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Packaging preserves food throughout the supply chain of distribution, storage, sale, and use and carries information about nutrition and storage on its labels. Without it, goods can become exposed and contaminated. It can also refer to the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages.

Sidel hires former Tetra Pak chief to head up services business unit

Sidel Services cuts PepsiCo energy by 19%

Sidel Services has cut PepsiCo energy by 19%, thanks to feedback from an annual survey.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Lean and green: Recycling-friendly PET labels land a packaging award

The Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) is hailing The Kennedy Group for its PureVue recycling-friendly, sustainable labels for PET containers.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Master your packaging: Advanced course teaches creation of world-class labels

A master class produced by Labelexpo Americas teaches professionals the ins and outs of designing and creating effective food labels and packaging.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Avery Dennison: Food firms are hungry for sustainable labels

The label specialists are spreading the word on sustainable packaging to food brands, beverage makers, and other companies at Labelexpo and other events.

Exclusive: Andrew Yates, European sales manager, on UK economic volatility

Keeping it in the family – Endoline Machinery descendant talks about his grandfather’s business

The founder of Endoline Machinery, Ronald Yates, died aged 86 in February this year and his grandson, Andrew Yates, continues to work as European sales manager for the firm.

Peak packaging: TerraCycle hosts optimization course

The sustainability-minded company will host a course showing food firms, packaging producers, and other stakeholders how to craft effective, sustainable packaging.

‘Coke's Mini Can Can!’ Muhtar Kent salutes small package 'romance'

The Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent says the ‘romance of the smaller package’ is critical to building more romance around brands such as Coke in the US.

'Lunch time bites' podcast: INCPEN

INCPEN expands its Fresher for Longer campaign

INCPEN (The Industry Council for research on Packaging & the Environment) is expanding its Fresher for Longer campaign in conjunction with WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) and Kent Waste...

Tri-Star: ‘Packaging is an investment, rather than a cost’

Tri-Star Packaging has seen a rise in demand for artisan wrap packaging, deli-style papers, eco-friendly salad boxes and pots to suit the latest street food trends, such as Mexican, South...

Canada demands clearer nutrition labels

The Canadian government is proposing changes to its labels on food packaging to make the data more accessible and easily understood by consumers.

Fire strikes Bonduelle Green Giant processing and packaging plant

A processing and packaging plant (which provides frozen and canned foods under the Green Giant brand) has been hit by a fire.

Grenier seals the deal with reclosable pâté packaging

Neoplanta’s Patelina meat and fish pates pâtés have been launched in resealable, shelf-life extending cups, designed by Grenier Packaging International.

Ardagh to close Salem glass container facility; almost 300 jobs affected

Ardagh Group will close its Salem glass container facility this year, due to the ‘loss of significant business at the facility.’

100% straw packaging for supermarket shelves

Straw-based food packaging can ‘meet or beat’ plastic prices: entrepreneur

UK company ValueForm – which has created food packs made from straw – says it wants to lead a change in supermarket and food retail packaging.

News in brief

Reusable packaging winners to feature at Pack Expo

Svenska Retursystem and Full Belly Farm have received Excellence in Reusable Packaging Awards from the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA). 

DISPATCHES FROM ZENITH GLOBAL DAIRY CONGRESS

'Be proud' of packaging sustainability efforts, dairy brands urged

Personify's Gail Barnes has called on dairy brand owners to "be proud" of their sustainability efforts and use tools such as Twitter to spread the word to consumers.

Lighter rum: Bacardi cuts its packaging weight by 90%

The spirits brand is raising a toast to sustainability with lighter packing and recyclable bottles.

Steve Hills, European contract manufacturing director, reveals ambitious six-year plan

‘Agile capital-light innovation’: PepsiCo Europe targets 600% growth in contract manufacturing

PepsiCo Europe says it plans to grow the size of its contract manufacturing business six-fold in as many years to accelerate food and beverage innovation and boost productivity.

EU partnership wants to develop bio-based industries

A public-private partnership has been launched to boost investment and create a competitive market for bio-based products - including food packaging - in Europe.

INDUSTRY VOICES: ADOMAS PRANEVICIUS, MYDRINK BEVERAGES/DRINKPRENEUR

Bottling that blockbuster beverage: How to choose the right contract manufacturer

Adomas Pranevicius, general manager of MyDrink Beverages tells BeverageDaily.com readers how to choose the right contract manufacturer for their product – and why it's vital to assess everything from capabilities...

News in brief

Arla dairy products become DuoSmart

Arla has unveiled new and existing dairy product families in DuoSmart Light cups by Coveris in Finland.

News in brief

Modern look from RPC Kutenholz bottle

RPC Kutenholz has created a bottle with a ‘more modern shelf presence’ for Schwartauer’s 2kg dessert sauces. 

Making a mark: Videojet laser codes on plastic and metal packaging

The Videojet 7510 fiber laser is designed to mark a range of packaging materials, including plastics and metals.

Project turns up the heat on biodegradable dairy packaging

One of the biggest challenges in creating biodegradable material for dairy packaging is the need to withstand thermal treatments such as sterilization and pasteurization, according to the Technological Institute of...

World Cup to roll aluminum beverage can sales to 2bn: Novelis

The aluminum packaging specialist believes thirsty World Cup fans converging on Brazil will push consumption of beverages in aluminum cans past the 2bn-unit mark.