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UK Packaging Awards 2014: Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Unilever and more join star-studded judging panel

UK Packaging Awards 2014: Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Unilever and more join star-studded judging panel

A host of big-name brands and retailers including Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Mondelez and Nestlé have signed up to judge this year’s UK Packaging Awards

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YouGov survey highlights preference for plastic amongst Britons

YouGov survey highlights preference for plastic amongst Britons

Seventy-seven percent of Britons would rather squeeze their tomato ketchup out of a plastic container than shake it out of a glass bottle, according to a new survey commissioned by...

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Sandland Packaging swoops for local rival

Sandland Packaging, the West Midlands-based cardboard box manufacturer, has completed the acquisition of local competitor Conyers Packaging through administrators Nationwide Acquisitions, for an undisclosed fee

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RKW Group acquires Hyplast

Agricultural and plastic films producer RKW Group has acquired Belgian plastics manufacturer Hyplast, after approval by the German Anti-Trust Commission

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Brown Bear packaging firm snapped up by EuroFoods

Brown Bear packaging firm snapped up by EuroFoods

Cwmbran-based food packaging firm Brown Bear Food has been acquired by Newport-based Euro Foods, saving 40 jobs

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Glenroy supplies flexible packaging for Haitian aid project

Glenroy supplies flexible packaging for Haitian aid project

Wisconsin-based Glenroy, manufacturer of flexible packaging, is providing packaging material for HopeGel - a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition

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GWP Packaging to support Swindon Foodbank through 2014

Protective Packaging firm GWP Packaging has adopted Swindon Foodbank as its chosen charity for the

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Benson Group adds to children’s hospice Easter egg collection

Benson Group is donating Easter eggs to the Rainbow Children’s Hospice nearby Loughborough

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PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 11 April 2014

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 11 April 2014

Each week, we publish the average trading price for packaging recovery notes from PRN trading platform the Environment Exchange

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M&M supplies Easy-Lock polyethylene reclosable system

M&M supplies Easy-Lock polyethylene reclosable system

M&M is supplying the Easy-Lock by Aplix polyethylene reclosable system designed for flexible packaging

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Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare achieves PS9000:2011

Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare has become the first pharmaceutical printed packaging company to achieve the PS9000:2011 pharmaceutical quality standard certification in North America and across all of their global manufacturing...

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Parkside Flexibles wins second RoSPA award

Parkside Flexibles (Europe) has had its approach to occupational safety and health recognised for the second year in succession

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EU tobacco pack regs blamed for closure of Imperial’s UK manufacturing site

EU tobacco pack regs blamed for closure of Imperial’s UK manufacturing site

Imperial Tobacco has partly blamed EU regulations on packaging for the closure of its Nottingham manufacturing site with the loss of 540 jobs

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Challenging trading conditions blamed for Tesco fall in profits

Challenging trading conditions blamed for Tesco fall in profits

Profits at supermarket giant Tesco have fallen with its chief executive Philip Clarke citing a “changing trading environment”

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Crown Holdings receives EU approval for Mivisa acquisition

Crown Holdings, Philadelphia-based manufacturer of consumer packaging products, has been given approval by the European Commission for its acquisition of Mivisa Envases, Spanish manufacturer of two- and three-piece food cans...

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Procter & Gamble signs new contract with Communisis

Marketing managed services provider Communisis has renewed its contract with FMCG giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) until the end of 2019, for an undisclosed fee

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