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Libbey Halts U.S. Production Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Libbey has temporarily halted production at its Toledo, OH, and Shreveport, LA, manufacturing facilities for a minimum of two weeks beginning March 23. Company officials stated the changes are in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 and uncertainty regarding the potential impact on the company’s business demand.

Financials
Libbey Q4 Net Sales Decline

Libbey has reported a decrease in its net sales and a wider net loss for the fourth quarter. The company stated the decrease was due to a challenging market and a shortened fourth quarter 2019 holiday season.

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Bomshbee Teams With Food52

Bomshbee, a Hong Kong-based tableware manufacturer, has teamed up with Food52. The company said its Tinge porcelain dinnerware and Angled Taper glasses will be included in Food52’s curated online shop.

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Libbey Appoints Amezquita Chief Financial Officer

Libbey Inc. has appointed Juan Amezquita as the company’s svp/chief financial officer and treasurer, effective January 13, 2020. He succeeds James Burmeister, who has served as Libbey’s CFO since March 2017. Burmeister will remain at the company as svp/chief operating officer. 

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