Swept away by a bottle of your favorite wine, it’s easy to forget that it, like many things we take for granted, is a product of our environment. Portugal winery Companhia das Lezírias hasn’t forgotten. In fact, its vineyard is protected from a host of crop-destroying pests by a population of barn owls, which is why it supports a perseveration program that has led to an increase in numbers of the bird throughout its properties. To honor this helpful creature, the winery came up with Tyto alba – the local name for species.
Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today announced it is implementing a price increase for all rigid plastic packaging in the United States and Canada, effective November 5, 2018. Prices will be increased between 6 percent and 10 percent based on the specific resin substrate.
“Sonoco’s Supply Management team has adeptly leveraged our global buying presence, enabling us to source the resin we need to serve our customers, while mitigating as much inflation as possible,” said Jeff DiPasquale, division vice president and general manager for Sonoco’s Global Plastics operations. “However, continued resin disruptions, strong regional demand, and increases in other materials and freight are driving prices up throughout the supply chain. While we will continue to monitor the domestic and global sourcing landscape to find ways to temper as much of this inflation as possible, we must recover our current cost exposure. We are confident in our sourcing capabilities and will do everything we can to control these costs as much as possible.”