Soups & sauces packaging innovation
Soups & sauces witnessed a +1% average annual growth (Global, CAGR 2018-2022), with Glass as the leading material in newly launched soups & sauces packaging. Furthermore, one out of three soup & sauce launches globally were in bottles and Made from Recycled Materials was the fastest-growing environmental claim between 2018-2022. More than a quarter of global soup & sauce launches were cooking sauces.
Innova Market Insights data suggests that household launches are increasing, featuring a 11% average annual growth from Apr 2018 to Mar 2023. While Laundry packaging was the leading category for household products launched, Bottle was the leading packaging material between Apr 2022-Mar 2023. Furthermore,... Read More
According to Innova Market Insights, the use of carbon labels in F&B packaging is increasing, featuring a +34% average annual growth from 2018 to 2022. Furthermore, Baby & toddler packaging is leading product launches with a carbon label and Folded box leads F&B launches with a carbon label. There is also a... Read More
The use of metal in F&B is increasing, featuring a +1% average annual growth (Global, CARG 2018-2022). While more than one-third of metal packaging launches are for Baby & Toddler products, the fastest-growing category in metal packaging is Meat, Fish & Eggs. BPA-free is one of the fast-growing environmental... Read More
F&B product launches in glass packaging have a +3% average annual growth between 2018-2022. While sauces and seasonings had the most launches in glass packaging in 2022, fruit and vegetable launches in glass packaging had the fastest growth path. Furthermore, more than half of glass packaging launches were... Read More
According to Innova Market Insights, Bakery NPD witnessed a +4% average annual growth over the past four years, with one out of three bakery launches globally being Sweet Biscuits/Cookie. Furthermore, two out of three bakery packaging materials were Plastic – Not Specified between 2018 and 2022.
Product launches in the soft drink category have a stable growth path. Juices and nectars, carbonated beverages, and iced tea were the most launched soft drink subcategories in 2022. Meanwhile, Recyclable material has been featured in 63% of soft drink product launches as beverage brands turn to sustainable... Read More
Confectionery product launches have registered a +3% average annual growth between October 2017 and September 2022. Chocolate Blocks are the top launches for confectionery 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.