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Police investigate ‘human waste’ found in Coca-Cola cans
March 28: A police investigation has been launched into how what is thought to be human waste got into empty cans at a Coca-Cola filling plant.

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Can designs reflect the travels of a brewer’s founders
March 22: South London craft brewer Fourpure has launched two of its seasonal brews in cans with labels designed by London agency Mr B & Friends.

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JBS to consolidate its international meat businesses
March 15: Although Brazil-based global meatpacking giant JBS posted sales in the final quarter of 2016 that were down 11.7 percent at R$47.2 billion (US$14.9bn) compared with the same period a year earlier, it turned the net loss of R$275m ($87m) in the last three months of 2015 into a profit of R$694m ($219m).

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Meat packer JBS to buy Plumrose USA
March 14: The US division of Brazilian meat packer JBS has agreed to buy Plumrose USA, the canned ham, bacon and deli-meat owned by Danish Crown, for US$230 million.

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Coca-Cola to expand its capacity in Malaysia
March 14: Work is expected to start soon on the expansion of Coca-Cola Malaysia’s filling plant at Bandar Enstek, near Nilai.

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Female marketing team targets women with Lime-A-Rita relaunch
March 14:Anheuser-Busch is redesigning its Lime-A-Rita mixer range in a US relaunch that will be marketed by women exclusively to women.

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Nestlé and Coke wind up their Nestea joint venture
March 13: The Nestea iced tea joint venture that was set up 16 years ago by Nestlé and Coca-Cola has been wound up so that the two companies can pursue their own separate strategies.

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Cambodia Brewery opens its second production plant at Phnom Penh
March 9 :The prime minister of Cambodia yesterday inaugurated a new brewery built by a subsidiary of Heineken Asia Pacific on the outskirts of the capital Phnom Penh.

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Craft beer goes mainstream in the UK with Heineken
March 6: Heineken is pitching into the craft beer segment in the UK with the launch this month of two products under the Maltsmiths Brewing brand.

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Profits jump almost a third at Monster Energy
March 3: As Monster Energy continues to benefit from its distribution deal with Coca-Cola, the California based energy drinks firm reported that sales were up 12 percent year-on-year in 2016, at $3.05 billion.

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Main News
Thursday, March 02
· Sales up at Anheuser-Busch InBev but profits slump
· New fresh mountain look for Busch canned beer range
Wednesday, March 01
· FrieslandCampina to sell its Riedel fruit juice subsidiary
Monday, February 27
· US market to be Bonduelle’s biggest with fresh acquisition
· Cott becomes a “more high-margin cash generator”
· Soda tax in Philadelphia has hit sales, say retailers
Friday, February 24
· Huge drinks plant being built at Jeddah by PepsiCo
Thursday, February 23
· Cold brew coffee comes sparkling in a can
Friday, February 17
· Profits hit for Molson Coors Brewing
Thursday, February 16
· Profits more than triple at Kraft Heinz
· Strong performance for Dr Pepper Snapple as it completes Bai buy
Tuesday, February 14
· Heineken invests in its French brewing operations
Monday, February 13
· Heineken expands in Brazil with Kirin brewing acquisition
· Pinsa to start up new sardine cannery in Mexico next month
Thursday, February 09
· Latin America declines hit Coca-Cola sales in 2016
· Reckitt Benckiser bids for the infant formula market
Friday, February 03
· See-through vegetable can makes its debut with McCall
Thursday, February 02
· Redesign for Carling lager in the UK
· Open Gate Guinness ‘tourist experience’ brewery for the US
Tuesday, January 31
· Oskar Blues tops the supermarket craft six-pack league in the US
Monday, January 30
· Cambodia brewery to expand into soft drinks
Tuesday, January 24
· First Coca-Cola bottling plant in Bangladesh opened
· Wincanton to manage Coca-Cola warehouse in Northern Ireland
· Chaos hits canned infant formula market in Australia
Friday, January 13
· Britvic expands its soft drink business in Brazil
Monday, January 09
· First canning line for Thatchers cider in UK
Tuesday, January 03
· Filipino tuna canner to expand distribution in China
· Second canned tuna executive pleads guilty to price fixing
· Craft brewers around Nashville rise to the call for canned beers
· Tuna canning plant on American Samoa closes
· AB InBev to sell its Coke business in Africa for $3.15bn
Monday, December 19
· Hand-delivered canned caviar goes organic in the Middle East
Wednesday, December 14
· More brewing acquisitions in Europe by Japan’s Asahi
Tuesday, December 13
· Tuna fishing sustainability commitment by Thai Union
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

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