Refrigerated and frozen food and beverage producers are continuously looking for ways to improve efficiency and productivity in their facilities. They also attempt to modify the presentation and packaging of food and beverage products to increase consumer appeal and cut storage and distribution costs. That’s why food producers work closely with equipment suppliers to respond to such pressures. Here’s the many ways product differentiation places pressure on packaging solutions.
There are numerous knock-on effects for packaging equipment manufacturers, including increased importance of price when sourcing suppliers; an increased need for flexible, efficient machinery; increased automation of machinery to reduce labor and associated costs; and an increased number of mergers and acquisitions. This trend is expected to continue, as the retail food market becomes more consolidated and price sensitive.