Driven by the consumer lifestyle changes, dry food packaging has transformed from essentially functional to a highly influential factor in consumer purchasing decision. New age pouches address consumer needs for convenience and can offer attractive price points for ever-conscious consumer. As more and more consumers choose healthy snacking instead of meals, it is beneficial for manufacturers to offer smaller versions of their best-sellers, and most often in flexible bags or pouches. Consumers’ demand for portable, lightweight, and fuss-free packs that can be thrown into the backpack or car for on-the-move consumption also proves to be a cost-effective packaging method for manufacturers. At the same time, functional features like tear notches, zippers, fitments, closures and handle holes make the retail pouch easy to open, easy to drink/eat or dispense from and easy to re-close. Retail pouches present better sustainability compared to rigid packaging. Lightweight, flexibility and compactness allows more efficient product transportation across the supply chain reducing overall carbon footprint and costs. Not to forget greener benefits including reduction in food waste, a fact gain...