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April 12, 2021

Food Packaging Trends

As I got up this morning and was running late I made a quick stop at the gas station. I grabbed a packaged breakfast and headed off to work. That package was a grease-resistant stock that helped me quickly move on with my day.

The world is changing all the time and packaging is changing as well. Food packaging is hot right now. The takeout market is booming and ways to deliver food are in high demand.  How do you even enter the market?

As more and more companies embrace the new way of the world, food packaging is increasing. According to Fortune Business Insights, they are looking at 163 billion dollars in growth by 2027. When I first heard this it seemed pretty high but, here are some things to think about. Most large companies are starting a trend to move away from plastic. Plastic is a hot topic right now and really trending downward in packaging.

The movement is pushing paper packaging now. It is more sustainable, recyclable, and better for the environment. Here is a list of the trends of what paper packaging is doing. This is pulled from Bizongo.

Food Packaging Trends in 2020

  • Technology-Enabled Solutions
  • Emotional Engagement
  • Vintage-Inspired Designs
  • Transparent and Clear Labelling
  • Increased Portability
  • Personalization
  • Minimal Design
  • Gradient Coloring
  • Sustainability

It seems overwhelming right now but, we are pushing to be able to provide more options in 2021 and truly become a source for food packaging. So next time you are picking up takeout at your favorite restaurant check out their packaging. More than likely it is being re-engineered to be more sustainable and better for the environment.