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Packaging Design Wrap-Up: Cadbury’s twist-to-seal packaging helps with portion control; vodka’s packaging design uses reverse psychology by highlighting dangers of alcohol use; detachable egg packaging saves room in refrigerators

At CLFP Food Processing Expo, Feb. 15-16, Scholle IPN to showcase its DuraTech films for frozen products, DuraTuff co-extruded film for processed foods, EnduraShield multilayer barrier film for VFFS, ClearShield PET/EVOH laminate for pouches, more

DS Smith discusses packaging trends ‘not to miss’ in the dairy industry; company highlights on-the-go packaging solutions that are ‘smart’ and portable, and circular-ready solutions that replace plastics

Aptar launches PolkaLite, a recyclable snap-top closure that weighs 8.4g and utilizes 1.3g less plastic than the original Polka solution; the PP closure can be used in food products with chunks or a high viscosity level

Plastic Ingenuity, one of the largest custom thermoformers in North America, joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council; company fully supports HPRC’s mission to enhance the circularity of healthcare packaging, says official

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January 11, 2022

Industry Roundup

Flexible Packaging

Sweden-based Esska uses SchurStarLight reclosable bags for its pacifiers; SchurStarLight bags include a zipper, offer high automation and extreme adaptability with manual, semi- or fully automatic packing processes
Packaging News (01/10)

Rigid Packaging

Bahrain begins ban of plastic water bottles offering less than 200ml of liquid holding capacity; the move aims to reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment
Daily Tribune (01/10)

Coca-Cola in Bhutan switching its green-colored packaging for Sprite to clear PET bottles for easier recycling; switch is part of Coca-Cola's efforts to contribute toward more sustainable environmental practices, says official from bottler Tashi Beverages
Business Bhutan (01/10)

Corrugated Packaging

Dynapac completes 100% acquisition of Japan-based Asahi Cardboard and Josai Pack; both target companies manufacture, sell packaging materials such as corrugated containerboard
Marketline - Deals (01/10)


International Delight announces limited-time offering of new Wonka Whipple Scrumptious Fudgy Caramel Creamers, in partnership with Warner Bros.; product comes in 32 oz. bottles for US$3.79
PR Newswire (01/10)

Sustainable chemical firm Indorama Ventures is acquiring Ngoc Nghia, a PET converter in Vietnam for brands in the beverage, non-beverage industries; Ngoc Nghia has production capacity of approximately 5.5 billion units of PET preforms, bottles, closures
Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. (01/10)


Wildpack Beverage says it continues to work through its acquisition pipeline, is targeting to increase its operations from six to 12 facilities in 2022; company provides aluminum can filling, decorating and brokering services to brands throughout the US
Canada Newswire (01/10)

Reusable/Refillable/Storage Containers

UK online sustainable household products retailer Nookary debuts Probiotic Air Freshener, Probiotic Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner, joining recently launched All-Purpose Probiotic Cleaner in probiotic range; products come with glass bottles, refill pouches
M2 PressWIRE (01/10)

UK indie brand Wild Cosmetics expanding retail presence, now at Sainsbury's, select Waitrose supermarkets, beauty retailer Boots, department store Selfridges, with range of natural, refillable deodorants in several scents; brand plans to expand in EMEA
CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com (01/10)

Retail Food Packaging

ProAmpac’s fresh food-to-go packaging receives further recognition; HandRap wins 2021 UK Packaging Award, RecycAll Freshpack wins 2021 World Plant-Based Award and nominated for 2022 PAC Global Award, and RapTray recognized by GDUSA for graphic design
Business Wire (01/10)

Retail Beverage Packaging

Savanna Rums' revamped packaging takes inspiration from La Réunion Island; new look includes natural color tones, redrawn Savanna wordmark with brushed S symbol and embossing, new brand icon composed of an orchid flower and Piton de la Fournaise volcano
Packaging News (01/10)

Beauty Products Packaging

Qosmedix expands stock collection with new options for lipsticks, concealers, highlighters, other solid formulations; options include a slim black tube with slanted applicator tip and matching cap, and mini lipstick tubes with either a black or clear cap
Qosmedix (01/10)

UK sales of beauty miniatures up 35% in 2021 in 'bite-size beauty' trend, as shoppers want to try before they buy, experience luxury brands at budget-friendly price; high-end brands rushing to produce scaled-down versions of hair, skin, makeup bestsellers
Daily Mail (01/10)

