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How Changing Eating Habits are Inspiring New Snack Packaging Trends

by Bridget O'Donnell | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments | Health Food Packaging

While health-conscious eating is on the rise, few consumers have time to organize their lives around preparing and consuming healthy meals at specific times.

Consequently, food manufacturers are seeing an increase in the demand for snack foods that can present the same healthiness and nutritional value of complete meals, while also offering convenience, portion control and portability to their customers. As the boundary between snacking and dining shifts, the ways in which food companies are marketing snacks is also changing to accommodate a new generation of consumers. 

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Why Food Industry Pros Must Attend the NLS Food Quality Symposium

by Brittany Nader | October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments | Food Packaging

When food industry leaders want to get in front of the right players, tradeshows and expos can be a goldmine.

They are the perfect opportunity for retailers, distributors, investors and customers to gather in a central location and see what new, cutting-edge products and services are soon to emerge in the marketplace. Tradeshows are a great opportunity to highlight your brand and market your goods in person... but, as you know, there is more to growing your business than promoting your offerings in a busy expo environment.

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Packaging Probiotics: Will Fermented Food Last in a Stand Up Pouch?

by Brittany Nader | October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments | Health Food Packaging

Sauerkraut, kimchi and kombucha — tangy, bubbly fermented delights — are undergoing a renaissance as they are increasingly sought after by today’s health-conscious consumer.

These probiotic-packed foods and drinks have been consumed by specific cultures for centuries, and they are revered for their beneficial properties relating to digestion and overall gut health. With many studies revealing the link between the gut and our mental wellbeing, more consumers (especially influential millennials) are scooping up fermented goodies as part of their personal wellness regimens.

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How to Fill Spouted Pouches with Liquid Products

by Brittany Nader | September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments | Liquid and Spouted Packaging

From baby food to probiotics, alcohol, soup, sauces and even automotive products, many of today’s leading manufacturers are using lightweight, spouted stand up pouches to package their products.

Liquids, oils and gels are notoriously difficult to package. There’s the possibility of leaks, breakage, contamination and myriad other perceived risks that can damage a product (and your brand image) if something goes wrong.

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Prepare for Chinese New Year by Placing Packaging Orders by Oct. 31

by Brittany Nader | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments | Supply Chain Management

With the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how upcoming holidays in China will affect shipping, transportation and overall operations for your business.

The Chinese New Year, beginning Feb. 16, 2018, marks a period in which the country’s residents celebrate traditions and customs unique to their heritage and culture. As such, the entire mainland shuts down for weeks after the celebration, which will affect international shipments and impact the logistics involved with getting your packaging completed and delivered on time. 

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Why Food Industry Leaders Should Attend the Food Evolution Summit

by Brittany Nader | September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments |

No matter the industry or one’s particular role in it, focusing on the customer — and creating an environment that nurtures their wants and needs — is integral to the success of one’s business in the food and beverage industry.

Adjusting and adapting to changing demands can be achieved through continued education and opportunities to learn from seasoned industry experts who have a finger on the pulse of the evolution of their market. Conferences, conventions, and similar events provide company leaders the chance to network with peers and learning about changing trends in their particular fields. However, the exclusivity of some of these events can exclude up-and-comers, preventing them from learning the so-called tricks of the trade during those crucial first years as a startup.

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Lessons from Post: How Custom Printed Bags for Cereal Lead to Higher Profits

by Brittany Nader | August 17, 2017 | 1 Comment | Food Packaging

Post Consumer Brands recently reported increased profits for its Malt-O-Meal cereal, packaged in custom printed bags.

While the leading manufacturer and distributor of breakfast cereal still utilizes traditional cardboard boxes for some of its products, the adoption of flexible cereal packaging has proven to bring in huge wins for the global brand.

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How Amazon & the U.S. Military Could Revolutionize Fresh Food Packaging

by Brittany Nader | August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments | Food Packaging

After hearing the news of the Amazon-Whole Foods merger, we weighed in on the various ways the partnership will cause major shifts in the grocery business and food industry as a whole.

Now, we’ve learned Amazon is taking a cue from the United States Military to introduce new preservation methods and an innovative style of retail food packaging for home delivery.

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How Groundbreaking Food Packaging Design Helped Steviva Grow & Expand

by Brittany Nader | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments | Client Success Stories

Steviva Brands is one of the largest leading manufacturers of stevia-based sweeteners — a product the company introduced to the U.S. market well before it was FDA-approved and became a staple in households, bakeries, cafes, and restaurants.

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Lessons from Smucker's: Why Food Brands Need a Packaging PARTNER

by Brittany Nader | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments | Supply Chain Management

The J.M. Smucker Company, colloquially referred to by its Smucker’s brand name, is arguably one of the largest and most recognizable food manufacturers in the world.

If you’re buying jelly, jam, or ice cream toppings, there’s a very likely chance you’re going to reach for a Smucker’s product on store shelves.

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