18/12/2020: GUARDIAN REACHES A RECORD 1M PAYING READERS AFTER SURGE IN REGULAR CONTRIBUTIONS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS
The Guardian has more than one million paying subscribers and regular contributors following a surge of interest and support over the past year.

18/12/2020: WASHINGTON POST PLANS TO GROW NEWSROOM TO RECORD SIZE
The Washington Post plans to increase its newsroom in 2021 after setting digital subscription and online advertising records.

17/12/2020: ELLIOTT BAXTER ACQUIRES WARREN BOARD
Elliott Baxter has acquired independent carton board and graphical board distributor Warren Board

15/12/2020: IKEA TO END PRINT CATALOGUE FOR DIGITAL
Ikea has become the latest retailer to cancel its annual catalogue – thought print will still be a feature in its future promotional plans.

14/12/2020: LIBRARY SPENDING FELL BY £20M IN 2019/20 AMID WARNINGS OF FURTHER CUTS
New figures show total spending on Great Britain's libraries fell by £20m in the last financial year, as Libraries Connected warned more budget reductions are on the way.

14/12/2020: NEWSPAPER’ MONTHLY AUDIENCE FALLS AFTER SPRING PANDEMIC SURGE
National news brands' monthly online readership grew by an additional three million people compared with the same period last year, the latest Pamco audience data shows.

11/12/2020: FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR CUTS JOBS IN ‘PAINFUL’ RESTRUCTURE
Frankfurt Book Fair has completed its restructure and cut an undiscosed number of roles in what it has called a “painful and far-reaching” process.

11/12/2020: DRUPA 2021 CANCELLED: SHOW TO RETURN IN 2024
Drupa organiser Messe Düsseldorf has cancelled the physical expo planned for 2021 entirely, along with a other events including Interpack.

10/12/2020: PANTONE SELECTS TWO SHADES AS ITS COLOURS OF THE YEAR FOR 2021
Ultimate Gray and Illuminating, an "optimistic" hue of yellow, are the two shades that Pantone has named as its colours of the year for 2021.

08/12/2020: MAYR-MELNHOF KARTON TO INVEST EUR 100 MILLION IN FROHNLEITEN BOARD MILL IN AUSTRIA
Mayr-Melnhof Karton announced that it plans to invest EUR 100 million in its Frohnleiten board mill in Austria. The focus of the investment will be on sustainability, digitalisation and capacity expansion.

01/12/2020: STORA ENSO AND TETRA PAK EXPLORE FEASIBILITY OF RECYCLING LINE FOR USED DRINKS CARTONS
Stora Enso and Tetra Pak are joining forces to explore the possibility of building a new recycling line to significantly increase the recycling of used beverage cartons in Central and Eastern Europe.

28/11/2020: PACKAGING MARKET TO GROW
Packaging print market growth will be limited this year but will continue to expand over the next five years, according to new research from Smithers.

24/11/2020: CONFIDENCE IMPROVES IN Q3 BUT Q4 FORECASTS DOWNBEAT
UK printing and printed packaging has rebounded from the record low seen in the second quarter of 2020, but not yet by enough according to new research.

19/11/2020: COCA-COLA ANNOUNCES FIRST-GENERATION PROTOTYPE OF ITS RECYCLABLE PAPER BOTTLE
Coca-Cola recently announced that it is working to create a bottle made 100% from paper, which the company says may help it achieve a "World Without Waste."

31/10/2020: UPM TO PERMANENTLY CLOSE KAIPOLA PAPER MILL BY MID-DECEMBER
UPM says it will permanently close its Kaipola paper mill in Jämsä, Finland, by mid-December. UPM's second paper mill in Jämsä, UPM Jämsänkoski, will continue operations with one graphic paper machine and two specialty paper machines.

12/10/2020: UPM STARTS-UP NEW GRAPHIC PAPER SHEETING LINE AT KYMI MILL IN FINLAND
UPM Kymi paper mill has started full production on its fourth sheeting line, strengthening UPM's position on the market for graphic fine paper sheets.

19/12/2019: THE BOOK PEOPLE ENTERS ADMINISTRATION
Independent book retailer The Book People has gone into administration.

18/12/2019: EU GREEN DEAL
European Paper Industry Welcomes EU Green Deal Communication and Proposed Actions Planned for March 2020

16/12/2019: PEARSON TO SELL PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE STAKE
Pearson is selling its remaining 25% stake in Penguin Random House to Bertelsmann, as its c.e.o. John Fallon prepares to retire next year.

12/12/2019: TEN PUBLISHING IS CLOSING 19 CAR MAGAZINE TITLES
TEN Publishing will shutter 19 of its 22 automotive magazines by the end of the year, leaving MotorTrend, Hot Rod and Four Wheeler as the only three titles that will continue to be published in print in 2020.

12/12/2019: MARKETERS DITCH PERSONALISATION
Gartner predicts that 80% of marketers will abandon personalisation efforts by 2025 due to lack of ROI, the complexities of customer data management or both.

11/12/2019: SUN NEWSPAPER STILL TOP DESPITE 13% DROP
The Sun has remained the UK’s best-selling newspaper despite a drop in circulation of 13 per cent year-on-year.

07/12/2019: EUROPEAN RECYCLABILITY GUIDELINES
CEPI Publishes First European Recyclability Guidelines for Optimal Packaging Design

01/12/2019: COCA-COLA TO USE PAPERBOARD PACKAGING
Coca-Cola to Use Graphic Packaging's 'KeelClip' Paperboard Packaging for Multipack Cans in Europe

01/12/2019: DMGT BUYS I NEWSPAPER
Newspaper group DMGT has bought the i newspaper from JPI Media for nearly £50m.

29/11/2019: INDIA'S PAPER INDUSTRY TO CAPTURE SINGLE USE PLASTIC MARKET
Paper Industry in India to Capture 25% Market of Rs 80,000 Crore Single Use Plastics by 2025

29/11/2019: EUROPEANS WILLING TO PAY MORE FOR PACKAGING
Research survey says six in ten europeans willing to pay more for reduced plastic packaging

26/11/2019: BOLTON PRINTER PLEADS GUILTY TO COUNTERFEIT PRINTING
Marketing and promotional printer Hot Print Design has been prosecuted by Bolton Council for printing fake fabric softener labels.

21/11/2019: HP REJECTS XEROX OFFER
HP’s board has “unanimously rejected” Xerox’s takeover offer, stating that it undervalues HP and is not in the best interests of the company’s shareholders.

07/11/2019: DE LA RUE SHARES SLUMP
De La Rue has issued a second profit warning in five months, sending its shares plummeting