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.
Fiery flavors, popped chips and retail-ready pack designs were some of the biggest trends for snack makers this year, according to trade heads in Europe and the US.
General Mills has developed gluten-free cereal lines, added protein, targeted adults and re-launched old favorites in a bid to boost cereal business in the US over the past year.
Amcor Flexibles has optimized its ‘bag-in-box’ technology to offer greater protection against contamination of products like cereals from carton board, inks or the environment, it says.
Annies Inc. has announced the $6 million acquisition of a cracker and cookie plant in Joplin, MO that will more than triple the company’s volume in the important snacks segment.
Insignia Technologies will go ahead with trials in the US, UK and Europe after renewed interest with a sizeable cash investment.
Kellogg has developed an interactive music mobile app with entertainment major Live Nation but the move will only be semi-interesting for consumers and considered a novelty, says an analyst.
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Flowers Foods is bringing Wonder bread back to shelves with retro pack designs in a bid to spark consumer nostalgia in the US, its vice president of marketing says.
The healthy snacking boom has created a storm that small, boutique snack makers are benefiting from as their personal, niche products connect with the enthusiasm of consumers, Packaged Facts finds.
It is not currently possible to make a package completely from plant-based materials, says Cascadian Farms, as it launches a bio-based cereal liner for its Cinnamon Crunch line.
UK food makers have been focused on the lunchbox trend but have failed to notice a gaping hole full of promise – the after school snacking occasion, a Mintel analyst says.
The biggest challenge facing granola bar makers is the stickiness and product build-up on packaging lines, but this can be overcome with gentle handling and clever belt timing, says Bosch.
Manufacturers need to be aware of the advances science and the imagination can bring together for innovative food packaging.
Europe is driving global bakery innovation ahead of the US, representing over half of all product launches for 2012. But what are some of the ‘most innovative’ products?
Europe is driving global bakery innovation ahead of the US, representing over half of all new product launches for 2012. But what are some of the ‘most innovative’ products?
Printpack has created stand-out designs for the re-launch of KP Snacks’ Phileas Fogg potato chip range in the UK.
Kellogg Australia will launch limited edition retro packaging across a handful of its iconic cereal and bar brands for the month of August.
Sustainable snack packaging may be on the top brand owners’ agendas, but do consumers appreciate the efforts and how do these green materials affect their snacking experience?
Retailer demands are tough. They want quality, competitive prices and now, more than ever, to work with eco-friendly brands.
Traceable polymer additives and those that create subtle defects in plastic bakery trays should clamp down on the huge and costly issue of theft, their developer says.
The ‘al-desko’ breakfast trend has hit Britain and prompted consumer demands for re-sealable, easy to open cereal packs, says a Mintel analyst.
A gluten-free scanning app in Australia could prompt industry to improve nutritional content and label on-pack, says a research fellow from the George Institute for Global Health.