Bonduelle’s canned food sales perform well in first quarter

French food brand Bonduelle has reported a good performance for its canned and frozen businesses in the Europe and faster growth elsewhere during the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year, while its fresh business performed less well.Revenues for Q1 (1 July to 30 September 2019) of the 2019-20 financial year were around €684 million (US$759m), representing a 0.3...

Asian growth takes up slack for Carlsberg as western European sales flatten

The continued importance of Asia to Carlsberg has been underscored by the completion of its purchase of a Cambodian brewer and a surge in third-quarter beers sales in the region.The Danish brewing giant, which also makes Tuborg, said it had signed a deal to buy the remaining quarter of Cambrew it does not already own. The maker of Angkor...

Reorganisation for the global market at seaming machine maker Ferrum

Switzerland-based can closing and seaming equipment manufacturer Ferrum Ltd is reorganising its structure to be better positioned for the global market.Ferrum’s machines apply and seal the lids for food and beverage cans used by the big brands worldwide.Within the Ferrum Group, the company will be focusing on its two subsidiaries, Ferrum Packaging (can seaming equipment) and Ferrum Process Systems...

Molson Coors consolidates its global operations

US-based brewer Molson Coors is planning to restructure its global operations involving an annual investment of US$150 million in a move designed to streamline the business.Under the planned changes, the company will be renamed Molson Coors Beverage Co from 1 January 2020 and will consolidate four business units into two. It will also combine its US business, MillerCoors, with...

W*nder to launch cannabis-infused flavoured water

Ohio-based W*nder All Day is set to launch a range of canned flavoured waters infused with cannabis extract.The company has taken delivery of the first samples of its W*nder drink, according to a Twitter post. Also, its Instagram feed showed four proposed minimalistic label types, illustrating beverages flavoured with a range of herbal products, including valerian root, gotu cola...

Thai energy drinks firms take on Red Bull

Two of Thailand’s canned energy drinks producers have reported outstanding results on the back of strong demand for their products.They hope to challenge global market leader Red Bull, which is based on a drink first produced in Thailand.Osotspa, the nation’s biggest energy drink maker by market share with a market value of US$1 billion, has produced excellent returns for...

Recyclable cardboard packaging for Princes tuna cans

Princes is to launch a cardboard sleeve around its branded four-pack cans of Tuna Chunks in the UK in a further move by food and beverage brand owners to remove plastics packaging on multipacks of cans.The news closely follows the trial of Princes eight-pack Tuna Chunks in Spring Water in Tesco, which hit supermarket shelves in September. The eight-pack...

Anheuser-Busch InBev profits climb as US beer volumes drop

Profits continued to climb at Anheuser-Busch InBev in the third quarter (Q3) as the world’s biggest brewer put more focus on selling its premium brands, such as Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona.Even so, the Belgium-based company shifted less product in the three months to the end of September, chiefly because of declining demand for its beer in the US.Sales...

Brazil’s AmBev to launch its first canned water

Brazilian brewer Ambev SA is planning to launch its first canned water by the end of 2019.The move is part of a push by the company’s parent, Anheuser-Busch InBev, to adopt more sustainable practices, and comes after other major brand owners Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé launched canned water in other markets.In Brazil, Ambev will start using its breweries in...