Delta Packaging Wins KFC Award Following Switch to PEFC Material

The Belfast-based printed folding carton packaging manufacturer won a Global Connectivity award at a KFC Supplier event in recognition of the company’s swift and effective transfer of KFC raw material to the PEFC process. Delta has acknowledged the help, guidance and assistance that PEFC played in the process, helping to switch KFC material to sustainably sourced packaging. Anna Coleman, account manager at Delta for KFC, commended raw material supplier Stora Enso’s ability to source and supply fully certified material within a relatively short time frame.
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Appleton Coated reveals winners in U360 Design Competition

Appleton Coated congratulates the U360 Design Competition’s 2015 winners and presents them in its online gallery at appletoncoated.com and in “One,” the printed showbook. Six creative professionals from the Appleton Coated Design Council evaluated hundreds of entries and selected the best examples demonstrating the impact of well-executed print. “The creative minds behind the U360 winning entries are those who dared to up the ante, to feud with the familiar and to outwit the ordinary. They boldly stand apart from the rest. They deserve to be celebrated as extraordinary examples of all that vision, design and paper make possible, sparking inspiration and aspiration through printed communication,” says Ferkó X. Goldinger, Appleton Coated’s marketing manager.
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Oil falls as OPEC output stays high, dollar rises

Front-month Brent crude fell $1.00 a barrel to a low of $64.56 before recovering a little to around $64.65 by 1025 GMT. U.S. light crude was down 75 cents at $59.55 a barrel. "OPEC continues to produce well above target, and also well above demand for its oil," said Carsten Fritsch, senior oil analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt. The dollar gained 0.3 percent against a basket of currencies on Monday, making oil more expensive to holders of other currencies.
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Mag Newsstand Sales Decline, Some Retailers Drop Pubs Altogether

Consumer magazine newsstand sales continued to slip in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest figures from MagNet, which tracks magazine shipments and sales in North America. The total number of units sold at newsstands in the U.S. and Canada fell 14.2% from 141.7 million magazines in the first quarter of 2014 to 121.5 million in the first quarter of 2015, MagNet reported. The dollar figure for magazine sales dropped 8.3% from $724.4 million to $644.5 million over the same period.
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Supply Of Time Spent With Media Expands, Continues To Fragment: Digital Takes Share From Traditional

The amount of time people spend consuming media continues to expand, raising serious questions about opportunities and consequences for brands competing for consumer attention in an increasingly fragmented media marketplace. Per capita consumption of media is projected to rise 1.4% this year, to an average of 492 minutes daily, according to estimates released this morning by Publicis’ ZenithOptimedia unit. That’s up seven minutes daily from the worldwide per capita average of 485 minutes in 2014, and the media shop’s analysts attribute it to greater access to the Internet, especially mobile connectivity. Per capita Internet usage will rise 11.8% this year, the agency estimates.
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Hungary Launches National Public Consultation

Hungarian Forest Certification Non-profit Ltd. is pleased to announce the start of the national public consultation for the Hungarian sustainable forest management standard. Stakeholders from around the country are invited to provide their feedback on the standard by 20 August 2015. “This public consultation is an extremely important opportunity for all national stakeholders to provide their final input into our upcoming standard,” said Endre Schiberna, Head of the Standard Setting Committee.
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Resolute to Enter Tissue Market by 2017

Resolute Forest Products Inc. today announced a major decision to build a state-of-the-art facility to manufacture at-home, premium private label tissue paper, including bath and towel. Resolute's tissue paper machine and converting operations will be built at the Calhoun mill in Tennessee. This $270 million project represents the largest investment made by Resolute since 2010. At full capacity, the new tissue and converting facilities will produce approximately 60,000 metric tons per year of at-home, premium bath tissue and towel, focused on the growing private label market.
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