Canned food demand is expected to grow in tandem with rapid growth in ‘ready meals
Staying abreast of consumer trends and conversant with emerging technology is how we continue to offer our customers best-of-breed service and products.
Cans are increasingly the preferred method of packaging across a number of food sectors; especially where ambient temperature supply chains prevail and where product integrity is paramount. Pack performance is the key to success in fish and seafood - cans remain the leader in terms of preservation, presentation and value.
As governments across the globe offer incentives aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, cans lead the pack as a means to provide food which is readily available and nutritionally preserved.
Significant growth in the infant formula market, lead by China, is driving expansion; Chinese legislation states that Stage 1 (new-born) formulas must be packaged in steel food cans.
Our time-poor lifestyles are a factor too - canned food demand is expected to grow in tandem with rapid growth in ‘ready meals’. China have already seen a 90% growth in this area from 2008 - 2013. Additionally, the demand for single serve portions (from 25g - 150g) is on the rise.
Ease of use also comes into play - the majority of the food can market is now easy open ends.