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Are you the next snacking superhero? Pic: GettyImages/drante

Mondelēz on the hunt for ‘disruptively delicious’ startups

By Gill Hyslop

SnackFutures – the innovation and venture hub of the Oreo maker – has opened applications for CoLab 2023, a start-up engagement programme created to unearth trailblazers that are ‘pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in making a snack delicious’.

The raft of recipients of IBIE's 2022 Best in Baking Awards will be showcasing their innovations at the non-profit bakery trade show in Las Vegas in September. Pic: GettyImages/doomu

The 2022 Best in Baking recipients pioneering the bakery of the future

By Gill Hyslop

Grupo Bimbo’s sustainably baked Supán & OroWeat 100% Whole Grain Organic Bread, Dawn Foods’ Women’s Leadership Development Programme and Apex Motion Control’s Baker-Bot are among the raft of recipients to receive the coveted Best in Baking Awards...

The Cama-kitted bakery. Pic: Cama

Cama gets to terms with AR packaging at IBIE

By Gill Hyslop

Cama North America is debuting its next evolution of its augmented reality (AR) tech at this year’s IBIE (International Baking Industry Exposition), to be held in Las Vegas, US, from 17-21 September.

Kellogg's personalised sleeve promotion runs until 28 November. Pic: Kellogg's UK

Kellogg’s invites Brits to get personal with their breakfast cereal

By Gill Hyslop

The on-pack promotion – introduced last year – has been brought back to specifically mark the return to school. This year, it is also being extended to older consumers to allow them to get engage on a personal level with their morning bowl of Crunchy...

AptarGroup has launched InvisiShield. Photo: Aptar Food + Beverage

Aptar launches first of its kind anti- pathogenic packaging

By Jenny Eagle

Aptar Food + Beverage, part of AptarGroup has launched InvisiShield — a first of its kind anti-pathogenic packaging, integrated into sealed packages to protect produce from pathogens like bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Systech acquired by Dover. Photo: Systech

Systech to join Markem-Imaje following Dover acquisition

By Jenny Eagle

Dover Corporation has acquired Systech International (Systech), which will now join Markem-Imaje, product identification and traceability business, as part of Dover’s Imaging and Identification segment.

Eef de Ferrante, MD, AIPIA, (centre) at last year's Asia Summit. Photo: AIPIA

AIPIA cancels China Summit amid concerns over Coronavirus

By Jenny Eagle

AIPIA, the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association has announced it is postponing its China Summit, due to be held in Shanghai in April, due to concerns about Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China and many other regions.

Packaged Facts suggests ways to lift US cereal sales. Pic: GettyImages/FelixRanaud

Six top tips to augment cereal’s sweet comeback

By Gill Hyslop

Market researcher Packaged Facts outlines six trends that should be adopted by US cereal brands to keep their products from feeling stale as America's love affair with breakfast cereals continues to fade.

Bells of Lazonby bakery secures funding to integrate robots

Bells of Lazonby bakery secures funding to integrate robots

By Jenny Eagle

Bells of Lazonby, a family bakery in Cumbria, UK, which supplies cakes, scones and artisan breads has secured funding from the Made Smarter Programme to automate its portioned cake with automated robot machinery.

The AIPIA Americas Summit in New Jersey. Photo: Aly Kuler Photography

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Social media is changing the way brands think about packaging

By Jenny Eagle

From consumer digital engagement to reverse writing on packaging which appears left to right on selfies, Christopher Houghton, brand innovation and packaging, Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP) highlights the five areas to ensure ‘Context is King’.

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