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Campbell’s Soup appoints new CEO

Food and drinks giant Campbell Soup has appointed Denise Morrison as its new president and chief executive officer. She will take over from Douglas Conant on August 1. Conant will step down after more than a decade in the role. He will also leave Campbell’s board of directors.

Silgan loses out in bid to buy company

Can maker Silgan has lost out in its bid to buy Graham Packaging after New Zealand’s Reynolds Group bettered its offer. Earlier this month, Graham informed Silgan that it had “received an unsolicited proposal from a private non-investment grade company to acquire all of the shares of Graham Packaging for $25 per share in cash”.

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Rexam helps bring beauty product to the market

Rexam has teamed up with beauty drink producer Sunlover to bring the company’s skin and tan enhancing beauty drink to market. The new beauty drink has been designed to improve the quality and life of the consumer’s skin and tan, helping to give consumers a healthy looking complexion after consumption.

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Silgan could lose out in bid to buy company

Can maker Silgan could lose out in its bid to buy Graham Packaging after an unnamed company bettered its offer. Yesterday (13 June), Graham informed Silgan that it had “received an unsolicited proposal from a private non-investment grade company to acquire all of the shares of Graham Packaging for $25 per share in cash”.

First keynote speaker lined up for Asia CanTech 2011

Gihan Atapattu, president of Ball Asia Pacific, is the first keynote speaker confirmed for Asia CanTech Vietnam 2011. Atapattu has been at Ball for just over a year after joining the company from SML Group (Hong Kong) where he was chief executive officer for three years.

A-B’s Shock Top ale now available in cans

US brewer Anheuser-Busch has launched its Shock Top Belgian White ale in aluminium cans. Previously only available in bottles, Shock Top will now be sold in bright, eye-catching orange cans with corresponding orange pull-tabs. It will be sold nationwide in 12-packs of 12oz cans.

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