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Coke CCE looks to the future of manufacturing

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has released the initial findings from its industry research partnership with Cranfield University; a white paper entitled Sustainable Manufacturing for the Future. The paper considers the current and future landscape of sustainable manufacturing across the food and drink industry in Great Britain, investigating the challenges and opportunities the industry needs to address […]

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Limited edition Scottish Coke bottle

Ardagh Group, France, has crafted and produced a limited edition 25cl aluminium bottle of Diet Coke to commemorate Homecoming Scotland 2014. Adorned in tartan and thistle, the design aims to symbolise the recognisable emblems of the Scottish nation. Its launch coincides with the 50th anniversary of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) Ltd ‘s East Kilbride factory, a […]

Coca-Cola UK to go colour coded

In 2015, Coca-Cola’s labels will change in the UK as it adopts the Department of Health’s voluntary front-of-pack labelling scheme and its colour coded system. When the scheme was announced last year, Coca-Cola considered signing up at the time but instead decided to continue with the Guideline Daily Amount system that was in use across […]

Coke seal Monster deal

Coca-Cola, in a cash deal, has acquired a 16.7% stake in Monster Beverage. The $2.15bn (£1.3bn) deal will see Coca-Cola’s energy business transfer to Monster. Monster’s non-energy business will, in-turn, transfer to Coca-Cola. Brands include; Hansen’s Naatural Sodas and Peace Tea. As a result of the deal, Monster will have access to Coca-Cola’s global distribution […]

Reflections from Drinktec

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new editor of CanTech International. Having spent the majority of last week in Munich at Drinktec – which, I’m pleased to report, featured a strong can presence through the show – I have already had the opportunity to witness first-hand a range of innovations […]

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Health drive sees Coca-Cola cans slim down

Consumers wanting healthy drinks are being targeted by a slimmed down version of the Coca-Cola can. The traditional 330ml can has dropped 80ml to offer a slimline 250ml can for the first time in the UK. The new can is being introduced alongside the standard 330ml can and is being released nationwide from mid-July, with […]

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Pepsi cans still contain cancer-causing chemical

Pepsi has still not removed a potentially cancer causing chemical from its cola drink. According to research commissioned by the Centre for Environmental Health (CEH) rival drink Coca-Cola has changed its caramel colouring in the United States. But, outside of California, Pepsi is still using colouring with high levels of the cancer-causing 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI). California […]

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Coca-Cola cans return to Burma

Coca-Cola cans and bottles will be made and filled in Burma for the first time in more than 60 years after a deal was struck with the country’s ruling military junta. The country, which is also referred to internationally as Myanmar, will be home to a US$200 million investment in a bottling plant which will […]

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Coke unveils can that splits in two

Coca-Cola has released a new can as part of a campaign to encourage drinkers to share. The can, which appears to look like any other two-piece beverage tin, actually splits in two so it can be shared with a friend It has been designed as part of a advertising campaign by Ogilvy & Mather for […]

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Coca-Cola aims for multi-pack and thermochromic strategy

Drinks giant Coca-Cola sees thermochromic technology and a new twist on multi-packs as the way to win over consumers. Speaking on the first day of the International Metal Decorators Association (IMDA) meeting in Chicago in the US, a senior Coca-Cola man explained the company’s strategy for cans. Coca-Cola’s package development manager, Alejandro Santamaria, explained the […]

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Caffeine-free coke launched

Coca-Cola is to extend its Coke Zero range with a new caffeine free version of the drink. Coke Zero is according to Coca Cola, the only soft drink on the North American market to post double-digit sales growth for five straight years. The launch of caffeine free Coke Zero is part of a broader strategy […]

Coke cans the most dropped

Cans of Coca Cola are the most dropped by litterbugs according to a new survey by the Keep Britain Tidy campaign. For the first time the campaign invited volunteers to join surveying staff and more than 500 people signed up to count over 37,000 pieces of litter dropped around the UK. The survey, which was […]

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