Filling

Asahi claims ‘world first’ for real lemon slices in RTD beverage

Asahi Breweries has launched in Japan what it says is the world’s first ready-to-drink lemon sour alcoholic drink with a real slice of lemon that emerges when the can is opened with a full-aperture easy-open end. Future Lemon Sour is...

Distributor claims first in availability of aluminium pill bottles for health market

A UK distributor claims to be the first in the country to offer aluminium pill bottles to the health and wellness industries. Describing itself as the “leading UK distributor of aluminium bottles”, Bluesky Solutions said the jars are durable and...

Coca-Cola inaugurates fourth canning plant in Uzbekistan

A fourth canning plant for Coca-Cola products has been opened in Uzbekistan. The US$112 million Samarkand plant in central Asia has three production lines with capability of filling 280 million litres of drinks a year. Alongside facilities in Tashkent, Urgench and...

Constellation Brands’ profit surges as canned beer sales climb

Constellation Brands’ profit jumped in 2023, boosted by canned beer sales after a rival’s market-leading brand suffered catastrophic losses when a marketing campaign backfired. The producer of canned beers, including Modelo Especial and Corona, and wine, also posted a 56th...

Simmons Pet Food to centralise its canning operations

North America’s leading private label and contract manufacturer of canned pet food, Simmons Pet Food, is closing its Streetsville cannery in Ontario, Canada, to centralise its production and distribution services. The decision was taken to “better serve customers” and is...

Canned ales, beers and lagers sweep international awards

One of the oldest international competitions for ales, beers and ciders has announced its 2024 winners. The International Brewing and Cider Awards (IBCA) awarded 11 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze medals to winners of canned drinks from 12 countries...

Campbell in the soup over discharges from Ohio canning plant

The Campbell Soup Company is facing a series of lawsuits from the US Department of Justice and environmental organisations that allege it illegally discharged pollutants from its Napoleon, Ohio, canning plant. The plant, which operates what Campbell calls a “city-size...

Canpack and United Dutch Breweries launch limited edition cans to celebrate soccer

United Dutch Breweries is launching a limited edition of its flagship Royal Dutch Premium Lager, with four designs of 330ml aluminium cans produced by Canpack. The canmaker has used its Quadromix technology to print the four labels in one production...

Diageo trials aluminium bottles for Bailey’s to support sustainability targets

Diageo is hoping to advance its sustainability goals by using 700ml screw-top aluminium bottles in place of glass for one of its best-known brands, Baileys Original Irish Cream. The global drinks maker said each aluminium bottle weighs 85g in total...

Evian mineral water launches new facial sprays in cans

The Evian mineral water brand is using aluminium cans to pack its three new facial mist sprays targeted at the personal care market. Titled Protect, Calm, and Glow, the 100ml cans contain water from the French Alps and organic floral...

Perfect Hydration refreshes its alkaline water with aluminium bottles

US-based Perfect Hydration Alkaline Water is adding a resealable aluminium bottle to the packaging portfolio for its beverages. As part of Perfect Hydration’s branding relaunch this month, its water will be available nationwide in 16oz (473ml) aluminium bottles in the...

Lidl rolls out aluminium can return scheme in Scotland

German retailer Lidl has launched a return scheme for aluminium cans in Glasgow, Scotland, in what it claims is a “first-of-its-kind”. The pilot will run until 11 August 2024 across 21 stores and offers customers cash rewards for the return...

Breweries set up canning lines to tap into canned beer market

Brewers on both sides of the Atlantic have been installing new canning lines for their beers, alongside bottling lines. In the US, KC Bier in Kansas City, which specialises in beer brewed from imported German malt, hops and yeast, set...

Ball supports Del Monte’s move in India to pack fruit juices in aluminium cans

US-based fruit and vegetable canner Del Monte is switching to aluminium beverage cans for a five-flavour range of fruit juice drinks sold in India. The 240ml cans are made by Ball Corporation at its Sri City plant in the south...

Kraft Heinz plans to use hydrogen to power UK’s largest food canning site

US-based Kraft Heinz wants to reduce carbon emissions by using hydrogen to power its integrated canmaking and canning facility in the UK. The canned food producer plans to provide at least half the energy needs of its Kitt Green facility...

Jiamei chosen as local packager for -196℃ alcoholic beverages in China

Chinese canmaking firm Jiamei Food Packaging's subsidiary Xiaogan Huaguan Beverage Co., is to produce cans for Japanese brand Suntory’s -196℃ sparkling alcoholic beverages in the Chinese market.  -196°C sparkling alcoholic beverage was listed in Japan in 2005, and since 2020 has been listed...

PepsiCo prepares “vibrant” new look for UK rebrand

As part of its global rebrand, PepsiCo is to unveil its latest “vibrant” label design on the UK market in March, following its US roll-out last year. The new designs for all formats are being launched across grocery, wholesale and...

Krones’ Modulseam redesigned for faster operation

Filling equipment manufacturer Krones has added a new 14-head model to its Modulseam can closing range. In addition to other modifications, Krones said its 14-head seamer “exceeds all the requirements for closing cans perfectly and securely” with the machine complementing...

Hill’s makes pet food canning high-tech at new plant

US-based Hill’s Pet Nutrition has opened a new high-tech canning plant at Tonganoxie in Kansas, to boost production of canned pet foods and keep up with domestic and international demand. Hill’s, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, said the...

Britvic bolsters operations in Brazil with Extra Power purchase

Soft drinks maker Britvic has bought the Extra Power energy drink brand in Brazil to fuel expansion in what it terms the country’s “fast-growing, high-margin energy category”. The deal with Brazil-based GlobalBev also brings UK-based Britvic the Brazilian energy brand...
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Halls of fame

With Cannex & Fillex set to take place in Guangzhou, China, next month, exhibitors are preparing their products...