Saturday, 18 May, 2024

RAJA and Ranpack expand partnership

RAJA, Europe's largest packaging distributor, and Ranpak, a leading provider of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging, have signed a new commercial agreement to grow their sales of paper-based cushioning solutions in Europe. Under the agreement, the...

Essity invests in French facility

Hygiene and health company Essity is investing in a new global R&D centre in the north of France. The facility – in France’s Alsace region – will focus on branded tissue products in both the...

IP issues statement after takeover rumours

Packaging giant International Paper (IP) has issued a statement after Reuters reported the company was about to be the subject of a $15 billion takeover bid by Brazil-based Suzano. Those looking or hoping for something...

Imperial Dade acquires in Illinois

Another acquisition for North American jan/san reseller Imperial Dade, this time in the US Midwest. The latest addition to the Imperial Dade family is RD McMillen (RDM), a second-generation family business based in the city...

Imperial Dade acquires in Canada

Imperial Dade continues to expand in Canada with the acquisition of Wolfpack Packaging. Wolfpack represents the 84th acquisition for Imperial Dade under the leadership of Bob and Jason Tillis. The Canadian firm is one of...

Core growth at Newell’s Writing and Commercial businesses

Writing and Commercial were two of Newell’s three business units that returned to core growth in the first quarter of 2024. Following steep top-line declines at Newell in the past few quarters, total company sales...

Solid quarter for Grainger

Leading MRO reseller Grainger posted a solid set of Q1 results despite overall demand for its products being somewhat soft. Company sales for the quarter of $4.2 billion represented growth of 4.9% year on year...

Manutan consolidates private label brands

European reseller Manutan has repositioned its private label offering. The France-based group – which recently acquired UK educational supplier Findel – has introduced the Manutan Expert brand at its Enterprise and Collectivités divisions. It will...

Tissue price hike by Navigator

The Navigator Company has said it will raise its tissue prices by between 8-10%. The increase will impact all markets and be effective for deliveries from May 2024 onwards. Navigator said it was taking this...

Underlying growth at Essity

Jan/san vendor Essity has said, excluding restructuring, it saw volume growth in its Professional Hygiene division. The unit reported an 8% drop in sales in the first quarter of 2024 to SEK8.7 billion ($802 million),...

Productivity improvements boost Acme’s Q1 earnings

Acme United has reported a 65% jump in Q1 net profit despite a slight decline in sales. The stationery, office products and first aid vendor achieved net profit for the first quarter of 2024 of...

IP and DS Smith agree deal

The boards of International Paper (IP) and DS Smith have reached an agreement on an all-share business combination. The deal is in line with the initial £4.15 per share offer for the UK-based packaging firm...

Veritiv ups packaging capabilities

US B2B distributor Veritiv has announced the acquisition of AmeriPac for an undisclosed sum. Dallas (TX)-based AmeriPac is a provider of turnkey contract packaging and fulfilment services with annual revenue of approximately $60 million. Veritiv...

Imperial Dade acquires in Massachusetts

Imperial Dade has purchased Boston (MA)-based reseller Harbour Food Service Equipment. Harbour was founded in 1929 as a woodworking shop. Today, it is an equipment and supply dealer for independent restaurants, local chains and a...

Promotion for Maxwell

Jenifer Maxwell has been promoted to Senior Director of Sales at leading gloves supplier AMMEX. Maxwell joined the vendor in 2021 in a channel development role and was soon named Director of Sales. Prior to...

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