Food & Beverage Packaging Innovation

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This report analyzes shifting and emerging trends in food and beverage packaging, focusing especially on new forms of packaging used by marketers, and consumer attitudes and behaviors regarding food and beverage packaging.

Packaging innovation

Innovations covered include:

  • convenience
  • sustainability
  • experience
  • quality
  • differentiation
  • personalization
  • e-commerce

Among specific technologies discussed are:

  • bag-on-valve
  • bag-in-box
  • closures and fitments
  • smart labels and active and intelligent packaging
  • digital printing

Bag

A flexible packaging product that is enclosed on all but one side to form an opening that may or may not be sealed after filling. Bags can contain single-layer or multiple-layer (as many as nine layers) material structures as well as laminations that combine two or more material layers into a single sheet. Sacks are a type of bag, with the term usually referring to larger bags or heavy-duty bags such as shipping sacks. While some bags are produced from high barrier materials, the majority of bags are not designed for those protective applications.

Form-fill-seal (FFS)

Machinery that provides pouch production, filling, and sealing capabilities in a single piece of equipment. FFS machinery is available in vertical and horizontal configurations.

Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP)

A technology designed to extend the shelf life of a perishable item in its package. This technology involves slowing the spoilage mechanisms associated with various types of fresh foods by altering the package’s mixture of gases, with different proportions of gases and levels of permeability achieving different properties.

Pouch

A flexible packaging product that is made from a laminated structure (e.g., plastic film, foil, and/or paper) with heat-sealed edges of one-fourth to three-eighths inch wide. Pouches for lower value applications are also present in the industry; these products utilize single-layer materials that are heat-sealed in the same manner as laminated types. Pouches are further differentiated by their construction (e.g., flat or stand-up) and by performance and/or physical characteristics (e.g., shaped pouches, retort pouches, spouted pouches, and resealable pouches). Although identical in function to bags, pouches tend to provide barrier protection for their contents while bags do not, and bags tend to have a folded bottom and narrow or sidewelded side seals.

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  1. Food & Beverage Packaging Innovation

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Food & Beverage Innovation Trends

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in Food & Beverage Packaging Innovation

      2. 2.2 Solving Problems with Innovative Packaging

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      3. 2.3 Food & Beverage Packaging Outlook

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        1. 2.3.1 Food Container Demand

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          1. Table | Food Container Demand by Type, 2008 - 2023

        2. 2.3.2 Beverage Container Demand

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          1. Table | Beverage Container Demand by Material, 2008 - 2023

        3. 2.3.3 Converted Flexible Packaging Demand

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          1. Table | Converted Flexible Food & Beverage Packaging Demand by Market, 2008 - 2023

      4. 2.4 E-Commerce Food Packaging Demand

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        1. Table | Selected US Food & Beverage E-Commerce Indicators, 2013 - 2028

      5. 2.5 Active & Intelligent Food & Beverage Packaging Demand

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        1. Table | Active & Intelligent Food Packaging Demand, 2008 - 2023

      6. 2.6 Packaging Innovators

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        1. 2.6.1 Material Suppliers

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        2. 2.6.2 Packaging Specialists

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        3. 2.6.3 Food & Beverage Companies

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          1. Figure 2-2 | Packaging Innovation: Bemis' Stand-Up Pouch Innovation

      7. 2.7 Factors Affecting Food & Beverage Packaging Innovation

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        1. 2.7.1 Convenience

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        2. 2.7.2 Sustainability

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        3. 2.7.3 Experience

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        4. 2.7.4 Quality

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        5. 2.7.5 Differentiation & Personalization

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        6. 2.7.6 E-Commerce

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        7. 2.7.7 Innovation in Food & Beverage Packaging Machinery

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    3. 3 CONSUMER INSIGHTS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Consumer Insight on Food & Beverage Packaging

      2. 3.2 Frustrations with Packaging

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        1. Table | Consumer Insights: Opinions on Packaging Frustrations, 2018

