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Yili completes acquisition of New Zealand's second-largest dairy co-operative

06-08-2019

Hong Kong Jin Gang Trade Holding Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China's dairy giant Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group, on August 1 successfully completed the acquisition of Westland Co-operative Dairy Company Limited (Westland), New Zealand's second-largest dairy co-operative. The transaction ceremony between Yili Group and Westland …

Dow is Proud to Sponsor the Showcase of Packaging Innovations

05-08-2019

Dow returns as the exclusive sponsor of The Showcase of Packaging Innovations® at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO. Housed in the Containers and Materials Pavilion, The Showcase of Packaging Innovations features winning entries from 12 worldwide packaging competitions, according to PACK EXPO producer, PMMI, The …

Compostable Foodservice Packaging Sales to Grow

05-08-2019

The worldwide sales of compostable foodservice packaging reached approximately 6,400 tons in 2018, equaling revenues worth $16.7 million. Furthermore, as end-users increasingly opt for sustainable packaging, manufacturers are likely to witness a period of sustained demand in the future. This is according to a new report by Future Market …

TreeHouse Foods divests snacks division to Atlas Holdings

05-08-2019

US-based packaged foods manufacturer TreeHouse Foods has completed the divestiture of its snack nuts and trail mix business to Atlas Holdings for $90m. The Flagstone Foods division manufactures and distributes private label healthy snacks in North America. Its product range includes nut, trail mix and dried fruits. TreeHouse Foods president and …

GEA optimizes TwinTube packaging machine to promote flexibility and automation

02-08-2019

GEA will launch the redesigned high-speed vertical packaging machine GEA SmartPacker TwinTube at PackExpo (booth LS-5905) in Las Vegas, USA from September 23-25, 2019. The entire machine has been redesigned as a future-proof modular system with increased functional efficiency promoting higher operational uptime and ease of use. The TwinTube is a …

Why packaging mustn’t become the weak link in your cold chain

02-08-2019

Cold chain technology is vital for efficient food production, says Advanta’s Miguel Campos. It’s time to focus on the contribution that packaging can make...   According to World Atlas, more than half of the Earth’s population is expected to rely on food sourced from other countries by the year 2050. Food security is …

Morrisons to open beef supply chain to Arla farmers

02-08-2019

Credit: © Arla Foods amba Arla Foods has signed an agreement with UK supermarket chain Morrisons to cover its beef supply chain. As per the terms of the agreement, Morrisons will include bull calves from its dairy suppliers that participate in the Arla UK 360 programme in its beef supply chain. Dairy farmers supported by the …