Help us welcome home one of our 50-year-old food cans! This Heinz Kidney Soup can was donated to the Cardiff Food Bank (Wales) last year, but was deemed unfit for redistribution due to its expiration date (which came and went a few decades ago). The can, which had a pre-decimalization price sticker that dates it to before 1971, created a stir on social media and in local and international press.
Packaging serves as an integral point of contact between a brand and consumers, helping to communicate core values and create a lasting connection. Whether a brand wants to emphasize convenience, portability, sustainability or its support for healthy lifestyles, a lot can be said with its choice of package format and overall design.
In keeping with our commitment to provide an update on our sustainability efforts on a biennial basis, we have just launched a new report covering progress during fiscal years 2015 and 2016.
Since we first began formally reporting on our sustainability efforts, there have been some important changes to our business and our approach to sustainability that you will find addressed in this edition:
At Crown, how we make our products is just as important as what we make. We remain committed to making Crown better in many different ways, including conserving resources across our operations to implementing manufacturing practices that improve productivity and safety. We are proud of these efforts and are honored when our local communities or industry recognizes them.
Families across the United States have varying traditions when it comes to the food they serve for the holidays. However, pumpkin pie is, without a doubt, synonymous with Thanksgiving. In fact, around 50 million pumpkin pies are consumed each Thanksgiving.1
Canned pumpkin is an ideal, time-saving option to create this delicious dessert. Along with pumpkin pie, canned pumpkin can be used in numerous other recipes, such as pumpkin pie-stuffed waffles, creamy pumpkin spice bars, pumpkin cookies and more!
Brand owners and consumers alike value beverage cans for their hallmark characteristics, including their convenience and their ability to keep contents fresher for longer. The format also truly embodies sustainability. Unlike other materials, metal is a permanent material that is 100% recyclable and can be continuously reused with absolutely no degradation in performance or quality.
The annual celebration of Halloween has its roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Over time, the tradition has evolved into a holiday where the young and the young-at-heart overindulge in candy and dress up in their favorite costumes.
Crown Food Europe and Princes, one of the UK’s leading food and beverage brands, have teamed up to educate the country’s consumers about the unique advantages of canned food, including convenience, value for money, nutritional benefits and sustainability. The campaign, called Love Canned Food, also aims to dispel misconceptions that many consumers have about the quality and taste of canned foods.