Snack packaging innovation
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 pouches have seen an average annual growth of +26%, while packet packaging has decreased by -28%.
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.
With a steady growth in snack F&B launches, industry continues to rely on plastic as its main source of packaging material. However, innovations to improve environmental sustainability, such as lightweighting, compostability and use of recycled plastics, is on the rise. Innova Market Insights investigates... Read More
Plastic use in plant-based alternative F&B products remains high despite many consumers considering these products environmentally friendly. A sharp rise in these products, particularly meat substitutes, has hit the market in recent years. Industry disputes and consumer perceptions have hampered progress,... Read More
The cereal market is experiencing steady NPD growth, with plastic remaining the dominant packaging material. Meanwhile, packets have become the leading format, gaining market share previously held by conventional cereal boxes. Cereal boxes are still the second most popular format, followed by pouches, tubs... Read More
Hot drinks packaging is rapidly turning eco-conscious, with industry introducing environmentally sustainable materials and designs. Plastic usage continues to gain ground despite category product launches falling slightly last year. Innova Market Insights explores this niche packaging market, from home... Read More
As the dessert and ice cream segments experience steady growth, producers are increasingly looking to fossil fuel-based plastic alternatives, including fiber-based, bio-based and recycled solutions.
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... Read More