Coca-Cola aims to recycle 100% of its packaging by 2030 | Waste Dive January has been a big month for plastics and packaging recycling goals. British Prime Minister Theresa May said she wants to eliminate avoidable plastic within 25 years; the European Union is looking at bag and plastic packaging fees; Dow announced a new round… Read More

  Health systems wade into drug manufacturing with eye on reducing shortages | Healthcare Dive With hospitals entering pharma territory, the trend toward industry convergence continues. The systems’ aim is to create an FDA-approved pharmaceutical company that will either make generics directly or subcontract the manufacturing to a licensed contract manufacturing organization. “The best way to… Read More

Oren Jacob, CEO of San Francisco-based software company PullString, and his wife used to load up their three kids and go to Costco, filling their car with toilet paper and paper towels. “From the day Alexa moved in, we have not been back,” he says. Alexa and Google Home didn’t even exist three years ago.… Read More

An online search for “marshmallow treats recipe” will yield pages of blogs and websites where consumers created their own version of the popular Rice Krispies Treats. Some homemade recipes include gluten-free versions as well as ones that swap out white rice for brown. But in its latest rollout, which the company said was inspired by social… Read More

Liquidation sales will start next week at the 103 Sears, Kmart and Sears Auto Center stores that the shared parent company plans to close. Sears Holdings Company [NASDAQ: SHLD] announced to employees on January 4 that it would close 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears by April. “We will continue to close some unprofitable stores… Read More

Hershey and Cargill’s departures add to a growing list of high-profile companies that have left the powerful industry lobbying group during the last year. Most firms that have severed their ties have been largely silent on why they have decided to leave. Campbell Soup, which announced last summer it would leave at the end of 2017,… Read More

CVS announced Dec. 3 it agreed to buy Aetna in a $69 billion deal. It remains unclear how the massive plan to combine the retail pharmacy giant with Aetna’s insurance business will play out, with the deal still having to withstand antitrust scrutiny from federal regulators. The 2018 outlook from CVS predicts that adjusted operating… Read More

Early adopters say that running on robotics makes economic sense because the sortation process is allowing them to maintain bale quality while reducing staffing requirements. In addition, according to some experts, the industry could soon start to see facilities designed to put robotic sortation front and center, a fact that would open the door to… Read More

JPMorgan Chase’s chief marketing officer, Kristin Lemkau.Getty/John Lamparski When some brands’ ads ended up next to troubling videos on YouTube last March, JPMorgan Chase responded by pulling its ads from the platform. Dissatisfied with YouTube’s slow response, the bank decided to take matters into its own hands and create an internal tool to make sure… Read More

The founders of a company called Live Water, which sells unfiltered, untreated water in glass containers, want customers to believe that tap water is just too “dead.” Founder Mukhande Singh told the The New York Times that those who drink the regulated H2O that comes out of kitchen taps, public water fountains, and garden hoses are ” drinking… Read More