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March 04, 2022

Industry Roundup

Flexible Packaging

Illinois-based Fresh Factory, a platform for fresh, clean-label, plant-based food and beverage brands, to install pouching equipment in Q2; the equipment will allow Fresh Factory to expand into new sales channels
Accesswire (03/03)

Biolage Professional releases limited-edition Color Last hybrid bottle made from 100% recycled paper and plastic, excluding the pump, with 40% less plastic versus the traditional 13.5 fl. oz. bottle; packaging consists of outer paper shell, plastic liner
GlobeNewswire (03/03)

Rigid Packaging

Spain-based Fru&Tube, which packs fruit in tube-shaped packaging for hospital and university vending machines, will now offer its packaging to the fruit and vegetable and food sector in general, including at supermarkets; company focusing on nuts, flowers
Fresh Plaza (03/03)


PepsiCo unveils marketing activation and limited-edition packaging for Pepsi in the US around the 2022 UEFA Champions League; the packaging features Argentinean soccer player Lionel Messi, will apply to 2 oz. cans and 20 oz. bottles
just-drinks (03/03)

Coca-Cola Nigeria aims to collect, recycle 15% of its packaging in 2022; Coca-Cola Foundation to help Nigerian Bottling scale PET collection and help a local NGO and waste aggregator establish a mini factory for converting PET bottles into strapping belts
This Day (03/03)


Craft brewers challenged with finding new can suppliers as Ball's new ordering, warehousing policy goes into effect; Brewers Assn. CEO says brewers may have to buy blank cans, apply a shrink sleeve or label--methods that cost more, don't recycle as well
The Denver Post (03/03)

Reusable/Refillable/Storage Containers

L’Oreal executive says beauty packaging in the future will be about ‘high circularity, with two loops’--upstream circularity, which is about reuse and refill, and downstream, where packaging becomes a resource through recycling and composability
CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com (03/03)

Algramo CEO calls for Chilean authorities to modify regulations, allow reusable bulk containers for personal hygiene products; the existing ‘decree prevents us from innovating in one of the categories that generates the most plastic worldwide’
CE Noticias Financieras (03/03)

Bulk Containers

UK grocers M&S, Morrisons, Ocado and Waitrose, supply chain specialist CHEP and consultancy Unpackaged create Refill Coalition, which is developing a bulk home-delivery refill solution for key food staples and household products
Packaging News (03/03)

Retail Food Packaging

Printpack seeing ‘notable shift’ away from preferences and consumer expectations for see-through windows and transparent food packaging, while high-definition printing to showcase product ingredients on-pack is growing in popularity
Printpack Inc. (03/03)

Retail Beverage Packaging

PepsiCo recalling more than 250,000 cases of Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso drinks because of inadequate sealing that may lead to spoilage
Food Safety News (03/03)

Pegasus Industries and Packaging to expand its distribution facility in Shelbyville, Kentucky, with a US$738,000 investment, which includes new technology, machinery, shipping docks; expansion enables Pegasus to serve the bourbon, spirits industry
Targeted News Service (03/03)

Foodservice Packaging

Plastic Pollution Coalition issues new and improved Understanding Packaging (UP) Scorecard; the free online resource can help concert and sports venues, restaurants and other businesses choose plastic-free and sustainable packaging for food and drinks
Targeted News Service (Press Releases) (03/03)

Beauty Products Packaging

New York-based indie line Joya debuts Air, a new unisex fragrance made using ethanol from Air Co.'s carbon conversion technology, featuring three cap options; notes include orange peel, fig leaf, jasmine, violet, azalea, sweetwater, tobacco
Now Smell This (03/03)

Personal Care Packaging

Method launches limited-edition hand soap collection, Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series, created to help protect national parks, increase park access; range includes five soaps featuring scents, bottle designs inspired by five national parks
PR Newswire (03/03)

Cannabis Packaging

Oregrown Industries, a vertically integrated Oregon cannabis grower, processer, packager and brand owner, uses childproof and fully recyclable paperboard packaging from All Packaging; part of All Packaging's production uses wind energy for sustainability
Packaging World (03/03)

Plastic Packaging

UK Research and Innovation's Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge announces £30M funding for 18 projects that support achievement of the UK Plastics Pact, have the potential to alter UK's relationship with, and management of, plastic packaging
Packaging News (03/03)

