All news articles for January 2018

Metsä Board produces cardboard packaging for Fox's. Photo: Metsä Board.

Pros & cons of lightweight/sustainable packaging: ProSweets 2018

‘Is lightweight, recyclable packaging a double-edged sword?’

By Jenny Eagle

Flexible plastic packaging is growing because it’s lightweight, sometimes recyclable, affordable and meets an increasing demand for packaged foods in developing countries.

Silgan Containers to expand in the US. Photo: Silgan Containers.

Silgan Containers to expand in US

By Jenny Eagle

Silgan Containers is opening a plant in Pennsylvania, creating 29 jobs in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, US.

Safe + Fair's primary channel is e-commerce. Pic: Safe + Fair

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Clean-label food start-up SAFE + FAIR gains listing on Amazon

By Douglas Yu

Former PepsiCo executive Will Holsworth contends his clean-label food company's listing on Amazon - expected within a week - could skyrocket the company as Americans look for safe and fairly-priced foods.

Premier Foods reported it sold a whopping 220 million mince pies in 2017 - four million more than a year earlier. Pic: ©GettyImages/budgetstockphoto

Q3 2017 results

Premier Foods: Q3 results sweetened by sales of private label mince pies

By Gill Hyslop

Premier Foods reported a 26% increase in its international sales for Q3 2017 – reflecting the ‘strategic benefit’ of its partnerships with Nissin and Mondelez International – but the company’s biggest growth came from non-branded sales, led by mince pies.

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