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Crown goes to Africa

Crown goes to Africa

Crown Holdings is set to construct a new beverage can plant in
North Africa. Crown and Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Bros. will each
hold a 50 per cent share in the Tunisian investment.

Mine's a beer...

Mine's a beer...

Baby boomers are convinced that beer makes you fat and wine is good
for the heart, so finds a recent poll in Canada conducted by
Ipsos-Reid on behalf of the Brewer's Association of Canada.

Plastic packaging takes off

Plastic packaging takes off

Plastic films used in barrier flexible packaging have made
substantial gains against metals, paper, and glass, according to a
recent study by the Kline group. Over the last five years, industry
growth has prevailed in spite of constant...

Dutch brewing revealed

Dutch brewing revealed

Market research firm Rabobank has just published a report on the
Dutch brewing industry. Entitled The Dutch beer market in an
international perspective: Dynamics of a mature market, the
report contrasts the Dutch beer market to the...

Safety sweetened

Safety sweetened

The European Parliament has cleared amendments to the sweetener
directive, but only after setting up a trail of conditions
including a closer monitoring of new sweeteners.

Recycling levels revealed

Recycling levels revealed

The UK has come in for a great deal of criticism from environmental bodies following the release of figures that show the country is lagging behind much of the rest of Europe in terms of can recycling.

The coffee conundrum

The coffee conundrum

Coffee imports to Europe were 30 per cent cheaper last year than in
1998, according to recently published figures from the
International Coffee Organisation (ICO).

Tea on top

Tea on top

Tea has become a way of life in Russia. The beverage, which was
first imported to Russia nearly four centuries ago at the time of
Mikhail Romanov, has woven itself into the fabric of everyday
Russian life.

Malt market analysed

Malt market analysed

Consulting agency Market Advice carried out an in-depth review of
the Russian brewing industry this month, with an emphasis on the
country's malt market. The findings reveal that imported malt is
consistently seen as being superior...

Germany in a fix

Germany in a fix

The draconian measures introduced to reduce the use of one-way
packaging in Germany could still incur the wrath of the European
Commission, despite concessions by Berlin.

Cheers!

Cheers!

UK-based food safety firm Oxoid has launched the Oxoid Awards for
Beer Quality and Brewery Hygiene 2003/2004.

Coffee break-through

Coffee break-through

Kliklok Woodman has supplied a machine to carton a special pack of
two Irish coffees in shaped glasses for St Brendans in Londonderry,
part of the Kerry Foods Group.

Volumetric filling

Volumetric filling

Evergreen Packaging Equipment, a business unit of International
Paper, and AVE Industries of Spinea, Italy have developed a
long-term strategic agreement that will allow Evergreen to
manufacture, sell, and service rotary bottle filling...