IFCO Starts Cooperation with Jerónimo Martins in Colombia

Columbian retailer will use IFCO’s reusable plastic containers for fresh fruits and vegetables IFCO, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh foods, signed an agreement in July with Jerónimo Martins Colombia (ARA) for the supply of IFCO’s reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for the transport of fresh fruits and … [Read more...]

Funds advised by Apax Partners to acquire Tosca Services

Funds advised by Apax Partners (“Apax Funds”) have announced a definitive agreement to acquire Tosca Services, LLC (“Tosca”), a leading provider of supply chain solutions and reusable packaging to the perishable markets of protein, eggs, produce and cheese.  Existing shareholders will retain a minority ownership position in the company. The … [Read more...]

Brambles named Industry Category Leader in 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Sydney, Australia - 27 September 2017: Brambles, the leading supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, has been ranked the top performing company by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) in the global Commercial Services and Supplies industry category for 2017. Brambles’ … [Read more...]

Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc. Launches “Keeping Up with EPA” Campaign for Packaging Industry

In response to a recent increase of regulatory agency visits to manufacturing facilities, Ship & Shore Environmental Inc., announced today a new Maintenance campaign for U.S. packaging industry clients. Announced at Pack Expo Las Vegas (Sept. 25-27, 2017), Ship & Shore's Fall/Winter 2017 "Keeping up with the EPA Campaign" was developed to … [Read more...]

New Unsaleable Goods Reduction Report Offers Actions Toward Addressing $15 Billion Challenge for Consumer Goods Sector

IFMI-GMA online Unsaleables Reduction educational platform to launch by end of 2017 A new report provides the consumer goods sector with proven, tangible solutions to reduce the nearly $15 billion annual cost of unsaleable goods or products that cannot be sold due to their condition. The Collaborative Strategies to Reduce Unsaleables report … [Read more...]

U.S. Packaging Industry Market Value Approaching $10 Billion

Amidst strong industry growth, registration for PACK EXPO East opens today where many of the industry’s newest innovations will be on display. Las Vegas; Sept. 25, 2017 – Registration for PACK EXPO East 2018 (April 16–18; Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia), a recent addition to the PACK EXPO portfolio of tradeshows launched to keep up … [Read more...]

James Jones unveils innovation set to dramatically improve lifespan of wooden pallets

James Jones & Sons Ltd, one of the UK timber industry’s largest and most progressive timber companies, has revealed a new venture it says will dramatically improve the quality, length of life, and environmental benefits of wooden pallets, and significantly reduce their whole life cost. UPALL® manufactures and fits robust protectors at the … [Read more...]

Returnable packaging partners are conscious choice for sustainable future

  Euro Pool System (EPS) and La Palette Rouge (LPR) are celebrating their 25th anniversary together Two divisions, each with the same year of birth, are sharing their expertise in the area of packaging pooling. EPS has become the standard packaging in the European fresh and packaged foods supply chain with its reusable and folding trays. … [Read more...]

Emerson’s Spin-Welding Technology Helps Karma Deliver First-Ever, Shelf-Stable Probiotic Beverages

Patented cap design ensures high probiotic efficacy by protecting dry probiotic cultures until consumers choose to mix them into their beverage using a pushbutton The first-ever line of shelf-stable, “mix-to-drink” probiotic beverages is hitting U.S. shelves thanks to an innovative concept that relies on Emerson’s Branson spin-welding … [Read more...]

Kairiki Energy to acquire Biofiba Limited in all scrip transaction

Acquisition of composite pallet component manufacturer will provide financing for growth Note: As reported in Reuters on Aug 16, 2017, Kairiki Energy Ltd is not proceeding with the transaction to acquire Biofiba Limited. The following report was from May 2017. Kairiki Energy Limited (ASX: KIK) has executed a conditional agreement to … [Read more...]