Idaho mobile canning duo branch into wine

Two brothers who founded a mobile canning service in Boise, Idaho (USA), in 2016 have started packing their own family’s wines.Parker and Brayden Dunning grew up on the vineyard at Corvalis in Oregon before setting up Knotty Brothers and canning a variety of drinks including hard cider, craft beers, speciality sodas, mixers, kombucha and even cold-brew coffee.Now, using a...

Klear Can hits store shelves in Asia

Milacron’s Klear Can has arrived on store shelves for the first time in partnership with S&W Fine Foods International in Asia.The Del Monte-owned company’s pineapple chunks and slices packaged in the clear plastics can are now in stores in Seoul, South Korea and Shanghai, China.After successful qualitative testing with consumers in Asia conducted by Nielsen Market Research, S&W chose...

New management structure for Thai Union in Europe

World leading tuna canner Thai Union is restructuring its management in Europe as part of its global programme to harmonise and streamline operations in all key regions.Paul Reenan (pictured), currently Head of Northern Europe Ambient managing the John West, King Oscar and Rugen Fisch brands, will become regional president for Europe, responsible for commercial marketing, sales and service. Reenan...

Japan’s Asahi could sell its Tsingtao brewing stake in restructuring

Japanese brewing giant Asahi says that it is considering the sale of its 20 percent share of one of China’s biggest beer brands, Tsingtao Brewery Co, reports Reuters.It would be the latest in a number of divestments from China’s brewing industry as Asahi consolidates its position in other Asian markets and Europe.In June, Asahi sold its 20 percent stake...

Nestlé starts work on new baby food plant in Russia

Construction has started on Nestlé’s first infant formula plant in Russia with the laying of a foundation stone by company officials and local dignitaries.The CHF30 million facility will be part of Nestlé’s existing site at Vologda, first started 14 years ago, and it’s said will strengthen its leading position in the Russian infant formula market, and support export to...

Red Bull-related soft drinks plant is cancelled in Thailand

Construction of a soft drinks plant in Thailand that was expected to produce Red Bull in its portfolio has been abandoned following strong local opposition to the project.KTD Property Development Co, which is affiliated with Red Bull, has cancelled its 3 billion baht (US$90 million) beverage plant in Khon Kaen province, and could move it to a neighbouring country,...

Campari divests its last soft drinks brands to concentrate on spirits

Italian drinks group Campari has agreed to sell its Lemonsoda business to Royal Unibrew A/S, the Denmark-based manufacturer of beer, soft drinks, waters, ciders, energy drinks and non-alcoholic malt drinks, for €80 million (US$93.8m).It is part of a strategy in which Gruppo Campari is concentrating on its core spirits range. Since the beginning of 2017 it has sold businesses...

AB InBev completes sale of its stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed the sale of its majority equity stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Pty) Ltd (CCBA) for US$3.15 billion.CCBA, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Africa, was created in 2016 through the combination of the African non-alcohol ready-to-drink bottling interests of SABMiller plc, The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments. It covers businesses in South Africa, Namibia, Kenya,...

Slip in Pepsi’s North America drinks sales fails to dent third quarter

PepsiCo posted increased its sales and net profit in the third quarter ending 9 September, despite a fall in sales at its North America Beverages business, its largest segment.Overall sales, including the Frito-Lay and Quaker snack and food businesses, were up by 1 percent at US$16.24 billion, while net profit jumped to $2.14bn, up 8 percent compared with the same...

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