Brand owners and marketing managers keen to know how AR can drive consumer engagement with their packaging, and how to gather analytics and insights from physical packaging, can find out more at the Print21+PKN LIVE forum on 12 August in Sydney.

Carton package producer Detpak took out Gold and Silver awards at the South Australian state Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICAs) last night.

A Collective Action Group has been announced to drive 2025 National Packaging Targets and includes leading industry and government representatives. Big names like Visy and Pact Group, Nestlé, Coca-Cola Amatil, Coles, David Jones and Country Road are among the line-up.

Supermarket giant Aldi is committing to dramatically reducing its plastic packaging, saying it will axe it by a quarter within the next six years, and will cease supply of many single use plastic products by the end of next year.

In a world first, FMCG giant Procter & Gamble is set to pilot skincare products in refillable containers, which it says could dramatically reduce the amount of plastic used in the beauty category.

Foodmach chief customer officer Earle Roberts has been appointed CEO as of 1 July, after delivering a string of recent successes for the company.

The Andrews Government has introduced legislation to ban lightweight, single-use plastic bags in Victoria from 1 November, leaving NSW as the only Australian state or territory still permitting the bags.

Pack Print International will focus on the mega-trends shaping the future of the industry at what it bills as Southeast Asia’s biggest packaging and printing exhibition since 2007.

A leading talent in the world of package and brand design, Mikey Hart from Hulsbosch will speak about what informs transformational, sustainable brand design at Print21 + PKN LIVE in August.

Pro-Pac Packaging has suffered a hit to its Industrial business due to a deterioration in trading conditions.

Amcor non-executive director Paul Brasher is stepping down due to health problems.

The new highly specified 4500sqm OjiFS packaging plant in Mildura is open, with the company now offering its innovative wax-free PowerPly cartons to the local market.

Amcor and Bemis have closed their $A9.2bn merger deal following final regulatory approvals being received.

Visy boss Anthony Pratt is Australia's richest person for the third consecutive year, beating mining magnate Gina Rinehart on the Australian Financial Review's roundup of the country's 200 wealthiest people.

Coca-Cola Amatil has sold SPC to Shepparton Partners Collective for $40 million, it announced this week.