Wendy’s Wants to Improve its Packaging

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The Wendy’s Co. said that it plans to work with many of its rivals to improve the sustainability of foodservice industry packaging. The Dublin, Ohio-based burger chain joined the NextGen Consortium, a multiyear partnership of foodservice leaders including Starbucks, McDonald’s, Yum Brands and Nestle and convened by Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy. Closed… read more

Food Packaging Design Tips, and why it Matters

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We all have days when we want a delicious dinner delivered right to our door. Luckily, many restaurants and meal delivery kit services are ready and waiting to fulfill that dream. But, poor packaging design decisions can ruin the experience. Let’s take a closer look at why food packaging is important and how you can… read more

IP Combines Packaging Business with Graphic Packaging Holding

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International Paper Co. has agreed to combine its North America consumer packaging business with Graphic Packaging Holding Co. in a deal that values the International Paper division at $1.8 billion, the companies said. Graphic Packaging will own 79.5 percent of the partnership and will be sole operator, and International Paper will own the remainder. The… read more

Linpac Teams up with Dunbia to Develop Pack for Award-Winning ‘Quick Roast’

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Leading food packaging manufacturer, LINPAC (Klöckner Pentaplast) has collaborated with meat processor, Dunbia, to introduce a convenient ‘quick roast’ joint pack concept, Prime Cook, to the shelves of major retailer, Co-op. The novel product, which won ‘Best Product New to Market’ at the Supermeat Awards last month (September 2017) has the potential to put the traditional… read more

Cathy D. Ross and Pedro Enrique Mariani New Directors at Ball Corporation

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Ball Corporation’s board of directors has elected Cathy D. Ross, retired executive vice president and chief financial officer from FedEx Express, and Pedro Henrique Mariani, chairman of the board of Banco BBM to serve as directors of the corporation. Ross, 59, worked at FedEx Express, FedEx Corporation’s largest operating unit, in financial roles of increasing… read more

SIG TO Showcase Good to Go’ Solutions and Innovations at the CBST in Shanghai

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beverage industry, will be the largest exhibitor at the China International Beverage Exhibition on Science and Technology (CBST 2017) in Shanghai from 22nd to 24th November. At the trade fair booth the company will be presenting innovative solutions along SIG’s three main value-adding thrusts of Product Innovation & Differentiation, Smart Factory and Connected Pack. The… read more

Manufacturing in U.S. Expands at a Fast Pace

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American manufacturing expanded last month at the fastest pace in 13 years, powered by robust order growth and healthy production, figures from the Institute for Supply Management showed. Factory index climbed to 60.8 (est. 58.1), the highest since May 2004, from 58.8; readings above 50 indicate expansion; Measure of new orders increased to 64.6, the… read more

Imperial Dade Announces the Acquisition of Central Paper

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Imperial Dade has completed the acquisition of Central Paper Products Co., Inc. The transaction represents the twelfth acquisition for Imperial Dade, a leading national distributor of disposable food service and janitorial supplies, under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, CEO and President of Imperial Dade, respectively. Based in Manchester, NH, and founded in 1948,… read more

Menasha Corporation Announces Acquisition of Ari Packaging

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Menasha Corporation announces that it has acquired ARI Packaging of Alsip, Illinois. The business will operate as part of Menasha Packaging Company, a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation; terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ARI Packaging is a supplier of contract packaging and fulfillment services for merchandising packaging and displays used by consumer packaged goods… read more

Heritage Announces Acquisition of Satellite Vending

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New Heritage Capital is pleased to announce that its portfolio company Continental Services has acquired Satellite Vending Company, a provider of vending, micro-market and office coffee services in the Detroit market. Satellite represents the first add-on acquisition for Continental, further strengthening its position as Michigan’s largest food services company. Continental provides a wide range of custom… read more