There's an all out battle for supremacy in the UK glass container
market, with upstart Quinn Glass attempting to muscle its way over
Ardagh Glass, the number one producer in the country, reports
A transatlantic trade dispute over genetically modified food will
come to the fore over the next 10 days in Montreal, Canada, where
government, civic and business representatives are gathering for a
second round of international negotiations...
Small-time Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has beaten US beer giant
Anheuser Busch for the right to sell its beer under the Budweiser
brand in Cambodia, after winning an appeal in the country's Supreme
Court, reports Chris Mercer.
Italy-based chemical group Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G) is
constructing a new high-performance PET plant in South America,
warning that the commodity market is becoming seriously
oversupplied, writes Anthony Fletcher.
US-based Intermec Technologies has named Global Food Group (GFG) to
supply its RFID requirements as part of an authorised partner
programme - a step that should see it increase its presence in the
supply of RFID solutions for food...
Rexam Glass' recent €15 million investment in its glassworks at
Dongen, the Netherlands, means that energy consumption (per tonne
of glass) from the improved furnace will be within 10 per cent of
the best performing glass furnaces...
Loma Systems, a leading global manufacturer of checkweighers, metal
detectors and X-ray systems for the food industry, is launching the
Xe, the latest addition to its x-ray range at Foodex Meatex. The
company claims that the new range...
RPC Containers Blackburn, a branch of the RPC Group, has produced a
new PET jar for the relaunched range of Oxo instant gravy granules.
The manufacturer Campbells says that it has redeveloped its range
of gravies to meet contemporary...
Lithuanian cheese manufacturer Rokiskio suris recently signed a
contract worth €3 million with processing equipment provider APV to
provide anautomated production facility at the company's Rokiskio
plant in Lithuania.
Campina Germany is looking to put a disappointing year behind it by
concentrating on its Landliebe brand in 2004. A decline in group
turnover in 2002 was blamed on lower prices and a focus on quality
improvement instead of turnover...
Amcor PET Packaging has launched the Rebound line, which the
company claims sets a new standard for hot-fill polyethylene
terephthalate (PET) bottles. The new line has been developed to
offer improvements to aesthetic and functional...
Rexam, the global consumer packaging company, has announced the
start of negotiations with local union representatives regarding
the restructuring of its German glass operation. This move follows
the acquisitions of Nienburger Glass...
Allied Glass Containers has recently supplied UK-based beverage
manufacturer G & J Greenall with new 1-litre and 700ml ultra
lightweight spirit bottles. The new packaging will be used for the
firm's Selekt and Moskova ranges...
Riverwood Holding, parent company of Riverwood International, and
Graphic Packaging International, have said that they will take the
name of Graphic Packaging Corporation upon completion of their
In the US, Tropicana Products has begun shipping its Pure Premium
orange juice to store shelves in a new wide-mouth 1.75-litre PET
carafe designed and manufactured by Graham Packaging Company -
packaging believed to be the first of...
A decline in demand for three-piece metal welded food cans has
forced US-based packaging group Ball to close one of its production
facilities in Arkansas and transfer production to another nearby
Ireland-based Ardagh has said that it intends to demerge its Glass
Container Businesses into a new entity - Ardagh Glass Limited - a
move aimed at providing greater opportunities for future
Xiamen Yinlu Tongmou, one of the biggest food and beverage groups
on the Chinese market, recently contracted Italian company Procomac
to fit a complete PET aseptic filling line for its latest
Associated British Foods, the UK-based international food,
ingredients and retail group, has announced that it has sold its
glass packaging business, Allied Glass Containers, to its
management who are supported by Close Brothers Private...
Ball Corporation, the US packaging group has said that it will ask
for consentfrom its senior note holders to launch a $200 million
(€201.5m) offering of senior notes with a maturity of 10 years, in
connection with its proposed acquisition...
Although the future of the EC Merger Regulations Committee might
have been thrown into doubt, the recent overruling that allows
Tetra Laval to go ahead with its plans to acquire Sidel paves the
way for an increased presence in the...
Ball, the US-based global food packaging provider, has reported
third quarter earnings of $50 million (€51.2m) on sales of $1.039
billion, compared to $35.7 million on sales of $1 billion in the
same period a year ago.
An investment approaching €1.6 million has just been completed at
Berryman's glass treatment plant in West Yorkshire, UK, which the
company claims has created the largest colour enhancement facility
in the country.
Pepsi-Cola North America (PCNA) and Marion Pepsi-Cola Bottling said
on Thursday that they have reached an agreement to settle legal
action, pending since June 1999, involving the two long-time
Ball Corporation will release its third quarter 2002 earnings on
Thursday 24 October before trading begins on the New York Stock
Exchange. At 9am US Mountain Time, Ball will hold its regular
quarterly conference call on the company's...
The board of the National Stock Exchange of Lithuania (NSEL) has
decided to remove shares in Grafobal Vilnius, the paper and
paperboard packaging manufacturer, from the bourse's Current List
of Trading with effect from 1November,...
United Glass has officially opened its glass recycling centre in
Alloa, Scotland. The £1.3 million (€2m) project was funded by an
investment of Packaging Recovery Note money to construct the
processing plant and a new visitor centre.