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Heineken sales up by a third despite inflationary pressures

Sales at Heineken grew by more than a third in the first half of the year as the rising cost of living failed to deter drinkers from buying their favourite beers. The Dutch brewer said revenue was up 37 per...

Coca-Cola debuts KeelClip paperboard packaging in the US

Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, which packages many of The Coca-Cola Company’s brands in the northeast of the US, has become the first drinks company in the country to use KeelClip paperboard packaging for multipacks of cans. Graphic Packaging International (GPI) has...

Nguyen Coffee Supply to sell RTD Vietnamese cold coffee in US

US-based Nguyen Coffee Supply said it has developed the first canned cold coffee made with robusta coffee beans imported directly from Vietnam. The Classic Black Vietnamese ready-to-drink coffee (RTD) took a year to perfect, said the manufacturer. It is served...

South Africa’s largest fruit canner continues operations

South African food processor Tiger Brands is continuing to operate its Western Cape fruit canning plant, months after saying it would be closed. Tiger Brands’ Langeberg and Ashton Foods (L&AF) will remain open for one more season in the hope...

Crown helps Brazilian brand launch canned premium water

Brazilian beverage brand Socorro Bebidas is using cans made by Crown to add a high-end look to its Acquíssima range of mineral water. Supplied by Crown Holdings’ Brazilian subsidiary, Embalagens Metálicas da Amazônia, each 355ml sleek can is decorated either...

Rising energy and raw material costs eat into Monster’s profits

The cost of overcoming supply chain logjams and rising raw material costs have dented profitability at Monster Beverage. The US energy drink producer said its three- and six-month sales were up as it raised prices to counteract higher energy and...

Canpack’s matt decoration helps Tymbark launch zero alcohol drinks

Tymbark, a Polish brand of soft drinks, has turned to Canpack to supply its highly decorated cans. Tymbark’s PO PROSTU range of hops-based beverages is targeted at the zero-alcohol category and comes in three flavours: orange, juniper and lemon. The...

Tito’s puts customers in the mix with reusable DIY RTD can 

US vodka brand Tito’s is selling a limited edition refillable pop-top promotional can to encourage customers to shake up their own vodka-based seltzers and cocktails. The Austin, Texas-based company, which prides itself on its small-batch premium vodka, said it was...

Britvic raises capacity in UK with a new canning line

Britvic has officially opened its fourth canning line in the UK, enabling the company to pack brands including Tango, Pepsi and 7UP at speeds that rank among the highest in Europe. The soft drinks manufacturer invested £26.9 million (US$32.7m) to...

‘Thirst Trap’ is the latest Molson Coors accessory for beer cans

A new tool designed to trap mosquitoes inside beer cans has been unveiled by Molson Coors to help drinkers enjoy summer outings unperturbed by insects. The limited-edition ‘Thirst Trap’ is a 3D-printed funnel made of resin that attaches to 12oz...

Korean brand launches vegan canned luncheon ‘meat’

South Korean retail giant Shinsegae Group has launched a vegan version of its canned luncheon meat. Shinsegae Food’s vegan ‘ham’ will be produced by its US subsidiary, Better Food Inc.  The product integrates into The Better Meat line that was introduced...

Brazil currency collapse hits Grupo Calvo sales

Full-year sales at Spanish seafood canner Grupo Calvo dipped in 2021 amid currency weakness in Brazil, the company’s biggest market. Nevertheless the company said the past 12 months had proved to be a “milestone” thanks to the release of a...

Europe leads as Bonduelle canned food sales rise

Vegetable canner Bonduelle reported a 2 per cent rise in yearly sales thanks to the popularity of its canned and frozen foods in Europe and favourable currency fluctuations. The French company, which cans vegetables for its own brand as well...

Plastic wrap pulled from Tesco’s canned drinks

Tesco, the UK’s biggest supermarket chain, will no longer use plastic wrap for multipacks of its own-brand canned carbonated drinks. The retailer said the move will remove 12 million items of plastic from the water stream each year and help...

Photo of Twisted Tea fan will appear on millions of cans

Enthusiasts of the US brand of hard iced tea Twisted Tea have the chance to see their photograph printed on up to 100 million cans.  The offer is part of a competition prize bundle that will also net the winner...

Molson Coors earnings muted as brewer fails to absorb rising costs

Rising costs struck a blow to Molson Coors’s second-quarter (Q2) earnings as tepid revenue growth was outweighed by a slump in profit. Although the world’s fifth-largest brewer by volume said it had managed to increase its market share in the...

Belize bottler B&B installs its first canning line

The largest drinks bottler in Belize is canning its drinks for the first time in response to customer demand. Bowen and Bowen (B&B) Beverages also has set its sights on expanding its export markets in Central America and the Caribbean. The...

AB InBev donates 50,000 cans of drinking water to stricken flood victims

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has responded to a call from the American Red Cross (ARC) to bring help to victims of flooding in the midwest by sending 50,000 cans of drinking water. The world’s largest brewer has donated a lorry-load of...

AB InBev sales and volumes boosted by higher prices and Latam drinkers

Sales at world-leading brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), grew in the second-quarter (Q2) as it passed the rising cost of raw materials onto customers and growth driven by Latin American customers. In the three months to the end of June...

Woodbridge enters new category with wine sodas

Woodbridge, a US wine estate known for introducing Californian wines to the world, is broadening its appeal with the launch of canned citrus-flavoured white wine sodas. The Woodbridge Wine Sodas that blend white wine with three different soda flavours –...
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Innovation and resilience

Necessity is the mother of invention, and entries into the 2022 The Canmaker Cans of the Year demonstrated that...