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Coca-Cola HBC tracks shifts in consumer preferences

Health and wellness continues to be a priority for consumers, while evolving market dynamics are changing the way people shop, says Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.   

Saputo to axe 230 jobs with three plant closures

Canadian dairy giant Saputo is closing three of its facilities in eastern Canada.

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Huhtamaki increases JV stake to boost Middle-East and North Africa

Huhtamaki has increased its ownership by 10% in a joint venture in Arabian Paper Products Company (APPCO) adding it will strengthen its position in Middle-East and North Africa.

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Solegear to acquire Ex-Tech Plastics’ bioplastics division for $1.33m

Solegear Bioplastic Technologies (Solegear) has agreed to acquire Ex-Tech Plastics for $1.33m.

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Coperion Corporation relocates US facility

Coperion, a subsidiary of Hillenbrand, has relocated its North American operations from Ramsey, New Jersey, to three locations; Pitman, New Jersey, Wytheville, Virginia and Houston, Texas.

Ornua opens cheese facility in Saudi Arabia

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has opened a new cheese manufacturing facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

International Paper to sell Asian corrugated packaging business for $150m

International Paper (IP) has agreed to sell its corrugated packaging business in China and Southeast Asia to Xiamen Bridge Hexing Equity Investment Partnership Enterprise.

Nigerian F&B processing firm applies for $25m loan to modernize plant

Promasidor Nigeria Ltd (Promasidor), which manufactures powdered milk, food seasoning and packaged tea leaves, has applied for a $25m loan to modernize its plant in Lagos, Nigeria, to start operations...

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Matrix Design to open second facility in Illinois

Matrix Design, which develops, builds and installs robotic automation systems, will open a factory in South Elgin, Illinois.

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Matcon appoints managing director

Matcon, which provides IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) to the food processing industry, has hired a managing director.

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Coveris’s Imagenet acquires Rivendell Europe

Imagenet, the graphics services division of Coveris, has acquired Rivendell Europe for an undisclosed sum.

New markets and premium products are key says Euromonitor International

New markets are the key to responding to current over-production of milk, says Raphael Moreau, Food Analyst at Euromonitor International.

Graphic Packaging to invest $20m in US folding carton plant

Graphic Packaging International will invest $20m to expand its manufacturing facility in the City of Staunton, Virginia, US, creating 43 jobs.  

Delta Food Industries opens UAE dairy plant

Delta Food Industries has opened a $10.9m (AED40m) dairy plant in the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) in the UAE.

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Toyo Ink to open plastic masterbatch facility in Mexico

Toyo Ink and its subsidiary, LioChem, will open a plastic colorant manufacturing and sales office in Guadalajara, Mexico, next month.

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Baumer hhs to establish subsidiary in Spain

Baumer hhs is to establish a subsidiary in Spain from the start of March to better serve customers in the region.

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Lemonaid and ChariTea Fairtrade beverages launch in the UAE

Lemonaid and ChariTea is launching its non-alcoholic beverages in the UAE and expects the drinks industry to move towards products with a reduced sugar content in the next couple of...

‘Pact will face competitive constraint from other manufacturers’

ACCC will not oppose Pact’s acquisition of Power Plastics

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Power Plastics by a subsidiary of Pact Group Holdings.

Mantrose-Haeuser to expand into bakery sector

Mantrose-Haeuser edible coatings and specialty ingredients for the food, confectionery, pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial industries, has acquired Holton Food Products Company.

Nestlé to join AIPIA Advisory Board

The Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) and its new president Dick de Koning of PACKZ, has made changes to its Advisory Board.

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Sabert Corporation to acquire Kalman Packaging

Sabert Corporation has agreed to acquire Kalman Packaging, a North Carolina based manufacturer of thermoformed plastic hinged food containers, for the bakery/supermarket sector.

Looking ahead: Coca-Cola’s refranchising plans, new product development & higher value drinks

The Coca-Cola Company released its full year 2015 results this week. Euromonitor International picks out key points from the results, and what they mean in the long term.  

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M. Holland Company to acquire Able International and Tril Export

M. Holland Company, a distributor of thermoplastic resins, will acquire Able International Corp. and Tril Export Corp., both headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the transactions expected to close...

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ABF installs wastewater treatment plant

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has partnered with Associated British Foods (ABF) on a wastewater treatment plant in Thailand, for handover in June 2016.

WestRock acquires Cenveo Packaging for $105m

WestRock has acquired Cenveo Packaging for $105m, including six facilities in the US, Canada and Dominican Republic and strategic sourcing partnerships in Asia and the Caribbean for folded carton, shrink...

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