New chief executive for UK aerosol filler

UK-based aerosol filler James Briggs Ltd has appointed Tim Pugh as its new chief executive. He joins the business from the automotive and chemical coatings sectors, having held senior positions at Scania Group, RAC and automotive refinish products business U-POL Ltd. Commenting on the appointment, Jim Sumner, chairman of James Briggs, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Tim on...

BrewDog to decide on brewery location in Australia

Two cities in Australia are competing to attract investment from independent Scots-based craft brewer BrewDog, which says it will make a decision on the site of a new brewery in October.Brisbane City Council has teamed up with the Queensland state government to lure the irreverent US$1.3 billion producer of beers such as Punk IPA and Nanny State. Newcastle, in...

Camden Town Brewery scores with Arsenal partnership

UK-based craft brewer Camden Town Brewery will begin packaging its Hells lager in custom-printed aluminium bottles, following an official partnership with Premier League soccer team Arsenal.Founded in 2010 by lifelong Arsenal supporter, Jasper Cuppaidge, the brewery has grown significantly in its relatively short history and was acquired by brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev for £85 million (US$103m) in 2015.To accommodate...

ORKLA TO ADOPT LIQUIGLIDE TECHNOLOGY

July 2nd:US-based LiquiGlide Inc has licenced its LiquiGlide technology to Norwegian foods and beverages company Orkla ASA, for use with mayonnaise products in the Nordics, Germany, Benelux and the Baltics.Described as a slippery coating, LiquiGlide is a permanently wet, liquid-impregnated surface which is designed to be hyper-slippery, allowing the product sitting directly on a layer of liquid. It uses...

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...

Keurig Dr Pepper to relocate HQ

Keurig Dr Pepper is to move its Texas headquarters from Plano to a new, 350,000 square foot leased facility at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The new location will be ready in 2021 and serve as one of the company's two headquarters, with the other located in Burlington, Massachusetts. "We are excited to upgrade our Texas co-headquarters location...

AB InBev completes sale of its stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed the sale of its majority equity stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (Pty) Ltd (CCBA) for US$3.15 billion.CCBA, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Africa, was created in 2016 through the combination of the African non-alcohol ready-to-drink bottling interests of SABMiller plc, The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments. It covers businesses in South Africa, Namibia, Kenya,...

Third quarter seafood sales up for Thai Union

Sales in the third quarter at Thai Union Group, the world’s biggest tuna canner, were up 7.7 percent year-on-year at THB 35.1 billion (US$1.0 billion) due to higher fish prices and the acquisitions in Europe of the Rugen Fisch and Chez Nous brands.But net profit was down 1.9 percent at THB 1.59bn ($45.6m).Continued high salmon raw material prices and...

Aptar develops closure for small format bottle

Dutch drinks manufacturer The Better Bottle Company and Aptar Food+Beverage have collaborated to launch a new water enhancer solution in a small format polypropylene bottle.The container incorporates Micro, a dispensing closure solution from Aptar that is said to provide a spill-proof package and a straight directional dispense thanks to the flip-top closure and its internal flow control SimpliSqueeze silicone...