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Dairy Product Labeling: 2017 Dairy Label Trends

February 13, 2017

Clean labels continue to lead the way as we head into the 2017 year. And according to Food Business News, clean labels are no longer a trend—they’re a rule in the food and beverage industry. Additionally, companies must print waterproof labels if they want to ensure that their dairy product labels stay put during refrigeration or freezer storage. So, how can companies in the dairy industry focus on creating products that contain a clean look and feel while also remaining durable and long-lasting? Read on to learn more.

Trend 1: Clean Labels

One thing we’ve all learned over the past few years is that consumers demand brand transparency. Brands like Kellogg, Nestle, and Campbell Soup have all taken the initiative to clean up their product labels and make them more alluring to shoppers following the clean product trend. When it comes to labeling food industry products, we recommend using our clear product labels, which represent a clean look and feel, making them perfect for your dairy industry products. Our Crystal Clear Gloss, Crystal Clear Gloss Weatherproof, Frosty Clear Matte, and Clear BOPP Permanent labels are an excellent choice. If you need to print waterproof labels, our Clear BOPP Permanent labels are weatherproof, moisture resistant and temperature resistant!

Trend 2: Plant-Based Labels

Many dairy companies are taking the plunge into the plant-based food market to meet growing consumer demands. However, more consumers are becoming environmentally-conscious and want to see their product’s packaging and product labels made from plant-based fibers or recyclable materials. Our 100% Recycled White Uncoated labels are bright, attractive, and made from 100% recycled post-consumer waste.

Trend 3: Reduce Sugars

Another dairy industry labeling trend? Labels that feature the phrases reduced sugars, no sugars, or no artificial sweeteners. Dairy manufacturers want to continue creating indulgent food options that customers love, while also meeting the growing demands of the no-sugar trend. In 2017, the dairy industry will need to find a way to reduce unnecessary sugars from food products, without sacrificing quality and taste. Our recommendations? Use stevia, agave nectar, or maple syrup in place of refined sugars. 

Trend 4: Special Diets

In the dairy industry, labels that feature the phrases grass-fed, cage-free, paleo, probiotics, or organic are all the hype. And to satisfy consumer demands, an increasing number of companies are customizing their food labels to feature information about special diets. In 2017, the dairy industry is going above and beyond traditional nutrition labels and is making the decision to personalize nutrition labels, making them more enticing to the modern-day shopper.

When you need to print waterproof labels for your dairy products, Sheet-Labels.com can help. We know what it takes to create dairy product labels that truly shine and stand out in 2017. We understand the importance of creating clean, environmentally-friendly product labels that grab the attention of shoppers on special diets. Whether you need to label ice cream, cottage cheese, sour cream, cheese, or milk—we go above and beyond to create the perfect printed or blank product label for your brand. 

 

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