UK Food Packaging Trends market report
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This report examines NPD and consumer trends in the UK market for food packaging in relation to consumer products. This includes outer and inner packaging purchased with products, but excludes packaging used for bulk transportation and industrial purposes.
Key points included
- Cardboard and paper packaging likely to benefit off the back of plastic concerns
- Highlighting functional features can win favour with the UK’s ageing population
- Helping younger age groups to recycle more can build engagement
What you need to know
Environmentally friendly claims are set to become increasingly important in food packaging, as the impact of plastic waste on the environment takes centre stage in the media. This spotlight puts mounting pressure on brands and retailers alike to take a proactive and responsible approach to reducing food packaging waste and to help support higher levels of recycling.
While alternative materials can offer standout, the higher production costs – particularly at a time when food prices are rising and real incomes are being squeezed – is a barrier. However, the preference to buy loose fresh fruit and vegetables rather than pre-packed, and the notable interest in buying other food products loose, bodes well for plastic-free aisles in supermarkets.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Alyson Parkes, a leading analyst in the Food & Drink sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
The spotlight on plastic packaging and its environmental impact will be a key driver of change in the food industry. Consumers’ expectations for sustainable packaging are set to heighten demand for alternative materials. Responding to the shifting demographic backdrop is also vital, given the growing number of small households and the ageing population.
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