HLP Klearfold puts together guide to help businesses prepare for UK’s upcoming plastic packaging tax; guide answers how to calculate the recycled content of plastic packaging, who needs to pay the tax, what businesses need to report to the government
Financial Services Monitor Worldwide (03/03)

Labels, Displays & ID Technologies

Identiv's Q4 revenue up 15% year-over-year to US$28.5M, while 2021 revenue up 19% year-over-year to US$103.8M; company ships 65.9 million RFID units in Q4, up 49% year-over-year, ships 185 million RFID units in 2021, up 36% year-over-year
Identiv, Inc. (03/03)

Kit Check hires Erica Tingley as chief financial officer; Tingley brings 20 years of experience serving healthcare companies with strategy, finance, merger and acquisition, spending nearly 10 years in investment banking at Merrill Lynch, BoA Merrill Lynch
Kit Check Inc. (03/03)

Packaging & Containers

Reusable packaging solutions and pooling provider Tosca promotes Steve Arendsen to president, North America; a counterpart president in EMEA to be announced later in quarter
PR Newswire (03/03)

Zacks: Greif's fiscal Q1 adjusted EPS surpass Zacks Consensus Estimate, and revenue of US$1.56B also beats consensus estimate; company's shares have appreciated 10.6% in past year compared with industry's growth of 8.8%
Zacks Equity Research (03/03)

DS Smith launches apprenticeship program that provides materials to help teachers introduce the circular economy to young people and explain how to protect the planet's natural resources; program is available in 12 languages, including Spanish
CE Noticias Financieras (03/03)

 Food & Beverage

Confectionery & Sweet Snacks

Nestle resumes limited operations in Ukraine a week after closing its three factories in the country; company declines to provide exact details on the operational status of the plants, which produce confectionery, coffee and culinary food products
just-food.com (03/03)

Dunkin' announces return of its Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Flavored Jelly Beans at retail stores for Easter in partnership with Frankford Candy; project features five flavors: French Vanilla, Caramel Latte, Butter Pecan, Toasted Coconut and Hazelnut
MassLive.com (03/03)

Cereal Products

Executive Perspective: Innovative flavors and formats are supporting sales growth for Kellogg's four core snack brands: Pop-Tarts, Pringles, Rice Krispies and Cheez-It, according to CEO Steven A. Cahillane
Food Business News (03/03)

Baked Goods

Russian food retail chains Karusel, Perekrestok and Pyaterochka voluntarily introduce maximum 5% mark-up in several 'socially important' food products including dairy products, sugar, bread, potatoes, carrots, bakery products and cabbages
BBC News (03/03)

Tim Hortons announces Canadian offerings of new Apple Fritter and Boston Cream donuts, says fritters contain over 40% more apples while Boston Cream donuts have over 33% more filling
Canada Newswire (03/03)

Meat & Poultry

Human-grade bone broth pet food brand Brutus Broth expands US Midwest distribution by adding 300 new stores in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Illinois; brand is now available in over 4,500 stores, including Target, Petco and Jewel Osco
Brutus Broth LLC (03/03)

Dr. Marty Pets announces its Nature's Blend - Essential Wellness freeze-dried dog food now has over 1,600 positive customer reviews; food contains cuts of real turkey, beef, salmon and duck as well as eggs, apples, and carrots to support pet health
PR Newswire (03/03)


Costa Coffee launching new range of breakfast, lunch and snack items as part of a collaboration with Marks & Spencer Food; range includes sandwiches, salads and porridge
The Mirror (03/03)

Packaged Foods

Ben & Jerry's Israel seeks injunction from a US District Court in New Jersey to stop its parent company Unilever from boycotting Jewish territory over the pre-1967 lines and potentially the country itself
Jerusalem Post (03/03)

Lay's launches limited-edition Lay's G.O.A.T. Cheese Flavor Series, launched as part of marketing campaign featuring soccer star Lionel Messi; flavors include Cheddar Jalapeno, Queso & Pimienta, and Caramelized Onion
PepsiCo Inc. (03/03)

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Coca-Cola says it's continuing to run all operational, production and logistics facilities in Russia amid country's invasion of Ukraine
Itar-Tass (03/03)

Primo Water to present at the Raymond James 43rd Annual Institutional Investors Conference on March 7
Contify Retail News (03/03)

