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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.

100% straw packaging for supermarket shelves

Straw-based food packaging can ‘meet or beat’ plastic prices: entrepreneur

UK company ValueForm – which has created food packs made from straw – says it wants to lead a change in supermarket and food retail packaging.

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Reusable packaging winners to feature at Pack Expo

Svenska Retursystem and Full Belly Farm have received Excellence in Reusable Packaging Awards from the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA). 

DISPATCHES FROM ZENITH GLOBAL DAIRY CONGRESS

'Be proud' of packaging sustainability efforts, dairy brands urged

Personify's Gail Barnes has called on dairy brand owners to "be proud" of their sustainability efforts and use tools such as Twitter to spread the word to consumers.

Lighter rum: Bacardi cuts its packaging weight by 90%

The spirits brand is raising a toast to sustainability with lighter packing and recyclable bottles.

Steve Hills, European contract manufacturing director, reveals ambitious six-year plan

‘Agile capital-light innovation’: PepsiCo Europe targets 600% growth in contract manufacturing

PepsiCo Europe says it plans to grow the size of its contract manufacturing business six-fold in as many years to accelerate food and beverage innovation and boost productivity.

EU partnership wants to develop bio-based industries

A public-private partnership has been launched to boost investment and create a competitive market for bio-based products - including food packaging - in Europe.

INDUSTRY VOICES: ADOMAS PRANEVICIUS, MYDRINK BEVERAGES/DRINKPRENEUR

Bottling that blockbuster beverage: How to choose the right contract manufacturer

Adomas Pranevicius, general manager of MyDrink Beverages tells BeverageDaily.com readers how to choose the right contract manufacturer for their product – and why it's vital to assess everything from capabilities...

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Arla dairy products become DuoSmart

Arla has unveiled new and existing dairy product families in DuoSmart Light cups by Coveris in Finland.

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Modern look from RPC Kutenholz bottle

RPC Kutenholz has created a bottle with a ‘more modern shelf presence’ for Schwartauer’s 2kg dessert sauces. 

Making a mark: Videojet laser codes on plastic and metal packaging

The Videojet 7510 fiber laser is designed to mark a range of packaging materials, including plastics and metals.

Project turns up the heat on biodegradable dairy packaging

One of the biggest challenges in creating biodegradable material for dairy packaging is the need to withstand thermal treatments such as sterilization and pasteurization, according to the Technological Institute of...

World Cup to roll aluminum beverage can sales to 2bn: Novelis

The aluminum packaging specialist believes thirsty World Cup fans converging on Brazil will push consumption of beverages in aluminum cans past the 2bn-unit mark.

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KHS launches world’s lightest 500ml PET bottle for CSDs

KHS claims to have developed the world’s lightest 500ml PET bottle for highly carbonated beverages with a screw cap weighing 10.9g, and says the package can unlock savings of $270,000...

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.

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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...

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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.