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San Miguel Corp posts 112% growth in Q1 net profit

San Miguel Corp posts 112% growth in Q1 net profit
PHILIPPINES -
San Miguel Corporation (SMC)’s first quarter net profit for 2016 jumped 122% year-on-year to US$289.14 million (P13.5 billion), citing robust food, beverage and packaging businesses, as well as higher revenues from its power and infrastructure units.

The Philippines considers taxing sugary soft drinks

The Philippines considers taxing sugary soft drinks
PHILIPPINES -
The Philippine House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee has approved on first reading a bill that seeks to revise the excise tax on sweetened beverages including carbonated drinks.

Philippines to use new high-speed food packaging system for disaster management

Philippines to use new high-speed food packaging system for disaster management
PHILIPPINES -
The Philippines can provide 50,000 family food packs a day at short notice next time it is struck by a natural disaster, thanks to a new packaging system devised by the government and a United Nations agency.

Brand expansion driving Asia’s Packaging sector

Workers man one of Unilever Indonesia's personal care packaging lines.
SOUTHEAST ASIA - 
The time has come for the packaging industry to re-think its love affair with China and look at Southeast Asia and its 625 million demanding consumers instead. Stuart Hoggard explains why.

Insight from Inside Asia: Avery Dennison and the Southeast Asian labels & packaging markets

Avery Dennison and the Southeast Asian labels & packaging markets
SE ASIA -
In our exclusive interview with David Martin - Avery Dennison’s Vice President, General Manage, Materials Group ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand, Martin analyses the current state of the labels and packaging markets in Southeast Asia, the demand trends of brand owners and converters, and discusses the big ‘S’ word: Sustainability.

SCG Paper realigns growth strategy to focus on Southeast Asian packaging markets

SCG Paper realigns growth strategy to focus on Southeast Asian packaging markets
THAILAND –
Siam Cement PLC, one of Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerates, estimates 5-10% sales growth from its paper and packaging business SCG Paper this year as higher demand from Southeast Asian markets help offset slow growth at home. It is reorganizing SCG Paper to focus more on the packaging business.

San Miguel restructures non-alcoholic operations with US$9m acquisition

GSMI's Magnolia drinks
PHILIPPINES –
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has made changes to its non-alcoholic beverage operations, with San Miguel Brewery Incorporated (SMB) acquiring the non-alcoholic beverage assets of Ginebra San Miguel Incorporated (GSMI) for almost US$8.88 million (P400 million).

Philippines offers labelling and packaging assistance to small businesses

Philippines offers labelling and packaging assistance to small businesses
PHILIPPINES –
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is offering labelling and packaging assistance to micro-enterprises in Negros Occidental to help them grow their businesses.

San Miguel expands Australian wine packaging business with local acquisition

San Miguel expands Australian wine packaging business with local acquisition
AUSTRALIA –
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has expanded its packaging business in Australasia with the acquisition of an Australia wine packaging converter, Vinocor Worldwide Direct Pty Ltd.

Vetaphone appoints new agents in Australia and the Philippines

Vetaphone appoints new agents in Australia and the Philippines
PHILIPPINES/AUSTRALIA –
Danish corona and plasma systems manufacturer Vetaphone has taken steps to boost its support for customers in the Asia Pacific wide-web market by entering into cooperative partner agreements in Australia and the Philippines.

Universal Robina to absorb its flexible packaging supplier

URC products group
PHILIPPINES –
Universal Robina Corporation (URC) has announced plans to absorb its wholly owned flexible packaging supplier CFC Clubhouse Property Inc (CCPI).

Kirin looks to enter Philippines beverage market

Kirin RTD tea products
PHILIPPINES –
Kirin Holdings Company Limited is looking to introduce its range of beverage products in the Philippines through San Miguel Brewery Inc (SMB), which it owns a 48.39% stake in.

URC to expand food and beverage production across Southeast Asia

URC products
SE ASIA –
Universal Robina Corp (URC) intends to invest US$147.3 million (P6.5 billion) to expand snack food, confectionery and beverage production across Southeast Asia.

Universal Robina-Nissin Foods instant noodle JV in the Philippines strengthened

URC Payless instant noodles
PHILIPPINES –
Universal Robina Corporation (URC) is integrating its noodle business into its domestic joint venture with Japanese instant-noodle giant Nissin Foods Holdings Co, a transaction which will see Nissin increase its stake in the joint venture.

Sugar giant looks into bioplastics production in the Philippines

Producing bioplastics from sugarcane
PHILIPPINES –
Domestic sugar giant Central Azucarera de la Carlota (CAC) is exploring possibilities of producing bioplastics from sugarcane.

SCG to expand paper packaging production in the Philippines

SCG to expand paper packaging production in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES –
Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) intends to increase the production capacity of its paper packaging factory in the Philippines.

UPM Raflatac launches Chain of Custody labelling solutions in the Philippines

Labels
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.

ILLIG strengthens presence in Southeast Asia

© ILLIG
PHILIPPINES –
ILLIG is moving its Asian sales and service office to a bigger location, still in Greater Manila, the Philippines.

Amcor to service major MNC client with new flexible packaging plant in the Philippines

Amcor flexibles pouch
PHILIPPINES –
Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific intends to build a flexible packaging plant in the Philippines to “manufacture high performance packaging for a leading multinational consumer brand”.

PepsiCo develops new Quaker Oats nutrition range specifically for the Philippines

Quaker Instant Oats Caldo in the Philippines
PHILIPPINES –
PepsiCo has introduced a new range of instant porridge products across the Philippines that has been specially tailored to meet local consumers’ needs.