• International Paper, Memphis, has signed two definitive agreements related to the sales of its beverage packaging and Arizona Chemical businesses for combined proceeds of approximately $985 million. The transactions are both subject to adjustments and conditions at closing, including receipt of regulatory approvals. The company says the agreements are part of its transformation plan.
• Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has been recognized by Selling Power Magazine as the Transportation Organization of the Year. TQL received this prestigious award at the Stevie Awards Gala in December. Selling Power Magazine is a leading publication directed at sales professionals and distributed throughout the United States and 67 countries worldwide. The Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition for the accomplishments of sales professionals worldwide.
• 3-A Sanitary Standards Inc. (3-A SSI), McLean, Va., has announced the availability of a new 3-A Sanitary Standard and four updated standards. The new and revised 3-A Sanitary Standards include Machine Leveling Feet and Supports, Number 88-00; Compression-Type Valves for Milk and Milk Products, Number 53-03; 3-A Sanitary Standards for Multiple-Use Plastic Materials, Number 20-24, Sanitary Standards for Centrifugal Separators and Clarifiers, Number 21-01; Sanitary Standards for Equipment for Packaging Viscous Products, Number 23-05. For more information, visit www.3-a.org.
• Mintel, London, has collaborated with Chicago-based Information Resources Inc. (IRI), to launch GNPD IRIS, a unique tool positioned to reduce the cost of new product development. GNPD IRIS, a product that works in conjunction with the Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), allows CPG companies to monitor the sales successes and failures of new products and established brands.$OMN_arttitle="Supplier s News";?> $OMN_artauthor="";?>