UK aerosol can filling business rises by 4 percent in 2017

Aerosol can fillings in the UK increased 4 percent in 2017 to 1.56 billion, up from 1.51bn in 2016, according to the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA).Most of these aerosol cans, 1.13bn, were for personal care products which increased by 3 percent compared to the year earlier.In the personal care sector, antiperspirants were up 3 percent to 470 million...

Sanpellegrino expands its mineral water range in Canada

Sanpellegrino has extended its sparkling drinks range in Canada with the introduction of two iced-tea drinks.The Nestlé Waters owned business’ lemon and peach iced teas will be packed in 250ml cans and are made from organic tea extract. They mark the brand’s entrance into the organic beverages market.Jennifer Semley Robert, marketing manager of International Brands at Nestlé Waters Canada...

US craft brewer releases can variety pack

US craft brewer Full Sail Brewing has released a variety pack of beers in 12oz cans following the installation of a new canning line late last year.The Oregon-based company commissioned a high-speed rotary canning line in November in response to growing demand for its own brands, as well as to take on contract jobs.The Grab ‘n’ Go-Go variety pack...

New chief executive for Sonoco

New chief executive of Sonoco Inc is Robert Tiede, replacing the Jack Sanders, who has retired after five years at the global manufacturer of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services."It's humbling, and truly an honour to have the opportunity to lead such a storied company, with a legacy going back more than...

Multi-packing systems for the US craft beer market

A multi-packing machine has been installed at US-based Road Beer Co to enable it to meet the growing demand for its canned craft beers.Founded in 2015, the brewer operates a brewhouse and taproom in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, offering its products in cans and kegs.As part of a system installed by Palmer Canning, the WaveGrip G1 is...

Debrosse appointed as Bonduelle’s chief executive

French vegetable canner Bonduelle has appointed Guillaume Debrosse as its new chief executive as part of a revamping of its corporate governance structure.Former chief executive Christophe Bonduelle will remain as non-executive chairman of the company when the changes take place in July.Debrosse has been managing director of the business unit of Bonduelle EurAsia Markets since 2014, based in Moscow.The...

New Jersey beverage company begins canning nitrogen-infused coffee

US-based Nitro Beverage Co has launched a range of ready-to-drink (RTD) range of coffees in cans supplied by leading canmaker Crown. Already offering the nitrogen-infused coffee in kegs, the company began canning the drinks at its facility based in Ashbury Park, New Jersey at the beginning of April, after eight months of product development and ongoing upgrades to its production...

Drinks producers cut sugar content in advance of UK tax

The so-called ‘sugar tax’ was introduced today in the UK as part of the Government’s bid to tackle childhood obesity.But although the Soft Drinks Industry Levy – which taxes manufacturers on the volume of their drinks that contain excessive amounts of added sugar – was expected to raise up to £520 million (US$732m) a year, that target has been...

Campbell Soup plans growth with reorganisation

As part of a reorganisation, Campbell Soup has appointed Luca Mignini as chief operating officer in addition to his other new role as president of Global Biscuits and Snacks.Mignini will now have more responsibility over some its main business units, including soup, simple meals and shelf-stable beverages, following its US$4.87 billion acquisition of snacks manufacturer Snyder’s-Lance.Commenting on the appointment,...

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