Snack food industry international trade association SNAC has named Elizabeth Avery as its new president.
US bakery ingredients and finished goods business CSM Bakery Solutions has promoted Marianne Kirkegaard to president and chief executive officer.
Nature’s Own manufacturer Flowers Foods has made a string of promotions in its investor and corporate relations operations.
PepsiCo has announced a series of appointments, including one to address the importance of digitally connected consumers and e-commerce distribution channel.
Heads of finance, marketing, R&D leaving at month’s end
Under new CEO John Cahill, Kraft Foods Group has announced new roles for two top executives and the imminent departure of the company’s current heads of finance, marketing, and R&D.
Latest food firm to enter pet food market
Following its recently announced plans to acquire Big Heart Pet Brands, the J.M. Smucker Company announced five executive promotions it said are “designed to position the Company for continued growth and success.”
Peter Vanacker, CEO of Treofan Group, has chosen to leave the company, much to the owners regret, standing down on February 28.
Former Nestle MD to head up Consumer Board
Stora Enso will split its Renewable Packaging Division into two segments; the Consumer Board and Packaging Solutions, from January 1, 2015.
General Mills has developed gluten-free cereal lines, added protein, targeted adults and re-launched old favorites in a bid to boost cereal business in the US over the past year.
Premier Foods’ executive director and chief financial officer (cfo) Mark Moran is to leave the firm, in what City analyst Panmure Gordon called further evidence that “the revolving door continues to spin”.
Big-brand behemoth Kraft has tapped a new executive to lead its finance team.
Scholle Packaging has acquired controlling interest in Flexpack and WS Packaging has bought Label World from Kamylon Capital to kick off 2013 with a bang.
Sonoco has revealed it has been a tough year with performance below expectations but added it remained optimistic going into 2013.
Adept Technology has appointed Sam Rawas to the new position of general manager, Packaging Solutions Business Unit with the aim of building on the business.
MeadWestvaco (MWV) has acquired an Indian corrugated packaging material producer and said it will tap into the experience of its presence in Brazil to accelerate growth through the deal.
Dow Chemical Company has announced a new business structure aimed at accelerating speed to commercialisation.
IDEX buys Matcon to tap into Asian marketplace
IDEX Corporation has acquired Matcon Group with the aim of increasing their global customer base in one of their fastest growing segments.
Rock-Tenn has closed its acquisition of Mid South Packaging for an undisclosed amount adding it will strengthen the firm’s market reach.
Barilla appoints Unilever veteran as new CEO
Italian food group Barilla has appointed Claudio Colzani as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective from October.
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has appointed Mike Boswell as vice-president with immediate effect.
Ecolab president resigns
Ecolab have announced their president, who joined the firm as part of the Nalco merger last year, is leaving to become chief executive officer for chemicals company, Univar.
Panera appoints interim financial chief
The Panera Bread Company has appointed Thomas Patrick Kelly as its interim chief financial officer (CFO) following the departure of former finance chief Jeff Kip.
Food giant Kraft Foods has appointed Gerhard "Gerd" W. Pleuhs to lead its global legal team after its current head plans to leave in April.
Food giant Kraft has announced plans to introduce BelVita breakfast biscuits to the US market following European success and plans a string of other snacks product launches in 2012 to appeal health conscious consumers.
Ball increases ownership in Brazilian joint venture
Ball Corporation has bought a further 10.1 per cent stake in its Brazilian beverage packaging joint venture.
Snyder’s-Lance merger creates no. 2 US salty snack company
Salty snack makers Snyder’s of Hanover and Lance, Inc. have signed a merger deal that creates the second largest salty snack company in the United States after Frito-Lay.
Sara Lee plans 20 percent salt reduction
Sara Lee intends to reduce the salt content in a range of products by an average of 20 percent over the next five years, the company has announced.
News briefs: Warburtons, General Mills and a spooky idea
Warburtons opens a new factory in Wales, General Mills gets a new
CEO, and letting the snack out of the can for Halloween.
Graham Packaging blames net losses on one-off costs
Six months after its acquisition of Owens-Illinois' plastics unit,
Graham Packaging has reported a net loss of $11.5 million (€ 9.1
million) for the first quarter of this year, even though net sales
increased by 138 per cent...
Wheat experts push biotech need
Biotechnology is the key to the future of a competitive wheat
industry, said experts at a conference this weekend, according to a
report by Reuters.
Packaging industry people on the move
Alcan has appointed a new executive vice president, while Finnish
packaging manufacturer Huhtamaki has reinforced its group head
office with a couple of executive appointments.
People on the move
Amcor has sacked its CEO after an investigation suggested some
employees were running a cartel, while Rexam chairman Rolf
Börjesson has been appointed to the board of Avery Dennison.
Weekly review: On the up
This week's round-up of people on the move includes a new CFO for
Fronterra, a new MD for analysis institute RSSL and the appointment
of a chief executive for newly-formed Innovia Films.
Graphic Packaging given shareholder nod for Riverwood merger
Graphic Packaging International yesterday said that its
shareholders have approved the proposed merger with Riverwood
Holdings, to form a global paperboard packaging company with
estimated annual sales of $2.2 billion (€1.94bn).
AT Plastics appoints new CFO
AT Plastics of Canada has appointed James Gingerich to the position
of executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer.
Ball to acquire Schmalbach-Lubeca
Ball Corporation has agreed to acquire Schmalbach-Lubeca, the
second largest beverage can manufacturer in Europe. Combined, the
two companies produce more than 45 billion beverage cans annually
in North America and Europe.
EarthShell conference call
EarthShell Corporation, the US-based eco packaging provider, will
report second quarter 2002 results on July 31, 2002.
Sonoco 2Q conference
Sonoco, the US-based packaging provider, is to broadcast a live
webcast of its conference call announcing 2002 second quarter and
first half financial results.
AptarGroup results conference
AptarGroup, the US-based manufacturer of dispensing systems for the
food and beverage markets, will hold a conference call on Friday 19
July 2002 to discuss the its second quarter results for 2002.