Tag: reduce food waste

Why resealable packaging will be one of the key trends for 2018?

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has recently published five global packaging trends for 2018. These include the growing role of packaging in reducing food and product waste, the importance of clear on-pack messaging and the need to provide customers with an enhanced eCommerce experience. We would like to add one ...
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Resealable food packs: Why customers love them!

Did you know packaging can affect the way customers determine how fresh your products are? According to Mintel’s Food Packaging Trends: Spotlight on Food Labelling report, 64% of grocery customers in the USA pick food based on the fact that it is fresh and often judge product freshness by the quality of its packaging.* is one of the ...
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Reducing food waste: How packaging can help

Did you know Glasgow households waste 41,000 tonnes of food - the equivalent to throwing away around 90 million meals each year? reports the average Glasgow household bins around 7,900 tonnes of fresh vegetables and salad and 2,500 tonnes of meat each year. The city also throws away over 236,000 slices of bread a year and wastes 9,852 eggs ...
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Meeting the expectations of the 21st century customer

In the age of customer choice and markets overflowing with similar products, the customer is truly king! Just a small amount of innovation, alongside product price and brand loyalty, can go a long way in attracting customers’ attention. Last year, leading market intelligence agency, Mintel, conducted research on some of the main trends in ...
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Reducing food waste at home with resealable packaging

There are many things that have a negative impact on our planet, one of them is food waste. Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimates the total amount of food waste in the UK at an alarming 10 million tonnes. This equates to over £17 billion a year, and amounts to about 20 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. Shocking, but ...
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Reseal-it® team attends PACE USA 2017

Reseal-it® by Macfarlane Labels are attending the Packaging & Converting Executive Forum (PACE) USA in Chicago on the 17th and 18th May. This year’s event will host over 100 packaging design and innovative development experts and will be themed around Unlocking the key to a successful packaging design process to deliver a functional, ...
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Resealable food packs – Meeting the growing customer demands

The demand for resealable technology is growing, especially in markets such as pre-sliced ham and cheese. A recent study from Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) found that re-closable packs are one of the most desired food packaging innovations by customers. When given the choice between two cheese products – one with ...
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How can packaging help to reduce food waste?

Did you know that almost 15 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK each year, and nearly half of it comes from our households? show that people get rid of food because they over cook or were not able to use it in time. Because of this, the average British family wastes almost £470 a year, rising to £700 for families with ...
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Food waste in a single occupancy household

The amount of food we buy and consume depends on the size of the household we live in. But attractive discounts on larger quantities and “family-sized” packs often encourage us to pick the most economical options. A report from WRAP* reveals that people who live on their own waste on average more food than those living in larger ...
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Functionality as a point of difference

Ken Adams and Wim Brunsting from are attending the PACE Europe conference tomorrow to talk about the functionality of resealable solutions. Here are some of the key points they will address. 1. How easy to open packaging is driving consumer preference Our population is getting older. Currently, more than 10 million people in the UK are ...
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