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Beverages Packaging - Part I - Trends: Drinks Packagers Look to Communicate Better with Consumers

17 September 2013

The Drinktec exhibition is taking place across all of this week in Munich. To coincide with the event, just-drinks' management briefing this month takes a look at the drinks packaging category. Part one considers what trends can be picked out.

US: Big Wood Brewery unveils beer can range

13 August 2013

Big Wood Brewery has launched four of its craft beers in cans as the category continues its expansion into aluminium.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Invest in PR - and Cricket - to Unlock Indian Promise

18 June 2013

The path for international soft drinks companies in India has been littered with potholes. But, as a relative calm sets in, Richard Corbett assesses the opportunities and suggests how to hit the big time in the country.

GLOBAL: Rexam unveils cold-activated can ends

8 May 2013

Rexam has launched a range of can ends that change colour to indicate when a beverage is at the right temperature to drink.

GLOBAL: Rexam Q1 sales lift below expectations

19 April 2013

Rexam, the global can maker, has posted first quarter growth in volume sales despite underperformance in Russia and South America.

UK/SWITZERLAND: Rexam plans new GBP115m can plant

22 February 2013

Rexam has announced plans to build a new GBP115m (US$175.6m) beverage can plant in Switzerland to meet global demand for energy drinks and focus on speciality cans.

UK: Rexam gets FY fillip from US "recovery"

20 February 2013

Rexam has been boosted in its full-year by a lift in volumes and profits in its beverage can unit, helped by a "strong recovery" in the US.

INDIA: Rexam unveils new can line to boost capacity

4 December 2012

Rexam has opened a GBP30m (US$48.35) aluminium beverage can line at one of its Indian plants.

AUSTRIA: Rexam to boost capacity for Red Bull can production

26 November 2012

Rexam is to invest GBP20m (US$32m) in a fourth line at its Austrian plant to boost production of Red Bull cans.

UK: Rexam H1 profits boosted by speciality cans growth

1 August 2012

The global growth of speciality cans and its performance in North America has helped Rexam deliver a slight rise in overall first-half profits, the company said today (1 August).

US: Arcadia Ales to make craft beer more "accessible" with launch in cans

31 July 2012

Arcadia Ales has launched another of its craft beers in aluminium cans to help make the product more accessible to consumers.

AMERICAS: Oval Vodka makes US$27.5m deal with Dynamic Group Development Corp

3 April 2012

Dynamic Group Development Corporation has agreed to buy at least US$27.5m of stock of Oval Vodka, for distribution in Central and South America.

Product Launch - US: Mor Beverage's Mor Peach Passionfruit

16 March 2012

Mor Beverage's Mor Peach Passionfruit

INDIA: Beam Inc sees ready-to-drink Scotch stealing beer share

29 February 2012

Beam Inc's VP of operations in India has said that its ready-to-drink Teacher's Scotch whisky is poised to steal share from premium beer in the country.

UK: Rexam reports FY profits leap

22 February 2012

Rexam has recorded an increase in full-year profits and said that it expects another year of progress in 2012.

UK: Rexam board chairman to retire

18 November 2011

The chairman of Rexam's board of directors has announced that he will retire from his role in February.

UK: Rexam says performance on target

17 November 2011

Rexam has said that its third-quarter performance is in line with expectations, with its beverage can unit "slightly ahead of plans".

Product Launch - UK: Accolade Wines’ Echo Falls Spritz

4 November 2011

Accolade Wines’ Echo Falls Spritz

NORWAY: Rexam offers bespoke can for Mack Arctic Beer

27 October 2011

Norwegian beverage company Mack has joined forces with Rexam to launch a beverage can for its Arctic Beer brand targeted at young males.

The Future for Drinks - Part II: Ingredients, Packaging Interaction Key for Future Products

29 September 2011

The second part of September's management briefing, which shines the spotlight on what the future holds for the drinks industry, MJ Deschamps looks at the rising importance of packaging to differentiate a product.

UK/FINLAND: Rexam to build can plant in Finland

27 September 2011

Rexam is to build a beverage can plant in Finland as part of a GBP68m (US$105.6m) investment in the country.

UK: Rexam completes closures unit sale

1 September 2011

Rexam has completed the sale of its speciality closures business.

UK: Europe drives Rexam H1 profits

3 August 2011

Strong sales at Rexam's beverage cans division in Europe drove the firm's profits up by 19% in the first-half.

UK: Red Bull joins Every Can Counts recycling programme

12 July 2011

Red Bull has become the first drinks company to sign up to a programme in the UK designed to encourage consumers to recycle drinks cans.

UK: Rexam invests in wine canning technology

6 July 2011

Rexam has worked with filling partner, DIS to upgrade its filling equipment in the UK for packaging Wild Pelican wine in cans.

UK/US: Rexam to sell closures business to Berry Plastics

20 June 2011

Rexam has agreed to sell its speciality closures business in a bid to reduce debt.

BRAZIL: Rexam to up capacity in Brazil

11 April 2011

Rexam is to build a new canning plant in Brazil as the country's thirst for soft drinks and beer continues to grow.

US: Rok Natural Energy signs bottle deal with Rexam

1 March 2011

Rok Natural Energy has signed a deal with Rexam to begin using the firm's aluminium bottles for its namesake energy drinks range.

UK: Rexam profits climb in 2010

23 February 2011

Drinks packaging giant Rexam has recorded an increase in full-year profits and said it remains focused on making investments in 2011.

GLOBAL: Rexam expands to quench Brazil's thirst

16 November 2010

Drinks packaging giant Rexam has confirmed plans to significantly increase its capacity in Brazil to reflect strong demand for canned drinks in the country.

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