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SABMiller ‘pauses AB InBev integration’: reports

SABMiller has paused the process of integrating its operations with AB InBev, as a new takeover offer from AB InBev is considered, according to reports.

3D inspection of beverage cans and glasses exceeds speeds of 1,200 containers per minute

Filtec has launched AURAtec, a laser-based inspection system that detects pressure inconsistencies in glass and can containers.    

Future of craft beer is just getting started, Hopsteiner brew expert believes

Craft beer represents roughly 10% of the total production of beer, which Bill Elkins, craft brewery account manager of western US and Canada for Hopsteiner, views as “tremendous potential.”

‘Our efforts are far from over’: Responsible drinking alliance highlights 2015 progress

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking – a group supported by global alcohol beverage companies including AB InBev, Heineken and Diageo – says ‘good progress’ has been made on a...

Australia

World’s first wine harvested from city’s botanic gardens

Wines made from grapes harvested in a tiny vineyard within a city botanic garden will be launched in South Australia in September.

EU clamps down on Greece wine industry, raising concerns over compulsory cooperative membership

The European Commission has contacted the Union of Vinicultural Cooperatives of Samos (UVC, EOSS) in Greece over concerns about a compulsory cooperative membership, which prevents individual wine growers from producing...

Metal packaging sees big shift in smaller volume, higher value craft beers and ales

Challenging recycling targets and an increase in domestic products in countries such as China, India and Brazil, has led to a 'new freedom in the beverage can market', according to Smithers Pira....

Australia

Canny brands should use strategic smarts to topple top tipple

When it comes to Australia’s overall liqueur consumption, one brand towers over all the others: Baileys Irish Cream, which is more than three times more popular than second-placed Kahlúa, and...

Heineken's specially named beer honors new Prime Minister

Two Heineken-owned British pubs are offering a specially named beer, ‘Come What May’, to toast the new prime minister, Theresa May. 

Molson Coors responds to US decision on AB InBev & SABMiller deal

The US Department of Justice has reached a final agreement with AB InBev and SABMiller, which will allow Molson Coors to acquire SABMiller’s 58% stake in MillerCoors, as well as...

AB InBev & SABMiller deal gets US approval

The US Department of Justice says it will permit Anheuser-Busch InBev to proceed with its acquisition of SABMiller. A settlement requires AB InBev to divest SABMiller’s entire US business, including...

Videojet: Global beverage sales to grow 3.9% in 2016

Videojet Technologies, which supplies coding, marking and printing technology, has launched a Beverage Hub for manufacturers to keep up-to-date on changing coding and labelling requirements. ...

Millennials might be trendy: but rosé wine shouldn’t ignore the older generation

Millennials are known as trend-setters: and when it comes to the success of rosé wine they have been a key driver for the category. But rosé wine producers could find...

News in brief

Crown sets out 2020 sustainability goals

A new beverage can plant being built in Nichols, New York, will help support Crown Holdings’ progress in achieving its sustainability goals, says the company as it sets out its...

Guest article

The emerging revolution in yeast for craft brewers

With the majority of beer’s flavor and style created by yeast, it’s no stretch to say that yeast is a large part of what puts the 'craft' in craft brewing....

Tourism organisation launches ‘Spirit of Scotland’ craft beer

Crafting a new market: Scotland highlights opportunities for craft beer & tourism

The Scottish craft beer industry has the potential to capitalize on the food and drink tourism market (worth £900m / $1,192m a year to Scotland’s visitor economy), and the national...

Australian wine export figures show demand for fine wine

The value of Australia’s wine exports grew by 11% over the last year, driven by bottled exports at higher price points. 

‘The world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence’

London-based company, IntelligentX Brewing Co, has created a premium beer that uses complex machine learning algorithms to improve future batches.  

US brewers pledge to display nutrition and calorie information

Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors and Heineken USA are among the brewers in the US who have agreed to provide more information on beer labels, including calorie content and other nutritional information. 

Imports and exports: How Brexit could affect beer, wine and spirits

Brexit means both winners and losers in the beverage industry, says Rabobank, and beverage companies are looking for ways to mitigate risks and take advantage of new opportunities. 

Home brewing joins Internet of Things with launch of Aussie iBrew kit

The Internet of Things is about to shake up the home brew industry after one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of home brew ingredients announced the launch an automated system...

Hologram trade body claims 86% of US counterfeit goods now come from China

The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) is calling for an urgent review after a US Chamber of Commerce report claims four fifths (86%) of all counterfeit goods now come from China.

IoT connected products to increase from 5bn to 21bn by 2020

‘Now is the time for brands to experiment with connected packaging in a structured way’

Gartner predicts the number of connected products in existence will increase from five billion to 21 billion by 2020, which means take up of the Internet of Things (IoT) will...

C&C Group reports solid start to year, but warns of Brexit volatility

C&C Group has heralded a ‘solid start to the year’, but warns of the uncertainty brought by the UK’s decision to leave the EU. 

Diageo delves into non-alcoholic spirits with Seedlip investment

Diageo-funded Distill Ventures has confirmed its investment in Seedlip, a distilled non-alcoholic spirit brand located in the UK. 

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