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Pepsi Bottling profits rise

Pepsi Bottling Group, the largest maker of Pepsi-Cola drinks, said on Tuesday its third-quarter profit rose, meeting expectations, as strong results in Russia helped offset...

Russian bottle plant steps up production

Turkish glass producer Anadolu Cam has announced an investment programme in its Ruscam glass bottle plant in Vladimir, western Russia, which aims to boost production...

New Irish bottling facility

Irish brewer Beamish & Crawford is to invest €7 million to replace its bottling facility which supplies the Irish market. According to a report in...

Bottle prototyping

Launched last year at Pakex, UK development company, MCP, claims it has introduced the world's first blow moulding machine designed specifically for the production of...

Coca-Cola mulls China bottling plants

Beverage giant Coca-Cola is considering building new bottling plants in several locations in some of China's poorer inland provinces, a company executive announced. Nick Moore,...

New bottling

In the US, Anheuser-Busch is launching new sloped shoulder bottles and secondary packaging for the company's super-premium beers, Michelob and Michelob Light. The new labels,...

Fastest bottling line in the world ?

Orlando Wyndham, the Australian bottling company, has commissioned what is believed to be the fastest wine bottling/packing/despatch system in the world to cope with increasing...

Mobile bottling

Journey Bottling Company LLC, the Californian-base wine bottler, has begun operating with two mobile lines. The facilities feature an extended array of services and the...

Coke streamlines German bottling

Falling demand, an unstable economy and internal politics had left Coca-Cola's German bottling interests in tatters. However, moves to streamline the operations are now taking...

Amcor enters bottle battle

Australian beverage packaging provider Amcor, which recently spent A$3 billion (€1.67bn) to buy Schmalbach in Germany, has just spent A$135 million on a single burner...

Bring back deposits on bottles!

In the UK there is currently growing pressure for beverage companies to bring back deposits on bottles in order to fulfil recycling quotas. The practice...

New PET bottle

After a year of development ADS and Evian/Danone have launched a new type of PET bottle technology - La Carafe - which can be moulded...

Glass bottle shortage

Zimbabwe is facing a shortage of standard bottles following the break-down of the Zimbabwe Glass Industries Limited G2 furnace, according to a report from The...

Amcor opens bottle plant

Amcor has begun production and commercial supply of bottles at its new greenfield glass plant at Gawler near the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Construction...

Cans and bottles drive profit

Ball Corporation, the US-based can and plastic bottle maker, beat analysts' expectations in the second quarter by earning $49.8 million (€48.9m), according to a report...

Pepsi Bottling silent about Mexico deal

Pepsi Bottling, the biggest bottler of Pepsi worldwide, has said it cannot provide any assurance regarding the timing, value or determination to proceed with any...

Pechiney set to open bottle factory in France

Expansion for its bottle making business into European markets is the aim as Pechiney Plastic Packaging (PPP) continues to develop its range of niche packaging...

Solid results for Coke Bottling

Coca-Cola Bottling has announced a profit of $10.8 million (€10.8m) for the second quarter of 2002. This compares to net income of $5.0 million for...

Enhanced bottling

Clearly Canadian Beverage, the Canadian marketer of alternative beverages, has unveiled new packaging for its 14 oz. Clearly Canadian sparkling flavoured water. The new Clearly...

Pepsi Bottling finalises purchase

The Pepsi BottlingGroup has announced today that it has finalised thepurchase of Canadian bottler Seaman's Beverages Limited. The business is located in the Canadian province...

Pepsi Bottling: good results but shares dip

Shares of Pepsi Bottling have dropped rapidly despite a strong set of financial results, according to a report by CBS News. Shares fell some 16...

Coke sells Australian bottling division

Soft drinks maker Coca-Cola Amatil has sold its plastic bottle manufacturing operations in Australia and New Zealand to Visy Industries for AUS$157 million (€90m), according...

Pepsi Bottling to webcast 2Q results

The Pepsi Bottling has announced that its second quarter 2002 earnings conference call with financial analysts and investors will be webcast live over the Internet....

Canning and bottling slips in Japan

A report from the Japan Canners' Association puts last year's output of canned and bottled goods at 4,551,015 tonnes, down 6.4 per cent from year...

Perrier to build third bottling plant in the US

Perrier Group of America has recently begun construction on a new $60 million (€62.3m), 400,000 sq ft bottled water plant in Hawkins, Texas - according...

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