Modern packages think for themselves, remind us, extend shelf life, can be heated at the press of a button and influence our senses with their appearance, odor and feel – and some of them can even speak.
Automation is the key element in the evolution of product handling equipment often seen in the snack and bakery market. Cartoners, case packers, palletizers and similar equipment increase productivity while handling a wide range of packaging styles.
Consumers are demanding a much wider range of snack products and baked goods. By adapting the packaging design and look of their product, producers can easily update their portfolio to help maintain visibility and market relevance.
Helping food service customers better access its 6lb (2.72kg) cans of boiled peanuts, a Southern delicacy that has been dubbed “the South’s favorite snack,” has been a long-standing priority for McCall Farms.
Some snack categories today are tough to crack. According to data from IRI, Chicago, dollar sales in the crackers category during the 52 weeks ending September 4, 2016 rose 0.98 percent to reach $7.4 billion.
BillerudKorsnäs, the Swedish company that challenges conventional packaging, has collaborated with Bosch Packaging Technology to develop Sealed Paper Packaging made of BillerudKorsnäs Axello ZAP—the world’s first dust-tight, sealed all-paper packaging.