In addition to pushing summer blockbusters and television shows, foods in packaging that promotes movies, programs, cartoons, and other non-food items can be hot sellers at retail. Here are some notable current and past examples of packaged products tie-ins...
Who made it into June's industry movers gallery with job news in the processing and packaging arena? SOFHT, International Paper, tna, ICPP, FSNS C&A and Constantia Flexibles all feature in June's gallery
Sales of specialty snacks, chips & pretzels surged 19.1% between 2011 and 2013. To get up to speed with the latest snacking trends, from seaweed to spelt, FoodNavigator-USA headed to New York for the summer Fancy Food Show...
Snacks, drinks, condiments, and other food and beverage favorites are fueling consumer demand for convenience with single-serve packaging. Here are some notable examples of one-shot containers seen on retail shelves.
A growing consumer desire for high-protein, low-fat foods is causing an uptick in fish and seafood sales, with demand topping $15bn last year. Here are some packaging designs that are swimming into shoppers' carts at retail.
The Sweets and Snacks Expo has wrapped up for 2014, but the scores of notable product launches has left show attendees with a sweet taste in their mouths. If you missed the show, here's a chance to win many of the best new products sampled at the...
The annual DuPont Packaging Awards recognizes ingenuity in container designs and packaging products for food and other markets. Here are some of the top food and beverage winners in this year's awards, many of which feature flexible pouches.
What does it take to get to the top of a leading food and beverage company? Can you still make it from the shop-floor to the boardroom? Is an MBA essential? And do operations managers or R&D directors ever get to lead Fortune 500 companies, or do...
With consumers demanding more high-protein foods and convenient snacks, the number of meat jerky products is on the rise. Here are some jerky packages designed to stand out in the increasingly crowded category.
Earth Day is an annual global celebration highlighting the importance of sustainability, recycling, water conservation, and other ways to save the planet. Here are some examples of food packaging that pitches in on the eco effort with compostable materials,...
Easter food isn't just chocolate and jelly beans; packaging decorated with chicks and bunnies can be found in shelves all over retail stores. Here are some examples of festive packaging celebrating the spring holiday.
Figures from Information Resources Inc. (IRI) indicate the top 10 packaged food launches in 2013 had total sales approaching $1bn. The list reflects a number of overall industry trends, including Greek yogurt, low-calorie, and convenience foods.
Children are the smallest consumers, yet they can carry big power in terms of a household's food purchases. Here are some kid's food packages that tout the taste, convenience, and other features that children and parents hunger for.
The International Production and Processing Expo welcomed thousands of enthused meat and poultry professionals. Here are some of the products and technologies attendees have glimpsed at the 2014 event.
Private-label packaging, kids' products, odorous hot-sauce emissions—2013 was a fascinating year for anyone following the food industry. Here are some of the most interesting stories from the perspective of a FoodProductionDaily editor.
Who made it into our final industry movers gallery of the year with job news in the processing and packaging arena? Agilent Technologies, JBT FoodTech, LRQA, LINPAC, Avure and Peter Kaye's new job all feature in the final gallery of 2013.
This year has been filled with the good, the bad and the innovative – lawsuits and recalls as well as innovations and start-ups have shaken and shaped industry. BakeryandSnacks brings you the twelve top hitters of 2013 and our thoughts on why they had...
The year 2013 was a great one for fascinating stories about food packaging, processing technologies and safety concerns. Here are the 10 FoodProductionDaily stories that most resonated with our readers.
The annual WorldStar awards (presented by the World Packaging Organisation) recognize excellence in packaging design: sustainability, functionality, aesthetics and more. Here are some of the winners in the Food category that took home top honors.
More than 10,000 visitors and 400 exhibits were present at this week’s Europack Euromanut CFIA, running from 18-21 November 2013 in Lyon, France, browsing inventions in equipment, processing, packing, labelling, handling, and ingredients.
Thanksgiving, taking place this year on November 28, is a food-centric American celebration. Here are a few traditional (and not-so-traditional) packaged foods found in US kitchens during the holiday season.
Wheat may be a staple in many diets worldwide, but there’s a whole host of super grains—some well-known and others still under the radar—each with their own unique set of benefits. From spelt to farro, teff, kamut, chia (actually a seed!) and quinoa,...
This year's PROCESS EXPO event has treated attendees to a broad array of processing technologies, packaging equipment, educational programming, and other features. Here are some of the sights and sounds from this year's event.
PROCESS EXPO, produced by the Food Processing Suppliers Association, offers industry professionals a chance to take in emerging technologies, discuss trends and taste upcoming flavors. Here are some of the sights and sounds from this year's event.
Engaging consumers with creative packaging can help encourage trial, build your brand, and increase loyalty. These food and beverage packages use interactive ideas to encourage shoppers to buy, eat, drink and play.
Well the show may be at an end for another three years but I enjoyed my first visit to Dusseldorf and K Show. Plenty of meeting people, walking around the halls and enjoying the German cuisine was done of course.
Meat packaging doesn't just have to be boring clear film over a hum-drum tray. Here are some photos (from the collection of industry expert and packaging enthusiast JoAnn Hines) to sink your teeth into.
Investments in green technology, waste recovery and sustainable supply can be seen across the baking sector, but what companies are pioneering and leading the way? BakeryandSnacks caught up with the B.E.S.T. in Baking (Becoming Environmentally Sustainable...
Halloween food packaging resonates with shoppers—the National Confectioners Association reports 65% will pick themed packaging over plain during the spooky season. Here are some examples to help get you in the spirit.
IBIE 2013 has a fantastic educational program lined up from tips for gluten-free and whole grain use, to insight on food safety regulations and labeling laws. BakeryandSnacks takes a look at ‘what not to miss’…