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New can size from Ball

Ball has announced the launch of its newest can size – the 8oz trim can. The small, lightweight can is ideal for juices and other beverages for portion-conscious consumers, and is unbreakable, quick-chilling and 100% recyclable.


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 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”.

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.


Sandwich in a can goes on sale

Candwich, a sandwich in a can, is now available to buy in the US and online. The product was invented in the US by Markonefoods and has a shelf life of a year.

Cans of Coors Light to feature new cold indicator

Cans and bottles of Coors Light will feature a new design which indicates when the beer reaches the “peak of refreshment”. As part of its upcoming Super Cold Summer, brewer Miller Coors is debuting its latest cold-acticated technology: New Coors Light two-stage super cold activation, which makes it easy to see when the beer goes from cold to super cold.


Wilson returns to Crown’s food business

James Wilson has been promoted to president of Crown Food Packaging North America. The promotion marks his return to the food business, where he served as vice president, sales and marketing for four years.

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