Sharing our snacks and food is a social trend which does not seem to be slowing. Convenience-craving consumers look for products that allow them to share food with friends or family at ease. Recent research from Kantar Worldpanel has found that 86% of households buy sharing packs at least once a month. LINPAC offers a range of packs within its portfolio that respond to this popular trend.
Approximately 13% of all eating occasions now take place ‘out-of-home’ according to Canadean Intelligence Centre, with over a quarter of global consumers eating out at least once a week. LINPAC has identified key emerging trends which it sees shaping the food service market in coming years.
Nearly one in five people currently living in the UK will now see their 100th birthday, according to the Office for National Statistics. Older consumers need packaging that meets their individual requirements and fit in well with their daily life.
The modern day consumer snacks, on average, four times a day according to research body Mintel. Packaging plays a huge part in the take up and success of snack foods. LINPAC has identified some key consumers trends when it comes to snacking, which are notably influencing the food and packaging industries.
Obesity is a hot topic and with today being World Health Day there is no better time to discuss the subject. Packaging can offer a helping hand by providing a solution to portion control struggles. LINPAC for example has specially designed and manufactured three portion-controlling pack designs for this very purpose.
According to the European Commission around 100 million tonnes of food is wasted in Europe every year, which as it stands could rise to 120 million tonnes by 2020. However, steps in the right direction are being made.
Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate – that’s what Easter’s all about! LINPAC, with its range of confectionery packaging, is interested in new and emerging product trends, which in turn have a knock on effect on future pack design for the sector.
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