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SqueezyStraw stand up pouch expands into beverages and desserts

The Barton Group has expanded the applications for its patented dispensing pouch technology called SqueezyStraw.

‘Doy bags conquer more supermarket shelves globally each year’

Bosch launches packaging microsite for confectionery, bakery and snack producers

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched a microsite for the confectionery, bakery, nuts, snacks and powder industries to help producers find the right machinery systems to meet their needs.

tna looks back on the evolution of the snack industry as it celebrates 35th anniversary

tna was founded by Alf and Nadia Taylor, in Sydney, Australia, in February 1982, transforming the snack food industry by launching a high-speed vertical form fill system (VFFS) called the tna robag in 1985.

Mondelēz rolls out SmartLabel app to keep its consumers informed

More than 1,100 products across Mondelēz’s US snack portfolio, including Oreo cookies, Good Thins crackers and belVita breakfast biscuits, are now searchable on the SmartLabel app. 

RPC Group to acquire North American plastic packaging firm for £552m

RPC Group has announced plans to acquire Letica, a North American manufacturer and distributor of rigid plastic packaging, for £552m ($691m).

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Deltasacs launches biodegradable and compostable candy packs

Deltasacs, which specializes in plastic pouches, stand-up and flat-bottom confectionery bags, has launched packaging with biodegradable and compostable materials.

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Interactive packs: Design students encourage you to play with your food

Students of the Cologne International School of Design (KISD) presented packaging concepts based on the theme ‘sweet traditions’ and childhood memories at ISM in Cologne.

Mondi Group expands its consumer packaging business

Mondi Group, which makes food and beverage packaging, has acquired Excelsior Technologies for $40m, to further grow its consumer packaging business. 

‘Easy format’: Fuel10K Porridge Pots taps on-the-go breakfast trend

FUEL10K has increased the size of its on-the-go Porridge Pots to capitalize on the new wave of young consumers skipping breakfast. 

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Machinery manufacturer sees tough competition for wafer and biscuit packaging but success in chocolate

Ecomec in Belgium deals in second-hand machinery for processed packaging for the candy, chocolate, biscuit and wafers market. 

EEB: Labelling bioplastics ‘eco’, ‘green’ or ‘bio’ misleads consumers

The European Parliament’s environment committee (ENVI) voted to amend its Waste Legislative Package this week (January 24) with more ambitious EU targets for 2030.

US-based Bemis to open Northern Ireland Business Services Centre

Bemis, headquartered in Wisconsin, US, will open a Business Services Centre in Northern Ireland, creating 95 jobs to support its European operations.

South Africa Competition Commission halts packaging acquisition

The Competition Commission of South Africa has stopped Corruseal Group acquiring Boxlee and Pride Pak Packaging.

Poppies improves metal detection on its puff pastry biscuits

Ishida Europe’s Belgian agent BRN has installed three packaging machines for six different pack formats, trays and bags in sizes from 75g to 400g, with flexibility for up to seven changeovers for Poppies International.

Consumer market growth drives sack & kraft paper market to $80bn by 2021

Smither’s Pira on what’s driving bakery packaging

Smaller pack sizes, technological advancements and demand for higher quality graphics will drive the sack and kraft market to $80bn by 2021, says Smither’s Pira.

Ishida Europe on how African snack manufacturers can be more competitive

African snack manufacturers need to improve efficiencies by eliminating product giveaway and increase throughput, according to Ishida Europe.

Uflex increases tortilla chip shelf life from three weeks to 90 days

Whole Foods Market has partnered with Uflex to redesign its tortilla packaging after the barrier coating left the chips soggy after three weeks.

Klöckner Pentaplast Group to propose public offering of its common stock

Kleopatra Holdings, the holding company for Klöckner Pentaplast Group has filed a statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to propose an initial public offering of its common stock. 

Sales expected to reach $16.15bn in 2022

High demand for resealable closures thanks to extended shelf life

Sales in resealable closures and spouts are expected to reach $16.15bn in 2022, driving future F&B market growth, says Zion Market Research.

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Cracking good reads: BakeryAndSnacks 2017 special features calendar

Reporting from the coalface to bring you breaking news in the bakery and snacks sector is our game plan for 2017. Next year, we will delve into safety strategies, smart packaging, the ‘free from’ craze and the influence cartoon characters have on branding, among others.

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