Steve Adams is a sensation at Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE). A former electrical apprentice, he rose to become CCE group director of supply chain operations for Great Britain in April last year, following a four-year stint as operations director at the...
Future Consumer Enterprise, the FMCG division of Kishore Biyani’s Future Group, has been busy this week, announcing it will launch Sunkist in India, and divesting itself of Capital Foods, a major private-label brand.
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Nestlé organic sales growth slowed to 4.4% in the first nine months of the year, compared to 6.1% in the same period last year, hit by weaker demand from emerging markets and ongoing recession in Europe.
Buoyed no doubt by new premier Xi Jinping’s seemingly positive approach to the presence of international businesses in China, Anheuser-Busch InBev has indicated it plans to make further inroads in the country.
Specialist plastics packaging firm Petainer Group has invested millions of euros into new injection moulding equipment to boost production at its site in Lidkoping, Sweden, with more investment planned.
Channels for UK food industry funding for environmental projects could be improved, according to Andrew Kuyk, director of the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) sustainability and competitiveness division.
Amcor said strong performance across the board in its flexible and rigid packaging divisions fuelled a 14% profit increase in the first half of the year as recent acquisitions of Ball and Alcan continued to reap rewards.
Ecolab said it has completed the US$8.3bn (€6.4bn) takeover of Nalco as part of a strategy to tap into global mega-trends such as food safety and the need for industry players to maximize operational efficiencies such as energy and water reductions.
Coca-Cola’s continuing expansion in Russia makes sense from an economic standpoint, while the risks to consumer goods firms of doing business in the country are over-estimated, according to an analyst.
With one of the fastest growth rates in the world and per capita consumption forecast to double by 2015, the India plastic sector represents a major commercial opportunities for foreign companies, said the British Plastics Federation.
Rexam’s half-year results show profit before tax up by 19 per cent on 2010. The growth was driven largely by the packaging company’s beverage can business in Europe, which saw operating profits rise by 12 per cent.
The results of the inaugural FoodProductionDaily.com survey gauging the outlook for the food and drink processing industry reveal that commodity and packaging material price increases, the bugbear of the past few months, are proving a challenge for 80...
Leading beverage filling and packaging technology company Krones reported a number of drink makers signing on the dotted line at German trade show Brau Beviale last week, and we caught up with executive chairman of the board, Volker Kroneseder, to get...