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Americas: Plant-based proteins gain consumer appeal

There is a 19% growth in cases shipped of plant-based proteins from broad line US foodservice distributors to independent (one to two units)...

Asia Pacific: Chinaplas on smart manufacturing, lightweight trends

Reducing resource consumption and packaging-waste at the source is not exactly a new idea, and lightweighting has been gathering momentum in recent years, according...

Asia Pacific: China boost demand for virgin plastics material, analyst

Global demand for polyethylene (PE), the world’s most used plastic, has nearly doubled since 1999, according to information provider IHS Markit. It states global demand...

Asia Pacific: Feeding Japanese who snack often, report

Driven by an increasing number of transactions, the Japanese foodservice profit sector is expected to grow 2.9% year on year and reach a market...

Asia Pacific: AR is suitable for short-term marketing, report

Augmented reality (AR), which blends the real and virtual world together, has emerged as one of the most exciting technologies in the intelligent packaging...

Europe: Using blockchain in the food industry

Described as an ‘open ledger’ for transactions, blockchain gives a secure way to track and transfer assets through supply chains, states Sustainable Foods Summit. It...

Europe: Packaging needs to ‘speak’, said DLG

Consumer desire is a fundamental driver for change in the food sector as this has a direct influence on production processes and subsequent packaging,...

Europe: Global Easter chocolate launches up 23% in 2017, report

There has been a 23% rise in Easter chocolate launches from March 2017 to February 2018, providing a plethora of chocolate choice for Easter...

Americas: Gen Zs seek out organic, real food

Generation Z, those born in 1997 to present, has the potential to take demand for 'real' unadulterated food to new heights, according to The...

Africa: Dealing with the environmental impact of packaging

Africa has one of the most diverse food and cuisine markets on the planet, with the industry projected by the World Bank to reach...
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