Coca-Cola HBC invests in new canning line

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co (Coca-Cola HBC), one of the world’s largest Coke bottlers covering a region from Ireland to Russia, has invested more than £9 million (US$11.6m) in a second can filling line at its plant in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.The 50,000sqm manufacturing facility at Knockmore Hill serves the whole Irish market and has a dual supply of cans from...

QR codes to offer more infant formula transparency at Danone

Danone has developed a digitally-enabled service for its infant formula, offering consumers greater transparency on the “farm-to-fork” journey of its brands including Aptamil, Karicare, Laboratoire Gallia and Nutrilon.Shoppers will access the company’s Track & Connect service by using their smartphones to scan two QR codes on infant-formula packs. One QR code will be laser printed on the outer pack...

Record sales for Red Bull in cans

Sales of Red Bull, the leading energy drink in cans, increased to record levels last year, thanks to growing demand in developing countries.Some 7.5 billion cans of the drink were sold worldwide in 2019, an increase of 10.4 per cent year-on-year that was propelled primarily by growth in emerging markets such as India (up 37 per cent), Brazil (+30)...

Sales drop at Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz revealed "disappointing" sales of US$6.5 billion for the full year 2019  – down 5 per cent compared with the previous year.The poor results were largely expected by the market. Kraft Heinz has been struggling to cope with changing consumer preferences for some time. However, market analysts are now beginning to demand a plan to turn the Kraft...

Challenging times for Molson Coors 

Molson Coors Beverage Company (MCBC) has admitted that 2019 was “challenging”, as sales and volumes slipped.Sales in 2019 decreased 1.8 per cent to US$10.6 billion and worldwide brand volume fell 3.5 per cent to 88.9 million hectolitres due to lower volume in all segments. However, sales for the fourth quarter increased by 2.8 per cent to $2.5bn, beating...

Pepsico records strong performance

PepsiCo is planning to build a more "sustainable food system" on the back of good results last year.Sales in 2019 at the beverage and snacks giant grew to US$67.1 billion, up by 3.9 per cent compared with the previous year.Sales accelerated in the final quarter at $20.6bn, up 5.7 per cent.Gains were driven by demand for PepsiCo's trademark cola...

Solid growth for Coca-Cola HBC

Coca-Cola HBC (CCHBC) has reported solid full year results for 2019.Sales at the beverage company were €7.0 billion (US$7.6bn) – an  increase of 5.5 per cent over the previous year. Meanwhile, CCHBC reported a full year net profit of €487.5 million ($528.1m) – up 9 per cent on 2018.“I am particularly pleased with how we finished the year, following...

Saputo sets sustainable packaging targets 

Canadian dairy company Saputo has revealed a new set of sustainability targets for 2025.The targets include a commitment to reducing carbon dioxide by 20 per cent, water use by 10 per cent and energy by 10 per cent.The targets also feature a range of goals relating to the company’s packaging. For example, Saputo plans to reduce its packaging material...

BrewDog reveals new look

Scottish craft brewery BrewDog has revealed an updated visual identity and renewed its commitment to the environment.BrewDog’s fresh can visual design forms part of the next chapter in the brewery’s story, which will also see the launch of a range of new beers. “It’s been a crazy journey so far,” said James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog. “We’ve made it...

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