Alcoholic Beverages

Diageo and Pernod Ricard both confirm suspensions of their exports to Russia, citing current conflict with Ukraine
MarketLine (03/03)

Utah Legislature passes bill that would effectively cut the number of approved types of hard seltzer in the state by 50%; bill now heads to governor, who says he has no plans to veto it
Associated Press (03/03)

 Personal Care


Smashbox reimagines its hero product--primer--by adding skin-care ingredients, debuts new Photo Finish Silkscreen Primers in primerizer+ hydrate, illuminate, mattify, correct that each targets different skin-care need
WWD (03/03)

Engagement Labs releases fifth annual ranking of America's 'most loved' brands, with Dawn, Dove, Dove Men + Care, Gillette, Nivea ranking in Top 10 most loved brands offline; Top 10 moved loved brands online include Lush, Mary Kay, Clean & Clear, Clinique
PR Newswire (03/03)

Soaps, Bath & Shower Products

P&G Ventures reintroduces Bodewell, a line of skin-care products for eczema, psoriasis, with ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, salicylic acid, moisturizers, BW22 botanical blend; range includes creams, scalp treatment, soothing spray, shampoo, body wash
Business Wire (03/03)

Grooming & Shaving Products

Indie body-care brand Fur launches Ingrown Hair Eliminating Serum, made with anti-inflammatory willow bark, lactic acid, lavender oil to soothe, treat ingrown hairs caused by shaving, waxing, laser removal
Hypebae (03/03)


BBB's National Advertising Division recommends WaterWipes discontinue claims that its infant cleansing wipes are the '#1 wipe against the causes of diaper rash' after K-C challenges claims; NAD notes brand's study does not provide adequate substantiation
PR Newswire (03/03)

Personal Care

Carine Roitfeld introduces Carine, a new woody floral fragrance with notes of black patchouli, white florals, vetiver and cashmeran, available as 90ml eau de parfum
Now Smell This (03/03)

Clarins introduces Eau Extraordinaire, a new fragrance in its aromatherapeutic Treatment Fragrances line, made with 95% ingredients of natural origin, including extracts of jasmine, patchouli, red ginger, citrus, organic leaf of life, acerola seed
Now Smell This (03/03)

 Pet Care

Pet Food

Dog daycare franchise Dogtopia to open 60 US sites, including Las Vegas and San Diego, over next several years, in what it says is its largest franchise agreement in company history; daycare provides open-play space with rubber flooring as well as meals
PR Newswire (03/03)

Champion Petfoods' ORIJEN brand debuts new lines Kitten and GUARDIAN 8 cat food in Canada; Kitten features a smaller kibble size with chicken, turkey and salmon as well as prebiotics, while GUARDIAN 8 promises to offer eight health benefits for adult cats
Canada Newswire (03/03)

Pet Care Products

Healthy Pet's sustainably-sourced cat litter brand ökocat announces distribution of Original Premium Clumping Wood Cat Litter at all Pet Supplies Plus stores this month; company says litter is made from responsibly-rescued natural wood fiber
Healthy Pet LP (03/03)

US retail sales of pet cleanup and odor-control products reached a total US$5.5B in 2021, with cat litter sales growing to US$4B, due to pet owners spending more time at home; 35% of retail pet cleanup and odor-control sales occur online: Packaged Facts
PR Newswire (03/03)

Pet Care

PetSafe debuts Audible Bark Collar, a training collar that uses sound technology to detect and discourage a dog's excessive barking, with a burst of sound that resembles an aerosol spray can; collar is waterproof and rechargeable for up to 40 hours of use
PR Newswire (03/03)

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay's cat food brand Made by Nacho raises US$14M in series A round, which will go toward growing its team, offerings and marketing; brand currently has offerings in dry food, wet food in pouches and cups and freeze dried treats
PR Newswire (03/03)

 Health Care

Prescription Drugs

Analysis of data from Kaiser Family Foundation, U.S. Census Bureau shows the average cost for prescription drugs in US households was US$4,571 in 2019; costs in Delaware most expensive, with North Dakota least expensive: ValuePenguin
Becker's Healthcare (03/03)


Moderna plans to establish Enterprise Solutions Hub in Atlanta, Georgia, to host finance, human resources, procurement and digital functions; company experienced a year of 'tremendous growth', underscoring need for business services activities
Moderna Inc. (03/03)

