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Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...

Opportunities for US agriculture, greater food security for Cubans

US food industry welcomes President Obama’s plan to normalize US-Cuba relations

President Obama has announced he is updating US policies on Cuba, including reestablishing diplomatic relations and promoting travel and trade opportunities between the two countries. Both Cargill and the USA...

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Amcor to acquire Chinese flexible packaging business for $33M

Amcor has signed an agreement to acquire Zhongshan Tian Cai Packaging Company, a Chinese flexible packaging business for $33m (RMB 211m) The purchase price represents 7.1 times EBITDA.

Firm spends €50m to triple production capacity in China

Ecolean’s SnapQuick adopted by South American dairy manufacturer

Ecolean has entered the South American market by partnering with dairy manufacturer, Alquería in Colombia.

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Dow and Leygatech in flexible packaging partnership

Leygatech is collaborating with Dow Chemical on a flexible stand-up pouch to replace rigid packaging up to 20 litres.

Division encompasses Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade

PepsiCo cuts about 100 employees from Chicago's North America Nutrition team

PepsiCo has cut about 100 employees from its Chicago, Illinois office, home to the company’s North America Nutrition division, which handles the Gatorade, Quaker, and Tropicana brand lines.

TED duo throw spotlight on Barry-Wehmiller at Harvard Business School

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk speakers; author Simon Sinek and Amy Cuddy, associate professor, Harvard Business School, visited two plants belonging to Barry-Wehmiller (BW) recently to gather research for a...

dispatches from European Bioplastics conference

Indian distribution deal for NatureWorks’ Ingeo resins

NatureWorks and Northern Technologies International Corporation (NTIC) are to collaborate on marketing and sales in India and countries including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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Coveris talks about ‘turbulent economy’ as it decides to invest in Ukraine

Coveris Rigid Poland has launched its DuoSmart cups in Ukraine to target the dairy and processed foods sector, but admits it was a courageous decision to invest there given the...

dispatches from European Bioplastics conference

Bioplastics market will grow by more than 400% by 2018

Bioplastics production capacities will grow by more than 400% with Asia expanding its role as a major production hub, according to figures released at the 9th European Bioplastics conference.

Ecolean expands in the US opening an office in Dallas

Ecolean based in Sweden, has opened an office in Dallas, Texas, US, to gain a foothold in North and South America.

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FPD looks at how smart and software go together

Take a look around the factory floor, there is a fair chance somewhere something will be attached to some software.

Flour Mills of Nigeria launches Kool2GO powdered drink

Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has launched Kool2GO an instant powdered drink that comes in strawberry, orange, pineapple, apple and mango flavours, in Africa.

Tetra Pak and Nestlé scoop ‘Best in Asia’ awards

Tetra Pak Thailand was awarded Green Company of the Year and Nestlé was recognised as a CSR Advocate at the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) 2014 organised by...

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Wipak Group expands in China

The Wipak Group has expanded in China, opening a factory in Changshu near Shanghai.

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Sidel relocates to a bigger office in the UK

Sidel has relocated its UK office from Hatfield to Welwyn Garden City, in Hertfordshire, to better serve its customers in the UK and Ireland.

dispatches from Emballage 2014, Paris

Zip-Pak targets India and emerging market growth

Zip-Pak is putting its efforts towards emerging markets such as India and revealed it has just picked up two major customers in the country.

US belt manufacturer hires UK sales manager to expand bakery and snacks sector

Cambridge Engineered Solutions, a US metal conveyor belt manufacturer, has hired its first sales manager to support the company’s business growth in the UK and Ireland.

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Smurfit Kappa opens €28m Bag-in-Box plant in Spain

Smurfit Kappa has opened a €28m Bag-in-Box plant in Ibi, Spain, due to growing demand in the region.

The perfect chip? Pulsed Electric Field tech optimizes processing, claims developer

Perforating potato cells can soften the raw material, reducing fry times, lowering fat uptake and creating a more uniform end chip product, says the CEO of a firm specialized in...

Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

Middle Eastern delight as Gulfood Manufacturing draws to a close

Debuting as the biggest food and beverage processing event in the Middle East, Africa, and South East Asia (MEASA) region, Gulfood Manufacturing welcomed more than 1,100 suppliers from 52 countries...

Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 special edition

Nestlé: ‘In a market like Nigeria you have to take leaps of faith and enjoy the adventure’

‘Nestlé is the least biggest risk taker because it is a Swiss organization. It is very controlled and calculated in what it does, but it had the faith to enter...

Gulfood Manufacturing 2014 special edition

Bosch Packaging officially opens two offices in Africa next year

Bosch Packaging will officially open two offices in Africa next year, in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos in Nigeria to produce packaging for commodities including rice, sugar, pasta and biscuits.

Live from Gulfood Manufacturing 2014

Tate & Lyle is scaling up its presence in MENA targeting the Arab nation’s sweet tooth

Tate & Lyle is taking advantage of the Arab nation’s penchant for sweet treats by scaling up its presence in MENA with its Splenda Sucralose.

Around the world in packaging acquisitions

Packaging giants DS Smith, Essentra, Novolex and Plastipak Packaging have all made recent acquisitions: take a whirl through our gallery to find out more...  

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