Southeast Asia

Maori milk company Miraka has signed an MOU to distribute its Whai Ora product in Malaysia.

Miraka expands with Malaysia deal

By Jim Cornall

Miraka, New Zealand’s first Maori-owned milk company, has signed an MOU with Malaysian company Storiiu, a food distribution business, to supply their flagship consumer food, Whai Ora. 

Coca-Cola fined following health inspection at Vietnamese factories

Dateline Southeast Asia

Coca-Cola fined following health inspection at Vietnamese factories

By RJ Whitehead

Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam has been fined for various violations, including the manufacture of food supplements without the required safety certificates, following an inspection carried out by the health ministry last month.

O-I expansion

US bottle maker ramps up Indonesia investment

Owens-Illinois, the world's largest glass container manufacturer, will increase investment in its Jakarta plant, having already increased its production line speed and capacity to support Southeast Asian growth.

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PepsiCo scores MUFC sponsorship goal in Asia-Pacific


PepsiCo have teamed-up with arguably the second best team in English football Manchester United - I'm a Liverpool fan - to sponsor the club in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei.

Joe Barenberg of Octal speaks to Joe Whitworth at Emballage 2012

dispatches from emballage 2012

Octal on track with four-stage growth plan

By Joe Whitworth

Octal is targeting new markets and geographies in what the firm described as a “well-planned four phase approach”.


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