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New canning line lifts Swire Coca-Cola production in China

Swire Coca-Cola, one of Asia’s largest soft drinks producers, has boosted capacity and streamlined production at its Xiasha plant in Hangzhou, eastern China, with the completion of what it describes as a new highly-intelligent and automated line. The upgrade includes...

Food can shipments drop in US as inflation erodes year-end spending

Food can shipments in the US declined for a fifth consecutive quarter at the end of last year as inflation gripped the economy, impacting food and retail sales.   US customers bought slightly more than 7 billion cans to pack food...

Canpack and Monster partner on new Lewis Hamilton-inspired energy drink

Canpack is supplying the cans for Monster Beverage Corporation’s latest limited-edition energy drink, which pays homage to the Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton. The Lewis Hamilton Zero Sugar edition has a new formula with a peach and nectarine flavour...

Bonduelle sales surge despite a decline in shipments

Sales of canned food boosted revenue at vegetable packer Bonduelle even despite a decline in shipments amid a muted European harvest. The Renescure, Northern France-based company said in an interim report that sales of canned products over the six months...

Coca-Cola HBC to expand Irish canning plant

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company is planning to enlarge its manufacturing plant that serves the island of Ireland. The beverage manufacturer will invest £17 million (US$21m) in manufacturing and warehousing capacity, adding 4,600sqm to the Knockmore Hill site in Lisburn, Northern...

Ball’s cans add shine to pale ale in Chile

An award-winning brewer in South America has refreshed its look by adopting aluminium cans made by Ball for one of its flagship ales. Kross Brewery in Chile will pack its Golden Pale Ale in 470ml cans in what it plans...

Vegan canned luncheon meat hits Walmart shelves

Filipino food canner Century Pacific Food (CPF) has expanded its vegan meat product range in the US, with the launch of a luncheon meat-style product sold under its unMEAT brand and retailing at the Walmart chain of stores. Luncheon Style...

Hormel debuts chilli-cheese beer as Campbell serves its spiciest soup yet

The heat is on as family favourite food brands in the US experiment with chilli-based flavours to attract consumers at what is traditionally a quiet time for retailers. Austin, Minnesota-based Hormel Foods, known for its Spam luncheon meat, has launched...

New funding to promote ‘healthy’ sodas in UK and US

Two canned alcohol-free drinks brands that market their products as naturally flavoured and additive-free have received cash injections from investors betting on the growing consumer trend for healthier sodas. Zero-sugar, zero-calorie UK-based Dash Water, which flavours its drinks using “wonky”...

Costa and Godiva launch into Japan with new collaboration

Coffee shop chain Costa and Belgian chocolate firm Godiva have collaborated to launch a new product on the Japanese market, called the Chocolatte, sold in resealable aluminium bottles. The product which, in the words of its creators, offers “the harmony...

Israeli company launches vegan tuna in cans

Vgarden, a manufacturer of plant-based, dairy-free cheeses, spreads, pastries, meat, and fish, has launched a 100%-vegan canned ‘tuna’ for the global market. The Israeli food-tech says that the product, made using pea protein, offers the same appearance, texture, aroma, and...

UK supermarket switches to wine in cans

Waitrose, considered to be one of the UK’s most upmarket supermarkets, plans to replace the majority of its single-serve glass wine bottles with aluminium cans. The move, a first amongst UK supermarkets, will save 320 tonnes of glass packaging in...

Spanish brewer adopts ‘No Pack’ multi-pack

Spanish brewer Estrella Galicia, a Corporación Hijos de Rivera brand, is replacing its paper board multi-pack carriers with an adhesive-only design called ‘No Pack’. Produced by KHS, the packaging system holds four, six or eight cans together with easy-to-remove dots...

Canpack works with brewer to celebrate Colombia’s heritage

Canmaker Canpack has collaborated with Bavaria (ABI Colombia) to supply cans for a limited-edition launch of the brewer’s Club Colombia beer brand. Bavaria, owned by brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, said that it wants the premium beer brand to pay tribute...

Bevcraft Group strengthens its European footprint with merger in Norway

Ireland-based Bevcraft has further expanded its mobile canning business through a merger with leading Norwegian packaging specialist Heidrun Tapperi AS. Bevcraft is now Europe’s largest craft can supplier, the company said, with mobile canning fleets, can decoration and can distribution...

Coca-Cola celebrates Argentina’s World Cup win with gold-finished cans

The Coca-Cola Company has launched limited-edition cans of its eponymous soft drink in Argentina, to commemorate the national team’s victory in the men’s FIFA World Cup. The slim-format cans, containing original Coca-Cola or Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, feature a gold label...

CCEP invests $43.7 million in Australian canning line

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) has installed a new “state-of-the-art” canning line at its Moorabbin facility, close to Melbourne in Australia. The US$43.7 million canning line will help meet growing consumer demand for canned beverages with a range of sustainability benefits,...

Crown to provide cans for Turkey’s first canned water

Leading Turkish drinks maker Kristal Kola is launching what it says is the country's first spring water in cans. To “greatly reduce” Kristal’s carbon footprint, the cans will be produced in Turkey at Crown Bevcan EMEA’s Osmaniye plant in the...

Sales of canned fish rise in South Africa due to cost of living crisis

Sales at Oceana, which owns canned fish brand Lucky Star, have increased in South Africa as “under-pressure” consumers turn to its products as a comparatively cheaper form of protein. The robust demand in canned fish helped lift Oceana’s sales by...

UK craft gin distillery to switch to aluminium bottles

Penrhos Spirits, based in Herefordshire, UK, is moving part of its range of spirits into bespoke aluminium bottles. The company, which makes its gin from “imperfectly perfect” fruit that cannot be sold to supermarkets and would otherwise go to waste,...
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Cans of the Year Awards: Bronze The Bronze winners at the Cans of the Year Awards 2022 married high-class design...