Trends in ready meal packaging
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
Bottles continue to dominate the beverage packaging category with 56 percent share in launches in 2020 (Innova Market Insights). However, aluminum can launches have doubled since 2016 to 22 percent. Meanwhile, glass remains the most popular beverage packaging material with 34 percent share in launches (2020).
Plastics continue to dominate the confectionery landscape, with nearly two-thirds of global launches choosing the material. Meanwhile, packets remain the most popular format, representing half of global launches. However, paper alternatives are gaining ground with almost 10 percent share and some big brand... Read More
Baby & toddler product launches are growing year on year and plastic remains the category’s dominant packaging material, according to Innova Market Insights. As many as one in two product launches use plastic as a packaging material while one in four products are held in packets. Innovation in consumer... Read More
According to Innova Market Insights, nearly 3 in 4 bakery launches are held in packets, with the market share of packets continuing to rise. Moreover, consumer and regulatory demand for more eco-friendly packaging solutions is spurring increased use of Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastics and... Read More