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Packaging preserves food throughout the supply chain of distribution, storage, sale, and use and carries information about nutrition and storage on its labels. Without it, goods can become exposed and contaminated. It can also refer to the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages.

Consumers can’t crack the code on humane eggs

Nearly two thirds of US consumers will spend more on speciality eggs, but most don’t fully understand what terms describing humanely raised eggs mean.

Campbell Soup launches SpaghettiOs snack attack

The company has launched MicrOs, a sized-down version its heat-and-eat pasta, in single-serve snack packaging.

World’s first pasteurisable lightweight PET bottle for beer

Sidel: ‘PET still only represents a fraction of the total packaging market for beer’

Sidel claims to have launched the world’s first pasteurisable lightweight PET bottle for beer but says PET still only represents a fraction of the total packaging market in this sector....

It’s a wrap: Ready Pac launches fresh ready meals

With its Bistro Bowl Wrap Kits and Chopped Salads, Ready Pac has expanded its line of fresh salads and sandwiches in single-serve packaging.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Matt Rompala, Avery Dennison, product and business development manager, wine & spirits

Avery Dennison wood label helps beer brands target 'one-to-one' consumer connection

Avery Dennison tells BeverageDaily.com that beer, wine and spirits brands are increasingly looking for shorter-run labels that bring them a more emotive one-on-one connection with a given consumer.

Global packaging groups converge at PACK EXPO

The annual processing and packaging event will welcome professional associations from around the world at its international conference.

News in brief

Seda and Dilly & Wolf launch snacks tub

Paper cup and container producer, Seda has teamed up with Dilly & Wolf to launch a range of 200ml pots in the UK, which are lined with an aluminium barrier...

Top 10 plastics packaging producers in Europe

The top five plastics packaging companies in Europe have nearly all been involved in some form of major corporate change or restructuring, according to Applied Market Information (AMI).

Dream a little Dream: Hain Celestial revamps its beverage packaging

Natural food and beverage firm Hain Celestial has revamped the packaging for its Dream line of non-dairy beverages.

Rah, rah, recycle! Dow pushes food and packaging firms to boost recycling rates

With the Recycle Rally, Dow is encouraging food processing and packaging firms to boost consumer recycling rates.

'Lunch time bites': Encore Packaging Solutions

Encore’s Laura Croisdale ‘climbs every mountain’

In the first of a series of podcasts called ‘lunch time bites’, FoodProductionDaily catches up with Laura Croisdale, environmental officer, Encore Packaging Solutions, to talk about her Three Peaks Challenge...

IFT 2014

Hood: Sky’s the limit with aseptic beverage packaging

HP Hood, a processor specializing in extended-shelf-life dairy and non-dairy beverages, is seeing demand for aseptically packaged products increase.

Guest article

Marketing to Millennials, Unisex Sells

‘It has been decades since expectant parents felt compelled to paint the nursery walls baby blue for boys and cotton candy pink for girls.

Fancy packaging shapes create coding challenges

Packaging is coming in more sophisticated shapes and sizes, particularly when it comes to ready meals or dessert items, according to UK feeding systems manufacturer Rotech Machines. 

Videojet: Downtime is deadly in package printing

Because operational efficiency is king in food packaging and processing companies, equipment must minimize downtime and boost accuracy, according to Videojet.

BioGaia drives niche market for newborns with colic

TwoPac €1.7m packaging plant expansion for baby probiotics

TwoPac, a wholly owned subsidiary of BioGaia healthcare company, will invest €1.7m in a factory expansion in Eslöv, Sweden.

Packaging design inspiration gallery: SINGLE SERVE

Snacks, drinks, condiments, and other food and beverage favorites are fueling consumer demand for convenience with single-serve packaging. Here are some notable examples of one-shot containers seen on retail shelves.

PACK EXPO plays matchmaker for food firms and contract packagers

The annual packaging exposition is adding a resource center to match up food and beverage companies with the right contract packaging connections.

Seaweed compound boosts oxygen indicating films

A UV-activated oxygen indicator which has resistance to dye-leaching and quickly recovers its colour has been created by researchers.

New Zealand

Experts at loggerheads over NZ's decision to join star rating system

Health groups and nutritional experts are at loggerheads over a decision by New Zealand’s government to join Australia’s star rating system, with some criticising it for having ignored research on...

Packaging insights

Chocolate to follow cheese in sealed hygienic pack move

All chocolate will one day be packaged in fully-sealed wrappers like those used in the cheese industry, according to Theegarten Pactec.

Stora Enso postpones Renewable Packaging Division start date

Stora Enso is postponing the reorganisation of its Renewable Packaging Division after CEO Jouko Karvinen announced he will leave the company.

Can-do attitude: Recycling of steel food containers on the rise

Steel recycling rates in North America have rocketed from 15% in 1988 to 71% in 2012, according to Crown.

Top five flexible packaging trends

A leader from packaging provider Zip-Pak has offered his views on what trends are driving the flexible field.

Patent Watch

Squeeze me! Wrigley creates squeezable chewing gum dispenser

Wrigley has filed a patent for a novel flexible chewing gum packet that can be squeezed to release the product.