E-Commerce and food delivery in COVID-19 age
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the packaging landscape rapidly, bringing e-commerce and home delivery to the fore. This has opened up opportunities for innovation in environmental sustainability, shelf-life preservation and design convenience. Innova Market Insights looks at the key trends in consumer perception and industry adaptation in these unprecedented times.
Confectionary product launches have registered a +3% average annual growth between October 2017 and September 2022. Chocolate Blocks are the top launches for confectionary products (21%), followed by Chocolate Pieces – Unwrapped (15%) and Chocolate Pieces – Wrapped (14%). Plastic – Not Specified is the... Read More
Tea and coffee product launches have registered a +4% average annual growth between October 2017 – October 2022. Fifty-two percent of tea and coffee products are launched in Carton packaging, followed by Plastic – Not Specified (41%), Paper (32%), Aluminum (8%) and Metal (5%). Paper has grown at +13% for tea... Read More
Products packed in trays and tray sealers have seen an average annual growth of +18% between July 2017 and June 2022. The top category of product launches in trays and tray sealers are meat, fish and eggs. While between July 2017 and Jun 2018, meat, fish and egg packaging represented 18% of all tray and tray... Read More
Pet Food launches have seen an average annual growth of +4% from 2017 to 2021. While snacks and treats for dogs have seen steady launches (24%) over the last four years, wet cat food has decreased by 2%, from 25% in 2017 to 23% in 2021. Furthermore, more than half of pet food packaging (69%) is made from... Read More
Recyclable F&B rigid packaging has seen strong annual growth since 2018. Most launches using rigid plastic packaging are soft drinks, registering a 6% increase from 2017 to 2021. The fastest growing category in the sector is cereals and supplements. Bottles were the most popular packaging type for recycled... Read More
Snack packaging has seen a steady annual growth since 2017. Most snacks launched globally are nuts and seeds, increasing from 20% to 21% from 2017 until 2021, followed by fruit-based snacks, potato-based snacks, finger foods and corn-based snacks. With plastic dominating in the snack packaging sphere, snack... Read More
Plant-based F&B launches are booming. According to Innova Market Insights, the industry has seen a +49% average annual growth between 2017-2021, with dairy alternatives representing most plant-based F&B launches and more than half (54%) of plant-based F&B launches being packaged in plastic.
Innova Market Insights data shows that the use of metal packaging has been increasing since 2018. However, “Reclosable” is the only packaging filter that has been growing over the past five years. Furthermore, 70% of consumers believe metal is good or excellent in terms of recyclability and reusability.
Innova Market Insights data shows that compostable packaging claims are increasing, with consumers finding compostability to be the most interesting packaging feature for preventing food waste, followed by freshness indicators. Also, source and disposal methods for compostable packaging are increasingly... Read More
Innova Market Insights data shows that plastic is used as the primary packaging material for 2 in 3 new ready meal products. Also, standard trays remain the top packaging format while packaging made from recycled content proliferates in the category.
According to Innova Market Insights, global consumers consider paper and cardboard the most recyclable packaging materials, as the trend toward fiber-based packaging for plastic reduction gathers pace. Meanwhile, recyclable claims have increased since 2018, especially in the bakery category.
According to Innova Market Insights, almost 1 in 2 consumers have increased their fruit and vegetable consumption in the last 12 months, as shoppers increasingly differentiate products by the environmental sustainability credentials of the packaging. In particular, consumers increasingly view paper packaging... Read More
According to Innova Market Insights, new products packaged in flexible plastic packaging have grown +2% on average over the last five years (2017-2021), with bakery and snacks the most popular categories. Meanwhile, packets remain the most popular pack type for product launches, as “100% recyclable” claims... Read More
Innova Market Insights investigates trends in baby & toddler packaging. While conventional plastic remains the category’s dominant material, bio-based packaging claims are growing. Recyclability and climate-related claims are also increasingly observed.
Meat and fish has witnessed a fluctuation in product launches in recent years. Innova Market Insights investigates plastic use and new materials in the sector, and how environmental sustainability is being conveyed on packaging.
The dairy market is rapidly growing, and producers are increasingly looking for more environmentally sustainable packaging solutions for their products. Innova Market Insights investigates how recycled materials, industry NPD and plant-based trends are evolving the segment.
Foodservice hygiene and circularity standards have been raised by the COVID-19 experience and growing environmental sustainability concerns. Innova Market Insights investigates how consumer perceptions, industry NPD and policy changes are driving change in this segment.