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Walmart Finally Makes It to the Big Apple (e-commerce)

On a bank of the Bronx River, below the roar of the Bruckner Expressway, Walmart has finally found a foothold in a city that has long shunned it. Walmart’s e-commerce business, Jet.com, is leasing a 205,000-square-foot warehouse in the Bronx that will soon begin supplying MacBooks and organic eggs to New York’s well-heeled shoppers. Full […]

WestRock seeks to collect judgement from West Virginia governor’s companies

A Georgia-based packaging company is taking legal steps to collect a $1 million judgment from companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports lawyers for WestRock filed legal writs this week in federal court in West Virginia, and are contacting banks where the companies might do business. It’s part of the […]

Iceland begins trial of recycled paper packaging for bananas

British frozen food retailer Iceland has introduced a plastic-free packaging for its pre-packed bananas in three of its stores on a pilot basis as part of its ongoing fight against plastic pollution. The new packaging is made from recycled paper and will replace the retailer’s plastic packaging for bananas. Full Story Source: Container Board

Smurfit Kappa launches better planet packaging initiative

Packaging firm Smurfit Kappa has launched the ‘Smurfit Kappa Better Planet Packaging’ initiative to open the future of sustainable packaging. Launched at its European Management Conference in Berlin last week, the new initiative builds on the company’s expertise in packaging, innovation and sustainability. Full Story Source: Container Board

Rand-Whitney Cuts Ribbon on 45,000 SF Addition to their HQ Facility in Worcester

Rand-Whitney held a ribbon cutting ceremony of the company’s 45,000-square-foot expansion facility. Company President Nick Smith was joined by leadership, dignitaries, valued customers and employees in the celebration at their One Agrand Street headquarters. Rand-Whitney is owned by The Kraft Group of Foxborough, MA, owners of the New England Patriots, and Manchester, NH based firm […]