Food Manufacture reports on the trends dominating the beverage sector, how leading brands are delivering to these demands with innovative new product development, and areas of interest for the future of drinks.
Sustainable packaging solutions ruled this year’s Interpack, with exhibitors showcasing a range of innovations that addressed key challenges such as greenhouse gas, cost and efficiency. Here’s our roundup of launches…
Sainsbury's is to remove traditional plastic tray packaging from its entire beef mince range and is replacing it with a vacuum-packed alternative, a move that will save the retailer 450 tonnes of plastic annually.
DS Smith, the packaging supplier to the food and drink manufacturing sector, has said it will not comment publicly on a ‘confidential process’ after the GMB Union said it was balloting staff for strike action.
New recyclable packaging at TruffleHunter, the development of paper-based bags at Bauck and a ‘first of its kind’ integrated bottle cap all feature in this round-up of food and drink packaging developments.
From plastic reduction in processed meat packaging, to the world’s first Aluminium Stewardship Initiative certified beverage cans, we run down some of the latest developments in food and drink packaging from around the world.
As packaging demand swells, driven by an accelerated switch to online purchasing, supply chain operators should consider alternatives to paper and card to maintain the flow of materials, according to Antalis.
Moving to a single compliance point for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regarding local authority-collected packaging waste could hugely increase costs for food and drink brand-owners, according to sustainability experts.
Shortages in packaging supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) due to the coronavirus could spark compliance issues for food and drink manufacturers, according to food safety assurance specialist Lloyd’s Register.
Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and PepsiCo are responsible for half a million tonnes of plastic pollution burnt or dumped in just six developing countries, according to a report from non-governmental organisation Tearfund.