Processing & Packaging

Bakers Basco invested an additional £1m worth of equipment into the system to address the increased demand for baked goods at the outbreak of the pandemic. Pic: Bakers Basco

New in brief

Bakery equipment recoveries up more than 50% in second half of 2020

By Gill Hyslop

Bakers Basco – the bakery equipment solution set up by five of the UK’s largest plant bakers for transporting bread and morning goods – has reported an increase of over 50% in the number of bread baskets and dollies recovered in the second half of 2020...

Consumers are increasingly looking for smaller packs of snacks. Pic: GettyImages/FotoDuets

Guest article

Capitalising on the small pack trend

By Gill Hyslop

Lifestyle changes are redefining the packaging sector. Along with the increased lean towards the snackification of mealtimes – ‘grazing’ on snacks throughout the day – consumers are also demanding more convenient, timely and portable solutions. Mike Pipe,...

47% of American claim to have purchased unfamiliar brands based solely on the item's packaging. Pic: GettyImages/Goran 13

Smart packaging

The influence of savvy packaging

By Gill Hyslop

Shorr Packaging recently published its 2020 Food Packaging & Consumer Behavior Report, which looks into how food packaging can dictate consumer purchasing decisions.

Salty snack sticks get inspected on the production line. Pic: GettyImages/dusanpetcovik

Processing innovation

Do you know your TDC from your TCO?

By Gill Hyslop

A successful packaged food production lines requires a well-established metric in the industry is Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), writes Neil Giles, marketing communications manager for Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection. So, how does Total Delivered Cost...

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