North America

Sappi North America's Somerset, Maine, mill makes LusterCote and several other grades of paper.

Industry consolidation opens opportunity

Sappi NA launches Packaging Group, debuts label product

By Heidi Parsons

Responding to market gaps created by industry consolidation and closures, Sappi North America (NA) has leapt into the packaging market with the launch of its Packaging Group and a label paper called LusterCote.

Popping trends of the popcorn industry: FONA

Popping trends of the popcorn industry: FONA

By Anna Bonar

The popcorn category saw a 94% increase in product launches from 2010 to 2014 with 422 of these coming from North America, says a trend report from FONA International.

Aryzta CEO says the acquisitions will move the company into more relevant convenience channels and tap into opportunities in bakery snacking

Aryzta pumps $1bn into US and Canada acquisitions

By Kacey Culliney

Swiss bakery firm Aryzta will acquire Canada’s Pineridge Bakery and US Cloverhill Bakery for a collective sum of €730m (US$1.01bn) in a move its CEO says will shift the company into more relevant convenience channels.

'Rumble in the snack soda jungle': Peltz v. PepsiCo

'Rumble in the snack soda jungle': Peltz v. PepsiCo

By Ben BOUCKLEY

As crusading investor Nelson Peltz lets off another bomb in the Pepsi boardroom – this time in the form of a 37-page letter criticizing the firm’s snack/soda integration – we examine the arguments for and against any split.

Star Packaging Corporation

InterFlex Group acquires Star Packaging

By Jenny Eagle

The InterFlex Group has acquired Star Packaging Corporation, a flexible packaging converter with markets in the North American bakery, chemicals and snack food sector.

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