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Union Threatening Strike at Budweiser Distributor

Bizjournals.com reports, teamsters at an Anheuser-Busch InBev distributor in Ohio are threatening to walk off the job after contract negotiations broke down. The union is accusing Heidelberg Distributing Co.,
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Fuwei Films Signs Supply Letter of Intent with Coca-Cola

PRNewswire reports, Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd., a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality BOPET plastic films in China, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fuwei Films (Shandong) Co., Ltd. ("Shandong Fuwei")
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Reynolds Group to Buy Graham Packaging for $1.68 Billion

The Associated Press reports, Graham Packaging Company Inc. is being purchased by New Zealand''s Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd. for about $1.68 billion, after rival bidder Silgan Holdings Inc. failed to
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PepsiCo Announces Test of Reduced-Sugar Cola Innovation, Pepsi NEXT

PepsiCo, Inc. announced at the Beverage Digest Wall Street Smarts conference that the company will test, beginning in July, a new reduced-sugar cola, Pepsi NEXT, in two markets in Iowa
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Bunting® Expands Metal Detection Product Line

Bunting® Magnetics Co. has added the Meatline 05 0 Metal Detector to their metal detection product line. The Meatline is designed for integration in vacuum fillers to examine liquid and
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UK Lawmakers Criticize Kraft''s Cadbury Deal

The Associated Press reports, British lawmakers said Monday they still have "significant concerns" about the takeover of chocolate maker Cadbury by Kraft Foods Inc. The Business, Innovation and Skills Select
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Maple Leaf Chairman Wallace McCain Dies

Wallace McCain, chairman of the Canadian food empire Maple Leaf Foods Inc., and co-founder of McCain Foods Ltd., died Friday night after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer, reports The
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Dow Invests in Packaging Center of Excellence in Switzerland

In a press release statement, the Dow Chemical Company said it is continuing to invest in a “Packaging Center of Excellence” in Horgen, Switzerland to better serve the needs of
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Sanitary Bulk Food Containers Eliminate Safety Concerns of Wooden Containers

The Sanitary Ship Shape bulk forklift containers are rotationally molded in a single piece from 100-percent USDA/FDA-approved linear low density polyethylene to permit contact with food and beverage ingredients and
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FDA Expands Sanofi Meningitis Vaccine Approval

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Aventis, said the Food and Drug Administration approved the company''s bacterial meningitis vaccine Menactra for children between the ages of 9 months and
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