The joy of food cans

One positive to come out of the pandemic has been the renaissance of the humble food can. From celebrity chefs, to food supermarket displays, food cans have been high on the agenda for consumers adjusting to the new norm we are seeing.

With this in mind, our latest issue examines whether this trend is here to stay. Research agency Euromonitor thinks so, saying that metal food cans unit volume sales are set to grow through 2024, which compares with a previous decline in 2017 and 2018.

However, as our feature with Bonduelle implies, it is as of yet unclear whether the food can boom due to stockpiling and home cooking accounts for the large numbers of restaurants, schools and public catering closed for a large part of this year, who treat canned food produce as its staple. It’ll be interesting to see whether one cancels the other out.

Either way, it’s up to the industry to keep flying the flag of the importance of canned food in particular – this segment of the industry will never have a better opportunity to flourish.

Our popular Can Making MVPS feature is set to return shortly, so please do nominate those ‘stars’ within the sector, you would like to rewarded as ‘influential individuals within the industry’.

As we build to the 2020 edition, in the next couple of blogs we’ll take a look at last year’s list and how this may potentially change…

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