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04/21/2016Sonoco Reports First Quarter 2016 Results
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its first quarter ending April 3, 2016. As a result of the Company’s accounting calendar, the first quarter of 2016 contained 94 days, six more calendar days and three more business days than in 2015. First Quarter Highlights First quarter 2016 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.59, compared with $.84 in 2015. Fir... 
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04/20/2016Sonoco Increases Common Stock Dividend by Nearly 6 Percent
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.37 per share quarterly common stock dividend, a 5.7 percent increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $.35 per share. The dividend will be paid on June 10, 2016, to shareholders of record as of May 13, 2016. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 34th consecutive year that Sonoco has raised common stock dividends and the 364th cons... 
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04/15/2016Sonoco to Display Latest Innovations at Adhesive and Sealant Council Expo
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will showcase three innovations at the Spring Adhesives and Sealant Council (ASC) Expo, April 18-20, in New Orleans. Sonoco will present the RiteSize Caulk Cartridge, RainGuard™ weather-resistant fiber cartridge and SealMax 2-ply label to industry leaders. For caulk users or DIYers who want a convenient tool for small projects, the RiteSize Caulk Cartridge provi... 
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04/14/2016Sonoco provides composite cans to package "Fit for Fun" biscuits by Hans Freitag
Hockenheim, 14. April 2016. Superfood meets snack: Hans Freitag cookie and waffle bakery, located in Verde, Germany, relies on carefully selected ingredients for its latest biscuit creation. It was developed in collaboration with "Fit for Fun" wellness magazine and has been introduced to the market in Sonoco's enclosable 150 gram composite can. Thanks to the handy reclosing lid, the healthy snack retains its freshness for a particularly long time and provides maximum convenience.  ... 
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04/07/2016Sonoco Honored With Awards for Outstanding Merchandising Achievement
HARTSVILLE, S.C., April 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced its display and packaging division won four honors at the Point of Purchase Advertising International’s (POPAI) 58th Outstanding Merchandising Achievement (OMA) Awards competition. The OMA competition honors the most innovative and effective in-store displays, which are recognized for lifting sales and making products memorable and enticing to shoppers. ... 
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04/04/2016Completely sustainable and 100% recyclable: Rigid paperboard containers from Sonoco with compostable Vegetop®
Hockenheim / Montanay, April 4 2016. Rigid paperboard containers from Sonoco Europe are highly sustainable convenience packaging solutions manufactured exclusively from recyclable materials. Sonoco Consumer Products Europe has now teamed up with Vegeplast, a specialist for injection-moulded and biodegradable plastics, to take this sustainability concept one step further. The containers introduced by Sonoco in 2015 are designed with a paperboard base and Vegetop®, a special shaker top made... 
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03/21/2016Sonoco Issues 2015 Annual Report to Shareholders
Company's Annual Meeting to be held April 20, 2016 HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today announced that its 2015 Annual Report to Shareholders is now available on the Company's website at www.sonoco.com in the Investor Relations section. The report, entitled Grow & Optimize, reviews Sonoco's 2015 financial performance and examines how the Company is creating a highly engaged culture of innovatio... 
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03/16/2016New Flexible Bag with CrossSeal™ Technology Meets Consumer Desire for Ease of Opening, Maximizes Brand Visibility While Ensuring Freshness, Quality
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Responding to consumer desire for easier-to-open packaging, Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has announced its latest innovation: an easy-open quad-seal flexible bag with Cross-Seal™ technology. Brand owners are increasingly adopting the quad-seal bag format for premium packaging in order to stand out at retail. This package format involves sealing along a side corner of the bag rather than via... 
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03/03/2016Vegan spread straight out of the “barrel”
Hockenheim/Zwenkau, Germany. March 3 2016. For its line of 100% plant-based "Brotzeit" spreads, Tartex uses specially designed PermaSafe® packaging by Sonoco. This solution combines maximum convenience and long shelf life with an eye-catching appearance at the point of sale (POS). Allos Hof-Manufaktur produces its organic "Brotzeit" spreads at the company's site in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Packaged in plastic containers with a wooden barrel design, the spreads have been sold in heal... 
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03/03/2016Sonoco Expands Fiber Certification Program to Brazil and Mexico
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has expanded its fiber certification program into Brazil and Mexico, as of mid-February 2016. Although most of the raw material used in our mills is 100 percent recycled fiber, this certification also requires that Sonoco select suppliers of virgin fiber and virgin fiber components that avoid trading or sourcing raw material that is: a) illegally harvested, b) harv... 
