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Would you like a bit more? In the luxury product segment it is very common to spend a few more euros on packaging that is both striking and unique.
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Photo: Best-before date © shootingankauf, fotolia.com

Food Safety


Technical progress and changes in lifestyle and society are also leading to different demands on food packaging. Safety, sustainability and convenience have come to be standard consumer requirements. Also, experts are anticipating a rise in e-commerce which, again, will impact the packaging of food and beverages.
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Many consumers have unstructured lives with a high degree of mobility and spontaneity. For snacks on the go eco-friendly and practical solutions are required. Photo: EcoTensil

Spoon at the Ready


Worldwide there is a growing trend towards “to-go” options and there are more and more innovations for practical products in the packaging segment. One case in point being the EcoSpoon – a foldable spoon for carefree food enjoyment on the go.
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The UK supermarket chain Tesco’s have a new product range: Perfectly Imperfect. It simply means selling any wonky or otherwise less attractive fruit and veg that would normally end up in the bin.

Perfectly imperfect


Tesco’s have decided to do something about global food waste. The supermarket chain recently developed a new range called Wonky Food which has its own, specially designed packaging. The fruit and veg is sold at selected outlets and is the kind that most of us wouldn’t be very keen on.
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Even EAN codes, QR codes and ISBN numbers can provide information on the nutritional values of food. Photo: barcoo / flickr.com

Plain text at a glance


Food labelling is meant to inform consumers about nutritional values and the health risks of products. But some companies are trying to find a way around these ratings thereby reducing the actual added value of these ratings.
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No compromises on taste: for picnics, camping, the garden, office and all outdoor “tasks” freshly brewed coffee is now available – conveniently poured from a bag. Photo: Coffeebrewer Nordic A/S

Three cups of hot coffee from the bag


No compromises on taste: for picnics, camping, the garden, office and all outdoor “tasks” freshly brewed coffee is now available – conveniently poured from a bag. Photo: Coffeebrewer Nordic A/S
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Special packaging from lager sponsor at UEFA Euro 2016 Carlsberg. Photo: Carlsberg.

A Sporting Year


The World Cup, the European Cup, the Olympics – already months ahead of all large sporting events marketing and design departments in the consumer goods and food industry are abuzz, busily producing special-edition product packaging.
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Sustainable Packaging


Increasing demand for ecological packaging.
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According to the FAO, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is lost each year – a share of 30 to 40 per cent. Photo: Woman checking food labelling © Korta / fotolia.com

Debate on best-before date produces new business ideas - Expired, but still fine


While the European Union is still debating the best-before date, a clever guy in Yorkshire has set up a flourishing enterprise, selling food which is past that date.
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Voluntary chocolate product recall. © Mars GmbH / Incorp. & Tochtergesellschaften

Product recall: Quality in the manufacturing and packaging process decides


The recent recall of chocolate products bearing the MARS®, SNICKERS®, MILKY WAY® and CELEBRATIONS® brands makes it perfectly clear once again how important the control of manufacturing and packaging processes is, especially in the food and pharmaceuticals industries.
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