Filling

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...

Carnival cans get the party started in Brazil

Ball's canmaking plants are supplying beverage cans to feed the demand for limited-edition packaging in the run up to Carnival in Brazil. Beverage brands Maguary and Pitú launched newly-designed cans showing carnival art for the celebrations during the festival period...

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...

AMP partners with Britvic on new Tango can design

Ardagh Metal Packaging-Europe (AMP) has collaborated with Britvic to produce a limited-edition design for the soft drink manufacturer’s Tango Mango cans, using its H!ghend end-decorating technology. The 330ml can feature a combination of the Tango brand design and Ardagh’s H!ghend...

Kombucha brand makes history with Ball’s aluminium bottles

US-based Mortal Kombucha says it is the first beverage company to use resealable aluminium bottles for the fermented drink kombucha, adding that the switch from glass bottles was to meet consumer demand for more sustainable and convenient packaging. Mortal is...

Atalanta boosts US import business with acquisition of JA Kirsch

Atalanta Corporation, which describes itself as the largest privately-held food importer in the US, has bought JA Kirsch, a specialist in importing and distributing canned and shelf-stable food across the country. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. New...

Carlsberg celebrates Chinese New Year with aluminium bottles

Brewer Carlsberg has teamed up with Chinese illustrator Hu Yunfeng to launch a limited-edition aluminium bottle to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Produced for the Chinese market, and manufactured by Sunrise Group, the bottles feature a design created by the...

Cans made by Trivium provide out of this world dessert for train travellers

Passengers travelling on France’s high-speed TGV trains this winter are able to buy a canned dessert that traces its origins to a sweet treat served to astronauts orbiting earth in the International Space Station (ISS). Trivium Packaging supplied the 80-gram...

Budweiser latest to launch Chinese New Year bottle design

Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a limited-edition design for its Budweiser aluminium bottles to celebrate the Chinese New Year. With ‘Good luck at the beginning of the New Year’ as the theme of the Spring Festival of the Year of...

Carlsberg reveals cans for Chinese New Year

Brewer Carlsberg has teamed up with award-winning artist Ofen Hu to launch limited-edition cans to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Produced for the Malaysian market, the cans feature a design created by the artist to reflect the Year of the...

Leading UK supermarket expands aluminium bottle offerings

Supermarket chain Marks & Spencer is building on its sustainability efforts through an expansion of its ‘Refilled’ scheme, and a partnership with aluminium bottled water producer Re:Water. The UK retailer will expand the Refilled scheme to a further 19 M&S...

Ball’s cans help Britvic water expand into UK hospitality sector

UK-based soft drinks maker Britvic is using cans supplied by Ball to expand its Aqua Libra range of still and sparkling water into the country’s hospitality sector. Britvic told The Canmaker that the 330ml aluminium cans are made by Ball...

CCL’s aluminium bottles help reduce carbon footprint of winemaker

US-based Bogle Family Vineyards has launched Element, a brand that specifically promotes wine in screw-top 750ml aluminium bottles, as the company seeks to lessen the carbon footprint associated with the industry’s use of glass packaging. Element said it will sell...

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...

Asahi’s self-foaming beer can launched in Singapore

Japan-based Asahi Breweries is now offering its full-aperture ‘Mug Can’ in the Singapore market, enabling consumers to enjoy a draught-beer experience of Super Dry at home. Following the launch of the Asahi Super Dry ‘Nama Jokki’ in South Korea, the...

Aluminium bottle filling facility opens in UK

A filling plant with the capability to package beverages in resealable aluminium bottles has been opened in the UK by The Sustainable Bottling Co. Melvin Jay, who founded the UK-based company and eco-focused soft drinks brand Gunna, opened the 8,000-sqft...

KHS appoints returning executive to lead sales and services

KHS has appointed former employee Tobias Wetzel as its new head of sales and services, transferring from the Mannsemann Stainless Tubes Group. Wetzel, 50, will begin his latest job at the German manufacturer of can filling equipment in the new...
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First day under way at The Canmaker Summit 2023

The first day of The Canmaker Summit 2023, taking place in Edinburgh, UK, has kicked off with presentations from...