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Profits hit for Molson Coors Brewing
February 16: Molson Coors Brewing Company, now the world’s third-largest brewer since its US$12 billion acquisition last year from Anheuser-Busch InBev of the 58 percent of MillerCoors joint-venture it didn’t own, reported a net loss of $608 million in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Profits more than triple at Kraft Heinz
February: The Kraft Heinz Co, the fifth largest food and drinks manufacturer in the world, says it made significant gains in the final quarter of 2016 following cost savings.

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Strong performance for Dr Pepper Snapple as it completes Bai buy
February 15: US-based soft-drinks manufacturer Dr Pepper Snapple, which has completed the acquisition of the Bai anti-oxidant drinks brand for US$1.7 billion, has reported a strong sales and profits increase for 2016.

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Heineken invests in its French brewing operations
February 14: A new packaging line is to be added at the Heineken brewery at Schiltigheim in France, one of three it operates in the country

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Heineken expands in Brazil with Kirin brewing acquisition
February 13: Kirin has agreed to sell its brewing business in Brazil to Heineken, which will make the Dutch-based global brewer the second largest in the country after Anheuser-Busch InBev.

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Pinsa to start up new sardine cannery in Mexico next month
February 13: Mexican tuna packer Grupo Pinsa will start supplying canned sardines to the global market when a new plant in the Gulf of California starts production as expected in March.

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Latin America declines hit Coca-Cola sales in 2016
February 9: Strong gains in North America and Asia Pacific weren’t enough to offset a global sales decline at Coca-Cola in 2016.

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Reckitt Benckiser bids for the infant formula market
February 7: Canned infant formula manufacturer Mead Johnson could become part of the Reckitt Benckiser Group if a US$16.7 billion bid by the British health and household products manufacturer is successful.

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See-through vegetable can makes its debut with McCall
February 2: US-based vegetable and fruit packer McCall Farms is first to use a see-through plastics can for a range of slow-cooked vegetables.

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Redesign for Carling lager in the UK
February 1: Leading UK lager brand Carling has updated the design of its packaging across cans, bottles and cartons.

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Main News
Thursday, February 02
· 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
· 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

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