September 10, 2012
For four full days, PACK EXPO International 2012 brings together more than 46,000 buyers from all over the globe and 1,800-plus leading suppliers, showcasing state-of-the art materials, machinery and methods for packaging and processing in every market. Read More
August 1, 2012
The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) releases its 2012 report on industry converters, suppliers, investors and analysts with insight into the performance of the U.S. flexible packaging industry over the past year. The information also examines materials and processes, end uses, structure and consolidation, imports, trends and more.
July 20, 2012
Brazil is a sizzling-hot topic these days, especially where consumer packaged goods (CPG) are concerned. CPG companies are eyeing Brazil as a key portal for future growth opportunities. But to tap into market opportunities, what will it take to launch successful food and beverage products there?
Nutritious, delicious and portable, snack nuts and trail mixes continue to provide sports spectators and on-the-go consumers with better-for-you, between-meal treats.
July 19, 2012
Like Olympic triathletes, snack nuts are able to compete with other edible treats on several levels and come out on top. They’re nutritious (good sources of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals), versatile (usable in endless applications or consumed by themselves) and flavorful (plain or seasoned). No wonder more consumers are incorporating them into their diets.Read More
Jerky manufacturers are concentrating more on all-natural ingredients and intriguing new flavors to meet consumer demand for healthier, better-tasting products and to attract new customers.
July 19, 2012
When it comes to the Olympics, most people prefer some sports over others. The same holds true for consumers when it comes to snack foods.Read More
More nutritious ingredients and innovative designs make pretzels—an already better-for-you salty snack—even better.
July 17, 2012
Pretzels have been around for more than a thousand years, originating in southern Europe around 610 A.D., according to historians. Today, crispy,
hard pretzels are consumed by people in many of the countries represented at the 2012 Olympics.Read More
Crackers and crisps are benefitting from new production techniques, better-for-you ingredients, cleaner labels and innovative flavors as manufacturers deal with consumers having less discretionary income.
July 17, 2012
Crunch and flavor have always been gold and silver medalists in the cracker and crisp game, but because consumers are looking for more healthful snacks, there have been interesting developments with these products.Read More
Tortilla chip manufacturers are using innovative shapes, zesty flavors and healthy ingredients to turn consumers’ everyday snacking occasions into mini fiestas.
July 17, 2012
Harris Interactive recently released the results of its 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend study, which analyzed the responses of more than 38,500 consumers on key measures of brand health for more than 1,500 lifestyle, product and service brands. When questioned about the brands they are likely to reach for when craving a salty snack, respondents chose Lay’s Potato Chips—the top-ranked salty snack for the past eight years—followed by two other Frito-Lay North America brands, Doritos and Tostitos.Read More
While simple and uncomplicated ingredients are still favored, today’s consumers have sophisticated tastes when it comes to potato chips.
July 16, 2012
Be they kettle-cooked, baked, fried, formed and even puffed, potato chips are still gold medal winners in the snack race.Read More
Snacking is really evolving this year, taking on a more important role as a meal substitute in daily eating. For the opening ceremonies, we offer a peek at the many updates in snacks.
July 13, 2012
Snacks are hanging tough despite the foot-dragging economy, as nearly one-quarter of consumers struggle to make ends meet. But snackers are snacking more frequently, and the products they’re eating play a more important role in wellness- and indulgent-related eating occasions.Read More