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Europe: E-tailing pushes demand for smart packaging, report

Smart packaging technologies based on unique digital codes will take both online and off-line grocery in exciting new directions during the next few years,...

Americas: Slow take-up in online grocery shopping, report

Adoption of online grocery shopping is moving at a slower pace than other consumer categories, but it is growing with about 10% of US...

Americas: Consumers have dinner together as a tradition

US consumers ate nearly 100 billion dinner meals in 2017 with the vast majority of those meals being shared with others in the home,...

Asia Pacific: Milk is not an essential daily source of nutrition,...

Consumers in a study did not view milk an essential daily source of nutrition, and their ingrained attitudes, misperceptions and behaviors are noted to...

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...

Americas: Dupont sources rBST-free dairy sources

DuPont Nutrition & Health says it will obtain rBST-free sources of all its dairy components for producing cultures due to consumer preference. RBST, or recombinant...

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...