Vaccine linked to fewer cases of severe COVID-19 in dialysis patients, with decrease in antibody titers within the six months of vaccination; seroresponse loss shortest with Ad26.COV2.S vaccine, longer with mRNA-1273 vaccine: study
The Griffon News (Missouri Western State College) (03/03)

Health Care & Wellness

US consumers had US$88B in medical debt as of June 2021, with states that didn’t expand Medicaid having highest debt rate; Blacks, Hispanics, young adults, low-income people more likely to have medical debt: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Targeted News Service (03/03)

White House announces new COVID-19 strategy; plan increases vaccine R&D support and ups vaccine production to 1 billion doses per year, increases amount of antiviral pills in ‘test-to-treat’ program, moves from broad recommendations to reaction model
International Business Times (03/03)

Tobacco, Cannabis & Derivatives

Montana's recreational marijuana sales totaled US$12.8M in January and about US$13M between Jan. 31-Feb. 27, state data show; statewide 20% retail tax generated US$5.2M in the two months
Daily Montanan (03/03)

Planet 13 Holdings completes acquisition of Next Green Wave, an integrated premium seed-to-shelf craft cannabis producer operating in California
Planet 13 Holdings Inc. (03/03)


Automotive & Driving

Stellantis earns four Automotive Loyalty Awards from IHS Markit for leadership in customer retention; winning vehicles include Ram 1500 pickup truck, Ram 2500/3500 pickups, Dodge Challenger, Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV
Stellantis NV (03/03)

Cooper Tire procurement manager Missy Irons, Goodyear senior engineer Arwen Kathke, win 2022 STEP Ahead Awards from Manufacturing Institute for their impact on manufacturing; award criteria include innovation, leadership, mentorship, community engagement
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (03/03)

Agricultural Products & Raw Foods

Tejon Ranch widens Q4 operating farming loss to US$712,000 from year-ago loss of US$26,000, as farming revenue falls 17.8% to US$3.4M
Globe Newswire (03/03)

Colombian corn production totals 582,000 tons in 2021, up 27.5% from 2020, according to government statistics; as a result, the amount of corn that entered Colombia fell by more than 122,000 tons
CE Noticias Financieras (03/03)

Logistics, Shipping & Delivery

Fitch expects Canada's road freight volumes to rise 5.6% in 2022, marking second year of robust growth since pandemic economic slowdown; 3.6%/year average growth expected over 2022-2026, supported by growing household spending, upgrading of road capacity
Fitch Solutions Sector Intelligence (03/03)

USPS has delivered over 270 million COVID-19 test kits to American households, with an average of 1.2 days for delivery; company delivered over 6 million test kit packages on Feb. 22, the highest single-day volume since delivery began at end of January
PR Newswire (03/03)


Latest: Mar, 03 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Amcor Plc (AMCR) 11.35 11.42 -0.61% -1.05%
Aptar (ATR) 119.33 118.38 0.80% -8.94%
Ardagh Group SA (ARD) 24.75 24.75 0.00% -2.67%
Ball (BLL) 90.14 88.17 2.23% 6.55%
Berry Plastics (BERY) 58.82 58.68 0.24% 0.94%
Crown Holdings (CCK) 122.51 122.09 0.34% 25.56%
DS Smith PLC (SMDS) :LON 322.30 320.40 0.59% -20.02%
Gerresheimer AG (GXI) :ETR 60.30 61.90 -2.58% -30.81%
Huhtamaki Oyj (HUH1V) :HEL 30.04 30.33 -0.96% -20.36%
International Paper (IP) 42.23 42.01 0.52% -20.65%
Owens Illinois (OI) 12.43 12.45 -0.16% 3.15%
PCA (PKG) 148.65 147.28 0.93% 8.89%
Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (PTVE) 9.25 9.34 -0.96% -36.38%
Sealed Air (SEE) 67.51 66.24 1.92% 53.22%
Silgan (SLGN) 41.47 41.17 0.73% 6.22%
Smurfit Kappa Group Public Ltd Co-O (SKG):LON 3,454.00 3,498.00 -1.26% 0.12%
Sonoco (SON) 57.51 57.10 0.72% -6.15%
Transcontinental Inc. (TCL.A.CA) 20.71 20.08 3.14% -2.27%
WestRock Co. (WRK) 44.33 43.98 0.80% -7.47%