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Britvic expands its soft drink business in Brazil
January 10: UK drinks producer Britvic is expanding further in Brazil with an agreement to buy the concentrates and juice business Bela Ischia Alimentos Ltda.

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First canning line for Thatchers cider in UK
January 9: A new canning line has been started up by UK cider maker Thatchers.

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Filipino tuna canner to expand distribution in China
December 29: Century Tuna, the leading canned tuna brand in China, is expected to grow further with the acquisition of its distribution network by Century Pacific Food Inc (CNPF), the largest canned food manufacturer in the Philippines.

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Second canned tuna executive pleads guilty to price fixing
December 29: Kenneth Worsham, a senior vice-president at Bumble Bee Foods, is pleading guilty to charges of fixing the prices of canned tuna in the US, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced.

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Craft brewers around Nashville rise to the call for canned beers
December 27: One of the fastest-growing craft brewers in Nashville, Tennessee, has started packing beer in cans following their rising popularity in the area.

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Tuna canning plant on American Samoa closes
December 23: Samoa Tuna Processors closes its cannery this week on the Pacific island of American Samoa as fluctuating tuna prices and supply issues have affected its owner, US-based Tri Marine.

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AB InBev to sell its Coke business in Africa for $3.15bn
December 21: The majority share that brewer SABMiller owned in Africa’s largest Coke bottler is being sold to The Coca-Cola Company by Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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Hand-delivered canned caviar goes organic in the Middle East
December 16:Canned caviar is being sold in a certified-organic version for the first time in the United Arab Republic (UAE).

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More brewing acquisitions in Europe by Japan’s Asahi
December 13: Five Eastern European beer brands are to be bought by Asahi Holdings from Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) in what is the largest acquisition of an overseas brewing operation by a Japanese brewer.

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Tuna fishing sustainability commitment by Thai Union
December 13: Thai Union Group, one of the world’s leading seafood producers, is planning to ensure that 100 percent of its branded tuna is sustainably sourced, with a commitment of achieving a minimum of 75 percent by 2020.

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Main News
Monday, December 12
· Premium bottled water launch in North America by PepsiCo
Friday, December 09
· Canned Spam plant to start up in China
Thursday, December 08
· Coca-Cola starts production at plant in Gaza Strip
Wednesday, December 07
· Can-Pack completes its acquisition of the Metalic plant in Brazil
· Global reorganisation for food group General Mills
Friday, December 02
· New chief executive for Starbucks
· Coca-Cola continues its investments in Scotland
Tuesday, November 29
· Del Monte plans more bio-gas power for Filipino cannery
Wednesday, November 23
· The Heinz baked bean advert ban: a publicity success
· Dr Pepper Snapple to buy Bai Brands for $1.7bn
· Budweiser bottles go red for the holiday season
Tuesday, November 22
· Coca-Cola to refranchise its bottling operations in China
Friday, November 18
· Tetra Pak expands in Asia
· Hip-hop star expands his energy drink empire
Tuesday, November 15
· More US cities vote for taxes on sugary soft drinks
· It’s all in the name for ‘more focused’ US food giant
· Program integrates processes in food and drinks filling plants
Thursday, November 10
· Groups line up to bid for Eastern Europe beer brands
Wednesday, November 09
· Thai-style cold-brew coffee is canned with a nitro fizz
· Karbach is latest craft brewing acquisition for Anheuser-Busch
· Third quarter seafood sales up for Thai Union
· Fast-track brewery expansion plan at Constellation Brands
Monday, October 31
· New Mexico’s oldest craft brewery switches over to cans
Friday, October 28
· Premium brands boost Anheuser-Busch InBev sales in the third quarter
· Global economic and political volatility hits Coca-Cola results
Wednesday, October 26
· Budweiser beer is the first load to be shipped by a self-driving truck
· Craft beer canner helps with water for emergency relief
· Rebrand for Progresso canned food range
Monday, October 24
· Justin Timberlake backs flavoured water brand Bai
Thursday, October 20
· Trimarine to close its tuna cannery in American Samoa
Tuesday, October 18
· Drinks sugar content to be cut in latest PepsiCo sustainability plan
Monday, October 17
· Kirin to set up craft beer US joint venture with Brooklyn Brewery
· Asahi completes acquisition of Miller Brands UK
· Third canned beer from Florida’s Saltwater
Thursday, October 13
· Vietnam to float brewing stakes before sale
· Dos Pinos first in Americas to use Tetra Brik Aseptic Slim Leaf
Wednesday, October 12
· Private label soft drinks under threat from brands
Tuesday, October 11
· Anheuser-Busch InBev completes takeover of SABMiller
Monday, October 10
· Falling prices hit sales at Irn-Bru producer A G Barr
Friday, October 07
· Nestlé triples infant formula production in Mexico
Wednesday, October 05
· More promotions as Snee takes over at Hormel Foods
· Asahi raises its bid for the SABMiller businesses in Eastern Europe
Tuesday, October 04
· Coca-Cola starts up canning plant in Corsica
Monday, October 03
· Traditional flavours for Crosse & Blackwell’s canned soup range
· PepsiCo results return to some normality after last year’s Venezuela hit
Thursday, September 29
· Coca-Cola Femsa grows its soft drinks share in Brazil
Wednesday, September 28
· Anheuser-Busch InBev acquisition of SABMiller clear to go ahead
Tuesday, September 27
· Japan’s two leading Coke bottlers to join forces
Wednesday, September 21
· Seaming machine giant turns to the craft brewing business
· Campden BRI appoints new Director of Technology

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