Black spent the past 18 months working with farmers on a new rule that prohibits packaging Vidalia onions for shipping before the last full week of April. Any farmer who ships onions before the official start date next Monday faces fines of up to $5,000 per bag or box, and could be banned from selling onions under the Vidalia trademark in the future.» Read More
LONDON, April 3- Britain said on Thursday it was minded to force tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain standardised packaging and would hold a short consultation on the issue which could result in new regulations entering into force before May 2015.
LONDON, April 3- Britain said on Thursday it was minded to force tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain standardised packaging and would hold a short consultation on the issue before taking a final decision.
BRITAIN SAYS WILL HOLD FINAL SHORT CONSULTATION ON INTRODUCING PLAIN CIGARETTE PACKAGING AND DRAW UP DRAFT LEGISLATION.
BRITAIN SAYS MINDED TO FORCE TOBACCO FIRMS TO SELL CIGARETTES IN PLAIN STANDARDISED PACKAGING.
BRITAIN SAYS REVIEW OF PUBLIC HEALTH EVIDENCE SHOWS PLAIN STANDARDISED TOBACCO PACKAGING WOULD BE VERY LIKELY TO IMPROVE PUBLIC HEALTH.
LONDON, March 24- Deliveries of tobacco to retailers in Australia rose slightly last year for the first time in at least five years, even after the introduction of plain packaging aimed at deterring smokers, according to industry sales figures to be released on Monday.
LONDON, March 22- Private equity firm Clayton Dubilier& Rice LLC is the frontrunner among four bidders for Germany- based, but Dubai- owned, packaging group Mauser, Britain's Sky News reported on its website on Saturday, without citing its sources.
WASHINGTON, Feb 26- Oil companies handling volatile fuel out of North Dakota's energy patch must consider the dangers of flammable gas carried in the kind of oil-by-rail shipments involved in a string of fiery derailments, a U.S. regulator said on Wednesday.
Feb 13- Beverage cans maker Rexam Plc said it bought a 51 percent stake in Saudi Arabia's United Arab Can Manufacturing Ltd, a supplier to The Coca-Cola Co, for $122 million as part of its strategy to expand in emerging markets.
*Looking for acquisitions in Americas, eastern Europe. DUBLIN, Feb 12- Irish packaging group Smurfit Kappa is looking for acquisitions in the Americas and eastern Europe and will return cash to shareholders if it doesn't find the right target, it said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 7- Swiss industrial conglomerate ABB Ltd is seeking to divest several units whose sale could raise more than $1 billion in total proceeds, according to people familiar with the matter, joining a list of large companies looking to shed non-core businesses.
NEW YORK, Feb 6- Carlyle Group LP has agreed to buy Illinois Tool Works Inc's industrial packaging unit for $3.2 billion, the private equity firm's latest acquisition of a large unit being carved out of conglomerates.
NEW YORK, Feb 6- nPrivate equity firm Carlyle Group LP is close to reaching an agreement to buy Illinois Tool Works Inc's industrial packaging unit for more than $3 billion, and could announce the deal as soon as Thursday, people familiar with the matter said.
CARLYLE GROUP LP NEARS $3 BILLION- PLUS DEAL TO ACQUIRE ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC'S INDUSTRIAL PACKAGING UNIT-SOURCES.
NEW YORK, Feb 6- Illinois Tool Works Inc is nearing a deal to sell its industrial packaging unit for more than $3 billion, with buyout firms Carlyle Group LP and Onex Corp competing in the final stretch of the auction, people familiar with the matter said. It could not be learned, however, if Illinois Tool Works has granted exclusivity to either bidder.
Feb 4- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected a migraine drug made by Israel's RedHill Biopharma Ltd and Canada's IntelGenx Corp.. The FDA raised questions about the third-party manufacturing process, as well as the packaging and labeling of the drug, called RHB-103, the companies said in a statement.
Feb 4- International Paper Co, the largest North American producer of corrugated shipping boxes, said on Tuesday that fourth-quarter profit nearly doubled due in part to strong sales to Amazon.com Inc and other retail customers.
LAGOS, Jan 31- Flour Mills of Nigeria plans to invest $1 billion over the next 3-5 years to fund growth and expand into West Africa, its vice chairman told Reuters in an interview on Friday. But it faces growing competition at home, not least from Dangote Flour Mills, a unit of South Africa's Tiger Brands.
WASHINGTON, Dec 17- Irish packaging company Ardagh Group SA is in settlement talks aimed at saving a proposed $1.7 billion deal to buy the U.S. business of Saint-Gobain unit Verallia in time to meet a mid-January deadline, according to court documents.
WASHINGTON, Dec 17- Irish packaging company Ardagh Group S.A. is in settlement talks aimed at saving a proposed $1.7 billion deal to buy the U.S. business of Saint-Gobain unit Verallia in time to meet a mid-January deadline.