Opportunities in the Fresh & Natural Market
Packaging That Protects the Planet
Perhaps no industry has higher expectations and demands for preserving the environment than produce. Beyond sustainable farming practices, the use of sustainable packaging becomes an extension of your brand, telling shoppers about your values and priorities.
Sustainable PET Produce Containers
- Use a minimum of 50% recycled content. In fact, 3 recycled water bottles (16.9oz) are used for the strawberry clamshells we make.
- We also offer recyclable labels for our clamshell packages.
- Our PET tray and lidding options can reduce your plastic content by a minimum of 20%. And food waste could be decreased by extending shelf-life through modified atmosphere technology.
On-the-Go Nutrition Trends
We're developing a fresh take on snack packaging for a healthy, active market. Download our white paper on recent consumer snacking trends to learn about how quickly the fresh snacking market is growing, and how you can capture attention in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
New Market Insights
New Market Insights
Recent industry data suggests 79% of Americans purchase whole fruits and vegetables to prepare snacks at their own convenience, while 21% prefer pre-cut options. Combined with the fact almost 43% of Americans snack on-the-go, and you have a big opportunity for growth in the fresh snacking category.
It's rare to see a food trend like this with so much potential. But, it requires unique packaging options to deliver a product that aligns with the unique needs of shoppers.
That's where we come in. Sonoco's i6 Innovation Process®, combined with our packaging neutral mindset and portfolio, allows us to help you capitalize on consumer trends and behavior, while developing a customized solution just for you. And, one that meets both your processing and marketing needs.
Managing brands on a global scale
Your branding matters. Work with Sonoco-Trident, a global supplier of graphics and pre-media services for packaging and brand assets across all marketing channels. From pre-press to digital and creative, we help you maintain your brand integrity with global consistency.
Packaging Solutions to Reduce Food Waste
Each year, the food industry loses $15.6 billion due to food spoilage at retail. Modifying packaging design to extend shelf life by even one day could recover $1.8 billion of that loss—while feeding more people and reducing waste to landfills. Sonoco and Clemson University are partnering on the Sonoco FRESH (Food Research Excellence for Safety and Health) initiative, which will develop new technologies and new forms of packaging to optimize the fresh food lifecycle.
Fresh and Natural Packaging Solutions
Connect with Sonoco
Learn more about packaging options for produce and other fresh and natural foods. We're eager to discuss how we can help you meet your customers' needs and your business goals.