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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.

Nestlé and Coke scale down Beverage Partners Worldwide JV

Nestlé and The Coca-Cola Company have announced plans to ‘rescope’ their Ready-to-Drink (RTD) business Beverage Partners Worldwide (BPW), with the Swiss firm cagey about the decision to phase-out the existing...

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Brazilian can demand prompts $50m Novelis investment

The world's largest producer of rolled aluminium, Novelis, has announced plans to invest around $50m to install a coating line for beverage can end stock at its site in Pindamonhangaba,...

Leatherhead cites category overlap as ‘overriding’ soft drinks trend

There is an overriding trend within the world soft drinks market towards an overlap between categories, while economic unrest is expected to consolidate a trend towards cheaper products, according to...

Glass could strike gold riding Chinese beverage bandwagon, analyst

Opportunities abound for glass as a premium beverage container in China, the world’s fastest growing packaging market, according to business research specialist the Freedonia Group.

Gin revival rumours greatly exaggerated: Euromonitor

Like author Mark Twain reacting to false reports of his death in reverse, rumours of gin’s sales revival have been greatly exaggerated, according to Euromonitor International.

Nampak claims license to thrill with ‘007’ closures line

Nampak Closures has opened a new wine closure production line at its Cape Town facility nicknamed ‘007’ that it claims is the fastest of its type in the world.


Brewing enzymes help ensure sustainable production, Danisco

Ulf Brøchner Sørensen, global product manager, brewing and distilling enzymes at Danisco, told at Brau Beviale that there was trend globally towards less expensive, more sustainable production....

Nestlé's new Brazilian beverage factory reflects dairy demand

Nestlé has opened a new CHF 83m (€67m) beverage factory in Brazil to cater for increased demand for dairy-based and other beverages in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Sustainability drive hits European plastic packaging growth

Despite a market recovery following the 2008-9 recession, demand for European food and beverage packaging in specific areas is being hit by “structural changes” including the sustainability trend.

‘It’s our fault’ if we can’t grow US business, bullish Coke CEO insists

Coca-Cola Company chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent insists that if Coca-Cola can’t continue to grow sales in the US then the company only has itself to blame.

Crown braves bad weather and tough macroeconomic conditions

Multinational food and beverage metal packaging firm Crown Holdings has braved bad weather and tough economic conditions in Europe and the US to grow third quarter (Q3) net sales by...

Tetra Pak CEO discusses demand for functional packaging that doesn't cost the earth gained an exclusive interview with Tetra Pak president and CEO Dennis Jönsson to discuss the demand for less packaging but improved product functionality, as he prepared to address delegates...

GLG seeks damages from bottler after ‘substandard’ product losses

GLG Life Tech Corporation (GLG) claims it has made a ‘strong impact’ on the ready-to-drink (RTD) tea market in China, despite serious production issues in the third quarter of 2011...

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