New Pearls® Olives to Go! shake up olive category
May 15, 2013
Pearls® Olives to Go! are no-mess, easy-to-open, single-serving cups filled with California-grown, large pitted black ripe olives. This consumer-friendly, breakthrough packaging will transform shopper attitudes toward olives, turning them from an occasional condiment into a lunchbox and snacking essential.Read More
Packages of the year
Food and Beverage Packaging highlights nine attention-worthy packages.
April 12, 2013
Our Packages of the Year coverage includes some of the most innovative and unsurpassed new packages that have rolled onto store shelves.
Fetzer Vineyards and Zipz knock it out of the park with new package
April 1, 2013
Starting on April 1st, Opening Day, Major League Baseball fans can zip, sip and root for their home team. Beer, the long preferred beverage at baseball games, will see major competition as Mendocino County wine pioneer Fetzer and industry newcomer Zipz launch a unique new product in select North American stadiums.Read More
Market Trends: Snack Foods
Convenience reigns supreme at home and on the go.
March 15, 2013
Snacking, in recent years, has become a regular part of consumer lives. The Hartman Group reports that snacking is not longer a “special treat” but the norm as Americans consume 2.3 snacks per day.
March 6, 2013
World demand for caps and closures is projected to rise 5.3 percent per year to $46 billion in 2016. Value gains will be supported by raw material price increases and greater use of value-added closures such as dispensing, child-resistant, and tamper-evident types. Unit advances will be driven by the continued popularity of single-serving bottles in the beverage market and further inroads by plastic containers into closureless packaging segments such as metal cans. These and other trends are presented in World Caps & Closures, a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm.Read More
Cover Story/Case Study: Flexible Packaging
Appeeling Fruit utilizes Bosch Packaging’s band sealer to quickly seal off bags of sliced apples.
February 5, 2013
Appeeling Fruit, in Dauberville, PA, slices and packages locally grown apples and other fruit for retail and foodservice.
Tropical Foods packs healthier eating with ReCharge Bars
January 29, 2013
Tropical Foods’ ReCharge Bars offer a healthy option that allows consumers to see the nutritional ingredients through the package. The 1.3-ounce bars are less than 200 calories and come packaged for on-to-go single servings. The package label also depicts a healthy and active lifestyle while informing consumers of the health benefits of the product. ReCharge Bars consist of some of the best-selling Tropical Foods mixes, made into a bar. Choose from the all-natural Student Food and Diet Delight bars or splurge a little on the Sweet Heat and PB&J flavors.Read More
January 18, 2013
Market outlook indicates opportunities (and challenges) for OEMs.Read More
December 20, 2012
Tropical Foods reveals flavor additions to Buffalo Nuts snack line.
Rice-A-Roni introduces new single-serve cups
December 11, 2012
Rice-A-Roni introduces new, single-serve, microwavable, flavored rice cups that offer a convenient way to fulfill meal-time cravings for people on-the-go.