A fermented tea brand is recalling products which could contain alcohol ‘at levels that may be intoxicating,’ while Ball announces it will close its Bristol, US, can end plant. Meanwhile, Carlsberg has been surprising air passengers... read on for more...
Increased information about beer will help consumers fit the beverage into a balanced diet - but The Brewers of Europe warns ‘misguided’ policies from governments and public health advocates damage the sector.
Diageo announces the sale of luxury hotel and golf resort Gleneagles, while Heineken and Ball Packaging launch ‘groovy’ cans. Meanwhile, Spain’s annual wine fight takes place… read on for more news in this week's beverage bites.
dispatches from canadean international beer strategies conference, amsterdam
This week Ball Corporation announced expanded capacity for can ends at a Poland plant, while Coca-Cola said it was eyeing up the growing plant-based protein drinks market in China. Meanwhile, South Australia’s wine industry looks forward to its starring...
This week international brewer Heineken set itself a new water consumption challenge, while a small UK brewer found itself in a twitter spat with a politician. Read on for more nuggets of news in this week’s Beverage Bites feature.
A feast of financial results from some of the industry’s big players (Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Crown Holdings, Pernod Ricard, and Heineken); a potential shake up in beverage can manufacturing; and stevia from fermentation technology: some of the nuggets of...
Heineken has officially inaugurated what it claims is Ethiopia’s biggest brewery. With a total capacity of 1.5m hectolitres, it says the €110m ($95m) Kilinto brewery will enable it to meet rising demand for both local and international brands.
Heineken boss Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer admits his company can’t simply buy up small breweries to tap the craft beer trend but says a global focus on historic brands like Belgium’s Affligem can help it do so.
Heineken's Ignite bottles which illuminate when clinked with another bottle, and Ballantine's graphic equaliser, which adjusts its lighting with loud music, are some of the ways brands have added 'theatrical' technology to products.
SMI Group has partnered with Datalogic to integrate its sensors in its bottling and packaging machines, which are delivered to F&B corporations including Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Danone, Heinz and Nestlè.
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has committed an embarrassing U-turn after reversing a February decision that rapped two adverts for Kronenbourg 1664 beer featuring former Manchester United soccer star Eric Cantona.
Today's podcast rounds up two UK drinks adverts involving a Diet Coke hunk, a lawnmower and a Chinook helicopter from Coke and Heineken, which led to Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) adjudications.
As Royal-Unibrew inked a deal with Heineken last Thursday to buy Finnish drinks firm Hartwall for $470m (€612m), the Danish firm’s CFO Lars Jensen discusses the rationale for a ‘transformational’ deal.
Heineken has agreed to sell its Finnish 'multi-beverage' business Hartwall to Danish Royal Unibrew for €470m and the two brewers will extend a licensing agreement allowing the latter to brew the Dutch firm's eponymous flag brand under license.