Former Combatants in News Weeklies’ War Forge New Strategies

An election season like we're seeing now once would have kicked the rivalry among a trio of news weeklies into high gear, with vast resources poured into winning scoops and newsstand readers from one another. Today, Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report increasingly follow different paths. The trio have changed to varying degrees since a decade ago, when they fought in close quarters. Paid and verified circulation for their print editions then averaged 4.1 million at Time, 3.1 million at Newsweek and 2 million at U.S. News & World Report, according to their reports with the Audit Bureau of Circulations, now the Alliance for Audited Media.
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Comixology Launches Comics Subscription Service

Comixology, Amazon’s digital comics marketplace, is launching Comixology Unlimited, a subscription service offering access to thousands of comics form independent publishers—there are no DC or Marvel titles--for $5.99 per month. Comixology Unlimited starts today in the U.S.where it will be free for a month. The service will launch elsewhere in the world at a later date. The new service offers consumers unlimited access to thousands of graphic novels, manga and periodical comics from a broad range of independent publishers including IDW/Top Shelf, Image Comics, Kodansha Comics, Boom!, Fantagraphics, Dark Horse,and Archie. Hit series available through Comixology Unlimited include Saga, Walking Dead, Attack on Titan, Lumberjanes, The Incal, Adventure Time and many more.
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Xanté Impressia Sees Significant Growth in Impressions for Digital Color Envelope Printing

Xanté is proud to report that during April 2016 the total number of impressions produced by its customers has increased by 171% from this same period last year. In April, Xanté Impressias around the world created 57 million digital color envelopes, as compared to 21 million during April 2015. “The growth in envelope printing has even been a surprise to us at Xanté,” says Robert Ross, CEO at Xanté. “We believe this impressive growth is not only from traditional business envelope printing, but more significantly, the invitation markets. The graduation and wedding invitation markets have exploded this spring.”
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INX has Inkjet Solutions Ready for drupa 2016

Will feature all-digital print technologies powered by the JetINX printhead drive electronics and reticulation system. SAKATA INX, together with INX International Ink Co., will feature all-digital print technologies powered by the JetINX printhead drive electronics and reticulation system, including Direct-to-Object printing solutions. “INX Digital will play an important role in our strategic plans at drupa 2016,” remarked Rick Clendenning, president and CEO of INX International Ink Co. “Our digital division offers a full palette of solutions for OEMs/private label, industrial and specialty customers, as well as alternative inks, advanced technologies and integrated services.”
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International Paper Demonstrates Ongoing Commitment to Food Safety

International Paper (NYSE:IP) today further solidified their ongoing commitment to improving food safety throughout the supply chain. The Company announced the Shelbyville, Ill. facility has achieved food safety certification by exceeding the standards of the benchmarking procedures as dictated by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). International Paper further declared the goal of meeting or exceeding the GFSI standards at all their U.S. Foodservice Facilities by the end of 2016.
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JDI Bowls for Kids

32 teams from J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) participated in this year’s Bowl for Kids event for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS). Bowl for Kids is an annual event that raises much-needed funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters, hosted annually at Fairview Bowling Lanes in Saint John. “JDI’s involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters is absolutely amazing. We couldn’t offer the programs and services to the children in the community without their generous donations. They’re highly involved all year round,” said Nikki Comeau, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters. “The amount of teams they get together, and the spirit that they bring - it is life-changing to so many children and youth in our community.”
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UPM Is Changing Its Corporate Structure

PM-Kymmene Corporation is proceeding with the plan to change its corporate structure in Finland to better match its current business structure. Three new subsidiaries have been established in Finland: UPM Energy Oy, UPM Paper Asia Oy and UPM Paper ENA Oy. The personnel and assets of UPM Energy, UPM Paper Asia and UPM Paper ENA (Europe and North America) in Finland are planned to be transferred to the new companies on 1 July 2016.
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Update: UPM Closes Madison Paper Industries, to Sell Related U.S. Hydro Power Assets

In March, UPM-Kymmene Inc. and Northern SC Paper, a subsidiary of the New York Times Company, had announced the dissolution of their partnership, Madison Paper Industries in Maine. As an update to this announcement, the Madison Paper mill has ceased paper production on May 21. The closure impacts approximately 214 employees located at the mill site. Some employees will remain beyond May to maintain buildings, operate the hydro generating facilities and support activities related to the closing. All employment-related actions will be handled in accordance with federal and state statutory requirements.
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