Viet brewer Sabeco charged $110m in unpaid tax

Vietnam's leading brewer Sabeco is being hit with a call to repay almost US$110 million in unpaid tax, according to local news reports.A report from the State Audit Office submitted to the Ministry of Industry and Trade claims that at the end of 2016, Sabeco held more than VND2.8 trillion ($122.99 million) in profit after which it had not...

Unilever’s global headquarters to be in Rotterdam

FMCG giant Unilever has decided to establish its global headquarters at Rotterdam in The Netherlands, rather than having joint offices in a shake-up of its corporate restructuring. The owner of brands such as Dove, Axe, Flora, Hellman’s and Knorr has been based for 130 years at joint headquarters in London and Rotterdam, but will now become a single legal...

Forex shortages hit Coke supplies in Zimbabwe

Foreign currency shortages and the breakdown of a canning line has resulted in increasing shortages of Coca-Cola products in Zimbabwe.Delta Corporation, the Anheuser-Busch InBev subsidiary, anticipates supplies of Coca-Cola to dwindle “in the coming weeks” because without foreign currency it cannot import key manufacturing ingredients, said company secretary Alex Makamure, talking to the Zimbabwe Independent newspaper.Coca-Cola is already unavailable...

Carlton & United invests in Asia Pacific craft brewing

Australia’s Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) is to increase production at its Cascade brewery in Tasmania by almost two-thirds with a A$10.3 million (US$8.1m) investment.CUB says it aims to make the location its craft brewing hub for the Asia Pacific region. It will create jobs in the construction phase as well as five new full-time jobs.The Cascade brewery will...

Online marketplace brings together brewing industry

A online marketplace for the global brewing industry has been launched with the aim of bringing together people who want to brew beer and enable them to trade directly with breweries and suppliers on one platform.BrewBroker has already signed up more than 85 industry suppliers in the UK and Europe, including Brewhouse & Kitchen and Kegstar and more than...

Spanish canning exports reach record high

The Spanish canning sector reports record results for 2017 in production, exports and employment, according to general secretary of the industry association Anfaco-Cecopesca Juan Manuel Vieites.Figures for 2017 show an increase in production, turnover, employment, exports and investment in R&D, as well as reaffirming continuing improvements in the fish canning market.Sales in the sector reached €1.6 billion (US$1.9bn), representing...

US professor to release book about the history of canning

A new book that covers the history of canned food is being released this week by Oklahoma State University professor Anna Zeide.The first part of the book, entitled ‘Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry’, looks at the period 1800 to 1930, where there was a consumer-driven culture among canning companies, who invested...

Michigan craft brewer installs KHS canning line

Craft brewer Short’s has expanded its Michigan production facility, with the investment including the installation of a canning line, additional fermentation tanks, upgrades to brewing systems, along with more office space.The new KHS canning machine will have the capacity to fill 13,500 cans per hour and is part of a line that includes equipment supplied by Design Machine Manufacturing,...

Sugar-free Coke flavours launched in UK

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is launching two variants of Diet Coke and a new Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in the UK, supported by a £10 million (US$13.8m) advertising campaign.The new flavours will come in a range of formats including 330ml cans and 50cl PET bottles, and will feature a new design.CCEP’s customer marketing director Simon Harrison said: “This is an...

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