Mary Ahern, executive director of the Contract Packaging Association

New CPA executive director sets out objectives

By Joe Whitworth

The new executive director of the Contract Packaging Association (CPA) has targeted membership growth, increased participation and industry awareness as her main objectives in an exclusive interview with

Costly consolidation should benefit business in future, says Ralcorp

Ralcorp set to fork out $22m on consolidation

By Kacey Culliney

Diversified private-brand specialist Ralcorp Holdings has announced it will consolidate its cereal, pasta, snacks and sauces businesses at a price of $17m-$22m in a bid to improve efficiency, slash costs and drive business forward.

Goodman Fielder hopes to stabilise costs with consolidation across its bakery sector

Australia’s Goodman Fielder tightens bakery noose

By Kacey Culliney

Australian food firm Goodman Fielder is fusing its bakery business with three site closures as part of a strategic reorganisation of its business to reduce costs and improve efficiency amid struggling sales.

Ceo Michael Clarke wants to increase focus on key areas of the business

Premier Foods still has battle on hands, say analysts

By Dan Colombini

Troubled food giant Premier Foods still has a mountain to climb despite ceo Michael Clarke’s decision to restructure the business and appoint two new managing director (mds), according to city analysts.


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