Processing & Packaging

47% of American claim to have purchased unfamiliar brands based solely on the item's packaging. Pic: GettyImages/Goran 13

Smart packaging

The influence of savvy packaging

By Gill Hyslop

Shorr Packaging recently published its 2020 Food Packaging & Consumer Behavior Report, which looks into how food packaging can dictate consumer purchasing decisions.

GCB Cocoa formally take over the factory in the UK. Pictured (left to right): Chris Starkie (New Anglia LEP), James Cartlidge MP, Khai Vualnam (GCB Cocoa), Cllr Michael Holt (Babergh District Council) Picture: courtesy of James Cartlidge MP

Expansion

Malaysia’s GCB cocoa to open new factory in UK

By Anthony Myers

GCB Cocoa, a Malaysian-owned chocolate company, has announced the acquisition of a former Phillips electronics factory in the UK with a pledge to invest £62.2m and the creation of 220 jobs.

The amount of packaging in Cadbury share bags has been cut, says Mondelēz  International. Pic: Mondelēz International

Sustainability

Mondelēz slashes packaging on Cadbury large share bags

By Anthony Myers

Snacking giant announces it will reduce the packaging by 15% across its iconic large Cadbury share bags as part of the company’s strategy to eliminate 65,000 tonnes of packaging by the end of 2020.

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