      3. 3.3 Priorities in Packaging Features

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        1. Table | Consumer Insights: Opinions on Packaging Features, 2018

      4. 3.4 Target Age Group Market for Packaging Innovation

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        1. Figure 3-2 | US Population by Age & Gender, 2018

      5. 3.5 Environmental Attitudes

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        1. 3.5.1 Consumer Attitudes on Sustainable Packaging

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          1. Table | Packaging Features: Consumer Opinions on Sustainable Packaging, 2018

        2. 3.5.2 Consumer Attitudes on Recycling & Environmental Responsibility

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          1. Table | Consumer Insights: Attitudes on Recycling & Environmental Responsibility, 2018

        3. 3.5.3 Consumer Attitudes on Recycling Packaging

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          1. Table | Consumer Insights: Attitudes on Recycling Packaging, 2018

      6. 3.6 Packaging Priorities for Households with Children

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        1. Table | Packaging Attribute Priorities of Households with Children

        2. Figure 3-3 | Typical Grocery Spending per Visit, 2018

      7. 3.7 Willingness to Try Something New

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        1. Table | Consumer Insights: Attitudes on Food, Health, & Social Interaction by Gender, 2018

        2. Table | Consumer Insights: Attitudes on Food, Health, & Social Interaction by Age, 2018

    4. 4 INNOVATIONS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Food & Beverage Packaging Innovation Trends

      2. 4.2 Convenience

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        1. 4.2.1 Single-Servings

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          1. Figure 4-2 | Product Spotlight: MegaMex Foods' Single-Serving Guacamole Containers

          2. Figure 4-3 | Product Spotlight: Snapsil's Single-Serving Packaging Opened with One Hand

          3. Figure 4-4 | Product Spotlight: ProAmpac's Unique Single-Serving Format

        2. 4.2.2 Resealable

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          1. Figure 4-5 | Product Spotlight: Orkla Group's Convenience-Enhanced Resealable Packaging

        3. 4.2.3 On-the-Go Consumption

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          1. Figure 4-6 | Product Spotlight: Frito-Lay's

          2. Figure 4-7 | Product Spotlight: Whirlybird Granola's Healthy On-the-Go Packaging

        4. 4.2.4 Retail-Ready Packaging

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      3. 4.3 Sustainability

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        1. 4.3.1 Source Reduction

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          1. Figure 4-8 | Product Spotlight: CartoCan Paper Beverage Can

        2. 4.3.2 Recycled Content

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          1. Figure 4-9 | Product Spotlight: Annie's Homegrown Cereal Box Containing Post-Consumer Recycled Content

        3. 4.3.3 Recyclable

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          1. Figure 4-10 | Product Spotlight: Recyclable Coffee Pods

          2. Figure 4-11 | Product Spotlight: Amcor Packpyrus - Recyclable in Paper Stream

        4. 4.3.4 Compostable

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          1. Figure 4-12 | Product Spotlight: Compostable Food Containers Developed by BASF

        5. 4.3.5 Biodegradable

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          1. Figure 4-13 | Product Spotlight: Plantic Bio-Based Resins

        6. 4.3.6 Reusable

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          1. Figure 4-14 | Product Spotlight: Häagen-Dazs' Reusable Containers

          2. Figure 4-15 | Product Spotlight: Yoplait's Reusable Glass Pots for Upcycling

        7. 4.3.7 Prevents or Limits Food Waste

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          1. Figure 4-16 | Product Spotlight: MonoSol's Vivos Water-Soluble Films

          2. Figure 4-17 | Product Spotlight: LiquiGlide

        8. 4.3.8 Responsibly Sourced Materials

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          1. Figure 4-18 | Product Spotlight: Green Grass Foods' Biopolymer Aseptic Cartons

      4. 4.4 Experience

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        1. 4.4.1 Playful

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          1. Figure 4-19 | Product Spotlight: Coca-Cola's Playful Bottle Experience

