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July 25, 2015

Recap of The Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit 2015

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The Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit was held in Chicago from July 7-8 and included over 30 conference sessions featuring a mix of CPG and packaging companies, as well as an expanded product showcase. The event’s dual track program highlighted marketing and branding strategies as well as production and engineering technical intelligence focused on packaging innovations and solutions for tomorrow’s consumer. Below are the key findings that the North America Euromonitor research team of Eric Penicka and Sean Kreidler observed.

Product innovation was a core theme of the event. Consumer needs are more robust than they were just 10 years ago. Increasingly they are more willing to take risks and try new products. To succeed in the face of mounting competition, standing still is not an option. It is important to identify consumers’ struggles and packaging innovation offers a great opportunity to attend to them. Product reformulation is risky, coupons short-lived and SKU rationalization not necessarily noticed by consumers. Simple packaging redesign is the most obvious and visual way to facelift a product. Now more than ever technology advances have made prototyping more cost effective and easy, stimulating innovation. Also, it is important to think beyond traditional competitors when innovating. For example, Coca-Cola is not only competing with Pepsi for consumer attention, but it is also competing with yoga classes or pints of Ben and Jerry ice cream, that also offer stress release and comfort. Dutch Boy successfully revamped their packaging from metal cans to plastic tubs, fulfilling a need for consumers for greater ease of use. This trend caught on in food categories too and can be seen in Domino sugar, Folgers coffee and Similac powder milk formula.

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July 20, 2015

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June 25, 2015

Top Trends Seen at FMI Connect and United Fresh 2015

The FMI (Food Marketing Institute) Connect, InterBev, and United Fresh co-located trade shows took place in Chicago from June 8 to 11. The three trade shows hosted attendees who saw the latest in alcoholic drinks, fresh produce, hot and soft drinks, and packaged foods for the supermarket industry. Below are the top trends that the Euromonitor research team of Beatriz de Llano, Emily Balsamo, Eric Penicka, Mark Strobel, and Virginia Lee observed.

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Italian companies had a big presence at this year’s FMI Connect through the Italy pavilion. Organized by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), the pavilion featured about 50 Italian food and beverage companies featuring products from gorgonzola cheese to Prosecco to packaged cornetti (an Italian pastry). While the presence of Italian products at FMI Connect was undoubtedly to increase exports of Italian products into US retail outlets, the underlying goal of the ITA was to educate Americans about what separates products from Italy and those made in the Italian style. Further, the ITA’s final objective is to obtain geographic labelling protections much like those which currently exist within the European Union, which are currently being negotiated under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. If passed, geographical indications on European products would give consumers an additional informative label to trust, much like “Certified GF Gluten Free” and “USDA Organic” certifications, assisting consumers in identifying true Italian products from their imitators.

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June 2, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at AMI Plastic Closure Innovations 2015

Event Name: AMI Plastic Closure Innovations 2015

Date: 10 June 2015

Time: 9.40

Location: Sofitel Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, Germany

Event Description: Plastic Closure Innovations 2015 provides a unique learning and networking opportunity within which leading brand owners and fillers, closures producers, packaging manufacturers, designers and suppliers to the industry can explore all the latest developments in the plastics closures industry and identify the future strategies for adding value across the supply chain

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April 1, 2015

Affordability is Key in Global Food Packaging

Affordability of food packages is driven by two opposite product positionings: very small and very large. Small pack sizes offer consumers the ability to purchase single units for low prices while large pack sizes offer better value for money. Watch the full video for complete insights.

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March 31, 2015

Highlights from New 2015 Food Packaging Research

Rosemarie_DowneyAnalyst Insight by Rosemarie Downey - Head of Packaging Research

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Euromonitor International is very pleased to announce the publication of its latest packaging data, providing you with an up-to-date understanding of packaging demand, the trends underlying demand and prospects through to 2019, across nine consumer goods industries.  Today’s new publication follows the recent publications of our beverage packaging data, on 10 November 2014, and of beauty and personal care, home care, tissue and hygiene, dog and cat food and tobacco packaging data, on 22 December 2014. These three publications represent the culmination of the past eight months of country, regional and global research. Included here are some of the findings from the just published food packaging edition.

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March 18, 2015

Trends in Beverage Packaging

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Somewhat unsurprisingly, emerging markets have been the major drivers of growth in beverage packaging over the last five years. Brand owners marketing to these regions need to consider limits on consumers' disposable income and position products on affordability by offering smaller pack sizes. This podcast discusses strategies and tactics employed by successful brands in these markets. Listen for complete insights.

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March 9, 2015

Euromonitor to speak at PET Value Chain 2015

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Event: PET Value Chain

Date: 17-18 March 2015

Location: Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, The Netherlands

Event Description: Now in its third year, this unique and commercially focused conference is fast becoming the key meeting place for the European PET industry.

Attend in 2015 to gain essential insights into key developments in the European PET market through a highly focussed agenda. Benefit from sessions including excellent networking opportunities. The 2014 event welcomed  around 100 delegates representing 79 companies from 27 countries worldwide. A top speaker line-up includes INDORAMA, GLOBAL SERVICE INTERNATIONAL, CAIBA, LAGAM, NEXANT and BRITVIC SOFT DRINKS.

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March 5, 2015

Functionality is Key in Ready Meal Packaging

Consumers look for functional features like resealing and the ability to put the package directly in the microwave when selecting ready meals. Microwave pouches offering a steam effect positioned as a healthier choice are on the rise. Increasing urbanisation and the rise of single households are driving the trend toward smaller pack sizes.  Watch the video for complete insights.

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February 28, 2015

Trends in Beverage Packaging

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Growth in beverage packaging has occurred mostly in emerging markets as sluggish GDP growth in developed markets has led to stagnation in consumer spending. This podcast discusses strategies to exploit these higher growth rates, the benefits of connecting with lower income consumer bands, and strategies to leverage packaging to increase the accessibility of FMCG goods. Listen to the podcast for complete insights.

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