Today’s food manufacturers face a whole host of new challenges. A shift in consumer needs and demands driven by the increasingly diverse needs of all consumer groups, such as singles, empty nesters and smaller family units, have likely been the greatest disruptors.
An increase in consumer demand for personalized products is a big challenge for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, says a new report from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.
Nine founding companies have worked together with PMMI to create a new industry group, the Cold Pressure Council (CPC), to focus on the advancement of high-pressure processing (HPP) within the food and beverage industry.
With consumers placing a healthy emphasis on clean eating, manufacturers are looking at ways to extend the shelf life of fresh or minimally processed food and beverages while maintaining taste and texture.
In a recent food processing market research report by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, 50 percent of food manufacturers indicated that operational improvements involving automation would receive the most attention over the next three to five years.
PMMI’s Tom Egan on how sustainability is bolstered by consumer preference and inherent cost savings.
January 29, 2017
PMMI's Tom Egan on what the future holds for sustainability initiatives in the consumer packaged goods industry, what considerations brands must heed and what resources are available to brands looking to make a difference.