Food and Beverage Packaging Blog

food and beverage packaging blog
Food and Beverage Packaging editors and invited bloggers discuss industry trends, innovative new packages and offer a closer look at packaging issues.

Innovative packaging must fit the lifestyle and the shelf

A tremendous outburst of creativity in packaging has happened over the last several years. Retailers, their supplier partners and, especially, packaging companies should take advantage of the many innovations that not only improve product usage but also make them more salable. However, everyone in the supply chain should be careful to obey the disciplines imposed by the shelf environment as they enjoy the fruits of the designers’ inventiveness.
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Zapping labels that clamor for clarity

It’s nearly impossible to attach a universal meaning to any single word or phrase because words mean different things on different labels and to different people. This is a time of opportunity, though, to capture shoppers’ attention and trust, as more of them are trying to spend less and have more meals at home. 
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An odd-sized package will be oddman out

If you’re a manufacturer and you bring a product to a retail buyer in an oversized package that doesn’t fit the shelf, well…expect grief. In an era based on category management discipline, retailers are no longer so tolerant of odd sizes that can’t be easily put on the shelf.
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10 tips to simplify machine cleaning

All manufacturing facilities should be kept clean at all times for best operation. Food and beverage plants must go further. Cleanliness is not just nice to have. It can literally be a matter of life and death for both customer and company.
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Rochester Mills Production Brewery tour- January 2015

Take a look inside the Rochester Mills Production Brewery in Auburn Hills, MI. The facility brews and cans five beer varieties from the Rochester Mills Beer Company. There the beer is made and packaged in 16-ounce cans, bound together in 4-packs and palletized for distribution. We went on a tour of the facility and got an in depth look at the total process.

Posted: January 30, 2015

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