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.
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.
The growing demand for bite-sized treats in the UK has sparked United Biscuits the develop miniature varieties of two of its McVitie’s cake brands, it says.
Consumers and manufacturers want smaller snack packaging but with this trend comes the demand to be smarter and stronger, says Bosch.
The health-conscious yet frugal consumer is increasingly difficult to convince, even when presented with a plethora of health and nutrition claims on pack. So, just how can manufacturers prompt that...
Flexible packaging converter Infinium Printing has partnered with Velcro to create easy to use and seal pouches for the US market that can be used for a broad range of...
UK firm Allied Bakeries has launched a high fiber white bread loaf and roll line under its Allinson brand to target huge opportunities in the healthier white segment, its brand...
With Super Bowl 2013 just a ball’s throw away, beefed up pack sizes, ridged potato chips for easy dipping and well-paired flavors for hot wings, beer and pizza are set...
The bakery and snack sector is not generally seasonal and is comprised of staples, but manufacturers can exploit the lucrative Christmas period through packaging design, an analyst says.
T-seal bags are an excellent, versatile flexible packaging solution for snack manufacturers enabling good space for branding, the CEO of Northeast Packaging says.
The first nine months of this year showed a positive development for the European manufacturers of aluminium foil, according to the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).
There are clear opportunities for bakery and snack firms amid a soaring US food gifting trend but investments must focus on indulgence and personalization in these products, an analyst says.
Innovia Films’ regular biaxially orientated polypropylene (BOPP) film promoted better shelf-life in granola cereal than its renewable and compostable film, a study finds.
Weetabix has replaced the plastic inner wrap around its biscuits with an easier to open paper alternative and redesigned its cereal packs to reflect this.
Investment in packaging developments is especially apparent among bakery and snacks manufacturers and it is a trend predominantly fuelled by retail demands, according to a new report.