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4 Major Packaging Trends to Follow in 2018!

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Packaging has become, throughout the years, a significant component for manufacturers when it comes to new product development or renewal. It has evolved in several ways; manufacturers uses it as a way to create consumers’ demand and make a product more appealing. Consumers sees it as a way to get more information or quickly define product quality.
Packaging global market keep increasing as specialists expect a growth of 32% until 2021. With an expansion market, consumer changes and new regulations, here are some trends to keep an eye on in 2018.

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Without silicone, Without sulphates, Without parabens… The “Without” Phenomenon of Cosmetics

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Within the last few years, the “without” phenomenon in cosmetics has expanded significantly. Many brands of cosmetics have started openly displaying on the packaging of their products the following claims; without silicones, sulphates, endocrine disruptors, etc. So the question stands, Is this a marketing stunt for brands or is there a real security and benefit for consumers?

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How to cope with raw material prices volatility?

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raw material price volatility

The cost of raw materials remains the top overall concern for food industries and manufacturers. Regarding extreme price volatility of raw materials it becomes a real challenge for food companies to remain competitive and assure sustainable margins. Crops, dairy products, oils, chemicals have high influence on companies' bottom line results.

 

 

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Drought costs in California

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Drought in California California is an important food-producing region. Continued strong global demand and prices for many of its fruits, nuts and vegetables has helped sustain the farm economy. But the 4 year drought has had a severe impact on agriculture in California. It has already squeezed about 30% of the workers and cropland out of production in 2015 compared to 2014.

In 2015, the state’s agricultural economy will lose about $1.84 billion and 10,100 seasonal jobs because of the drought, with the Central Valley hardest hit.

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Edible insects: facts, trends & European decisions

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edible insects regulation

While insects are a source of dietary protein for roughly 30% of the population worldwide, insects have a far smaller household penetration in the US and Europe.

Scandals about traditional protein sources (meat replacement, eggs issues, recalls etc.), population growth and food shortages ask the question of introducing a cheaper and more sustainable protein source in our meals such as insects. Over 1,000 species of edible insects currently exist. The most common ones include water beetles, wasps and larvae. Ana Christina Day, Founder & CEO of 4ento said, “It only takes 1 litre of water to produce 1 kilo of crickets, in comparison to 22,000 litres of water to produce 1 kilo of beef”.

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New trend : Nutri-cometics

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Nutri-cosmetics and lascom CPG

Nutri-cosmetics are supplement products that are meant to assist maintaining healthy skin, hair or nails. Nutri-cosmetics contain active ingredient that supports physiological functions to achieve the intended result of a healthier and more youthful appearance over time.

Vitamin A, vitamin D, lycopene and omega 3 fatty acids, resveratrol, red ginseng root or green tea are common ingredients quoted in nutri-cosmtics.

 

 

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Coconut mania

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coconut portfolio management

A few years ago coconut water became the must-drink beverage from London to NY, a new food star was born. As a result, market segment sales went from almost zero in 2004 to nearly $400m by 2013. Coconut water leads the coconut-based products market closely followed by coconut oil and many manufacturers are thinking of launching new products that include coconut in their formula.

 

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Connected devices

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Connected devices appear to be the new trend on which many industrials bet on. As the market will reach $5billion next year, it is a real opportunity for companies to position themselves on this new trend.

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NPD for the ageing population

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In the collective mind, soft drinks are for young and dynamic people. Major brands have always focused on the youth market -10 to 24 year olds- but the beverage industry is changing. Pioneers identify huge opportunities in targeting the growing aging population.

new beverage trend: ageing population

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