Secondary Packaging

Grupo Modelo partnering with WestRock, Grupo Gondi in a transition to fiber-based CanCollar packaging in Quintana Roo; partnership aims to help advance the beer company’s sustainability goals by eliminating its use of plastic rings in Mexico
Business Wire (01/10)

Paper Packaging

Adeera Packaging setting up a 100 tonne/month output unit for ecommerce paper packaging in south India; unit will manufacture resealable paper courier bags by doing proprietary modifications to machines
Print Week (01/10)

Swedish food packaging company Tetra Pak is investing about US$115.12M/year to develop more sustainable packages; aims is to develop fully recyclable packages made of fully renewable materials and to replace plastics with plant-based plastics
M-Brain Nordic News (01/10)

Plastic Packaging

Neha Jain, founder and CEO of India-based startup Zerocircle Alternatives, wins TiE Women global pitch competition, plans to use US$70,000 prize money to initiate pilot scale-up; Zerocircle uses seaweed to help companies with custom packaging solutions
Yourstory.in (01/10)

Glass Packaging

Ardagh Glass Packaging to celebrate the United Nations International Year of Glass throughout 2022, commemorating the role of glass packaging in a sustainable society; celebration will include fairs and exhibitions, seminars and social media campaigns
PR Newswire (01/10)

Packaging Design

New England Co-Pack announces new packaging and shipping options for its customers; the full-service company supports entrepreneurs and small- and mid-size businesses to get their products to market with the best custom packaging for their brands
EIN Presswire (01/10)

Antalis opens new Smart Packaging Centre, which features a demonstration suite for packaging automation and a dedicated packaging design studio; the demonstration suite showcases carton and bag on-demand machinery from Lantech, Sealed Air, Ranpak, Pregis
Packaging News (01/10)

Packaging & Containers

Kim Murray, founder and former owner of Land and Sea Packaging, appointed as board director at Wildpack Beverage, following Wildpack's acquisition of Land and Sea in November 2021; Wildpack provides aluminum can filling, decorating and brokering services
Canada Newswire (01/10)

Kentucky-based Premier Packaging to purchase 45.4 acres of land in Lebanon, Ohio; company purchasing the property to build a US$60M facility that will consist of two buildings for manufacturing and distribution
Hamilton Journal News (01/10)

UK furniture company Cotswold partners with DS Smith; Cotswold customers can have packaging taken from their home upon delivery, and the material is then baled and collected by DS Smith Recycling, delivered to a DS Smith mill for pulping
UKI Equity Markets (Web Disclosure) via PUBT (01/10)

 Food & Beverage

Milk/Milk Alternatives

Walmart, other retailers recall nearly 15,000 lbs. of beef sticks due to undeclared milk
International Business Times (01/10)

Morrisons to eliminate 'use by' dates on most of its milk in a bid to reduce food waste, effective at the end of January; the retailer will instead place 'best before' dates on 90% of its own-brand milk
Evening Standard Ltd. (01/10)

Meat & Poultry

Fitch forecasts Australia's beef production growth to average 5.8% year-over-year from 2022 to 2026, after 15.3% drop in 2020 on drought conditions; China restrictions continue to impact trade, but Australia should be able to benefit from its premium meat
Fitch Solutions Sector Intelligence (01/10)

Rising COVID-19 infections among US workers forcing meat plants to slow production and the government to replace slaughterhouse inspectors, according to meat companies and union officials
Reuters (01/10)


Coffee exports from Central America and Asia rise sharply in October and November, the first months of the 2021-2022 season, partially offsetting a big decline in shipments from Brazil, according to the International Coffee Organization
Reuters (01/10)

Packaged Foods

Bumble Bee Seafood announces appointment of Alex Drew as VP of customer development and strategy; most recently, Drew spent four years leading category management and sales operations for JUUL Labs
Business Wire (01/10)

Pepperidge Farm announces launch of new Goldfish Mega Bites, says they're 50% larger than regular Goldfish snacks; product is available in Sharp Cheddar and Cheddar Jalapeno flavors
Chew Boom (01/10)

