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Ball Corp gets green light to close Rexam purchase

29 Jun 2016

Ball Corp has received the final regulatory clearance needed to proceed with its purchase of Rexam.

Will Ball Corp's patience for Rexam be rewarded with 2016 can bonanza? - Comment

12 May 2016

Like all mega takeover deals, Ball Corp's purchase of fellow can maker Rexam has been a long, drawn-out process. It was way back in February last year that the US$6.6bn agreement was first announced, and yet it took nearly a year to get the blessing of the European Commission.

Diageo, SABMiller call for UK to stay in European Union

23 Feb 2016

The heads of UK-headquartered Diageo and SABMiller have signed a letter calling for the UK to remain in the European Union, ahead of June's referendum on the matter.

European Commission gives Ball Corp conditional Rexam takeover green light

18 Jan 2016

Ball Corp has been granted conditional clearance by the European Commission for the proposed takeover of its drinks packaging rival, Rexam.

Ball Corp set to close Virginia packaging facility

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

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 runs rule over Rexam's Ball Corp purchase

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 Corp unveils water in resealable can

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.

Sustainability in Soft Drinks - Part IV: Enhancing Sponsored Research & Educational Outreach

16 Jun 2015

The fourth section of this year's Sustainability in Soft Drinks management briefing looks at how broadening stakeholder involvement can enhance company-sponsored research projects, while also examining the role educational outreach plays in the sustainability missions of major soft drinks producers.

PepsiCo opens new India beverage plant

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

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

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

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

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 beer cans that change colour

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.

UK: Rexam posts H1 profits jump but Brazil trouble ahead

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.

US: Mike's Hard Lemonade Co unveils smaller cans

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.

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

17 Sep 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 Aug 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 Jun 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 Apr 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 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.

UK: Rexam gets FY fillip from US "recovery"

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.

INDIA: Rexam unveils new can line to boost capacity

4 Dec 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 Nov 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 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).

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

31 Jul 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 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.

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

16 Mar 2012

Mor Beverage's Mor Peach Passionfruit



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