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03/02/2016Sonoco Honored With FPA Gold Award for Daisy Sour Cream Pouch
HARTSVILLE, S.C., March 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Flexibles division of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has been recognized with a Gold Achievement Award from the Flexible Packaging Association for its high-performance film laminate contributions to the Daisy Sour Cream squeezable pouch, which was developed in collaboration with Daisy Brand, Aptar (dispensing closure & fitment) and Continuum (innovation design). The innovative Daisy Squee... 
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02/23/2016Sonoco Selected for Fortune’s Most Admired Companies Ranking, Packaging Sector
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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. Sonoco ranked first in Financial Soundness and second in Innovation, People, Social Responsibility and Quality of Products/Services. Sonoco ranked second overall in the packaging sector. “We are honored to be named to Fortune’s Most Admired list again this year, and specifical... 
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02/11/2016Sonoco Reports Fourth Quarter, Full-Year 2015 Results
Company’s Board Approves New $100 Million Common Stock Repurchase Program HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported consolidated financial results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2015. (2014 consolidated financial results referenced in this news release have been restated to reflect adjustments associated with the previously reported misstatements of the Company’s Irapuato, Mexico, pack... 
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02/10/2016Sonoco Board Declares Regular Quarterly Common Stock Dividend; Adopts Proxy Access By-Law Amendments
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) today declared a $.35 per share quarterly common stock dividend.  The dividend will be paid on March 10, 2016, to shareholders of record as of February 24, 2016. According to Jack Sanders, president and chief executive officer, this is the 363rd consecutive quarter, dating back to 1925, that the Company has paid a dividend to shareholders. Separately, the Company’s Board of Directors today appro... 
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01/26/2016Sonoco Awarded 2016 PAC Global Leadership Award for Flexible Packaging
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has been recognized with a 2016 PAC Global Leadership GOLD Award for Packaging Innovation for its flexible squeeze pouch developed for Daisy® brand sour cream. The innovative 14-oz. Daisy Squeeze package is an inverted, wedge-shaped pouch with a flip-top dispensing closure featuring a silicone dispensing valve and a tamper-evident pull ring. It provides an easy-t... 
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01/21/2016Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee Recognizes Sonoco as Supplier of the Year
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Flexibles division of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has been recognized as the 2015 Supplier of the Year by Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee. Sonoco and Mother Parkers have been working closely together for more than 25 years, a longstanding relationship focusing on bringing new products to the coffee and tea market in innovative packaging. Sonoco’s flexibles division currently provides several t... 
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01/20/2016Sonoco Recognizes Iowa City Facility for Sustainability Progress
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified packaging companies, has granted a silver-level Sonoco Sustainability Star Award to its Display & Packaging facility in Iowa City, Iowa, for successful and exemplary efforts to reduce its waste to landfill and implement sustainability-oriented processes. Administered by Sonoco Recycling, the Sonoco Sustainability Star Awards program is comprised of three tiers. Gold awards recognize facilit... 
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01/19/2016Sonoco ThermoSafe Launches Revolutionary Design for Temperature-Sensitive Bulk Air Shipments
New Shipper Optimizes Cargo Capacity, Maximizes Air Freight Savings for Shipping Biologics and Pharmaceutical Products ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Jan. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched one of its most innovative bulk temperature-controlled solutions to optimize air shipments of temperature-sensitive biologics and pharmaceutical products for durations exceeding five days. The ... 
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01/12/2016Sonoco Officially Opens Innovative Packaging Solutions Studio
Sometimes where you think inspires what you think™. HARTSVILLE, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2016-- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, held the Grand Opening of its state-of-the-art iPS Studio on October 27, 2015, hosting more than 100 guests including state officials, customers and community leaders. The iPS Studio is a leading-edge research, development and innovation center that connects consume... 
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01/06/2016Sonoco Announces Quarterly Conference Calls and Webcasts for 2016
HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, will host its regular quarterly investor conference calls on the below dates and times. As a result of the Company’s accounting calendar, the first quarter of 2016 will contain 94 days, six more than in 2015, and fourth quarter will contain 90 days, five fewer than in 2015.  Any changes to these reporting dates or times will be communicated in subsequent news releas... 
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Price$47.09
Change (%) Stock is Down 0.73 (1.53%)
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