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Sonoco to Acquire Conitex-Sonoco Joint Venture

Sonoco has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining 70% interest in the joint venture of Conitex Sonoco for approximately $133 million in cash, establishing leadership in the global market for paper-based engineered textile carriers.

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Sonoco leads the Packaging sector on Fortune’s 2018 list of Most Admired Companies, ranking first in the industry for several key attributes like Global Competitiveness, Financial Soundness and Social Responsibility.

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Sonoco PAW Patrol-themed snack trays for Crunch Pak featured at United Fresh

Snack trays produced by Sonoco for snack giant Crunch Pak® have been recognized as 2018 United Fresh Innovation Award Finalists at the United Fresh tradeshow, which will take place June 25-27 in Chicago. The PAW Patrol-themed snack trays have proven popular with both children and parents thanks to their healthy, on-the-go convenience and packaging inspired by Nickelodeon’s hit animated preschool show.

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Sonoco joins Amazon APASS supplier network

Sonoco is now an official participant in the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS). The APASS program was designed by Amazon to help support vendors, sellers and manufacturers to obtain certification of their products as Frustration Free Packaging (FFP), Ships-in-Own-Container (SIOC) or Prep-Free Packaging (PFP). Sonoco now provides APASS services directly to vendors, sellers and manufacturers related to package testing in compliance with Amazon’s certification test methods. In this capacity, Sonoco partners with brands to design and certify packaging that meets Amazon's unique requirements and helps companies protect and sell products more cost effectively.

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Sonoco’s New Digital Printing for Displays Offers Brands Quality, Agility

Sonoco has invested in a state-of-the-art, direct-to-sheet digital printing press for the production of point-of-purchase displays and other promotional packaging. The high-speed, 6-color press enables brand owners to respond quickly to a dynamic retail and shopper environment without the need for costly overruns or printing plates.

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Sonoco Announces Partnership with Agricultural Company Harvest CROO Robotics

Sonoco has announced its position as a joint development partner and investor in the Plant City, Fla.-based robotics company Harvest CROO Robotics. “This partnership solidly aligns with our focus on improving the supply chain for fresh produce by connecting harvesting technology with new packaging technology,” said Sonoco CEO Rob Tiede. “Efforts to improve harvesting efficiency, decrease food waste and extend freshness life are key focus areas for us as we expand into fresh food packaging.”

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Sonoco Increases Common Stock Dividend by 5.1 Percent

The Board of Directors of Sonoco declared a $.41 per share quarterly common stock dividend, a 5.1 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.39 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 8, 2018, to shareholders of record as of May 11, 2018. According to Rob Tiede, president and chief executive officer, this is the 36th consecutive year that Sonoco has grown common stock dividends and the 372nd consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid dividends to shareholders.

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Sonoco ThermoSafe and Cathay Pacific Cargo Launch Global Partnership

Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, and Cathay Pacific Cargo, one of the world’s largest air cargo carriers, announced a global partnership agreement for the leasing of the PharmaPort 360 temperature controlled bulk shipping container. The agreement enables pharmaceutical shippers to lease PharmaPort 360 containers directly from Cathay Pacific Cargo.

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Sonoco Issues 2017 Annual Report to Shareholders

Sonoco's 2017 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the Company's website at investor.sonoco.com. The report, entitled A New Vision Leads to Fresh Thinking, reviews Sonoco's 2017 financial performance and details Sonoco’s entry into new “fresh and natural” markets along the perimeter of the store. Sonoco has mailed the 2017 Annual Report, Form 10-K and proxy statement to its shareholders in advance of its annual meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, April 18.

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Sonoco Leads Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, Packaging Sector

Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has been selected for Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies in the packaging sector, and named first in its industry. Among industry peers, Sonoco ranked first in nearly every category – including Innovation, Use of Corporate Assets, Social Responsibility, Financial Soundness, Long-term Investment Value, Quality of Products/Services and Global Competitiveness.

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Sonoco announces 5-year, $2.725 million fresh packaging initiative

Sonoco, one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has announced a new research partnership with Clemson University: the Sonoco FRESH (Food Research Excellence for Safety and Health) initiative will develop new technologies and new forms of packaging to optimize the fresh food lifecycle.

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McCall Farms named finalist for Gama Innovation Award

Glory Farms vegetables, a McCall Farms brand, has been named a packaging finalist for the 2017 Gama Innovation Awards. The Glory Farms brand of canned premium vegetables changed their packaging earlier this year into a "see-thru" can, a style of packaging unprecedented in the canned food industry. The clear plastic can was developed in partnership with Sonoco Products, a global packaging leader.

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Sonoco develops revolutionary rain-resistant adhesive and sealant cartridge

Sonoco has leveraged its world-class RainGuard® technology, previously applied to its Sonotube® forms, to develop a new fiber cartridge for adhesives, caulks and sealants designed to withstand inclement weather on construction sites. The cartridge can be used for traditional adhesives and sealants packaged in fiber cartridges, and is now available for the entire adhesives and sealants market.

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Sonoco provides playful packaging for kids’ drink Jumbotonic

Colourful and convenient packaging for kids’ products catches the consumer’s eye on the shelf, and adds an element of fun to everyday use. Launched in Jumbo Toy stores just before Christmas 2016, Jumbotonic Kid Instant Choco is a chocolate drink powder that combines the high quality of other Gialousis products with playful and attractive packaging that might appeal to children and parents. For the collaboration for the Greek market, Gialousis, a major manufacturer of powdered beverage products, and Jumbo S.A., a leading Hellenic toy retailer, chose rigid paperboard containers from Sonoco Europe.

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Case Study: Marchoc Gourmet Hot Chocolate

Sonoco's Greek customer Gialousis wanted to diversify its customer base in 2015 by launching a new, more premium line of gourmet, aromatic chocolate powdered drinks geared toward retail consumers. Ultimately, Sonoco developed a premium package that won awards for style.

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Sonoco honored for Cubox packaging

Sonoco's Mexico City facility was recently awarded Stellar Container by the Mexican Packaging Association. It was selected as ergonomic, easy to open, innovatively portion-controlled and multi-packed, attractive, high-quality and sustainable. To read more about our rigid paper offerings, click below.

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Dole GO Berries!™ with Sonoco containers awarded Best New Packaging

Dole GO Berries!™, which utilizes Sonoco’s packaging, was awarded Best New Packaging as part of the Produce Innovation Awards at United Fresh 2017, an expo dedicated to innovation in produce and fresh foods. The berries are packaged in 3-packs of fun, snack-sized containers that offer snap, rinse and go convenience. The ventilated packaging promotes increased airflow around the berries, aiding cooling and improves freshness, while also making rinsing easy for consumers.

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