• Polymer Logistics shares FMCG trends for 2019

    Polymer Logistics shares FMCG trends for 2019

    Data, private label products, and facility automation are FMCG trends leading the way in 2019, according to Adrian Dale, Managing Director of Polymer Logistics. Leveraging its insights as a leading provider of ‘One-Touch/Retail Ready Packaging (RRP)’ solutions for retail supply chains, the company offered its unique take on this year’s three leading trends. Leading the

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  • Primera Europe becomes DTM print

    Primera Europe becomes DTM print

    Primera Technology Europe, pioneer in specialty printing with over 32 years of experience in developing individual printing services and representative of the US company Primera Technology, Inc. in EMEA for 18 years, have announced its new company name, DTM Print. Over three decades DTM, an abbreviation for Data Technology Management, has grown fast from a

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  • Hot melt system fights against pharmacy fraud

    Hot melt system fights against pharmacy fraud

    Valco Melton, a leading manufacturer of adhesive dispensing equipment, has developed an innovative tamper evident solution for pharmaceutical industry packaging. After the Falsified Medicines Directive has come into force in February, all pharmaceutical manufacturers will be required to adapt their packaging lines so products are better protected against damage or fraud. Valco Melton has designed

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  • ‘Polluter pays’ proposal for future waste strategy

    ‘Polluter pays’ proposal for future waste strategy

    Businesses and manufacturers could be forced to foot the bill for national recycling under the Government’s long awaited Resources and Waste Strategy, unveiled last month. Major producers of packaging waste currently only pay around 10 percent of the cost of collecting and recycling the 11m tonnes of packaging waste produced across the UK. The remaining

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  • No room at the inn for Brexit stockpilers

    No room at the inn for Brexit stockpilers

    It’s usually the calm after the Christmas storm for the UK’s commercial, temperature controlled warehouses. Then along came Brexit stockpiling. According to the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF), virtually every chilled and frozen warehouse facility up and down the country is fully reserved between now and April – and beyond. “Whether it’s ingredients going

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  • DS Smith explores sale of plastics division as profits jump

    DS Smith explores sale of plastics division as profits jump

    Corrugated packaging giant DS Smith has revealed it is looking to offload its plastics division. The FTSE 100-listed company, which supplies to companies including Amazon, Aldi, Tesco, and IKEA, dropped the news last month while posting a 32 percent jump in first-half adjusted operating profit, to £304 million. DS Smith said that following an “initial

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  • Woman unveils Cadbury chocolate memorabilia hoard

    Woman unveils Cadbury chocolate memorabilia hoard

    Some folk collect coins or stamps as a hobby. Others accrue barbie dolls, badges or perhaps even board games. When sweet toothed Gill Cocks recently stepped out of the shadows and went public with her life-long passion, it sent Mondelez International’s team of archivists into a frenzy. For 40 years, the Gloucester based resident has

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  • CaféPod co-founder scoops prize

    CaféPod co-founder scoops prize

    Peter Grainger, Co-founder of CafePod Coffee Company, has scooped ‘Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Since launching in 2011, the CafePod Coffee Company has become the supermarket leader and fastest-growing Nespresso compatible brand in the UK. Grainger’s story started with his own personal frustration at how difficult and

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  • Kellogg’s gives green light to cereal packaging labels

    Kellogg’s gives green light to cereal packaging labels

    Traffic light labels will finally appear on Kellogg’s cereal packaging in the coming weeks after customers argued the colour-coded scheme helped them eat healthier. Coco Pops, Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Frosties and Special K will be the first brands to feature the labels with all Kellogg’s cereal brands to follow suit by early

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