InnerWorkings Forms Long-Term Business Relationship with Choice Hotels

InnerWorkings Inc., the leading global marketing execution firm, announced a new long-term alliance with global lodging company Choice Hotels International. Under a multi-year agreement, InnerWorkings will deploy an integrated solution across a broad scope of marketing channels for Choice Hotels, including direct mail, branded merchandise, signage, and other marketing collateral. InnerWorkings will also implement a custom eCommerce and fulfillment platform, delivering a comprehensive marketing supply chain solution to support Choice's extensive brand portfolio. Click Read More below for more of the story.
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Next milestone achieved in sustainability – EU Ecolabel available for all UPM graphic paper grades

Following its Biofore approach, UPM Paper ENA has reached the next significant milestone in the company's sustainability journey, as now all its mills produce papers that are awarded with the EU Ecolabel. The UPM Hürth paper mill completed the full range on June 5th, when its products received the EU Ecolabel certificate. The mill achieved the needed reduction in emissions by switching to more sustainable sources of energy. "Being able to provide our customers with EU Ecolabel awarded products from all of our mills is a great achievement, which we can be proud of," says Päivi Rissanen, Sustainability Director, UPM Paper ENA. "The EU Ecolabel criteria covers all relevant environmental aspects and is a good proof of solid sustainability performance." Click Read More below for additional details.
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Sonoco’s 2016-2017 Corporate Responsibility Report shows steady progress

Sonoco has released its 2016-2017 Corporate Responsibility Report. The report, which is available on the Company’s website at, celebrates Sonoco’s successful projects while reporting on the Company’s significant progress toward long-term sustainability goals. In 2016, Sonoco reduced total water usage by 4.09 percent, total energy usage by 0.52 percent and total greenhouse gas emissions by 3.35 percent (all figures are year over year). Sonoco Recycling recovered the equivalent by weight of 57 percent of the product that Sonoco places into the marketplace. Click Read More below for additional details.
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LSC Communications Acquires Fairrington Transportation

LSC Communications announced that it has acquired Fairrington Transportation, an industry leading full-service mailing and logistics provider. Fairrington’s capabilities include a complete range of logistics services from freight management to postal optimization solutions. Founder and CEO of Fairrington, Victor Warren said, “Fairrington has been providing delivery solutions that meet our clients’ needs for 36 years. We are excited that joining forces with LSC will give us the scale necessary to expand our service offerings.” Thomas J. Quinlan III, Chairman and CEO of LSC, further commented, “Fairrington’s experienced leadership, combined with the fact that publications such as magazines and catalogs are at the core of many of our clients’ businesses make this acquisition a natural fit for LSC. Our strategic focus is to continue to expand LSC’s logistics service offering in ways that add value to our clients’ traditional print supply chains, and beyond.”
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Oil Near $50 as Traders Await U.S. Reaction to Venezuelan Vote

Oil gained last week to rise above its 200-day moving average for the first time since May as concerns eased that efforts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies to curb output will be offset by rising production elsewhere. Police in Venezuela clashed with demonstrators after a vote Sunday to elect members of a new legislative body that President Nicolas Maduro insisted is needed to restore order after months of protests. “Depending on how the Trump administration decides to proceed going forward, of course that could have implications,” including potentially blocking imports of Venezuelan crude, said Harry Tchilinguirian, a commodities analyst at BNP Paribas SA in London. “It’s very unclear at this stage what course the U.S. administration will follow.” Click Read More below for additional details.
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