In a competitive market, the packaging and presentation of products can make or break sales, giving one brand an edge over its rivals. HN caught up with three packaging professionals to learn more about what’s shaping this key industry, from leveraging AI to maximizing capacity.
Green and sustainable manufacturing is the headline theme at the 2023 edition of Gulfood Manufacturing, which takes place in early November (from November 7th to 9th) at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The F&B industry and food delivery services find themselves engaged in a tug of war, with businesses striving to increase profits while simultaneously considering the shift toward sustainability, which inevitably brings about operational changes. Tech disruptor and global entrepreneur Mohamed Al Fayed, CEO and co-founder of Grubtech, tackles the challenges faced by the industry to establish a delicate balance between financial growth and environmental consciousness.
The Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize 2020 aims to recognize innovative changemakers working on waste-free packaging solutions.
According to McKinsey, the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the megatrends buffeting the USD 900 billion-a-year packaging industry.
Individual single-serving F&B products were very probably first introduced primarily to accommodate the commercial airline industry’s space constraints on aircrafts. The concept was then adopted by hotels over time, leading to global brands using them to serve consumers in povertystricken markets. As people began to spend more time outside of their homes, global and local brands have created their own concepts to cater to an ever-growing audience. HN unpacks this important industry to find out more.
Branding the box has gone mainstream, providing a great communication channel for showcasing the company’s logo and expressing the purpose of the business or relaying what the brand stands for. Chirine Salha, senior consultant at Ulysses Consulting, lifts the lid on the latest trends.
Customers visiting the IRC will be able to see the latest innovations in sustainable aseptic packaging such as a carton pack that can be heated and carried on the go.