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Macfarlane Group Publishes its Interim Management Statement

Macfarlane Group PLC today provides an update on trading for the period from 30 June 2019 to 31 October 2019. Sales revenue has grown by 4% in the year to date and Group profit before tax is ahead of the corresponding period in 2018. Sales revenue has continued to be impacted by the UK’s well-publicised weaker demand and by price deflation. ...
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Macfarlane Group announces acquisition of Leyland Packaging Company (Lancs) Limited

Macfarlane Group PLC (“Macfarlane”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Leyland Packaging Company (Lancs) Limited (“Leyland”). The acquisition is in line with Macfarlane’s strategy of building the business through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth. Macfarlane has acquired 100% of Leyland for a maximum consideration ...
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Macfarlane Group publishes its 2019 Interim Results

Macfarlane Group PLC, the UK’s largest distributor of protective packaging products, has this morning announced its Interim Results for the first half of 2019, revealing pre-tax profit growth of 8.7% on turnover up 5.4%. Stuart Paterson, Chairman of Macfarlane Group PLC (“Macfarlane Group” or “the Group”), today said: ...
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Why resealable packaging can help reduce food waste

from the government has prompted UK’s major supermarkets and more than 100 of the biggest food companies to sign a pledge to drive down food waste. Companies have signed a pledge to help halve food waste by 2030 and raise public awareness through a week of action. Food waste has become a significant topic throughout the past year as ...
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Macfarlane Group announces its AGM statement

Macfarlane Group PLC (“Macfarlane”) today publishes its Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) Statement covering 2019 to date. At the AGM in Glasgow Stuart Paterson, Chairman of Macfarlane, will say: “Group profit for the year to date is ahead of that achieved in 2018 and, recognising the usual seasonal uplift in the second half of the ...
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Millennials driving demand for on-the-go and sustainable packaging

Millennials have been a motivating force for retailers to become environmentally sustainable with their products and packaging. Millennials believe packaging to be an influential consideration when purchasing products. Sustainability throughout the whole supply chain is a decisive factor and even packaging material is seen as part of the brand ...
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Macfarlane Group celebrates 70th anniversary this week

When Norman Macfarlane founded his commercial stationery business, N.S. Macfarlane & Co Limited, on 26th April 1949, after being demobbed following his National Service, he couldn’t have known that it would develop into the very significant business that it is today. Now, as it celebrates its 70th birthday this week, Macfarlane Group PLC ...
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Reducing food waste with resealable packaging

The environment has been a prevalent topic this year, prompting supermarkets and manufacturers to commit to reducing waste within the next few years. Many companies have signed up to the , a voluntary agreement making food and drink production and consumption more sustainable. Food production and food waste is one of the leading contributors ...
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Resealable Packaging for on-the-go Baby Food

The increased demand for on-the-go baby food, means the UK baby food market is expected to One product category that has shown steady growth is finger foods. Likewise, organic food is showing a promising performance. This opens a significant opportunity for resealable packaging. can provide numerous benefits for on-the-go baby food ...
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Enhancing Brand Image with Resealable Packaging

Enhancing Brand Image with Resealable Packaging   The packaging industry has undergone multiple transformations and today’s brands are aiming to increase their market presence and product visibility through features such as resealable practicality, functional finishes, and an enhanced packaging design. Here are some tips on ...
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