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November 6, 2018
WestRock Honored for Design Excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council
Company Receives 12 Awards at Annual Paperboard Packaging Competition, Including Inaugural Digital Application of the Year Award
November 5, 2018
WestRock Reports Strong Fiscal 2018 Fourth Quarter Results
WestRock, a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, today announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2018.
November 2, 2018
WestRock Completes Acquisition of KapStone
“I am pleased that we have completed the acquisition of KapStone Paper and Packaging, and I welcome our new teammates to WestRock,” said Steve Voorhees, chief executive officer of WestRock.
October 30, 2018
U.S. Department of Justice Clears WestRock’s Acquisition of KapStone
WestRock Company and KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has cleared WestRock’s pending acquisition of KapStone through Whiskey Holdco, Inc.
October 26, 2018
WestRock Increases Dividend 5.8% to New Annualized Rate of $1.82 Per Share
“WestRock has returned $2.3 billion in capital to stockholders and increased our dividend by more than 20% over the last three years,” said Steve Voorhees, chief executive officer.
October 18, 2018
WestRock Provides Update on Hurricane Michael’s Impact on Panama City, Florida, Mill and its Expected Return to Operations
In the News
November 6, 2018
Fiber stakeholders offer details on cup-to-cup recycling effort
WestRock and other players in the paper supply chain recently completed a pilot project that collected and recycled 25 million fiber cups from Starbucks.
October 19, 2018
The News Rules of In-Store Merchandising
The retail landscape is changing, and in order for brands to keep up, they should implement the new rules of in-store merchandising. By considering the shelf as a display and by leveraging three new factors: promotional intensity, customization, and digitization, brick and mortar stores can differentiate themselves in the crowded marketplace.
October 15, 2018
Packaging Strategies: Satisfaction with Packaging Increases Nearly 50% in Six Years
According to the 2018 Packaging Matters study by WestRock, consumers are increasingly satisfied with their overall experience with packaging, which has increased by 46 percent over six years. Findings from the study also indicate three key components of packaging that matter to consumers and impact shopping decisions: functionality, trust and aesthetics.
October 12, 2018
WhatTheyThink: AF&PA Congratulates WestRock CEO Steve Voorhees on Being Named RISI 2018 North American CEO of the Year
American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President & Chief Executive Officer Donna Harman congratulates WestRock Chief Executive Officer Steve Voorhees on being named RISI 2018 North American CEO of the Year.
October 11, 2018
CraftBeer.com: Craft Breweries Explore New Approaches to Variety Packaging
When Dogfish Head Brewery had a huge deadline to hit in the rollout of their Off-Center Your Summer Variety Pack, packaging partner WestRock helped expedite the process with the design of a tear-open top that transforms the package into a waterproof cooler, just in time for summer.
October 11, 2018
Waste360.com: WestRock to Accept Foodservice Packaging for Recycling
WestRock recently announced it will begin accepting mixed paper bales that contain paper foodservice packaging at its 100 percent recycled paperboard mills across the United States. Historically, paper-based foodservice packaging has not been widely accepted in recycling programs due to concerns over polymer coatings and food contamination. However, as paper mill pulping and cleaning systems have evolved, so has the ability to accept types of foodservice packaging.
Product News and Awards
November 6, 2018
WestRock Honored With 12 Awards for Design Excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council
WestRock earned four gold and seven excellence awards for a variety of packaging solutions
October 5, 2018
WestRock Honored with 31 Design of the Times Awards for Excellence in Merchandising Displays
Among the awards include a platinum award for Harry’s Dude and Dog endcap.
October 30, 2017
WestRock Wins Two Awards at This Year's Spirit of Alliance Awards
We are proud that WestRock stands out as a leader in supplier diversity
October 20, 2017
WestRock Recognized for Design Excellence by Paperboard Packaging Council
Company Receives 13 Awards at Annual Paperboard Packaging Competition Including Prestigious Eco Award
October 3, 2017
WestRock Wins 2017 Carton Excellence Award for Innovation
WestRock CustomKote Wins 2017 Carton Excellence Award for Innovation
October 6, 2017
WestRock Brings Home Top Honors at Annual Design of the Times Awards
WestRock Merchandising Displays received 18 Design of the Times awards at this year’s P2P Expo featuring work for Disney, The Coca-Cola Company, Nintendo, Harry’s and Best Buy.