Inspired by rising demand for exports, Vietnam expands its shrimp processing capacity

Inspired by rising demand for exports, Vietnam expands its shrimp processing capacity Buoyed by export success last year, shrimp companies in Vietnam are eager to build more processing factories to meet rising international demand for their products. The planned expansion is mainly centered in Mekong Delta, where the Vietnamese government is pushing a broader strategy of […]

Vietnam targets US$10 billion from fruit, vegetable exports by 2030

Vietnam targets US$10 billion from fruit, vegetable exports by 2030 Vietnam expects to gain US$ 8-10 billion from shipping fruits and vegetables abroad, with revenue of processed products accounting for at least 30 percent of the total by 2030.  Under a project to develop the fruit and vegetable process sector during 2021-2030 recently approved by […]

Heineken developing low-carbon glass beer bottles

Heineken developing low-carbon glass beer bottles Heineken has announced it is taking part in a study that aims to better understand methods to decarbonise glass production, as the company looks to reduce emissions in the bottling process. Partnering with not-for-profit research technology organisation (RTO) Glass Futures and Heineken’s supplier Encirc, the venture seeks to create low-carbon glass bottles by […]

Mars and Danimer Scientific create biodegradable packaging

Mars and Danimer Scientific create biodegradable packaging Mars Wrigley has announced a two-year partnership with biodegradable materials manufacturer Danimer Scientific to develop home compostable packaging. The confectionery company said the initiative will be first rolled out through the Skittles brand to US consumers between late 2021 and early 2022. Danimer Scientific’s packaging — Nodax polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) — is produced through […]

Coca-Cola to Sell Soda in 100% Recycled Plastic in US

Coca-Cola to Sell Soda in 100% Recycled Plastic in US Coca-Cola, which was named a top polluter, says the U.S. will be its 19th market served purely by recycled packaging. Coca-Cola will soon begin selling sodas in completely recycled plastic in the United States for the first time, the beverage giant said Tuesday. The initial […]

Local pharma sector to benefit from EU connection

Local pharma sector to benefit from EU connection Despite lower-than-expected growth, Vietnam’s pharmaceutical market performed better than other global markets in the past 12 months. Magdalena Krakowiak, chairwoman of the International Quality Medicines’ Generic and Biosimilar Sector Committee (IQMED) at the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, writes about 2020 results and future prospects thanks […]

A story of the first Vietnamese company to implement a distribution management system

A story of the first Vietnamese company to implement a distribution management system “This system (Distribution Management System – DMS) has vastly improved our logistics and market intelligence (MI). It has made it far easier to detect patterns and improve efficiency”, said Tan Hiep Phat Group Deputy CEO Phuong Uyen Tran.   Sales is another big […]

AR Packaging boosts British pharma presence in post-Brexit Firstan Holdings swoop

AR Packaging boosts British pharma presence in post-Brexit Firstan Holdings swoop   Sweden-based AR Packaging is strengthening its position in the UK with the acquisition of Firstan Holdings, a pharmaceutical packaging business. The move empowers AR Packaging’s position as a leading provider of folding cartons, flexibles and fiber-based containers in post-Brexit UK. The news comes […]

Thailand’s SCG dominates Vietnam’s plastic production industry

Thailand’s SCG dominates Vietnam’s plastic production industry After buying Duy Tan Plastic Corp, Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) is cementing its domination of Vietnam’s plastic production industry. Under the contract signed on February 9 via a virtual conference, Duy Tan will sell 70 per cent of its shares in five of total twenty-two subsidiary companies, […]

GTNFoods to merge with Moc Chau Milk parent

GTNFoods to merge with Moc Chau Milk parent  GTNFoods wants to merge with its subsidiary, husbandry company Vilico, and delist. The company, itself a subsidiary of dairy giant Vinamilk, is seeking shareholders’ approval for the merger. It owns a 74.49 percent stake in the Vietnam Livestock Corporation, as Vilico is formally known. Vilico, which owns […]