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Japanese snack giant Calbee has reported a slump in profits. Pic: ©GettyImages/switchpipipi/Bellisimo

Has Calbee’s profit slump put PepsiCo partnership in balance?

By Gill Hyslop

Japanese snack giant Calbee posted a profit decline for its third quarter results for fiscal year ending March 31, 2018 due to sharp slowdown in North America, possibly putting its business partnership with PepsiCo on the line.

BakeMark has added Best Brand's extensive portfolio of bakery ingredients to its own basket of speciality products. Pic: BakeMark

BakeMark acquires Best Brands

By Gill Hyslop

US bakery business BakeMark has acquired Best Brands from CSM Bakery Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

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Napasol AG acquires licensee Napasol North America

Napasol to start 3 projects in walnut industry

By Joseph James Whitworth

Switzerland-based Napasol AG has acquired its licensee Napasol North America (NNA) which commercializes pasteurization equipment to the nut, seeds, herbs and spices industry.

Wexxar manager says loss of US manufacturing jobs driven by automation, not trade agreements, as Trump suggests ©iStock/andykatz

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Packaging industry cautious on Trump’s US manufacturing promise

By Douglas Yu

Automation and increased profitability may make US President-elect Donald Trump's promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US empty, say some food packaging and processing industry leaders at Pack Expo in Chicago.

Sabert Corporation to acquire Kalman Packaging

Sabert Corporation to acquire Kalman Packaging

By Jenny Eagle

Sabert Corporation has agreed to acquire Kalman Packaging, a North Carolina based manufacturer of thermoformed plastic hinged food containers, for the bakery/supermarket sector.

CCL Industries

CCL and Korsini to build IML factory in the US

By Jenny Eagle

CCL Industries has signed an agreement to build a manufacturing plant for in-mould-labels (IML) in Memphis, Tennessee, with Korsini, a European IML producer in Izmir, Turkey.

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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.

PepsiCo CEO: 'We leveraged our global scale by lifting and shifting successful new products like Doritos Jacked and Deep Ridged chips from the US into a number of international markets'

Frito-Lay peddles forward to gain market share

By Kacey Culliney

Frito-Lay has gained market share in snacks for the first time in a year thanks to successful international expansions and marketing campaigns, says PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi.

What are the biggest opportunities and challenges in smarter packaging for bakery, snacks and cereals?

Smart packaging: Is industry being clever enough?

By Kacey Culliney

Manufacturers want packaging that adds value to the consumer experience and has stand-out shelf appeal in a crowded market, but what opportunities are there in the drive to be ‘smarter’?

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.