• Hygiene giant thrives in storm

    Hygiene giant thrives in storm

    While many multinationals were assessing the carnage and cost caused by the coronavirus, Reckitt Benckiser was one of the few companies left standing in the FTSE when the UK went into lockdown.A quick glance at supermarket shelves explains why.The company’s top brand, antiseptic Dettol, has vanished as quickly toilet rolls, as has its bleach cleaner

  • British meat crisis looms without leeway

    British meat crisis looms without leeway

    The CEO of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has pleaded for ‘regulatory flexibility’ so the UK can avoid a major meat supply crisis.According to Nick Allen, there’s been a “dramatic shift” in demand for meat products as consumers stockpile for a prolonged period indoors. “We are calling for some regulatory flexibility in areas such

  • Prepare now for cold chain challenges

    Prepare now for cold chain challenges

    The food cold chain could prove a key player in the logistics strategy that delivers a future coronavirus vaccine to every citizen in the world, writes Pawanexh Kohli

  • Jaffabox rebrands following acquisition

    Jaffabox rebrands following acquisition

    One of the UK’s leading cardboard box manufacturers has rebranded following its acquisition by the Schumacher Packaging Group. Birmingham based Jaffabox has officially been renamed Schumacher Packaging Ltd, a move that has been welcomed by its former owners, the Aymes family, who will continue to lead the firm forward. Following the retirement of the Aymes

  • About PPMA Show 2020

    About PPMA Show 2020

    PPMA Show 2020 returns to the NEC, Birmingham, on 29 September to 1 October 2020 in what is the UK’s biggest processing and packaging event. Building on the success of PPMA Show 2018 and PPMA Total Show 2019, this year’s exhibition will again showcase the latest innovations in materials, labelling, coding, mixing, filling and packaging

  • The Great British Recycling Confusion

    The Great British Recycling Confusion

    A new study has shed light on UK recycling perceptions – and the work still required to advance the circular economy, writes Eamonn Duff More than half of UK adults are unsure how to recycle plastic according to new international research which also reveals them to be the most active recyclers overall. The findings of

  • Coronavirus wrecks show calendar

    Coronavirus wrecks show calendar

    A host of major UK and European industry trade shows have been shelved and more look set to follow as the world goes into lockdown

  • Statement: 2020 UKIVA Machine Vision Conference Rescheduled to 2021

    Statement: 2020 UKIVA Machine Vision Conference Rescheduled to 2021

    It is with great disappointment that the UKIVA has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition (MVC) due to the coronavirus 2 situation. Scheduled to take place on 14 May 2020, MVC was on course to be UKIVA’s largest event to date. However, as one of the great attractions of

  • Packaging Innovations 2020

    Packaging Innovations 2020

    The future of packaging to be showcased at the UK’s largest industry event Packaging professionals from across the FMCG industry will have the opportunity to experience the latest developments on the market when Packaging Innovations 2020 returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February. The exhibition, alongside its co-located events Ecopack, Contract Pack &