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TrenStar to provide keg management for UK brewer

TrenStar has announced that it has concluded an agreement with Scottish Courage Limited, part of Scottish & Newcastle plc and one of the largest brewers...

Cautious optimism about machinery sales

Spending for packaging machinery in the United States is expected to increase this year, but only by a modest 1.5 to 2.5 per cents, according...

Consumers Packaging files for bankruptcy

Consumers Packaging, formerly Canada's largest manufacturer of glass containers, has filed an assignment in bankruptcy. KPMG of Toronto has been appointed as trustee. During the...

Brazilian meat-processor closes Argentine plant due to crisis

Sadia, Brazil's largest meat-processing company, has announced plans to close its distribution centre in Argentina as a result of that country's economic crisis. According to...

P&G sees overall growth, but food segment sales are down

US-based consumer goods giant P&G delivered double-digit volume and core earnings per share growth for the January-March quarter, ended 31 March, exceeding analysts' estimates. However,...

Ivex Packaging reports drop in sales

US company Ivex Packaging Corporation has reported that its sales for the first quarter of this year have fallen from $159.5 million (€176.5 million) to...

Norsk Hydro to complete VAW integration

Norwegian energy and metal group Norsk Hydro is hoping to complete the integration of Germany's VAW Aluminium in the next few weeks, and hopes to...

Americans recycle 55 billion aluminium cans

Americans recycled 55.6 billion aluminium cans in 2001, for a beverage can recycling rate of 55.4 per cent, and the industry paid out $850 million...

ECJ sides with Asda in Parma case

UK supermarket chain Asda has won a victory in its legal battle with Italian ham producers after an adviser to the European Union's highest court...

Chilli tortilla product recalled

Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling about 800 kilograms of fully cooked, frozen chilli tortilla product that might be contaminated with pieces of plastic, the US...

P&G licenses juice extraction technology in China

The Procter & Gamble Company has announced that Hunan Kinglong Bio-resources will be the exclusive Chinese licensee for P&G's proprietary Lo Han Guo processing technology....

Coke bottler introduces slimmer box

Coca-Cola Enterprises, the world's biggest bottler of Coke, is switching to a box that stacks six rows two cans deep, with the idea that a...

IWKA chairman predicts further consolidation for packaging industry

IWKA chairman Hans Fahr has spoken of the need for further consolidation within the food packaging industry to meet the increasingly cost-conscious demands of food...

Flexible filling and capping

Canadian packaging specialist Dawson has developed a compact level filler/capper for low capacity users, which the company claims will be of particular interest to smaller...

Amcor continues acquisitions

Amcor Ltd. (AMCR), the world's fourth-largest packaging company, continues to play an aggressive role in global industry consolidation, recently announcing that it will acquire Tobepal...

IBP boosts Tyson profits

Tyson Foods Inc., the largest U.S. producer of beef, chicken, and pork, said on Monday fiscal second-quarter results turned to a profit as sales rose...

Packaging is a safe bet for investors

A recent report published by The Wall Street Transcript reveals that the packaging sector, and in particular food packaging, is currently a steady investment because...

Sugar still a sweetener for Mauritius

Despite being relegated as the biggest industry in Mauritius, the sugar industry continues to harvest 600,000 tonnes each year, the majority of which is exported...

European group acquires Canada's Wulftec

M.J. Maillis Group has announced the acquisition of stretch wrapping equipment manufacturer Wulftec International Inc., of Ayer's Cliff, Québec, Canada. M.J. Maillis Group, Athens, Greece,...

Fleming to buy two supplier firms

US Food distributor Fleming Cos., struggling with the bankruptcy of its biggest customer, Kmart Corp., said Wednesday it is paying $430 million (€475million) to buy...

Brazil meat and poultry exports increase

The Brazilian exports of chicken meat reached more than 80 countries. Poultry raising has been increasing over the last 25 years in Brazil, which has...

Rexam extends intelligence solution

Rexam Beverage Can Americas, a division of global consumer packaging giant Rexam has implemented a business intelligence solution from Cognos to provide reporting and analysis...

Consumers offered 'natural-in-natural' packaging

IPER, a leading Italian supermarket chain, announced this week that it has launched a natural-based packaging alternative for its thermoform containers and heat-sealable film overlays....

New TLM top loader from Germany

German packaging company Gerhard Schubert unveiled its new TLM top loading packaging machine system to visitors at Interpack 2002 in Dusseldorf, Germany, this week. The...

New technology for snack industry

US baker APV Baker introduced new equipment and processes for the snack industry at the giant packaging trade fair Interpack 2002, held in Dusseldorf, Germany,...

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