Westpak are thrilled to be announced as shortlisted for the category of ‘Sustainable Packaging Initiative’ at this year’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Awards. The FDF Awards highlight excellence across various areas of the UK’s food and drink industry with entrants representing each stage of the supply chain and a total of twenty-two prestigious award categories.
Westpak Group Ltd have been recognised as ‘Highly Commended’ for the ‘Innovations in packaging’ award at the 2023 Footprint Awards. Taking place on the 8th June at the at the RIBA headquarters in London, the awards ceremony celebrated the foodservice and hospitality sector’s leading responsible business initiatives across a total of 12 prestigious award categories.
Westpak Group Ltd have been confirmed as shortlisted for the category of ‘Innovations in Packaging’ at the 2023 Footprint Awards. This nomination centres on the key manufacturing and sustainability innovations behind Westpak’s ‘Crave’ foodservice packaging range. The Footprint Awards are run by ‘Foodservice Footprint’, a leading online website, community and publication resource providing in-depth insights […]
Westpak have frequently worked alongside Waitrose & Partners, supplying sustainable packaging for numerous fresh produce lines. Recently, several core pieces of our supplied packaging have been featured in-store as part of the supermarket’s ‘Duchy Organic’ range, including microflute kiwi and grape punnets.
The food packaging industry is a rapidly evolving landscape of continuous product innovation and sustainable technology. However, sometimes innovations at the point of food production itself can, in turn, spur innovation further up the supply-chain. Similarly, new technologies in fresh produce production and preservation can open new possibilities for existing packaging technology.
A series of new punnet and tray designs, launched by food packaging specialists Westpak Group Ltd, are offering retailers and suppliers across the grocery industry a set of commercially viable paper-based alternative to plastic punnets while maintaining strong compatibility with standardised heat-sealing tooling and machinery.
Cited as one of the four ‘Rs’ of recycling – ‘reduction’ is currently one of the key packaging objectives across the grocery and foodservice industries. Supermarkets are demonstrating their efforts to remove vast amounts of plastic packaging as well as introducing various refill stations across their stores. But while consumers have come to expect a significant reduction in packaging, the stresses of logistics and transport processes largely remain unchained.
It’s easy to see why ‘pick your own’ (PYO) farms have remained so popular with Brits – visiting one of the UK’s many PYO farms provides an affordable afternoon out for families to soak up the sun, enjoy the outdoors and gather nutritious and delicious fresh produce.
With such a diverse packaging range, Westpak can of course provide ideal products in-line with produce seasonality. But what about the ability for the packaging itself to demonstrate seasonality? We are proud to have worked with a number of clients in helping to create innovative, seasonal packaging designs, ranging from key calendar events to popular sporting competitions.
Part of Westpak’s interpretation of embodying an innovative approach is to always looks to respond to market trends as proactively as possible. We see it as our duty to ensure that we are both fully prepared for, and able to play a key role in shaping the latest developments of the UK’s food packaging industry.