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The Cook County sweetened beverage tax has come to an end after four months. ©GettyImages/scanrai

NEWS IN BRIEF

Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax officially expires

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The sweetened beverage tax in Cook County, Illinois, expired on Friday after four months of “overwhelming and relentless opposition” from retailers, consumers and policy makers.

Amcor profit after tax up 24.6%

‘Outlook for the 2014/15 year is for higher earnings’

Amcor profit after tax up 24.6%

By Jenny Eagle

Amcor will continue to expand its portfolio following its Flexible Packaging acquisitions in China, Australia, Indonesia and India.

LiquiGlide can raise a smile for devotees of products such as ketchup (Photo: Shamaasa/Flickr)

Slippery coating tested on Heinz ketchup

LiquiGlide’s coatings to hit shelves in 2015

By Jenny Eagle

LiquiGlide is celebrating an anniversary milestone after seeing demand grow for its Invention of the Year Award, a wet slippery coating used in packaging.

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