Brunei drinks specialist offers canned iced teas and coffee shots

A drinks marketer in Brunei has launched a range of ready-to-drink (RTD) canned beverages including three flavoured iced tea drinks and an espresso shot.Coffee Bean Brunei, which is linked to a company that markets coffee-based drinks in the US, says the RTD tea range is made from leaves sourced from the finest tea estates to make sure the franchise...

Cans broaden an Arizona craft brewer’s consumer base

An established Arizona craft brewer has extended its range of brews offered in aluminium cans manufactured by Rexam. Prescott Brewing Co has added Achocolypse to its Ponderosa IPA and Liquid Amber Ale that are sold in 12oz cans as a means of improving the quality of its products, and widening the range of locations where they can be consumed.Named after...

Profits compensate for lower milk prices at FrieslandCampina

Dutch-based dairy products giant FrieslandCampina says that although the prices paid for its milk to co-op member farmers fell last year by almost 19 percent, its stronger financial performance in 2015 will improve the value of their bonds. Volume of milk supplied to the cooperative by member farmers grew by 6.4 percent to 10.1 million kilogrammes but with the milk...

Get up to speed with the UK’s soft drinks levy at Campden BRI’s seminar

In anticipation of the soft drink levy that will be introduced by the UK government in April 2018, food and drink research association Campden BRI will hold a seminar on  27 March 2018 to discuss sugar reduction in beverages.The soft drink levy will affect producers and importers of soft drinks that contain more than five grams of added sugar...

New fresh mountain look for Busch canned beer range

Anheuser-Busch InBev has revealed new label designs for its canned Busch beers, which sponsor Kevin Harvick’s No4 Busch Ford in a US motor racing series.First appearing on the car at the first race of the year, The Clash at Daytona International Speedway in February, the new label designs will appear on supermarket shelves nationwide across the US in April.The...

Krones acquires Chinese process technology business

German machinery provider Krones has acquired the business operations and assets of Shanghai Xiantong Equipment Installation as part of a strategy to expand its global footprint.The Chinese company has been a partner and supplier to Krones in the field of process technology for several decades, with Krones Taicang partnering with Xiantong on the first MicroCube compact brewhouse.With this deal,...

US complex primed for redevelopment

The growth in natural gas liquids (NGLs) production from the US shale plays and pipeline capacity additions has created an environment suited to the redevelopment of the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex (MHIC) in Pennsylvania, US, which would make it a key link in the global NGLs market, claims a report by IHS. The site also benefits from its close proximity...

Strong first quarter for brewer Heineken

Consolidated beer volumes for the world’s third-largest brewer Heineken in the first quarter grew significantly, with the best improvement in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe.Global volume was up by 7.0 percent organically at 43.5 million hectolitres. Volume in the Asia Pacific region was up 23 percent to 5.8m hl, in the Americas by 8.2 percent to 13.5m...

Carlsberg pulls out of beer production in Malawi

French-based beer and wine manufacturer Castel is to buy Carlsberg’s controlling share of its brewing partnership in the African state of Malawi. Carlsberg Malawi Limited (CML, previously The Bottling and Brewing Group Limited) was the first overseas venture for the Danish brewer in 1968 and most recently produced 380,000 hectolitres a year of beer and soft drinks, including the Carlsberg...