Conagra Brands, one of North America's leading food companies, is celebrating the summer with the debut of more than two dozen new products. More people are cooking and eating at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Birds Eye, Marie Callender's, Healthy Choice and Snack Pack are among the brands bringing new items to market to satisfy evolving consumer needs.
For their deli cup packaging sold in retail, both Treasure Cave and Frigo Cheese brands have removed the carton sleeves, moved to direct printing and added instructions on the cups to inform consumers on proper disposal. Both brands have national distribution of their deli cup SKU’s across the dairy and deli aisles. These changes result in a number of positive environmental impacts. For example, removal of the carton sleeves eliminates over 600,000 pounds of paper from the supply chain, reducing consumption of natural resources, pollution, GHG emissions and waste associated with their production, shipping and storage.
A new look for a kitchen classic from the refrigerated section: SÜDPACK is launching two innovative packaging concepts for minced meat that do without bottom trays. What is more, the two concepts are mono-material packaging solutions based on polypropylene (PP). They stand out for their excellent recyclability and significantly lower material consumption compared to standard packaging, which makes these solutions especially resource-saving, while also scoring in terms of sustainability at the point of sale.
South African-based product debuts in the California market, with plans to expand nationwide.
June 3, 2020
Frost Popsicles, a premium line of four alcoholic “poptails” (6-7% ABV) and three non-alcoholic “paletas” have made their way to the U.S., with the help of independent distributor BevStrat LLC, just in time for summer. Originally hailing from South Africa, these guilt-free frozen indulgences are made with all-natural ingredients, using recyclable packaging and created with production methods that generate minimal waste.
The €85m center, named Hive for its location amidst leading academic research centers, start-ups and external partners, will lead global foods innovation programs for brands like Knorr, Hellmann’s, The Vegetarian Butcher and Calvė.
December 10, 2019
Unilever, UK, opened its new global Foods Innovation Centre on the campus of Wageningen University, a global agri-food research hub based in The Netherlands.
From a regional perspective, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period due to the increasing number of dual-income households.
December 10, 2019
The global flexible plastic packaging market is projected to generate revenues of $172.29 million from 2018-2023 with a steady CAGR of 3.2% during this period, according to a study shared by Frost & Sullivan, San Antonio, Texas.
This survey shows that for nine out of 10 companies, packaging will play an important role in the next 3-5 years.
December 9, 2019
DHL Supply Chain, a Westerville, Ohio-based division of Deutsche Post DHL Group, released “Rethinking Packaging,” a new trend report that offers a comprehensive look at the future of packaging in the logistics industry.
The July 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine takes a mid-year snapshot of the cold chain in our annual State of the Industry Report, plus our 2020 Best New Retail Products Contest winners, women in cold chain logistics, the latest innovations in palletizers and refrigeration controls, plus much more—just click below to start reading.