How are consumers able to reduce packaging and food waste and further environmental sustainability, and how can CPG companies—especially those in the dairy case—provide solutions for them? A pair of recent reports provides clues.
The 2016 Pack Expo provides dairy processors information on the latest packaging technology and trends, and opportunities to see machinery in action.
September 7, 2016
Pack Expo International, hosted by PMMI, Reston, Va., takes place Nov. 6-9, in Chicago at McCormick Place. The four-day event is expecting more than 45,000 attendees and will feature around 2,000 exhibitors, with 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space (combined) for Pack Expo and Pharma Expo, which it’s once again co-locating with.
It’s not surprising many dairy products launch in flexible packaging. It’s one of the fastest growing packaging formats in the United States, according to the Flexible Packaging Association, Annapolis, Md.
With a projected compound annual growth rate of 2.9% through 2022, demand for food packaging reflects growth in the U.S. food industry overall, according to Food Packaging Trends & Advances, a report published in September 2015 by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, Reston, Va. Globally, growth is even stronger.
Sustainability and product freshness are key factors in selecting the right packaging materials to not only protect dairy products but also control costs and improve consumer experience. Dairy processors need to keep in mind the role packaging plays in these key consumer demands.
With unit volume sales of dairy packaging projected to grow 6% by 2019, the industry’s manufacturers embrace packaging innovations that convey product benefits while providing convenience and freshness.