Demands on packaging are mounting. Shelf-life, sustainability, usability, consumer appeal are a handful of many demands on manufacturers. Technologies and new materials are constantly coming to the fore as R&D efforts step up to make 'smart' packaging.
Frito-Lay has developed a microwaveable snack pack that enables consumers to heat chips before eating.
Consumers want simple and wholesome snack bars so ingredients and packaging must reflect this, says the category development head at General Mills Convenience.
Nestlé is setting up a digital innovation team with staff drawn from the company’s marketing and technology groups, moving into an office in Silicon Valley co-located with swissnex, in 2016.
Kellogg has developed a range of breakfast products focused on simpler ingredients, positive nutrition and better portability.
Flavor NPD and category management is vital in meat snacks amid increased competition and variety, says the brand director at ConAgra Foods.
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Bakers must adapt products and merchandizing according to target retail channels because shopper behavior is very different in each, says a retail expert.
Start-up snack makers must invest in packaging from the get-go because it’s a powerful consumer draw, says Superseedz.
European Project, TRADEIT, hosted a Food Packaging Brokerage event during Hispack 2015 and BTA, (Barcelona Tecnologias de la Alimentacion), food technology fair, in Barcelona last week (April 23-24).
Clondalkin Flexible Packaging Wentus has developed two barrier films WSL 343040 and WSL 143031, for dry food products that it claims stops the migration of mineral oils from the outer...
Quaker has developed a pot that can be expanded ahead of microwaving, improving convenience for consumers and saving shipping costs for manufacturers.
Ampac has launched its first commercial stand-up pouch with Select Harvest, using a QuickZip closure and Aplix fastener.
Snack manufacturers can follow in the footsteps of design students – innovating positively, without a critical mind, says a market expert.
Clear Lam Packaging and Frito-Lay have settled a lawsuit over its Doritos ‘Gamer Pack’, which included flexible film belonging to Clear Lam's trademarked PrimaPak technology.
Dole Japan has developed a 'wearable banana' for the Tokyo Marathon that tells runners their time, tweets, heart rate, and doubles as a nutritious in-race snack.
Collaborating with major beer brands like Carlsberg and Cobra has stretched our reach even further, says the co-founder of VIP Nuts.
Popcorn is increasingly competitive and manufacturers are battling for shelf space and consumers with a variety of handy packaging tricks.
Ocean’s Halo has launched its Seaweed Chips in Innovia Films NatureFlex packaging.
At the recent International Production and Processing Expo, Bemis North America extended a 4D hand to brand owners seeking packaging to help differentiate their products.
The European chip sector is being shaped by complex and premium flavor blends, innovative craft players and convenient packaging, says Innova Market Insights.
Nestlé has filed a patent on a method to manufacture shelf stable, instant congee made adding hot water to target busier consumers.
Antioxidant-rich cereals, protein-packed snack bars and bread tailored to women’s nutritional needs were just some of the product innovations identified by Datamonitor Consumer during 2014.
Light-weight, smaller bakery and snack packages are more affordable and convenient for consumers, says Euromonitor International.
Budelpack Poortvliet is installing a Bosch vertical form-fill-seal machine (vffs) to package loose items such as chocolates, confectionery, nuts and snacks, to start operations in January 2015.
Snack and cereal makers have stepped into smart packaging territory with stand-out, portable pouch formats but they can still stretch further, says a packaging expert.