With new European Union (EU) packaging rules on the horizon, the bakery and snacks sectors are gearing up to address packaging requirements and waste management policies that better reflect market and environmental needs.
Aligned to its mission to make a real change by forging partnerships with farmers working to advance regenerative agriculture, Quinn Snacks is relaunching its pop-at-home kernels, grown by a fifth generation farmer and soil health pioneer.
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 Israeli biodegradable plastic packaging specialist has unveiled an innovative compostable film – which acts as a laminate for the so-called ‘caustic’ properties of salty snacks – at London Packaging Week.
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...
Driven by consumer perception and political pressure – especially as climate change makes itself felt like it has never done so before – the biggest trends in the packaging industry today revolve around a circular economy.
The implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations in the UK has been delayed until 2024, but packaging data specialist Ecoveritas is cautioning producers to not be complacent and to start making plans now.
If COVID wasn’t crippling enough, the post-pandemic strain on the supply chain; the war raging literally on the European Union’s doorstep; sky-rocketing energy prices and inflation; and the threat of a global food crisis have certainly had a substantial...
Lay's is heading into the desert to transform Coachella into a festival of flavour, giving festivalgoers the exclusive opportunity to taste Lay’s chips in their freshest form, served within 24 hours of being made.
The snack bar’s marketing team selected the groundbreaking iWalker technology to get its message across to the partisan home crowd at the Guinness Six Nations rugby match between Scotland and England at Murrayfield, Edinburgh.
Perkier has added its carbon neutral commitment – a first within its competitive set – to its growing list of ethical credentials, including being plant-based, palm-oil-free, transitioning to fully recyclable packaging and its B-Corp certified manufacturing.
Allied Bakeries is rolling out its Kingsmill No Crust 50/50 loaves in ground-breaking bread bags – made from a PE resin that incorporates post-consumer waste (diverting it from landfill) – in UK stores this month.
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...
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.
Confiserie Bosch, which makes Germany’s Wibele, sweet biscuits from the region of Swabia, has experienced rapid growth in recent years and has turned to Ishida to increase turnover, delivering a 30-fold increase.
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.
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.
Active packaging, intelligent packaging and smart packaging are often used interchangeably to denote packaging that’s been designed to cope with a more demanding landscape. But, strictly speaking, UK researchers claim each has its own unique base of technologies,...
Researchers at the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) US, have developed a spray-on ink that can change colors, designs, and patterns when zapped with different wavelengths...
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.
Brexit, the Circular Economy, sustainability challenges, national converter developments and the future of purchasing are just of the topics to be discussed at this year’s ECMA (European Carton Makers Association) Annual Congress in Malta (September 19-20).
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.
An innovative two-year project to identify ways to improve the nutritional qualities and shelf life of baked goods with sprouted grains and pasteurization has been awarded a £650k ($790k) grant by Innovate UK.
The PepsiCo-owned Frito-Lay brand is featuring 31 US consumers – many of whom work with advocacy groups or regularly volunteer in their communities – and their stories on its bags of ‘Smiles’ potato chips.
Systech, primarily known for its serialization, traceability, anti-counterfeiting, pharmaceutical regulations and supply chain technology, has expanded into Food & Beverages introducing its UniSecure platform at AIPIA.
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’.
Pack-Smart president and CEO Derek Dlugosh-Ostap spoke at the recent AIPIA Summit Americas offering insights for brand owners and manufacturers on how to manage packaging with personalized data using disruptive technologies.