Jan. 24, 2018 - Today’s food manufacturers face a whole host of new challenges. A shift in consumer needs and demands driven by the increasingly diverse needs of all consumer groups, such as singles, empty nesters and smaller family units have likely been the greatest disruptors. This resulting divergence in consumer desires necessitates more flexible lines to handle fewer, shorter runs of multiple product types — but that’s only the beginning.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Swiss food and drink giant Nestle is selling its U.S. candy business to Italy’s Ferrero for about $2.8 billion in cash. Ferrero will take over iconic chocolate brands Butterfinger and Crunch bars, as well as the sugary Nerds, SweeTarts and FunDip.
Jan. 8, 2018 - Unimin Canada plans to make a multimillion-dollar investment to modernize its mining and manufacturing operations at Blue Mountain in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario. The upgrade will help optimizing new technologies and practices to reduce noise, dust, lighting and use of water, as well as electricity, and will provide improved capabilities to serve its customer markets, says the company.
Dec. 30, 2017 - Arcam AB, supplier of additive manufacturing (AM) solutions and part of GE Additive, has signed a lease agreement with Castellum for its Electron Beam Melting (EBM) business to move into a refurbished 11,800-square-metre facility in Härryda, Sweden.
Dec. 22, 2017 - TC Transcontinental Inc. of Montreal will stop printing the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper effective April 2, 2018. The company reached an agreement to transfer its printing operations in Fremont, Calif., to Hearst, which owns the San Francisco Chronicle.
Dec. 22, 2017 - Winpak Ltd. is upgrading a Winnipeg production plant with a US$40-million expansion project, boosting its output of biaxially oriented polyamide, or BOPA film, at its majority-owned subsidiary, American Biaxis Inc.
Dec. 22, 2017 - The private equity investment arm of the OMERS pension plan says it and Berkshire Partners are selling plastics firm Husky IMS International Ltd. to Platinum Equity for US$3.85 billion.
Dec. 19, 2017 - A Chinese tiremaker is moving more aggressively into the U.S. market, announcing plans Tuesday for a North Carolina factory that is to eventually employ 800 and produce six million tires a year.
Dec. 18, 2017 - Inter Pipeline says it has decided to go ahead with a $3.5-billion petrochemical project in an industrial area north of Edmonton.
Dec. 16, 2017 - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic drugmaker, on Thursday said it would lay off over a quarter of its workforce as part of a global restructuring meant to salvage its ailing business.
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