How packaging got its start

Appert

From Nesta.org

Consumers now take packaged foodstuffs for granted, but history indicates it took a great deal of effort to get packaging to where it is today. Benson Group’s Packaging History Timeline offers a fascinating look into the progression of packaging throughout the world.

For example, Napoleon inspired the development of canned food in 1805 when he offered 12,000 francs to anyone who could develop way to preserve his army’s food supplies. Paris chef and confectioner Nicholas Appert stepped up to the challenge. He developed a process of stuffing food in glass jars, sealing them with cork and wax and placing them in boiling water for five hours. Appert used his prize money to open a canning factory, which operated until 1933, according to the innovation charity Nesta.org.

Benson Group is one of the leading printed folding carton suppliers in the United Kingdom. Waitrose, which is among its clients, has been a winner in Mobius Awards, which currently is accepting entries for its 2014 competition.

About mobiusawards

Mobius Awards, established in 1971, is one of the world’s oldest independent international advertising competitions. Each year, the competition recognizes outstanding work in Brochure/Book, Cinema-In-flight, Direct, Mixed Media Campaign, New Media, Online, Outdoor, Package Design, Photography, Point-of-Purchase, Print, Radio, Television, and Student.
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