North America

Sales of EPS in packaging and other fields is on the rise.

EPS market to top $19bn by 2018

By Jenni Spinner

Demand for expanded polystyrene (EPS) is trending up, fuelled by food packaging and other industries around the globe.

Natural colours overtake synthetics as European growth leads the way

Global report on food colours

Clean label trend helps drive natural colours to overtake synthetics

By Nathan Gray

Natural colours have overtaken their synthetic counterparts for the first time ever, and the trend towards clean label products is one of the key drivers according to new data from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

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.

ConAgra to buy Ralcorp for $6.8 billion

Breaking news

ConAgra to buy Ralcorp for $6.8 billion

By Stephen DANIELLS

After multiple abortive attempts in 2011, ConAgra Foods has announced that it has reached a ‘definitive agreement’ to buy Ralcorp Holdings, the largest manufacturer of private label food in the US.