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  • 7/14/14 3:31 pm EDT

    New package increases efficiency in production and enables superior function and graphics to please the consumer

    MWV has expanded its presence in Brazil’s packaging market and is now supplying innovative solutions to the food service sector. The company recently introduced brand owners to a product that assists fast food chains operating in delivery, to-go and drive-through systems with beverage transport.According to ABIA – the Brazilian Food Industry Association, the growth of the emerging middle class has boosted the food service sector. Currently, 38 percent of meals are consumed outside the home, ormore...
  • 7/14/14 1:00 pm EDT

    The consumer insights behind the development of our new chilled ready meal packaging solution

    Chilled Ready Meals (CRM) have long been associated with black CPET trays, but those trays simply do not live up to consumers’ expectations. MWV launched a five-year consumer insights study in the United Kingdom to dig deep into what consumers want from their CRM packaging. We learned that there are four main attributes consumers look for in this category – convenience, value, variety and “the experience.” Convenience, value and variety seemed to be hitting the mark but “the experience” wasmore...
  • 6/26/14 2:24 pm EDT
    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The board of directors of MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, elected James E. Nevels a director of the company effective June 24, 2014. Nevels has extensive investment, financial and management experience, as well as knowledge of consumer packaged goods markets, which will help guide MWV as the company focuses on achieving its growth and margin goals across its packaging businessesmore...
  • 6/26/14 8:30 am EDT
    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions will release its second quarter results on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, before the market opens. The news release and slides for the results will be available on MWV’s website at www.mwv.com. The company will host its second quarter results conference call on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 10 a.m. (EDT) with access available via Internet andmore...
  • 6/24/14 2:37 pm EDT
    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeadWestvaco Corporation’s (NYSE: MWV) Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.25 cents per common share. The payment of the dividend will be made September 2, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business August 1, 2014. About MWV MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV) is a global packaging company providing innovative solutions to the world’s most admired brands in the healthcare, beautymore...
  • 6/23/14 10:44 am EDT
    The demand for fragrance is growing fastest in the world in one of MWV’s fastest growing regions: Brazil.The Beauty and Personal Care market in Brazil has been growing by around 10 percent each year for the past decade, says Tove Dahlstrom, marketing coordinator, Home, Health & Beauty, Latin America. And the fragrance category is the primary driver of this growth, making Brazil the largest market in the world. MWV doubled its fragrance business in Brazil in 2013, and is expected to doublemore...
  • 6/13/14 4:01 pm EDT

    On June 11th, 2014 MWV Graz launched its new over 30 meters long XL Heidelberg printing press with well-known guests from politics and economics.

    MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions  MWV Graz, part of the U.S. American MWV Corporation, launched its new printing press with well-known guests from politics and economics on June 11th. The over 30 meters long XL printing press was inaugurated with an exclusive event attended by honorable guest like the mayor of Graz Siegfried Nagl, deputy mayor Martina Schröck, Landesrat Christian Buchmann (member of the provincial government) andmore...
  • 6/12/14 10:59 am EDT

    The world’s largest fragrance market supplies dynamic and discerning consumers with constant innovation

    To Brazilians, the habit of wearing perfume has become an important daily ritual. Recent data from Mintel research shows that 90 percent of people in Brazil own perfume products and 84 percent wear them every day. This puts the country in a global leadership position for sales and volume in the sector, and expectations are for the market to reach US $5.1 billion in sales in 2017.With this explosion of the fragrance market, Brazilian consumers’ attention is highly sought after, and brand ownersmore...
  • 6/6/14 4:36 pm EDT
    MWV Specialty Chemicals, a division of MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE:MWV), signed exclusive agreements, effective immediately, with three leading distribution companies to market and sell oleochemicals in Europe, including Russia, thus covering Lisbon on the Atlantic to Vladivostok on the Pacific Ocean.The three new strategic partners will serve the Tall Oil Fatty Acid (TOFA) and Distilled Tall Oil (DTO) markets, such as metal working fluids, soaps and detergents, oilfield chemicals, rubbermore...
  • 6/6/14 2:48 pm EDT
    Trust is the foundation of brands. For food brands, especially, that trust is linked to safety and quality. Public concern over food safety and quality has grown exponentially in recent years, particularly in China. But recent research shows there is an opportunity for packaging to address food safety, quality and brand image.At MWV, we use insights to drive packaging innovation to address food safety issues, such as counterfeiting, spoilage, food contamination and unsafe packaging materials,more...