Snac World - February 2018 - 36

Sized to Succeed
Single-serve, portion control and healthy
trends are shaping the packaging world.
by Nico Roesler

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These trends create a slew of challenges for
packaging equipment manufacturers and snack
food processors who must create products that
reach a wide range of consumers. One area that
has seen the most growth is single-serve and
portion-controlled packaging. "The health-andwellness trend will continue to fuel the demand
for smaller bags of healthy snacks," said Mark
Lozano, sales manager, TNA North America. "For
a lot of consumers, portion control has become
the chosen path to reduced weight and a healthier
lifestyle, and small, single-serve bags are a convenient way to achieve this."
At the same time, the rise of single-person
households in the US is having a huge impact on
the way people shop and eat. In particular, Mr.
Lozano said, millennials are preferring single-portion
snack foods over traditional sit-down meals, as
these are more convenient ways to get the nutrition
they need.
To address this trend, snack manufacturers are
producing a wider variety of flavors and portion sizes,

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so product runs can sometimes be shorter, according to Jeff Almond, industry manager, snack food
packaging, Heat and Control. "This makes changeover time a bigger factor," he said. "We are also
seeing a continued trend in specialty packages such
as block-bottom and four-sided seals for premium
products."
There are some questions when it comes to
packaging better-for-you products: How is shelf life
affected? How is production speed affected?
The past year has included an explosion of new
technologies aimed at creating premium, clean, efficient, user-friendly and smaller packaging.

SMALLER, FASTER, STRONGER
Portioned biscuits are taking the market by storm,
according to Andreas Schildknect, product manager,
Bosch Packaging Corp. But many snack producers
are finding it difficult to adjust their production lines.
"Some assume the cost of automation for smaller
packs - and, therefore, higher speeds - will be
high, while others are set in their ways, having used
plastic trays or end-fold wrapping for some time,"
Mr. Schildknect said. "Dedicated brand owners
might be concerned about flexible packaging providing sufficient product protection or whether the
packaging process is gentle enough for their crackers and cookies."
The trends toward flexibility and smaller product
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increasing speed
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Snac World - February 2018

Snac World - February 2018
Contents
SNAC LETTER - DRIVING CHANGE TO MEET INDUSTRY NEEDS
SNAC UPDATE - MOVING FORWARD IN 2018
NEW MEMBER UPDATE
SNAXPO18 SCHEDULE
SNAXPO MAP
SNAXPO EXHIBITOR LIST
PRETZELS, INC. - Perseverance leads to SUCCESS
INDUSTRY TRENDS - SNACKING all year long
FLAVORS - Balance the EQUATION
THE CHALLENGE OF SPICY
EXTRUSION - ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES
PACKAGING INNOVATIONS - Sized to Succeed
NEW SNACKS
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
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Snac World - February 2018 - 2
Snac World - February 2018 - 3
Snac World - February 2018 - 4
Snac World - February 2018 - Contents
Snac World - February 2018 - SNAC LETTER - DRIVING CHANGE TO MEET INDUSTRY NEEDS
Snac World - February 2018 - 7
Snac World - February 2018 - 8
Snac World - February 2018 - 9
Snac World - February 2018 - SNAC UPDATE - MOVING FORWARD IN 2018
Snac World - February 2018 - 11
Snac World - February 2018 - NEW MEMBER UPDATE
Snac World - February 2018 - 13
Snac World - February 2018 - SNAXPO18 SCHEDULE
Snac World - February 2018 - 15
Snac World - February 2018 - SNAXPO MAP
Snac World - February 2018 - 17
Snac World - February 2018 - SNAXPO EXHIBITOR LIST
Snac World - February 2018 - 19
Snac World - February 2018 - 20
Snac World - February 2018 - PRETZELS, INC. - Perseverance leads to SUCCESS
Snac World - February 2018 - 22
Snac World - February 2018 - 23
Snac World - February 2018 - 24
Snac World - February 2018 - INDUSTRY TRENDS - SNACKING all year long
Snac World - February 2018 - 26
Snac World - February 2018 - 27
Snac World - February 2018 - 28
Snac World - February 2018 - FLAVORS - Balance the EQUATION
Snac World - February 2018 - 30
Snac World - February 2018 - THE CHALLENGE OF SPICY
Snac World - February 2018 - 32
Snac World - February 2018 - EXTRUSION - ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES
Snac World - February 2018 - 34
Snac World - February 2018 - 35
Snac World - February 2018 - PACKAGING INNOVATIONS - Sized to Succeed
Snac World - February 2018 - 37
Snac World - February 2018 - NEW SNACKS
Snac World - February 2018 - 39
Snac World - February 2018 - PRODUCTS & SERVICES
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