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Firm will commit a larger share of capital to shareholders in 2015

O-I North America sales drop 3% after decline in major domestic beer brands

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has released its financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2014, noting volume sales in North America fell 3%, primarily due to continued declines in the...

Fireball pulls whiskey after EU regulation breach

Fireball whiskey has recalled products in three EU countries which breached regulations after shipping its drink there meant for North America.

Hangover beverage debuts in Las Vegas

A new energy drink is seeking a middle path in the sphere, trying to find space between the shot market and bigger serving size cans. Called Last Shot, the product...

multinational fined £18K for safety failings

Diageo's 'deep regret': Johnnie Walker Scotch distiller fined for worker injuries

Diageo Scotland has been fined £18k for safety failings, after two workers were injured in falls at separate plants in Moray. 

Special edition: Shelf Life

Better oxygen barriers help wine embrace opportunities for single serve

Developments in packaging materials, barriers and processing technologies are opening up opportunities for single serve wines by improving shelf life, says Plastic Technologies Inc (PTI). 

News in brief

Another explosive party? No, not that sort! Asda recalls Prosecco due to shattering risk

The UK’s third-largest food and beverage retailer Asda has recalled five lot codes of Prosecco due to the risk of glass bottles shattering.

Premium Warehousing AEB software speeds up Carlsberg beer delivery

Premium Warehousing, a British warehousing and logistics handling provider, has installed AEB’s Excise Movement and Control System (EMCS) software, EMCS||XPRESS which has led to faster processing of excise goods for...

Heineken CFO: Deadly Ebola virus has only hit our Sierra Leone business

Heineken CFO Rene Hooft Graafland says the deadly Ebola virus has only hit the brewer’s business in Sierra Leone thus far, as lower European beer sales hit its bottom line...

Edrington and Beam Suntory will dissolve travel retail JV in 2015

Spirits giants Edrington and Beam Suntory announced today that they will end their Maxxium travel retail joint venture in April 2015 to ‘better integrate’ their European operations into their global businesses.

News in brief

Heineken beer subsidiary debuts 'Mozzie Box' to deter airborne raiders

Heineken subsidiary SP Brewery launched a special beer carton this summer designed to repel uninvited guests – namely malaria-carrying mosquitos in Papua New Guinea.

'530,000 people work for Tesco...it's like selling into Luxembourg': Paul Earnshaw

‘Packaging is a Cinderella discipline’: Tesco packaging manager

Tesco packaging manager Paul Earnshaw insists the retailer is keen to banish the perception that packaging is a Cinderella discipline given its importance in the overall consumer ‘brand experience’.

Scottish food and drink a success in France

Scottish food and drink exports to France have grown in value by £21M over the past year to a whopping £703M, according to the Scottish government.

Luca Bernazzoli, sales director, SACMI Filling

SACMI keen to penetrate ‘very attractive’ beer filling market

Luca Bernazzoli from SACMI tells BeverageDaily.com that flexibility is the key trend in beverage filling, while the company is keen to penetrate a ‘very attractive’ beer market.

Advances in Beverage Filling Technology 2014: Special Newsletter

We hope you enjoy today's special edition newsletter, which groups together four articles on beverage filling technology advances and trends, where investing in the right machinery is vital to win...

CASE STUDY: BREWER FOCUSES ON LOW OXYGEN PICKUP & HYGEINE

Bavarian brewer Acrobrau boosts beer ‘taste stability’ with new Krones filler

Bavarian family brewer Acrobrau has installed a new filler from Krones, and brewery director Holger Fichtel explains how the equipment minimizes oxygen values and stabilizes beer taste.

PACKAGE POISED FOR 2015 ROLL-OUT TO EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS

Tetra Pak unleashes plant power with ‘world’s first’ 100% bio-based carton

Tetra Pak claims to have harnessed the power of plants by launching the world’s first milk carton made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials.

‘Everyone has their price’: Analyst reflects on SAB Miller’s Heineken approach

Despite Heineken’s stated desire for independence after it knocked back an approach for SAB Miller, one financial analyst believes a deal could still be done.

dispatches from Empack 2014, Stockholm

It’s getting emotional: Packaging must be more than informative and attractive

Food packaging is heralding an ‘age of emotion’ with brands tapping into the trend of personalization, attendees at Empack 2014 in Stockholm heard this week.  

News in brief

Rising stars of the wine world, share your Wine Vision!

With high-level conference Wine Vision fast approaching our sister publication Harpers Wine & Spirit is offering a Rising Star Grant to help rising industry stars attend the event.

Australia

Cargill sues Viterra over alleged deception at Australian malt maker

Agribusiness major Cargill has filed a lawsuit against Vittera over alleged deceptive practices at Australia’s largest producer of barley malt, which it bought from the Canada-based grain handler last year....

HOW SHOULD WINERIES TWEAK PRICES TO OPTIMIZE PROFITS?

Winning in US wine: Pricing to maximize profit, avoid brand equity erosion

The price of a bottle of wine has a critical impact on the positioning and profitability of a wine brand but marketers are often unsure when they should tweak price...

PPMA SHOW 2014, BIRMINGHAM, UK: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR!

M&S urges food and beverage brands to embrace ‘adaptable machinery’

The head of food packaging innovation at UK retailer Marks & Spencer has urged companies to invest in smaller, more adaptable machines to keep up with the pace of packaging...

PPMA SHOW 2014, BIRMINGHAM, UK: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR!

‘Frightened’ UK grocery brands slow to report retail dirty dealing

The adjudicator charged with policing the UK food and beverage manufacturing supply chain against retailer malpractice claims that many suppliers are scared of speaking out for fear of retribution.

‘Leave your cap on!’ Initiatives boost aluminium closure recycling rate to 45%

The average aluminium closure recycling rate in Europe has hit 45% thanks to improved collection and recycling, according to the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA). 

UPM Raflatac cheers up cans as it targets craft beverages

UPM Raflatac says the launch of its craft beverage label stocks will help producers communicate an artisan image on cans.

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