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Canned Bud Light Lime gets a cheery addition to margarita
August 30:Latest twist in the range of canned margarita and beer mixes from Anheuser-Busch is a limited edition cherry flavour version.

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Anheuser-Busch agrees to longer deal with Craft Brew Alliance
August 26: New growth opportunities are expected to be created for Craft Brew Alliance, the fifth largest brewer of craft beers in North America, following new commercial agreements with Anheuser-Busch (AB).

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Niagara continues to expand in North America
August 25: Niagara Bottling is investing $152 million in two plants along the US east coast for the production of PET bottles with HDPE caps.

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Profits slip in first half at Nestlé
August 25: Food and beverage company Nestlé has reported first-half net profit of CHF4.1 billion (US$4.3bn), an 8.9 per cent drop compared with last year’s results. The business put this down to a one-off, non-cash adjustment to deferred taxes.

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Mondelez to buy Cadbury license from Burton's Biscuit Company
August 24: Global snack producer Mondelez International has reached an agreement to purchase from Burton's Biscuit Company the license that enables the company to manufacture, market and sell Cadbury-branded biscuits around the world, subject to regulatory approval.

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Swiss giant doubles Ohio testing capacity
August 24: Swiss food and drink giant Nestlé has invested CHF 30 million (US$31m) in a quality assurance centre in Dublin, Ohio to improve its capacity to test products and ensure that they meet the highest standards.

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Most recognisable packaging is the Coca-Cola bottle
August 23:The Coca-Cola bottle is still the most recognisable packaging, according to research in the UK carried out by the organiser of the Packing Innovations and Luxury Packaging show in London.

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Canned water brand’s sales double in two years
August 18: Sales of a canned sparkling water brand have doubled in the past two years as consumers turn away from sweetened colas.

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Mobile canning speeds up the switch to cans in craft brewing
August 17: The speed with which US craft brewers are switching to aluminium cans is on the increase.

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Ownership change for leading label supplier
August 16: A majority share in Fort Dearborn Co, a leading label supplier to the FMCG retail business, has been acquired by private equity group Advent International, from KRG Capital Partners.

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Main News
Monday, August 15
· Carlsberg pulls out of beer production in Malawi
Friday, August 12
· Time for canned tea with a nice alcoholic kick
Thursday, August 11
· Investment for CCEP’s UK water bottling plant
· Spanish seafood canner cuts its water consumption
Wednesday, August 10
· Just what the doctor ordered: 8.5% IPA craft beer
· US craft brewers are wholly acquired by MillerCoors
· Limited-edition Bud inspired by DJ Tiësto
· Aseptic line investment for Jus de Fruits d’Alsace
Tuesday, August 09
· SIBA helps UK consumers pick a true craft brew
Monday, August 08
· Cott Corporation expands into coffee with $355m buy
Friday, August 05
· Energy drink that targets more mature consumers
Thursday, August 04
· SABMiller executives absent from new AB-InBev management
· US drinks association continues fight against soda taxes
Wednesday, August 03
· Lawsuits against Monster Energy withdrawn
· European Coca-Cola bottler acquires Iceland’s Vifilfell
Monday, August 01
· Six month sales and volume up at Heineken
· Growth hit by currency changes at Diageo
Friday, July 29
· SABMiller board accepts AB-InBev’s £45 per share offer
· Well Yes is part of a canned soup revival at Campbell’s
Thursday, July 28
· Brewing’s mega-merger put on hold as SABMiller considers revised offer
· Coca-Cola’s second quarter sales slip, but profits rise
Wednesday, July 27
· Another UK retailer could delist John West tuna
· Refresco expands its contract filling into North America
Tuesday, July 26
· Anheuser-Busch closes in on SABMiller acquisition
Thursday, July 21
· Nestlé Waters smart about bottling factory
· Amul to set up two dairy plants
Wednesday, July 13
· Canned pasta recalled in the UK
Tuesday, July 12
· Record M&As for FMCG companies in 2015, says report
Monday, July 11
· Venezuela write down continues to dog PepsiCo
Friday, July 08
· Danone seeks health synergies with $ 12.5BN WhiteWave buy
Thursday, July 07
· Debate over salmon cannery closure in Canada
· China to curb imported infant formula
· Ban on Coca-Cola Vietnam products lifted
Wednesday, July 06
· NFPC fails to receive noteworthy dairy bid
Tuesday, July 05
· EU opens Anheuser-Busch InBev trade probe
Monday, July 04
· Anheuser-Busch InBev welcomes clearance decision
Thursday, June 30
· PepsiCo reintroduces controversial sweetener
· Ramirez captains ship at seafood producer
· Swiss giant targets health science with new chief
· DMK set for cost-cutting measures
· Volume despair leads to closure in Tampere
· Central America dairy plant deal revealed
· Dairy giant shuts Scottish operation
· Coca-Cola Sabco opens Mozambique plant
Tuesday, June 28
· AB InBev agrees compensation deal with Kirin
· Jax Coco names Cattin chief executive
Friday, June 17
· Philadelphia to tax sugary soft drinks from next year
· Lightweight two-piece aerosol cans used for starch brand
Thursday, June 16
· Monster’s super-sodas are aimed at Mountain Dew
Wednesday, June 15
· MBEs for the founders of BrewDog

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