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Pepsi Bottling Ventures--a JV of PepsiCo and Suntory Group--announces appointment of Derek Hill as president and CEO; Hill succeeding Paul Finney, who retired after nine years at the post
PR Newswire (01/10)

Nigeria Labor Congress rejects imposition of excise duties on locally-produced carbonated drinks in Nigeria, describing the move as insensitive and strangulating on the masses
The Sun (01/10)

Alcoholic Beverages

Reed's announces that its Reed’s Zero Sugar Classic Mule beverage is now available at select Costco locations in the US Southeast
Reed's Inc. (01/10)

Molson Coors Beverage to stop production of its Saint Archer brand and sell its San Diego-based brewery and taproom to Kings & Convicts Brewing, which owns the Ballast Point brand; transaction terms not disclosed
U.S. Regulated Equity Markets (01/10)

 Personal Care


Oddity, parent company of d-to-c personalized makeup brand Il Makiage, closes US$130M private round that values company at US$1.5B, led by Thomas Tull, Franklin Templeton; Oddity plans to launch second brand, SpoiledChild, in February
Business Wire (01/10)

Soaps, Bath & Shower Products

Fragonard debuts Eglantine fragrance, celebrating brand's flower of the year for 2022, available in 50ml eau de toilette, matching bath, body, home fragrance products; notes feature wild rose, tangerine, blackcurrant, litchee, raspberry, white amber, musk
Now Smell This (01/10)

Beauty launches in January include CeraVe Micellar Cleansing Water, The Inkey List Omega Water Cream Moisturizer; Keys Soulcare adds body, skin care with new Mind-Clearing Body Polish, Melting Body Balm, Dry Body Brush, Nourishing Cleansing Balm
Evening Standard (01/10)

Grooming & Shaving Products

Billie to launch at Walmart locations nationwide, the first retail destination for women's shaving brand, available now on Walmart.com, rolling out to over 4,000 stores in February; products include Billie Starter Kit, new Lavender Whipped Shaving Cream
PR Newswire (01/10)


Empack Spraytech to build new C$10M disinfectant wipe production facility in Barrie, Ontario, with over C$1.2M from Ontario Together Fund; 25,000 sq. ft. of 100,000-sq.-ft. facility will be able produce over 4 million Zytec Germ Buster brand wipes per day
Government of Ontario (01/10)

Personal Care

Hair-thinning brand BosleyMD expands into CVS Pharmacy, entering 7,500 locations across US, growing brand's accessibility, availability nationwide; products to include Women's & Men's Hair Growth Supplements, Hair Regrowth Treatments with Minoxidil
PR Newswire (01/10)

Avon reports two in five women over 55 don's consider wrinkles, fine lines one of their biggest skin insecurities; consumers embraced aging as 'something to strive for' amid pandemic, spurring shift from anti-aging to authentic aging in skin, hair care
Avon Products Inc. (01/10)

 Pet Care

Pet Food

Pet food supplier Simmons Foods announces US$100M expansion in Van Buren, Arkansas, for completion in Q1 2023; expansion to help meet demand for cooked products, will add 100 jobs and 65,000-sq-ft to make room for new automated production, packaging lines
Contify Retail News (01/10)

Pet Care Products

Pet product supplier COLLAR Co. passed certification ISO 9001:2015 for quality management; certification, which is valid for three years, applies to company's brands and product groups that include toys, litter, aquatics, other accessories
Pet Age (01/10)

Pet CBD brand Pet Releaf to roll out high-potency products Hemp Oil 750 and Liposomes 600 for large pets, multi-pet families to retailers, previously only sold online; oils are certified USDA-organic and support mobility, immune system and relaxation
PR Newswire (01/10)

 Household Products


FEMSA consolidates position in US, which it entered in March 2020 with product distribution; Mexico-based company acquired Waxie Sanitary Supply, North American, Southeastern Paper Group, SW Plus, started its cleaning-supply business arm, Envoy Solutions
CE Noticias Financieras (01/10)

Household Products

Spectrum Brands to participate in CJS Securities 22nd Annual New Ideas for the New Year Conference on Jan. 12
Business Wire (01/10)

 Health Care

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Products

Among millennial women, top wellness concerns are stress, mental health, sleep, finds survey of women aged 25-35; three in five are confident in understanding which supplements to take, over half admit to impulse buying products when their body changes
Nutra Ingredients (01/10)


