Trends

27
Apr

Snacks Are No Longer a Meal Spoiler

People’s perceptions of snacking are shifting. It’s no longer considered a bad thing to snack. Ninety-one percent of people say they snack daily, according to Nielsen. In fact, it seems as if snacks are being viewed as a way to eat sensibly. Healthy snacks seem to be the cause of the shift. The snack market expects continued growth (projected increase

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9
Apr

Millennial Food Choices Impacting Food Industry

Millennial food choices are getting attention and for good reason. According to a recent Forbes article, there are 80 million millennials in America today (about a quarter of the population) who represent about $200 billion in buying power. This eye-catching statistic makes you take notice and corporations are starting to pay attention. In  particular, corporations are interested in millennial food choices. Just take

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19
Mar

Restaurant Diners Want Locally Sourced Natural Foods

Restaurant diners are seeking out locally sourced natural food. According to the National Restaurant Association, which surveys chefs each year for feedback on trends for the upcoming year, consumers want local, natural and organic. Locally sourced and grown foods were named in four out of the top ten trends. Also named were natural foods and sustainability with an emphasis on organic, healthy

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7
Feb

Ignite Sales With Market Leading Food Packaging

More than 48,400 attendees and 2,352 exhibitors participated in the 2014 PACK EXPO International that took place in Chicago this past November. On November 5, Jeff Lukas, National Sales for IML North America, presented as part of the Innovation Stage at McCormick Place in Chicago. During his presentation, Igniting Sales with Market-Leading Packaging, Jeff discussed how product packaging can create

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19
Dec

Asian Food Pho Is Growing Among Fast Casual Restaurants

Asian food, particularly pho, is gaining in popularity, especially in the fast casual arena. New and trendy foods always get noticed, and Asian food is leading the way in that area and showing solid growth. For proof, consider these numbers: Technomic profiled 11 fast casual Asian/noodle concepts that saw $2.7 billion in sales from 2,273 units, a 23% sales growth

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14
Nov

New Food Packaging Design Trends for 2015

We continue to keep an eye out for innovations in food packaging from around the world. The trends in design are warm graphics that look “homemade” or simple and friendly.  Wood and paper give the consumer a feeling of being green or natural.  Special people-friendly features built into packaging can give a useful dimension instead of a disposable carrier that

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12
Nov

Food Packaging Trends for 2015 – Part Two

Now onto the second part of our look at food packaging trends for 2015.* Hand Drawn Logos and Labeling The emergence of unique, hand drawn logos and labeling on packaged food items is a result of social media. Social media apps, such as Facebook and Twitter, more easily allow food brands to have personalities. Packaging the products in this way

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8
Oct

Food Packaging Trends for 2015 – Part One

This is the first of two articles focusing on key trends for food packaging moving into 2015. Aseptic packaging If you’ve noticed more soup and broth packaged in boxes instead of cans at the grocery store, you have noticed aseptic packaging. Aseptic packaging, the process in which a food product and its package is sterilized separately and then combined and

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30
May

Tin Tie Paper Coffee Bags are Perfect for Your Artisan Cookies, Muffins, and Candy

Tin Tie Paper Coffee Bags are Perfect for Your Artisan Cookies, Muffins, and Candy. Do you want your baked goods to have a fresh look and offer homemade appeal? Artisan made products are in high demand. What a better way to package your locally made cookies, muffins, candy and coffee than with our high quality tin tie bags? Made from

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14
May

Keep Food Fresh With KangaBox Thermal Food Carriers

Keep Cool in Style With a hot and humid summer just around the corner, keeping your food and beverages cool in the sweltering temperatures will be top priority. Enter KangaBox Thermal Insulated Food Carriers, a super lightweight expanded polypropylene (EPP) solution to your fresh food challenges. It’s a reusable and durable cooler with an easy-to-clean surface, and is 100% recyclable.

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