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End may be in sight for US beverage can shortage

The beverage can shortage in the US may be declining as more cans are produced by new domestic canmaking plants. Data from the government in...

Grupo Modelo drops plastic rings for eco-friendly can multi-pack holder

Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo is investing millions of dollars to move to fibre-based secondary packaging from plastic rings for its multi-packs of canned beers. The...

Evian starts canning sparkling water

Natural spring water producer Evian is packaging its Sparkling range of water in aluminium cans for the first time in the UK. The French brand,...

Monster taps into alcoholic drinks with craft brewing acquisition

Energy drinks giant Monster Beverage Corporation is to enter the alcoholic beverage market with the acquisition of US-based CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective. The US$330 million deal...

Hard seltzer brand expands US footprint with AMP cans

Distribution of Sonic Hard Seltzer is to be expanded throughout the US in 12oz (355ml) sleek cans manufactured by Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP). A collaboration...

‘One-stop shop’ canmaking and canning start-up delayed

Production of canned drinks at a newly-constructed plant in Utah that intends to ‘disrupt’ the industry has been delayed. When the project announced last August,...

Ametek and Sensory Analytics unite measurement operations

Two US-based test and inspection system manufacturers have formed a strategic alliance to cut costs and broaden services to their customers, including canmakers. North Carolina-based...

Germann+Frei refreshes leadership team

Swiss canmaking equipment manufacturer Germann+Frei AG has made additions to its leadership team. Dominique Engel has succeeded the company’s owner Heiner Germann as managing director....

Ardagh given gold award for sustainability

Corporate social responsibility ratings company EcoVadis has judged Ardagh Group’s responsible and sustainable business practices as outstanding for the sixth time. The gold award places...