Processing & Packaging

The pandemic’s impact on packaging and label trends

The pandemic’s impact on packaging and label trends

By Gill Hyslop

By now, the coronavirus’ impact on consumer needs is evident, with both consumers and retailers prioritising a safe and transparent food system. But how has the rush to meet the overwhelming shift to ecommerce and food delivery affected packaging demands...

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.

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