Vegetables come in an array of shapes, sizes and colors. Sautéed, steamed, boiled or braised, they can also be prepared in a variety of ways, providing consumers with countless meal options. The true value in vegetables, however, lies in their nutrition. Low in fat, cholesterol, and calories, while remaining abundant in nutrients, a diet rich in vegetables may help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and other ailments.1 Without these tasty and versatile foods, our meals would lack the nutrients needed to keep us going throughout the day.
Consumers are increasingly demanding customized products to meet their specific needs. Consequently, many brands are leveraging packaging innovation to enhance appeal to target demographics rather than taking a “one size fits all” approach.
Skillsoft, a leader in online education, recently interviewed our Chief Technology Officer, Daniel Abramowicz, Ph.D., to get his perspective on innovation. In this video, Dan discusses what he calls "in the box" thinking, where we work to put constraints on a challenge to help stimulate ideas and improve Crown’s success rate for new ideas. Often, people assume innovation requires a blank canvas and complete freedom of scope. Our experience at Crown challenges this view.
Crown officially opened the doors of its new, state-of-the-art beverage can plant in the United States on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The event was attended by a variety of state and local officials as well as customers, suppliers and other guests.
Metal offers many unique attributes that make it ideal for promotional packaging and gifts. It offers great versatility in terms of shape, facilitating creative designs that make products easily pop off increasingly crowded retail shelves. From square and rectangular to seamless, octagonal and irregular shapes, Crown can translate even the most unusual concept into reality through metal packaging.
Crown Beverage Packaging North America exhibited at this year’s Craft Brewers Conference – the industry’s largest gathering of professionals –in Washington, D.C. It was another great show! Our primary goal was to ‘let the cans do the talking’ by showcasing the many inherent benefits that beverage cans offer.
When the first aerosol can was launched early in the 20th century, no one could have predicted the impact it would have on modern consumers. Today, the format has become a key part of our everyday lives. Whether it is the personal hygiene products we use in the morning, or the insect repellents we use during the warm summer months, consumers and brands alike have embraced the numerous ways that aerosol products have made their lives better.
Crown has lived by the three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental, and social –since its inception in 1892. In celebration of Earth Awareness Month, here are three facts about Crown and metal cans that exemplify that commitment that you might not know:
Metal cans are increasingly popular vessels for craft beer, so much so that nearly 500 craft beer brewers nationwide use aluminum cans to package more than 1,700 different beers.1 And there is still more growth to come.
If you’re a craft brewer thinking about making the shift to metal packaging, here are some facts about the value of the format as well as some important points to consider during the transition.