International Paper Signs Agreement to Sell Foodservice Business in China
(Memphis, USA, June 29, 2017) International Paper today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its foodservice business in China to Huhtamaki Hong Kong Limited.
International Paper’s foodservice business in China has two plants and a workforce of approximately 200 employees.
The transaction is expected to be completed in the next couple of months, subject to satisfaction of closing conditions, including obtaining required governmental approvals.
Over the last two years, the company has finalized the sale of its corrugated packaging business in China and Southeast Asia, along with the sale of its interest in a coated board joint venture business in China. Although the Chinese and Asian markets remain strategically important for IP, the Company has determined these markets can more effectively be served through its Ilim joint venture in Russia and with products exported from the U.S. and other parts of the world. (Source: International Paper)