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Size matters for Coke, as firm shifts global pack sizes - analyst

The Coca-Cola Company is striving to diversify its global packaging offer to reach as many consumers as possible, address health and affordability concerns and grow value sales.

Krones suggests EU trend towards juices and milk-based mixed drinks with natural fruit content

German beverage machinery supplier Krones says that interest in premium juices and milk-based mixed drinks with natural fruit pieces is growing in key European markets, in the wake of its...

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Red Bull billionaire co-owner Yoovidhya dies of natural causes

The co-owner of Red Bull, Thai business mogul Chaleo Yoovidhya, died of natural causes at the weekend, according to the nation's national news agency MCOT.

Multinational brand expansions into Eastern Europe fuelling growth, APPE

APPE has told that it is building a new Polish facility on the back of local contract wins with two multinationals, with PET-based juice and water sales soaring in...

Our cartons suit markets that demand extra road miles, SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc says that beverages packaged aseptically in cartons and UHT treated are especially well suited to markets such as China that present long-distance transportation challenges.

‘Recession cocktails’ in a can trained on aspiring Indian urbanites

After Rexam announced yesterday that it would produce cans intended for India’s first RTD whisky-based premix products, one industry analyst told that the category there had the ‘potential to...

Nestlé promises UK Dolce Gusto recycling 'solution' update shortly

Nestlé plans to build a new Dolce Gusto factory in Germany to capitalise on one of its fastest-growing European businesses, with a growth rate of over 50%, and told

Stellar pod performance sees Nestlé build German Dolce Gusto factory

Nestlé plans to build a new Dolce Gusto factory in Germany to capitalise upon what it describes as one of its fastest growing European businesses, with a growth rate of...

Top SPX exec 'encouraged' by multinational and local dairy demand in China

Leading food processing machinery manufacturer SPX says it is 'encouraged' by recent successes within the dairy sector, and the firm's president, Food and Beverage Systems, Kenneth Rodi, told that...

Emerging Asian beverage can demand driving plant investment – Crown Holdings

Crown Holdings will boost its annual beverage can production capacity in China and Malaysia by nearly 1.5bn in order to meet growing demand in the countries.

SPX signs bumper deal to kit out Shanghai dairy factory

Food processing machinery specialist SPX has won a multi-million dollar contract to kit out Bright Dairy & Food Co’s new processing plant in Shanghai, China.

Diageo pours cold water on P.Diddy tequila rumour, but toasts stellar Scotch performance

Diageo said today that super premium Scotch had been a stellar Chinese performer in the first half of 2011/12, but the firm poured cold water on press reports that US...

‘Our business was built for (volatile) times like these’, Coke CEO

Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent says the company fourth quarter (Q4) and full-year 2011 growth – despite economic volatility, volatile commodity markets and natural disasters – testifies to the strength of the business.

Cheer in Vietnamese beer for O-I after Aussie doldrums

Only weeks after it scaled-back production in Australian due to a flat market for glass caused by slow beer sales, glass packaging giant Owens-Illinois (O-I) has opened a new production...

The People’s Republic of Beverage Cans: Ball Packaging plans to shift US lines to China

Ball Packaging says it is selling every beverage can it makes for the Chinese market, with huge opportunities in sectors such as beer, and wants to relocate equipment there from...

Crown Holdings CEO shrugs off full-year profit slump

Despite a slump in 2011 net profits, Crown Holdings chairman and CEO John Conway said new beverage can lines in “promising emerging markets” such as Brazil, Vietnam and China boosted...

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Coke takes Turkish delight in potential for 'built-in' sustainability

The Coca-Cola Company says that it has opportunities to build sustainability in to its plants in the emerging markets such as Turkey, through integration of best practice and the latest,...

Ball Packaging bids to ‘centralise administration’ with European HQ switch

Ball Packaging has revealed plans to relocate its European headquarters from Germany to Switzerland in 2012 to centralise administration and align operations more closely with customers.

We helped create new Chinese beverage category that's going global: SIG Combibloc

SIG Combibloc says the runaway Chinese success of its drinksplus technology is ‘going global’, with top food firms impressed by its premium beverage applications.

Cut-throat, cut-price European competition sees SABMiller beer sales stall

SABMiller said today that ‘intense competition’ within European lager led to a fall in beer volume sales during the last quarter, but the brewer told that it didn’t think...

‘King’ can maker Rexam has high hopes for Russian 75cl move

Rexam has revealed that it will produce Europe’s first 75cl can, first launched onto the Russian and Eastern European markets at the end of 2011, and says the product also...

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PepsiCo and Ocean Spray announce strategic alliance to crack Latin America

PepsiCo and Ocean Spray have annonced a strategic alliance in Latin America in a bid to strengthen the former's juice portfolio in the region and increase accessibility of the latter's...

Eco concerns clear in recent Chinese, Indian customer visits: Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak says that during recent client visits in both India and China, customers have shown an increased interest in environmental issues such as energy use, water consumption and product...

Nuclear headlines overstate Beverage Partners Worldwide RTD tea rescope: analyst suggests

Following Nestlé and Coke’s decision to slim down its ready-to-drink (RTD) tea business, Beverage Partners Worldwide, Euromonitor analyst Richard Haffner told that nuclear headlines suggesting a ‘global retreat’ perhaps...

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Diageo completes Ethiopian acquisition

Diageo claims its new acquisition of Meta Abo Brewery in Ethiopia allows it to gain access to a fast-growing market. In beer to complement its existing spirits business.

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