Market Trends

Certain packaging allows us to keep eating snacks

April 18, 2013

Marketers are prompting something nicknamed "hand-to-mouth" snacking with packaging that encourages such behavior. Such packaging includes resealable bags that eliminate the chore of unwrapping products inside, single-serve trays, cups, bottles and more.


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As economy shows slight improvement, consumers are wary

April 18, 2013

Proceed with caution are the economy watchwords today, as a new Deloitte survey suggests the economic meltdown has instilled a new sense of prudence.


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Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire Life Technologies

April 16, 2013

Thermo Fisher Scientific signs an agreement with Life Technologies Corp. to purchase the company for $13.6 billion.


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Vote for your favorite DuPont packaging innovation

April 11, 2013

The 25th annual DuPont Packaging Awards will recognize past packaging breakthroughs that have changed our lives. The company is inviting industry members to vote on six breakthrough groups identified from the hundreds of DuPont Award winners throughout the years.


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Baking up variety

April 9, 2013
When it comes to day-to-day bakery items such as bagels, buns and rolls, consumers are looking for healthful options and a little bit of variety to keep things fresh.
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Foodservice Packaging Institute celebrates 80 years, unveils redesigned website

April 5, 2013
The Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) overhauls its website to provide more value to members and serve as the foremost source of information about foodservice packaging. Also FPI toasts its 80th anniversary as the trade association for the North American foodservice packing industry.
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2013 Sweets & Snacks Expo enhances app to streamline show experience

March 27, 2013

A new smartphone app for the National Confectioners Association show makes the Sweets & Snacks Expo an interactive experience for attendees, providing more convenience and a comprehensive way to navigate the three-day event, receiving and using industry information before, during and after the show.


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Is the commodity price bubble about to burst?

March 27, 2013

Experts think a 1980s-type crisis is unlikely, but concerns linger about the record-high prices for corn, soybeans, wheat and other commodities.


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Center for Trends and Technology debuts at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

March 21, 2013

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) will launch this feature, titled Improving Production through Innovation, at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, Sept. 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.


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Mondelez International takes new tack on packaging development

March 13, 2013

Mondelez International, the new name of Kraft Foods, after Kraft spun off its North American grocery business in October 2012, will be in its first full year as a "new" $36-billion snacks company. What will it do to lead the company to better define its product requirements and optimize package performance?


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