Can & end making


Cans for summer brew

An Australian craft brewer is to unveil a canned version of its summer beer for the first time this Friday (13 September). Mountain Goat has said it is due to unveil its new Summer Ale in 375ml cans in time for this weekend. The beer is brewed using wheat malt and un-malted wheat, which are […]

Hot sodas planned for Japan

Hot sodas are on the radar for at least two fillers in Japan this winter. Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. and Kirin Beverage Co. have both revealed plans to release hot canned drinks in time for Japan’s winter season. The drinks will be fizzy and non-alcoholic and are aimed at boosting sales during the colder months when […]

Canned food for film tickets hits 20 year mark

A New Zealand initiative aimed at providing canned food for the needy has marked 20 years of operation. The Wattie’s Cans Film Festival 2013, which runs across the country, helps people in need by collecting much needed cans of food for The Salvation Army food banks across the nation. Throughout those years people have supported […]


Heinz PR blitz ahead of job cuts

Three press releases in almost as many days have been released by canned beans and soups giant Heinz. All the releases show the new canned soups the company is bringing out on to the UK market. They all look delicious and it is always good to see more food cans being released. But if you […]

Drink packaging is ‘responsible’

An independent audit has shown show the vast majority of alcohol products sold in Britain conform to responsibility standards established by a watchdog. The Portman Group was established in 1989 by the UK’s leading alcohol producers to promote responsible drinking. As part of its ongoing compliance work, the group appointed independent consultants, Campden BRI, to […]


AkzoNobel considers job cuts

AkzoNobel has announced plans to phase out the production of organic peroxides at its Netherlands site by the end of 2016. Under the plans, the production activities currently carried out at the plant will be moved to other existing production facilities in Europe, North America, and China over the next three years. Approximately 215 employees […]


Heinz could cut 10% of UK workforce

Canned soup and beans giant Heinz has announced plans to cut up to 10% of its UK workforce. The Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital owned food business has said it wants to streamline its operations. Currently the business employs 2,500 people across the UK and in Ireland, around 250 of these roles could be redundant. […]

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Soup cans recalled

The Campbell Soup Company has recalled around 80 cases of 14.5-ounce cans of canned pasta labelled as Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth. Due to mislabelling, the cans actually contain SpaghettiOs with Meatballs. As a result of the mislabelling, the product does not declare the presence of wheat, milk and soy, which are known allergens. The […]


Are cans really that hard to open?

Which? a British magazine famed for campaigning for consumer rights has ‘named and shamed’ cans as the hardest to open packaging. Are cans really that bad? With EOEs it’s pretty easy for even the most infirm to open a three-piece can and two-pieces have had SOT for almost as long as I can remember. On […]

Heinz launches new canned soups range

Canned food maker Heinz is adding to its classic soup portfolio by introducing a new range of premium flavours in the UK. In-store from mid-August the new range is described by Heinz as a “flavoursome twist” on the classic soup recipes that consumers “know and love”. The range will have an RRP of £1.19 per […]


Can Pack sites pass Coca-Cola audits

Can Pack sites in Poland and Finland have been audited by soft drinks giant Coca-Cola. Earlier this year Can-Pack SA’s beverage can factory in Poland and its metal closures plant were successfully audited. This month a beverage can factory in Finland was the subject of a social audit, conducted in accordance with the principles contained […]


Cans top hard to open packaging survey

A survey has revealed cans are the packaging British people are most likely to injure themselves while opening. A survey by consumer right’s magazine Which? has found that two thirds (67%) of people get frustrated trying to get into everyday products and four in 10 (40%) have hurt themselves while trying to open packaging in […]

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