Market Research Report
Food and Beverage Packaging Innovation in the U.S.: Consumer Perspectives
|Published by||Packaged Facts||Product code||242978|
|Published||Content info||113 Pages
|Food and Beverage Packaging Innovation in the U.S.: Consumer Perspectives|
|Published: August 27, 2015||Content info: 113 Pages||
From purchase off the shelf through consumption, packaging for food and beverages is evolving to intersect with consumer needs and desires, and for good reason. Categories and brands benefit significantly-and are at times completely rejuvenated-when manufacturers and retailers merge consumer trends with packaging innovations, from the playfully pop-culture oriented to the futuristic and highly technical.
Dramatic changes in demographics, lifestyles, and eating patterns are creating new opportunities for food and beverage packaging. Among the demographic mega-trends feeding into package development are changing population distribution, fewer married couples and more people living alone, smaller household size, and multi-generational households. These demographic changes are leading to changes in household dynamics and eating behaviors, such as multi-shopper households, more meals being eaten alone, and more snacking on more occasions. Also changing is the balance between perishable foods and beverages merchandised in stores' so-called “perimeter departments” and the shelf-stable and frozen foods merchandised in the center-store aisles.
To further take advantage of the dynamic environment, marketers and retailers must understand what matters most to consumers, and what packaging innovations can deliver benefits that actually impact behavior.
Packaged Facts' brand-new report, Food and Beverage Packaging Innovation in the U.S.: Consumer Perspectives, is divided into three sections:
In addition to the Packaged Facts consumer survey, our primary research for Food and Beverage Packaging Innovation in the U.S. includes on-site examinations of on-site examination of products in retail stores. Secondary research involved evaluating and comparing data and reports by government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (EPA); and reports by industry associations such as the American Chemistry Council, the Can Manufacturers Institute, the Container Recycling Institute, the Flexible Packaging Association, and the Glass Packaging Institute. Additional secondary sources included reviewing more than 250 articles and reports found in industry and consumer media; websites and literature from individual food and beverage companies; and other Packaged Facts reports.