A new look

It won’t have escaped your attention that we now have a new look website. The website is lighter and brighter and features an exclusive back issue archive for subscribers to the magazine. I hope you all like it.

Crown reports strong results

Crown Holdings reported strong third quarter results with global beverage can unit volumes rising by three per cent. For the three months to the end of September net sales were up 9.9% at US$2,423 million, mainly driven by the pass through of raw material costs.

Silgan to supply cans to Nestlé

Can maker Silgan has acquired Nestlé Purina PetCare Company’s steel can making assets for its pet food products. As part of the deal, the US company has also entered into a long-term supply agreement with Nestlé Purina PetCare Company.


Campbell’s Soup appoints new CEO

Food and drinks giant Campbell Soup has appointed Denise Morrison as its new president and chief executive officer. She will take over from Douglas Conant on August 1. Conant will step down after more than a decade in the role. He will also leave Campbell’s board of directors.

Silgan could lose out in bid to buy company

Can maker Silgan could lose out in its bid to buy Graham Packaging after an unnamed company bettered its offer. Yesterday (13 June), Graham informed Silgan that it had “received an unsolicited proposal from a private non-investment grade company to acquire all of the shares of Graham Packaging for $25 per share in cash”.

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