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Ball Corp set to close Virginia packaging facility

Olly Wehring | 3 Aug 2015

Ball Corp has lined up the closure of one of its drinks packaging production facilities in the US.

just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer & cider category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Euro Commission considers Rexam's Ball Corp buy

Keith Nuthall | 24 Jul 2015

The European Commission has launched a phase two examination of UK aluminium can and bottle manufacturer Rexam's proposed takeover by US rival Ball Corp, over concerns that a merged company might dominate European markets.

Varni Brothers unveils water in resealable can

Andy Morton | 14 Jul 2015

Soft drinks and bottled water maker Varni Brothers Corp has launched its Noah's Spring Water brand in a resealable 24-ounce can.

PepsiCo opens new India plant

Andy Morton | 8 Apr 2015

PepsiCo has started production at its largest beverage plant in India after company CEO Indra Nooyi inaugurated the site.

Ball Corp, Rexam agree terms of US$6.6bn deal

James Wilmore | 19 Feb 2015

Ball Corp has agreed to acquire fellow can maker Rexam for GBP4.3bn (US$6.6bn) after the UK firm accepted a sweetened takeover offer.

Rexam to build GBP50m India plant

Andy Morton | 17 Feb 2015

Rexam is to boost its can capacity in India with a new GBP50m (US$77m) plant in the south of the country.

Ball Corp in talks to acquire Rexam

James Wilmore | 5 Feb 2015

Can maker Rexam has confirmed it is in talks to be acquired by US-based Ball Corp in a deal worth around GBP4.3bn (US$6.54bn).

just the Week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Olly Wehring | 16 Jan 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.

SABMiller to unveil Birell cans that change colour

James Wilmore | 7 Oct 2014

SABMiller is to launch a new range of cans for its non-alcoholic beer brand Birell that changes colour when the liquid reaches its optimum temperature.

Rexam posts strong H1 but Brazil trouble ahead

Andy Morton | 4 Aug 2014

Beverage can maker Rexam has praised strong first-half volumes in South America driven by the FIFA World Cup, but has warned of a coming slowdown in Brazil.

Mike's Hard Lemonade Co unveils smaller cans

Andy Morton | 17 Jun 2014

Mike's Hard Lemonade Co has launched three of its beverages in eight-ounce cans as it seeks to take share from spirits and cocktails.

Big Wood Brewery unveils beer can range

Andy Morton | 13 Aug 2013

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

Rexam unveils cold-activated can ends

Andy Morton | 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.

Rexam Q1 sales lift below expectations

Andy Morton | 19 Apr 2013

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

Rexam plans new GBP115m can plant in Switzerland

James Wilmore | 22 Feb 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.

Rexam gets FY fillip from US "recovery"

James Wilmore | 20 Feb 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.

Rexam unveils new line to boost India capacity

Andy Morton | 4 Dec 2012

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

Rexam to up plant capacity for Red Bull

Andy Morton | 26 Nov 2012

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

Rexam H1 profits boosted by speciality cans growth

James Wilmore | 1 Aug 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).

Arcadia Ales releases craft beer in cans

Andy Morton | 31 Jul 2012

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

Oval Vodka signs US$27.5m Americas deal

Andy Morton | 3 Apr 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.

Mor Beverage's Mor Peach Passionfruit

Olly Wehring | 16 Mar 2012

Mor Beverage's Mor Peach Passionfruit

Beam Inc sees Teacher's RTD taking beer share

Chris Mercer | 29 Feb 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.

Rexam reports FY profits leap

Michelle Russell | 22 Feb 2012

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

Rexam board chairman to retire

Michelle Russell | 18 Nov 2011

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

Rexam says performance on target

Michelle Russell | 17 Nov 2011

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

Accolade Wines’ Echo Falls Spritz

Olly Wehring | 4 Nov 2011

Accolade Wines’ Echo Falls Spritz

Rexam offers bespoke can for Mack Arctic Beer

Michelle Russell | 27 Oct 2011

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

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