Stubby can first for Flat 12’s potent craft beer

A potent stout has been launched in 8oz 'stubby' cans by a US craft brewer in what it reckons is a first for the industry.While craft beers are increasingly offered in 12oz and 16oz cans, Indianapolis brewery Flat 12 Bierwerks has opted for the stubby cans supplied by Crown Beverage Packaging to pack its Pinko!, a Russian Imperial Stout...

US craft brewer Scofflaw teams up with BrewDog for new canned beer

Scofflaw Brewing Company, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is introducing new cans for its flagship unfiltered India Pale Ale (IPA) range in a filling arrangement with the US arm of Scottish brewer BrewDog situated in Columbus Ohio, until Scofflaw’s own facilities are expanded. Scofflaw agreed a deal in December 2017 that provided the company access to the brewing and canning operation...

BPA tags ‘could deter poor from canned food’

Plans to label canned food with warnings that they are lined with epoxy phenolic coatings have been delayed in California, because they may scare shoppers in poor neighbourhoods from buying the only fruits and vegetables that are available to them.Last year California authorities listed bisphenol-A, which is used to make epoxy phenolic can coatings, amongst 800 chemicals in Proposition...

Kraft Heinz extends sustainability commitments

As part of its commitment to reduce natural resource needs and manage overall environmental footprint, Kraft Heinz now aims to make all of its packaging globally recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.Released with Kraft Heinz’s ‘Growing a Better World’ strategy released last year, it is part of broader efforts to improve the sustainability of its overall supply chain.“Our collective industry has...

Hydrogen-powered trucks to help Anheuser-Busch reach sustainable goals

Budweiser beer could soon be shipped from Anheuser-Busch InBev breweries in the US using zero-emission trucks powered by hydrogen gas.Hundreds of the hydrogen-powered electric semi trailers have been ordered by Anheuser-Busch InBev from Nikola Motor Company.The trucks – which will be able to travel between 500 and 1,200 miles and be refilled within 20 minutes – are expected to...

Consolidation strategy for COFCO in China

Chinese food giant COFCO is reportedly planning to divest some of its businesses to improve profitability in advance of more overseas expansions. The Beijing-based state-owned business, the largest supplier of diversified products and services in the agricultural products and food industry in China, last year posted sales of almost $32 billion, up 13 percent.COFCO is active in 140 countries and...

Samurai power in Ball’s slim cans

Ball Corporation has collaborated with the organic food and drink company named after famous German vegan chef Attila Hildmann to produce a series of can designs for its organic energy drink Daisho.The 250ml slim cans from Attila Hildmann Empire depict a Samurai warrior with a pair of traditional swords called Daisho, which make use of Ball’s high definition (HD)...

A.G. Barr continues positive performance

UK soft drinks producer A.G. Barr has reported sales of £136 million ($178.4m) for the first half of this year, a 5 per cent increase compared to 2017, which stood at £129.8m ($170.2m).The producer of Irn-Bru also saw 8.8 per cent growth the previous year and chief executive Roger White has put these consecutive rises down to the flourishing...

PepsiCo to launch nitrogen-infused cola

PepsiCo is planning to launch what it claims is the world’s first nitrogen-infused cola. Called Nitro Pepsi, the drink – still at the prototype stage – will offer consumers what the company believes is a new cola drinking experience by combining an injection of nitrogen with the taste of Pepsi.According to PepsiCo, Nitro Pepsi will feature a creamy flavour...