Trend towards takeaways: 46 per cent of German citizens have at least one snack between meals per day. In the United States snacks account for nearly 40 per cent of all packaged food. © michael spring

Trend towards takeaways: 46 per cent of German citizens have at least one snack between meals per day. In the United States snacks account for nearly 40 per cent of all packaged food. © michael spring, fotolia.com

XXL packages have become obsolete

Adapting packaging sizes to suit the consumer’s needs

© Unilever

An increase in single households and the current trend towards snacks between meals have created a need for smaller packaging units and more single-serve packages, often also in combination with ready meals. © Unilever

Portion packs can help to avoid food waste. © MEGGLE

Portion packs can help to avoid food waste. © MEGGLE

© Pookis Mahi

Individually packaged food is the perfect answer to demographic change. Elderly people can safely remove small portions to suit their needs, without the rest of the food going off. © Pookis Mahi

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Portion packs are highly suited during sporting activities and while travelling. © San Franola

Portion packs are highly suited during sporting activities and while travelling. © San Franola

TIGHTLY PACKED

Further information

Grafik Süß- und Backwaren 2020

Graphic: Messe Düsseldorf

Bakery

Number of the Month Confectionery and Baked Goods 2020

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Beverages

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Confectionery

Cartoons on confectionery packaging