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and clean choices for instore packaging and consumers,"
says Dave Fosse, director of marketing, key accounts.
"The safety aspect and clean package is creating challenges in package development, but we have been able
to improve the eye appeal of our clean packaging and
give a very high-quality look to our packaging options."
Yet eco-minded, sustainable clean packaging doesn't
receive a free pass when it comes to the appearance of
the plastic. Consumers still desire clear plastic packaging
that reveals what's inside, whether that's inclusions in a
cookie or the ingredients in a fresh salsa or chutney.

Making baked goods stand out
Sabert, headquartered in Sayreville, New Jersey, ensures
bakery treats stand out in its high-clarity PET packaging for cakes, cupcakes, pies, muffins and multipurpose
foodstuffs. The company also manufactures a line of
eco-friendly packaging called the Green Collection. Certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), the
Green Collection meets standards for both industrial and
home composting standards.
The product uses pulp from sugar cane fiber, which
is one of the world's most-abundant annually renewable resources. The line includes bases and double-lock
lids to optimize leak resistance in round, square, oval
and rectangle shapes for use in catering, grab 'n go and
tabletop.
Placon Corp., headquartered in Fitchburg, Wisconsin,
produces polypropylene, PET, HDPE and thermoformed
infection-molded packaging. The company's Crystal
Seal line is protecting food while keeping 1 billion PET
plastic bottles and thermoforms out of the landfill,
according to the company's website. The Crystal Seal
line, manufactured with EcoStar recycled PET material,
uses up to 100% post-consumer content collected from
recycling. Its eco-friendly, flexible, tamper-evident and
leak-resistant packaging provides consumers with a
cleaner, sustainable way to engage with products at
the store.

Less is more
As the less-is-more aesthetic becomes more of a constant than trend, packaging manufacturers like Hartsville,
South Carolina-based Novolex are emphasizing sustainable materials management. By looking at end-of-life
phases, including ways to make more packaging recyclable or compostable, Novolex is actively reducing the
overall amount of packaging ending up in the landfill.
"Quality packaging reduces waste from damage,
spoilage or other factors and is why market sustainability is one of the most-important aspects of packaging
sustainability," according to the Novolex website.
Sustainability is a forward-looking trend for 2019 that
provides a circular view of spanning the product lifestyle,

as cited by Chicago, Illinois-based Mintel. The global
provider of market research cited a 360-degree approach
to guarantee resources are kept in use as long as possible. Mintel suggested providing food packaging made
from recycled materials and incentivizing consumers to
recycle the packaging or offer upcycled goods.
Initiatives to reduce or remove packaging from the
landfill are more critical than ever considering a 2015
EPA study found packaging containers make up 37
percent of landfill waste. Placon's zero-waste objective
diverts more than 120,000 water and soda PET bottles
from the landfill every day, recycling more than 1 billion
plastic bottles and thermoforms into its EcoStar foodgrade products.

Good for the environment,
good for business
Playing to sustainability initiatives and consumer wants is
also good for business when it instigates a new launch or
the expansion of a popular product line. In August, Inline
Plastics, headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, announced four new packaging options for its Safe-T-Fresh
snackware. The recyclable line, made of 100% DPET material, features clear walls, transparent viewing windows
and the Safe-T-Gard tamper-evident and tamper-resistant
tear-strip locking mechanism. The company also manufacturers Pagoda Ware, introduced in 2018, featuring
beveled corners and the Safe-T-Gard strip, which provides
consumers with the assurance that foods inside are safe
and quantities are accurate.

CHEMICALS
CAUSING
CONSUMER
CONCERN
BPA
PFCs
Expanded polystyrene
Styrene
Plastics
Heavy metals
BHT
Propylene glycol

34%

of American consumers
consider the type and amount of
packaging materials used on a
brand to be indicative of the brand's
"environmental policy and commitment."

Source: Flexpro

"Consumers show a propensity to gravitate to upscale
packaging features that promote safety, convenience,
cleanliness and environmental responsibility," says Cindy
Blish, associate brand and communications manager,
Inline Plastics. "Our products are exceptionally clear,
made of low-carbon footprint DPET sheet and easily
recyclable."
As consumer desires wax and wane and options for
clean packaging grow beyond one-size-fits-all utility-type packaging, Mintel predicts success will require
significant collaboration throughout the supply chain.
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Contents
The Wire - Nutrition Facts Label top choice for health info
US artisan, specialty cheese industry tops 1,000 producers
Ancient grains, fresh produce among top 2019 superfoods
Tilapia demand falls worldwide
Traditional supermarkets notch high marks in new survey
Trader Joe’s again tops grocery retailer list
DESIGNED for success
International IMPACT
Spring cakes
Bakery - Donuts
Upscale packaging
Deli - Top trends
Side dishes
Meat & Poultry - Chicken choices
Bargain buys
Produce - Organics
Bananas
Seafood - Salmon
Food safety - Meat and poultry best practices
Commissary Insider - Ovens
SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED MEATS
TECHNOLOGY - INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS - FOOD LABELING
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2019 - Ancient grains, fresh produce among top 2019 superfoods
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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2019 - Trader Joe’s again tops grocery retailer list
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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2019 - Upscale packaging
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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2019 - Deli - Top trends
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Supermarket Perimeter - February 2019 - TECHNOLOGY - INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
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