What if a food can could alert us when a product is near expiration via our smart phones? Or inform us about product nutrition, ingredients, manufacturing processes and how and where to recycle the package once its contents are consumed? This kind of “intelligent packaging” is closer to becoming a reality than you might think.
Since 2012, Manufacturing Day has been an opportunity to celebrate modern manufacturing in the United States. Occurring on the first Friday in October each year, Manufacturing Day is meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers across the country and underscore the economic and social impact that the industry makes.
International Coffee Day serves as an opportunity to celebrate sustainable coffee-growing practices and the organizations that support them. Crown continues to work with coffee roasters, such as La Colombe, to design innovative packaging solutions that extend the shelf life of coffee and bring new modes of retail-ready packaging to consumers.
Today, we’re more connected than ever before, and future generations will live in a world where digital interaction will influence even more aspects of our lives. New technology is changing the way society engages with everything around us, including packaging.
Organic and wellness products are growing in popularity across the global food and beverage industry and the United States in particular. As consumers become more health conscious, they’re reaching for natural foods that are free of artificial ingredients as well as protein composites like gluten, either for dietary reasons or to align with their changing beliefs as to what constitutes ‘healthy’ foods. In fact, the growth of the global organic food and beverage market is expected reach $211.44 billion by 2020.
Safety is more than a priority, it’s a core value at Crown and it is instilled into each of our processes, procedures and systems. We aim to foster a Total Safety Culture by giving employees the support and tools they need to make safer decisions, correct unsafe behaviors and reduce incidents, injuries and near-misses.
Every two years, Crown’s Chairman’s Sustainability Awards recognize plants in our global network for their outstanding sustainability achievements in three categories: Economic, Environmental and Social. In 2016, facilities in Vietnam, Spain and the United Kingdom have been recognized for exemplary contributions to the Company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.
The IPA, while a current staple in the craft beer and alcoholic beverage categories today, has a rich history that dates back to the 1700s. The IPA was created to solve the problem of providing beer for the British Empire in the east, namely in India, where it was too hot to brew. As such, a strong beer that could survive the grueling six-month journey from Britain was sought after. Ultimately, the IPA, which is a hoppy style beer within the broader category of pale ale, was developed.