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Supply Chain

Supply chain refers to the processes that take a piece of food from a producer to the consumer. It includes production, processing, distribution, consumption and disposal and looks at logistics, warehouse, transport, software, machines, traceability and RFID.

Plastipak Packaging addresses workforce management issues with Kronos data analysis

Plastipak Packaging, a subsidiary of Plastipak Holdings, has turned to Kronos Services and Analytics to address its workforce management issues to increase productivity and improve labor costs.

Machine safety specialist says 'innovate or die'

Schmersal Group to expand its food production business in Brazil

The Schmersal Group has seen an above-average increase in demand for packaging and food machines from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and is expanding its Brazil subsidiary...

Australia

Coles 'the biggest winner’ after $12m fine for conduct with suppliers

The Australian food industry backed a decision to compel Coles, the supermarket chain, to pay A$12m (US$9.1m) to suppliers, who can now leave Coles’s supply chain programme without penalty....

Guest article

Rotech: Top 10 reasons for coding offline

Richard Pether, director, Rotech, gives FoodProductionDaily his top 10 reasons for coding offline for highly automated manufacturing and packing operations.

Sonoco supports Confederate Flag removal

Sonoco has joined calls to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina State House.

Dow Paper Coatings sees a shift towards compostable and biodegradable paper products

Dow Paper Coatings has seen a shift towards a heightened interest in compostable and biodegradable paper products. 

Seasonal fluctuations to further drive confectionery logistics, says Nagel

Seasonal and promotional variations are the main challenge in the distribution of confectionery products, and will further drive just-in-time delivery in the future, says the Nagel Group.

Revised Circular Economy package to focus on waste management, higher recycling targets, product design and innovation & research

The revised EU Circular Economy Package, which will be released at the end of the year, will focus on waste management, higher recycling targets, product design and innovation & research,...

CPG firms know they need a digital strategy to capitalize on a shift in consumer behavior as more shoppers buy products online

CPG firms know they need a digital strategy to capitalize on a shift in consumer behavior as more shoppers buy products online, according to MyWebGrocer in the US.

News in brief

NOVA Chemicals is the first PE resin producer in North America to have a nine-layer line

NOVA Chemicals Corporation (NOVA Chemicals) has announced its Brampton Engineering nine-layer blown film co-extrusion line is fully commissioned and in operation at the Centre for Performance Applications in Calgary.

Guest article

'The price of wasted product isn't the biggest concern for food companies: It's the reputational hit that impacts their brands'

‘Forty-eight million people are sickened and 3,000 killed by foodborne pathogens yearly in the US - one in six, per the CDC.

Special edition: Sustainable Packaging

SPC: Role of sustainable packaging

The journey to being more sustainable as part of the circular economy is continuing with a number of important areas from a packaging perspective, according to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition...

PepsiCo: ‘More than half of the bottles and cans consumed in the US aren’t recycled’

Studies show more than half of the bottles and cans consumed in the US aren’t recycled, with only 33% of plastic bottles recycled, says PepsiCo.

Consumers care about how products are produced and their environmental impact

APP reports an increase in the availability of PEFC certified products, following certification in Indonesia

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has announced an increase in the availability of PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified products, following certification in Indonesia.

UNI Packaging to invest in second HP Indigo 20000 digital press

Yooji and UNI Packaging launch baby food brand using HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press

UNI Packaging is set to invest in a second HP Indigo 20000 digital press, with a third line later this year, following success with its HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press.

News in brief

CMB Engineering opens production facility

CMB Engineering, which provides canmaking machinery, is expanding its operations with a 1,900 square-foot production facility at its international head office in Shipley, UK.  

Klöckner Pentaplast Packaging Europe ‘forced’ to announce price increases

Klöckner Pentaplast Packaging Europe has announced it has been ‘forced’ to announce price increases for various products effective immediately.

Expo Milano 2015: ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’

DuPont: ‘We should look at more and better packaging rather than less’

DuPont kicked off its partner event on Food Security in collaboration with the theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ at Expo Milano 2015, in Italy today (June 10-11).

Sustainable Foods Summit, Amsterdam

Innovia: 20-30% growth rate for bio plastics producers, driven by the Coca-Cola plant bottle

The packaging industry will see a 20-30% growth rate for bio plastic producers by 2020, driven by the likes of the Coca-Cola plant bottle, according to Innovia Films.

Amcor guest article on World Environment Day 2015

Amcor: We simply cannot continue to waste food

As we celebrate World Environment Day 2015, this year’s theme, “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care,” is extremely relevant to how we address current global food shortages to...

AVT & Quality By Vision create first-of-its-kind inspection for sheet coating presses

AVT has partnered with Quality By Vision to develop CoatScan, which it claims is a first-of-its-kind inspection for sheet coating presses. 

Absolutdata: ‘CPG product concepts can take weeks or months and provide mixed or inconclusive results’

Absolutdata, whose clients include SABMiller and Perfetti, Italian confectionery and gum manufacturer, has launched a NAVIK line of automated marketing analytics tools for business managers at major global brands in...

News in brief

Pennsylvania supports Carton Council recycling initiative

One month after the Carton Council of North America launched its Carton Capitals initiative, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has added cartons to its recycling program.

Post-consumer PET recycling processes evaluated

A panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has backed two processes used to recycle post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into food contact materials.

Tomra installs cold room to test sorting equipment

Tomra Sorting Solutions has installed a cold room in its test and demonstration center in Belgium.

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