UK’s rising food on the go sector demands Innovative look and practical Packaging
Posted on : 02 Jan, 2018
Food on the go sector in UK is growing rapidly. These food trends also call for innovative packaging as food on the go outlets are not keen to package their food in ordinary packs!
There is a rapid rise in the demand for on the go breakfasts, dinner and snack options coupled with growing popularity of street food. According to Huhtamaki, which commissioned independent consumer research into food to go consumption within the UK, 73% of consumers buy food to go at least once a week and 36% of consumers say they buy more food to go now than they did three years ago.
Food packagers are vying to cater to this market with innovative designs. There are a host of clever packaging solutions such as:
• Tri-Star Packaging’s eco-friendly street bowl made from unbleached bagasse. The microwave and oven-safe bowl features an optional clear rPET lid made from recycled and recyclable materials, offering the kind of visibility and presentation consumers prefer.
• PFF Packaging Group’s new pot called ‘Desto’ made with easily recycled, lightweight PP inlet. The container is ideal for instant soups, noodle meals and ice cream and is able to address recycling concerns associated with PE coated paper. Its lightweight PP inlet can be sorted and collected at conventional municipal recycling facilities.
• The ‘pizza pocket’ targeted for high street sandwich shop chain Greggs by Smith Anderson Group. The new open sided pack – or ‘pocket’ – made from heavyweight brown greaseproof paper that allows customers to eat on the go.
• Wagamama restaurant’s series of bowls that fit inside other bowls. The noodles sit in one bit and the sauces clip underneath the lid so it doesn’t go all soggy.
More on PET sheets and thermoform packaging for food on the go markets will be shared at CMT’s PET Sheets & Thermoforms on 27-28 February, 2018 in London.
For more information, Contact Ms. Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +65 6346 9147.