With food waste one of the biggest sustainability challenges Australasia faces, the PIDA programme has set out to encourage design innovation in this area.

Manufacturer and retailer of handcrafted chocolates, Koko Black has brought a fresh Easter look to market with limited-edition packaging inspired by the Australian Autumn. PKN spoke to chief packaging guru Daryl Thompson about the designs.

Bega Cheese has launched a new peanut butter brand on the back of its Peanut Company of Australia (PCA) acquisition last year.

Cama Group has installed a new “break-through generation” (BTG) flow wrapping solution into a packaging company, which it says helps the customer increase output and improve flexibility.

Pic’s Peanut Butter has partnered with Coles to launch its Peanut Butter Slugs – single-serve tubes of peanut butter designed for customer convenience.

Jet Technologies has released a new aseptic packaging solution designed to lengthen the lifespan of foods, especially liquids such as fruit puree, dairy, wine, and jams.

Marks & Spencer, the UK-based multinational retailer, is replacing packaging on 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables with no packaging at all - but there are opportunities in the trend away from excess packaging, writes Laurel Brunner.

With the holiday season underway, more than 150 million chocolate Santas are expected to be manufactured in Europe alone this year – and almost all wrapped in aluminium foil.

A plastic clip that can reseal cartons to keep food fresh has won a special award for innovation.

An innovative three-piece box by Queensland-based corrugated packaging manufacturer Oji Fibre Solutions is helping Bundaberg tomato producers achieve best price at market and setting new industry standards.

Rawson Print Co is enabling retail giant Kmart and confectionery brand Cadbury to sell personalised printed gift packs of Dairy Milk chocolate, with customers able to have their names printed on labels in-store.

Arnott’s embedded its first digital watermark onto into its Tiny Teddy Halloween packaging, linking consumers to a recipe video on how to make witches’ fingers once scanning the pack.

Australians are embracing healthier habits than in decades past, but chronic busyness is trumping good intentions, and in turn opening up new opportunities for more convenient pack design.

The Asia-Pacific region is home to one of the fastest growing snack food markets in the world, according to a new report by the PMMI, which also highlights equipment flexibility as a key demand for FMCG packagers.

UPM Raflatac and Multivac have launched a full-wrap self-adhesive label solution for food packaging at FachPak 2018.