alcohol

 

A hazy head

A few weeks ago I broached the subject of New Year’s resolutions and predictably, weight loss and controlling alcohol intake were at the top of the agenda.

Big Wood Brewery selects Rexam cans

Big Wood Brewery has added a fifth beer to its lineup of craft beers in Rexam 16 ounce cans. Amigo Grande features the tagline “Cerveza De Playa,” which roughly translates into “Beer of the Beach.” Amigo Grande is a Mexican Style Lager with five percent alcohol by volume (ABV). It joins Big Wood’s Jack Savage […]

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Canned food popular in the UK

The UK population is increasingly using canned food in cooking, with consumers spending £2.4 billion on canned goods in 2013 – an increase of £3.2 million on the previous year. 99.3% of the UK population now buys canned food products, making canned goods more popular than the frozen, cheese, milk, bread, alcohol and fresh meat […]

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Showa Denko Group to acquire Vietnam-based Hanacans

Japan based Showa Denko and its wholly owned subsidiary Showa Aluminum Can Corporation (SAC) have reached an agreement with major shareholders of Rexam-Hanacans Joint Stock Company (Hanacans), of Vietnam, to acquire 91.75% of shares in the company. SAC became the first company in Japan to manufacture and sell aluminum beer cans in 1971 and since then […]

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Cans with embossed touch design

The Bavaria brewery from the Netherlands is to launch 8.6 Black, a dark version of its classic Bavaria 8.6 beer on the African market. The 50 cl cans, designed with an embossed touch process, are made by Ball Packaging. 8.6 Black is the latest addition to the 8.6 range from tradition-steeped Dutch brewers Bavaria. The […]

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 […]

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Spending on canned food up £2.4bn

Sales of canned food grew faster than any other form of packaging according to new figures. Research released last night (15 April) reveal sales of canned food, in the UK, grew by 4.6% with consumers spending £2.4 billion on canned goods £104.3m more than in 2011. In fact the figures released to mark the start […]

UV Printing

When I worked for US Can in Burns Harbor, Indiana, US, 20 years ago we were already capitalising on the benefits of UV printing.

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