Materials and Metals Containers and Packaging


  • Nov 10- Intertape Polymer Group Inc investors FrontFour Capital Group and Zelman Capital urged the packaging products maker to take steps including buying back more shares and adding industry experts to its board to boost shareholder value. Intertape's shares, which have fallen 18.5 percent this year, closed at C $15.17 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on...

  • Container shipping lines open their checkbooks Sunday, 8 Nov 2015 | 10:36 PM ET
    Container shipping lines open their checkbooks

    Despite fragile freight rates, shipping lines are still acquiring, in order to maintain market share and capacity, says Johnson Leung, head of regional transport research at Jefferies.

  • With detente raising hopes that full commercial ties could be restored, U.S. companies are being drawn to Cuba. One U.S. company that is in line to open the first American factory in Cuba in more than half a century is interested in the island only because its co-founder was born here. Cuba is special on a personal basis, "said Saul Berenthal, a Cuban-American who left...

  • Nov 6- Please note that the media packaging slug for stories about the Obama administration's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline has been changed to USA- KEYSTONE/.

  • MIAMI, Oct 20- Anheuser-Busch will pay up to $28 million to settle a class action lawsuit over Beck's brand labeling that consumers said falsely led them to believe the beer was brewed in Germany under an agreement approved in Florida federal court on Tuesday. Magistrate Judge John J. O'Sullivan in the U.S. Southern District of Florida. The suit was filed by a...

  • *Top businessmen want say in policy-making. *Delicate balancing act between reforms and the generals. CAIRO, Oct 16- When Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi removed the unpopular Muslim Brotherhood from power in 2013, billionaire Naguib Sawiris promised to invest in his country like never before.

  • *Appetite for plastic wrapping, packaging remains strong. SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Asian demand for plastic is set to defy economic slowdown in top consumer China and other nations, growing as plunging oil prices make it cheaper to churn out and as fast-expanding online markets boost appetite for items like packaging and wrapping. Prices in China for polyethylene, the...

  • AMZN taps into the sharing economy Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    AMZN taps into the sharing economy

    Amazon is testing an Uber-like service for delivering its one-hour Prime Now packages.

  • Sept 29- Attorneys general of 33 U.S. states, including New York's Eric Schneiderman, urged the Food and Drug Administration to ensure health warning labels on nicotine-containing liquids and other novel tobacco products. The letter cited a survey in which 87 percent of adult respondents supported FDA requirements for child-resistant packaging for all...

  • Sept 9- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's staff expressed concerns over the risk of incorrectly administering Colleguim Pharmaceuticals Inc's long-acting opioid painkiller. Reviewers said if the FDA eventually determines that Xtampza's benefits outweigh its risks, the company should assess the effectiveness of its packaging in preventing...

  • Maersk: Cost cuts will help us meet full-year target Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 8:31 PM ET
    Maersk: Cost cuts will help us meet full-year target

    Robbert Van Trooijen, CEO for North Asia Region at Maersk Line, says cost-saving measures will enable the container-shipping operator to outperform the industry for the rest of 2015.

  • TCS opens up on earnings Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    TCS opens up on earnings

    The Container Store's Q1 earnings were better than expected.

  • Don't worry, you can still pop the new Bubble Wrap Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 3:09 PM ET
    Bubble Wrap

    Bubble Wrap has been a packaging staple since the '60s, but now the company behind it is making some big changes.

  • International Paper misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:32 AM ET
    An International Paper Co. employee stacks corrugated boxes on the floor of the company's factory in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania.

    International Paper on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $134 million.

  • The Container Store frustrated by mid-year traffic Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 3:27 PM ET
    The Container Store frustrated by mid-year traffic

    Newly elected to NRF's board of directors, Kip Tindell, The Container Store CEO, discusses trouble with traffic in stores in Q2 and Q3. National Retail Federation CEO Matthew Shay, weighs in.

  • Dow Chemical to cut $1B in costs over 3 years Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Dow Chemical said it was looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.

  • Seaspan CEO: Global shipping is improving Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 11:41 PM ET
    Seaspan CEO: Global shipping is improving

    Gerry Wang, CEO of Seaspan, describes how the shipping industry has fared amid the global economic recovery.

  • Why China said no to mega shipping pact Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 11:25 PM ET
    Why China said no to mega shipping pact

    Jonathan Windham, Head of Asia Ex-Japan Transport and Infrastructure Research at Barclays, says China rejected an alliance of three major liners in order to protect its domestic shippers.

  • Container Store's hot IPO Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    Container Store's hot IPO

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and "Fast Money" trader Simon Baker discuss the Container Store as it surges on its first day of trading.

  • Container Store prices IPO at $18 Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 5:20 PM ET
    Container Store prices IPO at $18

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports high demand is expected for The Container Store once it goes public.