What began as a minor Mexican holiday has brewed into one of the biggest beer-drinking celebrations in the United States. Americans bought 30.6 million cases of beer – that’s $658 million worth of brew – during the week of Cinco de Mayo in 2013.
At Crown, we pride ourselves on the fact that our many packaging innovations touch the lives of billions of people around the world every single day. We are always looking to improve our existing products as well as to pioneer new concepts with the goal of delivering innovation that responds directly to consumer needs and helps our customers build their brands. But as we keep our eyes on the future of innovation, it’s also important to look back at some of the packaging innovations that have changed the industry.
The flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. However, April signifies more than just the approach of summer. Not only did the world celebrate Earth Day on April 22, but in North America we have also been observing Keep America Beautiful Month.
With countries celebrating Earth Day on April 22, people from around the world are coming together to raise awareness of issues facing the environment today.
One challenge of growing concern is that a tremendous amount of food is currently being wasted. In fact, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted annually, or more than 350 pounds of food for every person on the planet!
Some people are of the mindset that canned foods are less nutritious than their fresh or frozen counterparts. But nothing could be further from the truth - did you know that canned foods are nutritionally on par with fresh and frozen products, and in many cases, they are actually more nutritious?