More than 156 million Santas were wrapped in aluminium foil packaging across Europe last year, while, in Germany, more than 151 million versions of the jolly white-bearded man were sold – an increase of 4% from the year before.
Constantia Flexibles has opened Constantia Ecoflex Ahmedabad, the world’s first plant designed to produce more sustainable and recyclable flexible packaging in India, focusing on its environmentally-friendly packaging EcoLam.
Smaller packaging for chocolates is gaining traction in India on the back of rising consumer awareness of portion control and health and wellness in the country, and F&B manufacturers have been urged to take advantage of this growing trend.
The American baking industry will not experience a sugar shortage – despite severe weather conditions that have battered the country’s sugar-producing regions – as the US Department of Commerce has increased the quota of imported refined sugar from Mexico.
Retailers are pushing suppliers to adopt more sustainable practices in Latin America, says Chain Reaction Research, as it reveals Carrefour Brazil's CEO asked suppliers to map out their deforestation action plans.
Single-use foodservice packaging is increasingly being defined by the sustainability agenda, creating opportunities for innovative materials and formats that can match the performance of existing pack designs with a lower carbon footprint.