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European Commission backtracks on olive oil change

The European Commission (EC) has scrapped its plans to force restaurants to serve olive oil only in ‘tamper-proof’ packaging rather than refillable bowls, jars or bottles. That’s according to packagingnews.co.uk, which revealed that after widespread criticism of the plans, the EC decided against making the change. It initially wanted to ban oil being served in refillable… Read more

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People’s lives most impacted by recloseable packing, survey finds

Over the past 25 years, recloseable packaging has had the most significant impact on European residents’ lives, packagingeurope.com reports. That’s according to a survey undertaken by DuPont, which revealed that of all the packaging breakthroughs made in the past quarter of a century, recloseable packaging has proven most useful to the general public. Twenty-seven per… Read more

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Ocado to support Morrisons’ e-commerce site

Ocado is to support Morrisons in its venture into the online shopping sector, bbc.co.uk reports. Previously, Morrisons had been concerned about how profitable an online grocery service would be, but after lagging behind its competitors thanks to its resistance, it decided to launch an e-commerce website by (at the latest) January 2014. Ocado will support it… Read more

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Mondelez to start manufacturing Oreo biscuits in UK

Oreo biscuits will be manufactured in the UK for the first time ever after its owner Mondelez International witnessed a huge demand for the product in Britain. The confectionery and biscuit company has injected £6 billion into a new manufacturing line at its factory in Sheffield – a bakery which will now produce three tonnes of the black-and-white snack every single hour. Huge… Read more

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Packaging holds growth potential, says market expert

The rapidly evolving packaging market holds the potential for growth, according to a market expert on printweek.com. Nicholas Mockett, partner at corporate finance house Moorgate Capital, says that the transient printing market will likely see a spike in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In traditional print and publishing, Mockett says that this is likely to come from… Read more

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Waitrose vows to cut packaging in half by 2016

Retail giant Waitrose is planning to cut its packaging waste in half as part of the firm’s new corporate social responsibility pledge. Reported by packagingnews.co.uk, Waitrose is planning to halve packaging waste by 2016 as part of the 12 pledges in its ‘Waitrose Way’ commitments to sustainability. A full redesign and packaging update has been given… Read more

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British-made products to soar in popularity across the world

British retailers could see their overseas online sales volumes soar over the coming years, freshbusinessthinking.com reports. Research from OC&C Strategy and Google found that, by 2020, overseas online sales values will have increased seven fold, from £4 billion to £28 billion. Furthermore, this increase will mean it outpaces domestic growth and will account for 40 per… Read more

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EU postal operators face billions in underpaid postage

According to a British software firm, postal operators across Europe are suffering from an underpaid postage issue that is costing billions of dollars, postandparcel.info reports. Pinesoft’s research showed that postage deficits, fraud and unpaid mail all adds up to an incredible sum, although the true scale of the problem was ‘difficult to determine’. The firm, which works… Read more

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