Beverage packaging, packaging material essential considerations
January 16, 2017
Establishing an efficient labeling system can streamline operations, lower costs and lead to a more consistent product. When chosen correctly, a versatile label applicator will lead to a healthier bottom line.
Taste and texture important attributes during calorie reduction
December 16, 2016
The industry has recognized that consumers’ food and beverage consumption habits have changed during the past two decades. Trends are showing that consumers want more information about products to help them make informed choices that also fit their health goals. Today, the industry actively is considering the implications of the announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring updates to the Nutrition Facts label by July 26, 2018. Now, more than ever, it’s important that manufacturers and ingredient suppliers work together to create healthier and tastier options for consumers.
Savvy marketers have known for years that packaging can play an important role in communicating a product’s proposition and influencing purchasing decisions. As consumers demand high-quality and healthy products, they also are becoming increasingly interested in the environmental impact of the product’s packaging.
It used to be that you could walk into any liquor store and, based on price and appearance, be able to quickly discern the premium players from the standard players. The codes of premium were well-established in packaging design — embellished glass, tall bottles, elaborate closures and applied-color instead of paper labels. These visual cues established an aspirational image for many brands that warranted a higher price point — and consumers bought it.
Look inside the lubricant cabinet of a food or beverage plant and it's surprising what you find. Upon close inspection, you’ll see the cabinet isn’t holding only food-grade (NSF H1) lubricants. The cabinet also might contain cleaners, glue removers and penetrating sprays.
A family-run business spanning three generations, Bigelow Tea Co., Fairfield, Conn., was founded more than 70 years ago when Ruth Campbell Bigelow created a zestfully flavored Constant Comment tea. Succeeding generations of the family have carried on the tradition of innovation, and today, the company produces 1.7 billion tea bags annually.
Summit Brewing Co., St. Paul, Minn., has served both craft beer and its community since 1986. To Summit, it’s not just a priority to brew fine, hand-crafted beer, but also to give back to the community that has supported it throughout the years. The company feels that great beer is even better when it’s shared with family and friends.
The January 2017 issue of Beverage Industry includes our 2017 Bottler of the Year cover story as well as articles about new product development, packaging, health and wellness products and more. Check it out today!