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Demand for convenient packaging and food safety concerns fuelled growth for Sealed Air

Meat helps Sealed Air beat economic blues

By Rod Addy

Meat solutions in the Americas helped Sealed Air Corporation offset struggles in tough markets during its fourth financial quarter (Q4), according to president and chief executive officer Jerome Peribere.

Cargill full year earnings ‘not up to expectations’: CEO

Cargill full year earnings ‘not up to expectations’: CEO

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Cargill has reported an 82% slump in profit for the fourth quarter and a 56% drop for the fiscal year, citing cyclical trends in soybean processing and American beef, as well as wider economic and political factors.

AEP Industries Q2 results

AEP Industries reports strong Q2

By Joe Whitworth

AEP Industries has reported a Q2 net sales increase of almost US$50m (€40m) and a profit rise of $13.3m from the same period last year despite a “high degree of economic pessimism in our markets.”

Northern lights down

Northern lights down

UK food processor Northern Foods has blamed a drop in pre-tax
profit on tough trading conditions in the first half of the year.
The group is taking stock of the situation and a full review of the
company's structure is being...

Bad news for biotech firm

Bad news for biotech firm

Recently published sales figures from Sartorius indicate that 2003
has not been a great year for the German biotechnology group.
Third-quarter earnings have been negatively affected by the
impending insolvency of the group's...

Rock solid

Rock solid

It has been quite an eventful year for Rock-Tenn. Two acquisitions
were made, and in September, the firm sold its plastic packaging
assets to global packaging giant Pactiv. In addition, recently
published results suggest that a degree...

Crown in the black

Crown in the black

Crown Holdings, the US-based global packaging provider, has
announced a drop in its quarterly earnings to the end of September
following a change in its accounting terms, but the company's
year-to-date results continue to show...

Chips chipper

Chips chipper

Chips has announced first-half profits of €5.5 million. Operating
profit increased by 22 per cent to €12.9 million, and profit before
taxes and minority share totalled €13.1 million.

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