The first week of March, the FPA announced its 2019 Flexible Packaging Achievement Award Winners at a ceremony in Scottsdale, Arizona. Of the 140 entries from 54 packages submitted (some of which were entered in multiple categories), 14 were honored with achievement awards.
Beverage giant PepsoCo, Inc. plans to use 25% recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025. Furthermore, it wants all its global packaging to be recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable by that time.
Glass containers were used in Southeast Asia as long ago as 100 BCE. In America, settlers in Jamestown built a glass melting furnace in the early 1600s. Glass as a container for foods and beverages is ideal even in the 21st century, when countless other container options are available.
Snacking behavior is different from what it used to be.
Individuals and families today are more mobile and less likely to adhere to a standard three-meals-a-day eating pattern, and because of this, snacks have replaced some meals. For example, a snack eaten on the train or while driving to work may count as breakfast.
Massive growth in the e-commerce space has meant that product packaging must serve more functions than ever before.
By the 1970s, home milk delivery in America via the “milk-man” had become a rarity.
Throughout that decade, however, there were still plenty of families who returned their glass cola bottles to the grocery store every week to avoid paying a bottle deposit when they bought a new batch. With those two exceptions, reuse of CPG packaging has been an unfamiliar concept to most Americans, but some brands are reviving it for certain products.
The packaging supply chain has never been simple.
Even so, it is becoming still more complex as consumers demand more from their packaging, including convenience, personalization, and sustainability. Meeting increased requirements for brand success requires special attention to the packaging supply chain.
Consumer demands have expanded beyond products themselves to encompass the packaging that surrounds those products.
Many brands start the new year with renewed commitment to making it their best ever, and you can’t reach that goal if your product packaging falls short.