at a 4.6 percent annual pace through 2017 to $41.8 billion. An improved business climate-which will be reflected in expanding fixed investment spending, manufacturing output, and packaging demand-will drive increases in equipment sales through 2017. These and other trends are presented in World Packaging Machinery, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. Read more at Packaging...

Form/fill/seal meets ‘flexible’ demands

Demand for flexible packaging currently exceeds demand for rigid packaging for meat, poultry and seafood products. As a result, the market for plastic film for these products is projected to grow 3.9 percent per year to reach $2.4 billion in 2017, according to a report published in May 2013 by Freedonia, Cleveland, Ohio.(1) This means film will account for about 25 percent of the packaging used for fresh and frozen, processed and ready-to-eat products. Click here to read the full...

‘Convenience’ food packaging changed our lives

Recloseable packaging and microwaveable plastic trays were named top packaging breakthroughs that most impacted peoples’ lives over the last 25 years in an on-line survey hosted by DuPont. Together the two categories of invention captured 48 percent of the votes. The online survey was available to industry professionals from Apr. 9 through May 10, 2013. –Packaging Digest Click here to read the full...

Packaging trends in pet food reflect competitive market

“Pet Food Market Assessment 2013” describes a competitive market, where brands are striving to set themselves apart. Not surprisingly, they’re turning to packaging to set their products apart and responding to consumer needs. Click here to read...

Club store sales expected to outpace other retail channels

Consumer products executives expect their highest growth to come from the warehouse club channel compared with any other retail sales channel over the next three years, including mass merchandise, grocery, and e-commerce, according to new research from Deloitte. Click here to read...

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