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HEINEKEN WILL USE PROCEEDS TO PAY DOWN DEBT

Crown says $1.22bn Heineken packaging buy will boost Mexico presence

Sol is a key brand for Heineken's Mexico subsidiary Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma (Adam Jones/Flickr)

Heineken plans to sell Crown Holdings its Mexican packaging business Empaque for $1.225bn to boost its balance sheet and focus its efforts on brewing and selling beer.

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Flexible plastic packaging for chilled processed food is on the rise in Turkey

Ready meal trays are still not available in Turkey after an unsuccessful launch in the mid-1990s but flexible plastic packaging for chilled processed food is on the rise.

Smurfit Kappa launches online shopping eye-tracking tool

Smurfit Kappa has partnered with EyeSee, a technology company, to launch an eye-tracking tool which helps food manufactures look at the impact of their disruptive shelf-ready packaging, which is designed to stand out.

CSB-System partners with German meat processor

CSB-System International has partnered with meat processing factory, Edeka Südwest Fleisch in Rheinstetten, Germany, to install its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that maps material and information flows.

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Kraft recalls American Slices over 'premature spoilage' fears from DairyReporter.com

Nearly 8,000 cases of Kraft American Singles have been recalled in the US over concerns about "premature spoilage."

US packaging show to offer technology seminars from GlobalMeatNews.com

The Pack Expo International Show 2014, held in Chicago, US has announced it will hold educational seminars at its Centre for Trends and Technologies (CTT).

FrieslandCampina strengthens W African presence with Ivory Coast dairy deal from DairyReporter.com

FrieslandCampina has agreed to acquire Olam International’s Ivorian dairy business for US$25m (€19m) as it seeks to "further strengthen" its presence in West Africa.

Listeria cases rise sharply in Sweden as 94 sickened from FoodQualityNews.com

The Public Health Agency in Sweden is investigating two outbreaks of Listeria that have sickened at least 60 people.

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CCE: ‘Employees on the ground provide most useful insight for improvement’

Coca-Cola Enterprises goes back to the factory floor for top decision making

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) claims almost half of the total carbon footprint of its products comes from packaging...

Tetra Pak recycling Indian Army

Tetra Pak: ‘Biggest challenge in India is lack of enforcement of legislation’

Tetra Pak has donated three $5,000 baling machines to the Indian army in Jammu, Kashmir and Sikkim...

Flexible packaging emphasizes convenience

Top five flexible packaging trends

A leader from packaging provider Zip-Pak has offered his views on what trends are driving the flexible...

Food safety violations land Sysco a $19.4m penalty

Sysco penalized $19.4m for unrefrigerated food storage

Food distribution giant Sysco has been ordered to pay nearly $20m in restitution for keeping perishable food...