Changing consumer demands, such as the push for clean labeling, the rise in the meal kit market and an increase in custom products, is affecting consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies' production operations, according to the newly released "Vision 2025" report from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, Reston, Va.

As consumer demands increase, CPG manufacturers feel the pressure to meet requirements and look to OEMs to help provide solutions. CPG companies are quick to point out that packaging changes and ranges present constant challenges to machine design, and continue to cite the need for flexible, multi-functional equipment enabling efficient changeovers.

“As the effects of consumer demands highlighted in Vision 2025 work their way further upstream, CPGs are looking to collaborate with equipment suppliers to provide the innovation they need to tackle these challenges,” says Paula Feldman, director of business intelligence.