Graphic Packaging International and Graphic Packaging International Canada have agreed to acquire Seydaco Packaging Corp and its affiliates National Carton and Coating Co., and Groupe Ecco Boites Pliantes Ltée.
Premiumization will be key for the beer market going forward, but that doesn't mean simply charging more for products: they must offer added value and an experience, say industry experts.
Startup Misfit Juicery is taking a two prong approach to the growing threat to the juice category posed by consumers’ increasing concern about sugar, and in doing so is setting itself apart from the competition.
Yili has partnered with SIG Combibloc to launch two Baoquzhu UHT yogurt drinks, packed in CombiblocSmall 250ml.
SHS Drinks, which produces WKD, Shloer, and Woody’s, has partnered with M&H Plastics to produce a 50ml version of its Bottlegreen cordials, sparkling pressé and mixers.
Elopak has partnered with Nippon Paper Industries to launch its Pure-Pak carton in Japan.
Functional beverages are tapping into consumer interest in health and wellness, but consumers are increasingly discerning and demand drinks deliver on their promises.
Treofan has spent €60m in the past two years upgrading its plants in Germany, Italy and Mexico. It also has a sales office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US.
Dispatches from Canadean International Beer Strategies, Amsterdam
Social media strategies need to refrain from insistently pushing brands; but instead add value for consumers, explains Ashley Vinson, head of brand strategy Benelux, Twitter.
Beverage & Dairy Treatment 2015: Meiji and Refresco Gerber
Developments in processing technologies can open doors for new products and product categories – but how do they make the leap from concept to convention?
A Canadean survey of 2,000 UK consumers found that 41% think liquid water enhancers from the likes of Robinsons, Oasis and Vimto are too pricey, casting doubt on the category’s growth prospects.
DRINKTEC 2013: WHAT CAUGHT OUR EYE AT THE SHOW
Ben Bouckley and Mark Astley from BeverageDaily.com and DairyReporter.com chat about technology and trends at Drinktec 2013, including the show’s growing international focus and the trend towards added-value dairy beverages.
RPC Group has said adjusted operating profit before exceptional items is slightly ahead of expectations, in their trading performance update.
Lightweighting will remain a big trend influencing RPC Group's business strategy, according to Pim Vervaat, the packaging firm's new boss.
After launching its first cassava-based beer in Mozambique last year, SAB Miller is taking part in an EU-funded scheme that involves researching alternative foods drawn from the crop’s byproducts.
Ardagh has completed the acquisition of the Boxal Group and Szenna Pack from Exal Corp for €85m.
Turkish company Polinas has acquired biaxially-oriented polyester (BOPET) producer Nuroll from M&G Group as part of a strategy to grow its share of the European flexible packaging market.
Bemis sees upturn in flexible packaging demand
Bemis said a gradual improvement in demand for flexible packaging, especially for shelf-life extension products, was a major factor in it posting better than expected Q4 and year end results.
Closure push opens up beverage pack potential
A new report suggests shifting consumer demand for resealable packaging, reflecting environmental concerns and rising income levels, is boosting global sales of growth for caps and closures, particularly in beverages.
Bakers IAWS, Hiestand in 2.5bn euro merger
Irish baker IAWS is set to merge with Hiestand of Switzerland to
create Aryzta, a €2.5bn firm that will spear the €30bn global
value-added bakery market.
FDF urges Chancellor to support food and drink industry
The UK Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is urging the UK Chancellor
of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, to support the food and drink
industry in his first budget.
AAK UK continues to expand specialist focus
Specialist fat and oil manufacturer AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) UK has
acquired Croda Food Services in a bid to expand its specialist
Food and industrial ingredients drive Tate & Lyle growth
Tate & Lyle has reported a strong full year 2007, the third
consecutive year of sales growth and a key one for repositioning
towards value added ingredients. But despite this, EU sugar reform
continues to prove a drag.
Friesland takes spray drying to Asia
Friesland Foods is expanding its spray drying operations within
Indonesia, as it looks to capture growing demand for powdered
ingredient ranges in the region.
Campina targets appetite control with Fabuless deal
Weight management moved further into the mainstream dairy sector
this week after ingredients firm DSM signed a deal to put its
Fabuless satiety product into a new Optimel dairy drink from
On-target Tate & Lyle forms fermentation partnership
Tate & Lyle has formed a partnership to speed up the
commercialisation of fermented ingredients after posting on-target
Carbery corporate relaunch focuses on value added market
Carbery believes that its new corporate structure will enable the
dairy ingredients giant to tap growing demand for added value
products and provide a one-stop-shop for manufacturers.
Tate & Lyle expands ingredients empire
New acquisitions announced today by Tate & Lyle underline the
UK group's strategy of achieving a truly diverse added value
APV Baker to aid product line diversification
APV Baker has developed a new co-extrusion technology that will
enable food makers in the cereal and snack market to add value to
their products in a number of ways including a larger variety of
shapes and an even wider range of fillings.
Added value seals Danone sales rise
Added value dairy and soft drinks lead Danone to a sales rise in
the third quarter, but the firm is banking on a new pricing and
innovation strategy to re-ignite itself at home in France.
SIG divests to concentrate on core business
SIG is selling the Italian companies SIG Simonazzi (beverage
filling equipment) andSIG Alfa (labelling machines) to the Tetra
Tate & Lyle to up sucralose output
Tate & Lyle, the British sugar and starches group, is to expand
production of the sweetener sucralose at its plant in the US to
meet increased demand for its Splenda brand.
Italian unit for Sabaté closure business
Sabaté Diosos has established an Italian subsidiary, Sabaté Italia,
for the sales of its cork division products.