- Expansion & Growth
- Branding & Retail
SINGAPORE – German aseptic fill and finish injection systems company Vetter has opened a new representative office in Singapore to take better advantage of the rapidly growing Asian healthcare market.
AUSTRALIA – Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is closing one of its bottling plants in Melbourne over the next 12 months as part of a strategy to increase manufacturing efficiencies and productivity.
SOUTHEAST ASIA – There has been a 17% increase of food and drink launches with a functional claim in Southeast Asia between 2011 and September 2014, an indication of how growing demand for functional foods will impact the region in…
AUSTRALIA – The Coca-Cola Company has launched a limited edition of rainbow coloured mini cans of Coca-Cola and Coke Zero for the summer in Australia.
THAILAND – Japanese packaging giant Rengo Co Ltd has acquired Thai corrugated box manufacturer D-In Pack Limited for an undisclosed sum.
ASIA - Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific has signed a preferred vendor agreement with Italian lamination machines supplier Nordmeccanica s.p.a. to supply all the former’s plants in Asia Pacific.
CHINA – German discount retailer Aldi is planning to enter the China market, though no timeframe has been set yet.
GERMANY - A novel non-aerosol dispensing technology that eliminates all risks associated with aerosol spray cans by no longer requiring the use of compressed gas, is offering itself as a greener, safer alternative to aerosols.
CHINA – Taiwanese cosmetic and personal care packaging converter Derkwei has broken ground for a new plant in Haimen, Jiangsu province in China.
PHILIPPINES – UPM Raflatac has officially launched its range of FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certified label stock products in the Philippines, where industry is paying more attention to environmental issues in the packaging supply chain.
US – Domestic RTD functional nutrition beverage brand owner Lotus Botanical Elixirs is using tactile printed metal cans to highlight the premium quality of its products.
THAILAND – CP All, the operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, recently partnered with authorities in eastern Thailand to reduce plastic bag usage.