Tetra Pak packaging-free alcohol refill technology improves carton sustainability, increasing consumer attention to ingredient lists and more

Bring the booze: Singaporean spirits company touts price and sustainability benefits of ‘world’s first’ retail refill technology

Singaporean spirits firm Proof & Company believes its ‘world-first’ liquor refill kiosk technology will lead the industry towards a sustainable circular economy future, in addition to fulfilling consumer hopes for lower prices.

Proof & Company recently launched the world’s first SmartKiosk in Singapore, starting with CS Fresh, Dairy Farm International’s premium retail chain, at Tanglin Mall.

The kiosk currently offers six different craft spirits, and consumers would place a reusable bottle under the spout containing the spirit of their choice to refill it, then attach a durable seal and pay as usual at the supermarket.

Fiber First: Tetra Pak Trials Plant-Based Barrier to Replace Aluminum in Cardboard Packaging – VP Interview

Tetra Pak is testing a fiber-based barrier to replace the conventional aluminum layer on its aseptic carton packaging in a bid to reduce carbon emissions while maintaining shelf life.

The aluminum layer is essential to keep the contents of the cartons safe for consumption. Although thinner than a human hair, the aluminum layer contributes one third of the greenhouse gas emissions related to the materials used by Tetra Pak.

You’ve Got Your Back: APAC Consumers Are Increasingly Turning to Ingredient Lists – ofi

Asia-Pacific consumers are increasingly turning to the back of food packaging to check ingredient lists, before considering any front-of-package health claims, interest in Clean products Label seeming to accelerate.

The term “clean label” does not yet have a fixed term defined by regulation, but is widely considered in the food and beverage industry to refer to a food product label that does not contain ingredients that consumers might find confusing, undesirable or incomprehensible, generally avoiding food additives such as chemical colorings, flavorings or preservatives.

According to the food ingredients arm of global food major Olam (formerly known as Olam Food Ingredients), the importance of clean labels on packaging may soon become even more important than packaging design. -same.

Healthy Food Trends 2023: Clean Label and Critical Positive Nutrition Claims for Consumers

Consumers in the Asia-Pacific region will continue to be strongly attracted to products with a clean label and positive nutrition claims heading into the new year, with food and beverage brands also poised to boost growth. innovation to meet these demands.

The health and wellness trend has steadily increased in the food and beverage industry over the past few years, and has accelerated further since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

As we approach 2023, industry experts are confident that this trend will continue to drive consumer purchasing decisions, with a particular focus on clean label and positive nutrition claims that are attracting great interest, especially especially in large markets.

‘No need for regressive taxes’: Australia’s top drinks brands pledge to cut sugar further

Australia’s leading beverage companies, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have increased their sugar reduction commitments for soft drinks in a further effort to demonstrate the effectiveness of industry-led tax initiatives.

The Australian beverage industry pledged to reduce sugar content in soft drink portfolios in 2018, an initiative led by the Australian Beverages Council Ltd (ABCL).

The target commitment set at the time was a 20% reduction between 2015 and 2025 – but some of the biggest companies in the sector have now decided to increase it by another 5% to achieve a 25% reduction in sugar. by 2025, which would demonstrate the effectiveness of these industry-led initiatives.

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