Packaging

 

Survey reveals concerns over ‘misleading packaging’

A survey of more than 2,000 UK consumers has found that more than 80 per cent believe packaging could mislead them into making unhealthy food purchases. And a further 65 per cent say that packaging and labelling affects their purchasing decisions. The research by private label software specialist Trace One also revealed that younger age […]

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‘Just nine percent of shoppers always read labels’

New research conducted by Canadean Consumer has revealed that while 32 per cent of UK consumers ‘often’ read the ingredients list on products they buy, only nine per cent ‘always do so’. The research also revealed that 21 per cent of consumers ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ read the ingredients, preventing them from familiarising themselves with less-everyday […]

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ProPac set for 2013 return

The UK processing and packaging exhibition dedicated entirely to the food and drink sector, Pro2Pac, is set to make its return next March. And, say organisers, it will be the biggest and best yet. The biennial event will be back with a brand new layout that reflects its ‘focus on visitor experience’. “Incorporating a host […]

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Coca-Cola’s Olympic recycling effort

Coca-Cola has announced that it has recycled 10.5 million bottles collected from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, returning them to GB shelves as part of new bottles. This has resulted in 42 million bottles, each containing 25 per cent rPET. “The success of this large-scale bottle-to-bottle recycling process is part of Coca-Cola’s commitment […]

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Industry praised for environmental efforts

The food and drink industry has been praised this week for helping to cut the environmental costs of feeding Britain. Speaking during a visit to Coca-Cola’s factory in Wakefield, Chris Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency, praised efforts by food and drink manufacturers to cut their carbon footprint, reduce water consumption and slim down waste […]

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Grange ups pouch pack productivity

Contract packer Grange Packaging and Distribution is producing pouch packs for Kellogg’s and Fox’s Biscuits, thanks to its new Vegatronic 4000 continuous film motion, VFFS (vertical, form, fill and seal) packaging machine. The high-speed machine from Ilapak is producing snack packs for Fox’s Rocky packs and Kellogg’s cereals. Grange first installed an Ilapak Vegatronic 4000 […]

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Desto destined for success

A new ready meal packaging format is attracting interest from leading supermarkets, thanks to a unique design that offers greater convenience and has environmental credentials, says its UK manufacturer Intelligent Packaging Solutions. The firm has already landed a contract with Tesco for its Desto cup, which is to be used in the retailer’s Tesco’s Piing […]

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Etiquette Labels looks to ‘bright future’

North Wales firm Etiquette Labels has just celebrated its 21st birthday. The company was founded by director Tom Bunce and co-director Christiane Gough after the pair identified what they called ‘a need in the labelling industry for a company specialising in plain labels and consumables for barcoding that would satisfy the burgeoning outer-case labelling requirement […]

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