Processing & Packaging

Pernod Ricard USA invests in first RTD canning line

Pernod Ricard USA invests in first RTD canning line

By Rachel Arthur

Pernod Ricard USA will invest $22m in creating its first-ever RTD canning line, located at its Fort Smith plant in Arkansas: boosting its ability to bring RTDs to market swiftly.

Some progress has been made towards 2025 targets, but according to Greenpeace USA, the report 'pours cold water' on commitments made by signatories. GettyImages/gaffera

Big Food plastic targets ‘expected to be missed'

By Flora Southey

Signatories to the Global Commitment and Plastic Pact – which includes more than 20 packaged food and beverage producers – are unlikely to all meet 2025 targets designed to ‘tackle plastic pollution at its source’.

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Is the era of the beverage multipack coming to an end?

By Rachel Arthur

With most consumers now horrified by excess plastic packaging, supermarket giant Tesco has scrapped multipacks completely for its own label drinks. Does this signal the beginning of the end for the multipack format?

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Thinking outside the bottle: Reimagining wine packaging

By Rachel Arthur

Rising costs, supply chain challenges and an increased focus on sustainability provide the perfect opportunity for the wine industry to rethink its packaging. So what alternatives are emerging to the traditional glass bottle?

The new factory. Pic: Nestle

Nestlé opens $340m coffee factory in Mexico

By Rachel Arthur

Nestlé has opened a new Nescafé coffee factory in Veracruz: creating 1,200 new jobs and making Mexico the company’s main coffee producer globally.

Only 45% of cans are currently recycled in the US - but that's better than glass or plastic, according to the CMI. Pic:getty/kaisphoto

How can the US increase beverage can recycling?

By Rachel Arthur

Less than half of beverage cans in the US are currently recycled: but US can manufacturers want to see 80% recycled by 2040 and 90% by 2050. So how can these goals be reached?

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Absolut develops fiber-based bottle cap

By Rachel Arthur

The Absolut Company, part of Pernod Ricard, has partnered with Blue Ocean Closures (BOC), a start-up based in Sweden, to develop an innovative natural fiber-based closure cap for its bottle.

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