Processing & Packaging

Concerns grow over Amcor's proposed takeover of packaging rival

Concerns grow over Amcor's proposed takeover of packaging rival

By Rory Harrington

Amcor’s proposed takeover of Australian packaging company Aperio is motivated primarily by the firm’s desire to eliminate its main rival, could lead to hundreds of job losses and would hit competition in the national market, a leading trade union has...

Amcor profits rise on steady demand and cost cuts

Amcor profits rise on steady demand and cost cuts

By Rory Harrington

Amcor said strong performance across the board in its flexible and rigid packaging divisions fuelled a 14% profit increase in the first half of the year as recent acquisitions of Ball and Alcan continued to reap rewards.

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