          2. Figure 4-20 | Product Spotlight: PepsiCo's Can Designed for Gamers

          3. Figure 4-21 | Product Spotlight: Eggyplay Egg Containers

        2. 4.4.2 Interactive

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          1. Figure 4-22 | Product Spotlight: CrownSmart Augmented Reality Cans

      5. 4.5 Quality

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        1. 4.5.1 Preserves Nutrition & Taste

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          1. Figure 4-23 | Takigawa Fresh Kisses Product Example

        2. 4.5.2 Smart Features Showing Freshness, Ripeness, or Time Until Expiration

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          1. Figure 4-24 | Product Spotlight: Mimica Touch Label

          2. Figure 4-25 | Product Spotlight: Chromatic Technologies' High-Pressure Pasteurization Indicator Ink

      6. 4.6 Differentiation

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        1. Figure 4-26 | Product Spotlight: Ardagh's Matte Impact Effect for Beverage Cans

        2. Figure 4-27 | Product Spotlight: Anheuser Busch InBev's Champagne-Flute Beverage Can Design

        3. Figure 4-28 | Product Spotlight: Cheer Pack's Transparent Pouch

      7. 4.7 Personalization

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        1. Figure 4-29 | Product Spotlight: Coca-Cola's Personalized & Customizable Containers

        2. Figure 4-30 | Product Spotlight: Owens-Illinois' Personalized Glass Printing Promotion

      8. 4.8 E-Commerce

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        1. Figure 4-31 | E-Commerce: Garçon's Flat PET Wine Bottles

        2. Figure 4-32 | Product Spotlight: Consolidated Mills' PET Salsa Jar for E-Commerce

    5. 5 INNOVATIVE FOOD & BEVERAGE TECHNOLOGIES

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Food & Beverage Packaging Innovation Technologies

      2. 5.2 Bag-on-Valve

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        1. Figure 5-2 | Technology Spotlight: JR Packing's Bag-on-Valve Technology

        2. Figure 5-3 | Technology Spotlight: Coombs Family Farms' Maple Syrup in Bag-on-Valve Cans

      3. 5.3 Bag-in-Box

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        1. Figure 5-4 | Product Spotlight: Corto Olive's TRULY Olive Oil in Bag-in-Box Container

      4. 5.4 Trends in Closures & Fitments

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        1. Figure 5-5 | Product Spotlight: CannaSafe Child-Resistant Lid Assembly for Aluminum Cans

        2. Figure 5-6 | Product Spotlight: Berry Global's Updated PalmSoft Closure with Improved Grip

        3. Figure 5-7 | Product Spotlight: Aptar's FLIP LID & Stay-With Tethered Closures

        4. Figure 5-8 | Product Spotlight: Smurfit Kappa Stand-Up Pouch with Spigot Closure

      5. 5.5 Smart Labels & Active & Intelligent Packaging

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        1. Figure 5-9 | Innovation Technology: Digimarc Barcode

        2. Figure 5-10 | Innovation Technology: Zappar Augmented Reality Platform

      6. 5.6 Digital Printing

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        1. Figure 5-11 | Innovation Technology: HP Indigo Ad Featuring Epac Packaging

        2. Figure 5-12 | Innovation Technology: Glass Bottles Printed with O-I: Expressions

        3. Figure 5-13 | Innovation Technology: Bud Light Rainbow Bottles for LGBTQ Pride Month

    6. 6 APPENDIX

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      1. 6.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

      2. 6.2 Definitions

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      3. 6.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 6.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 6.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 6.6 Sources

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      7. 6.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 6.8 Related Studies & Reports

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      9. 6.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 6.9.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 6-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2018, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 6.9.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2008 - 2023

          2. Figure 6-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2003 - 2018

      10. 6.10 Packaging Shipments by Material

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        1. Table | Packaging Supply & Demand, 2008 - 2023

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