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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)

01-Sep-2014 - 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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Green Endeavor CEO: I’m an eco-industrialist; upscaling ‘green’ is simple

Bakers can take simple steps to go green by switching to eco-friendly cleaning products and it's surprising it hasn't happened already, says the CEO of Green Endeavor.

Perry-McCall partners with Meredian Bioplastics on $70m plant

Perry-McCall has partnered with Meredian Bioplastics after starting construction on a $70m manufacturing facility in Bainbridge, Georgia, US, due for completion in December this year.

Expands stand-up pouch production with $1m Totani machine

Prolamina: ‘More CPG companies are moving away from rigid containers’

Prolamina has expanded its stand-up pouch production with a $1m custom-made Totani BH80 machine as it claims more CPG companies are moving away from rigid containers.

Sales up by 5.6% to €848.4m and EBITDA up by 9% to €123.5m

Constantia Flexibles: ‘In the long term Russia will be an attractive market for flexible packaging’

Constantia Flexibles has released its first half results for 2014 but admits the market is still highly fragmented.

Global Industry News

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...