Pfizer and Acuitas Therapeutics enter agreement under which Pfizer will have option to license Acuitas' lipid nanoparticle technology for up to 10 targets for vaccine or therapeutic development; technology is a delivery system for mRNA-based therapies
Pfizer Inc. (01/10)

Takeda enters agreement to acquire UK-based Adaptate Biotherapeutics, a developer of antibody-based therapeutics for cancer; transaction is expected to close in Q1 of fiscal 2022
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (01/10)

Health Care & Wellness

Vegans and vegetarians could risk vitamin B12 deficiency, experts warn as consumers increasingly embrace more plant-based diets; plant-based product sales have risen by 49% in Western Europe since 2018
Nutra Ingredients (01/10)

FDA grants revised emergency use authorization to Amazon Real-Time RT-PCR Test for coronavirus; product is available at Amazon facilities or as an unsupervised self-collected kit
Indian Health Care News (01/10)

Tobacco, Cannabis & Derivatives

Montana medical cannabis patients concerned over supply as state rolls out recreational use program; other states have experienced shortages soon after recreational markets open
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle (01/10)


Automotive & Driving

Hyundai, Unity sign memorandum of understanding to jointly design, build new metaverse roadmap and platform for Meta-Factory pertaining to smart manufacturing, AI training, autonomous driving simulation; HMGICS, which opens in 2022, will test concept
Hyundai Motor Co. (01/10)

Kia America announces that auto industry veteran Steven Center to join company as chief operating officer, executive vice president; former VP of American Honda's automobile sales strategy division will oversee Kia's strategy for sales, service, marketing
Kia Motors Corp. (01/10)

Agricultural Products & Raw Foods

Summit Carbon Solutions partners with Northern Plains Nitrogen to decarbonize agricultural supply chain; NPN to capture 500,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year, which Summit Carbon Solutions will transport and store permanently in central North Dakota
PR Newswire (01/10)

Fitch holds upbeat outlook for Canada's agribusiness sector, with forecasts of growth in wheat, corn, poultry and pork production; livestock sector to benefit from increased access to EU and Asia Pacific, and Canada to benefit from demand for pea protein
Fitch Solutions Sector Intelligence (01/10)

Logistics, Shipping & Delivery

Canada-based air cargo service provider Cargojet announces early renewal, extension of agreements, which will run for three years and contain two one-year renewal options, with two domestic clients; revenues from contracts estimated to be over US$150M
Canada Newswire (01/10)

FedEx launches International Priority Express in Middle East, offering delivery by 10:30 a.m. or noon to select markets in Asia, US, Canada, Europe; new service expands company's range of trackable, time-definite international shipping options for clients
FedEx Corp. (01/10)


Latest: Jan, 10 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Amcor Plc (AMCR) 12.15 12.12 0.25% 5.65%
Aptar (ATR) 122.05 123.68 -1.32% -12.24%
Ardagh Group SA (ARD) 24.75 24.75 0.00% 37.50%
Ball (BLL) 89.94 90.51 -0.63% -0.70%
Berry Plastics (BERY) 72.13 73.21 -1.48% 34.27%
Crown Holdings (CCK) 108.85 109.54 -0.63% 9.23%
DS Smith PLC (SMDS) :LON 401.80 397.80 1.01% -1.83%
Gerresheimer AG (GXI) :ETR 80.05 79.75 0.38% -9.55%
Huhtamaki Oyj (HUH1V) :HEL 38.35 39.40 -2.66% -9.55%
International Paper (IP) 48.57 48.87 -0.61% -5.65%
Owens Illinois (OI) 12.96 13.02 -0.46% 2.69%
PCA (PKG) 135.97 137.85 -1.36% -6.09%
Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (PTVE) 12.59 12.70 -0.87% -21.90%
Sealed Air (SEE) 65.42 65.70 -0.43% 41.36%
Silgan (SLGN) 42.49 42.43 0.14% 14.19%
Smurfit Kappa Group Public Ltd Co-O (SKG):LON 4,139.00 4,140.00 -0.02% 12.84%
Sonoco (SON) 58.22 58.39 -0.29% -3.67%
Transcontinental Inc. (TCL.A.CA) 20.12 20.17 -0.25% -6.07%
WestRock Co. (WRK) 45.58 46.94 -2.90% 0.77%