Emerging Markets

Victoria Pale Lager: A competitive Australian beer market is leading firms such as United Carlton Brewers to develop innovative glass packaging with O-I

Cheer in Vietnamese beer for O-I after Aussie doldrums

By Ben Bouckley

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 plant in Vietnam.

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Crown Holdings CEO shrugs off full-year profit slump

By Ben Bouckley

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 the company’s fourth quarter (Q4) and full-year trading performance.

Diageo completes Ethiopian acquisition

Diageo completes Ethiopian acquisition

By Ben Bouckley

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 Coke scale down Beverage Partners Worldwide JV

By Ben Bouckley

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 global JV and focus primarily on Canada and...

The humble beverage can is riding high in Brazil, and it's success spurred Novelis' investment

Brazilian can demand prompts $50m Novelis investment

By Ben Bouckley

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, Brazil.

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