The ASX 200 (INDEXASX: XJO)(^AXJO) is expected to open higher today, the USA’s S&P 500 Index (.INX) went up by 0.10% on Monday.

Australian Dollar ($A) (AUDUSD): 71.37US cents

Dow Jones (DJI): down 0.18%

Oil (WTI): $US65.70 per barrel

Gold: $US1,275 per ounce

ASX Sharemarket News

In ASX sharemarket news, Amcor Limited (ASX: AMC) is preparing to sell around $300 million worth of assets in the United States to a busines called Pekni-Plex Inc according to the Australian Financial Review.

It is believed that this sale will help the Amcor – Bemis deal because of concerns from the US regulators about competition and power. The deal is a large tie-up between two large packaging businesses.

The AFR’s Street Talk has suggested that the two assets being considered for sale are healthcare packaging plants in Wisconsin and Massachusetts. Combined, these locations create revenue of US$100 million a year.

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The Australian Financial Review is also reporting that Woolworths Group Ltd (ASX: WOW) has signed up to services from a company called Escavox which aims to extend the shelf life of produce by tracking and measuring each box of produce to monitor the temperature, time and location.

The management of Escavox are hoping to capture the business of some of the other large supermarkets such as Coles Group Limited (ASX: COL) in time. Australia is supposedly one of the biggest creators of food waste per person, particularly due to an expectation of quality and appearance.

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At the time of publishing, Jaz does not have a financial interest in any of the companies mentioned.