Sixty years of canmaking in Dutch beverage can plant

In his welcoming speech on 21st December at the Ball plant in Oss (Netherlands), plant manager Peter Kauw referred briefly to the status of canmaking in the Netherlands 60 years ago. “Mister Frits Drijver, founder, managing director and main shareholder of the then leading Dutch canmaker Thomassen & Drijver, decided overnight in 1952 and virtually […]


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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New flavours from Heinz

Hitting shelves this month is a new range of soups from canned giant Heinz. The new flavours in the Heinz Classic Soup range are French onion, lentil and bacon and chicken and sweetcorn. The new varieties are released in the UK with an RRP of £0.89, for each 400g can. Sally Meekins, Heinz Classics marketing […]

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 […]


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 […]


Campbell’s soup and sauces sale close

Tinned food retailer the Campbell Soup Company is in final stages of negotiating the sale of its business in Europe to a private equity firm. CVC Capital Partners (CVC) has made a firm offer to buy the business, which includes Campbell’s soups, sauces and simple meals. The deal also covers Liebig and Royco in France, […]

Heinz launches new soup after vote

Canned food giant Heinz has introduced a new flavour soup after a public vote. The company will introduce fiery chicken and chorizo to its BIG soup family, served in three-piece cans. Heinz’s search for a new flavour started in February this year with a UK tour asking members of the public to trial three flavours […]


SpaghettiOs expands into CheeseburgerOs

For the first time in more than twenty years Campbell Soup Company is to add a twist with the newest flavour debut in the SpaghettiOs line-up: CheeseburgerOs. The famous O-shaped pasta, along with its memorable “Uh Oh, SpaghettiOs” slogan, will now include another American favourite, cheeseburgers. “SpaghettiOs has been a kid favourite in homes for […]


Soup maker buys tinned biscuit business

A British canned soup and food maker has snapped up a Scandinavian tinned biscuit business. Campbell Soup Company has announced it has entered into an agreement to buy Kelsen Group from Maj Invest a private equity firm and several other investors. Based in Denmark Kelsen is a producer of quality-baked snacks that are sold in […]


Depot displays can boost sales

Canned food giant Heinz is encouraging depots to get creative with the way they present key products in a bid to increase sales to wholesalers. According to the firm “eye-catching” displays of instantly recognisable products help to significantly increase sales. The latest Heinz in-store competition to support this initiative encouraged wholesalers to be imaginative when […]


Soup company dumps cans for cartons

Food manufacturer Lassonde Specialties will stop using the traditional three-piece can and move to carton packs from SIG Combibloc. From now on the company’s Canton brand fondue bouillons, described as “traditional canned classics”, will be offered exclusively in carton packs. The brand has been available in the Canadian market for more than 30 years and […]


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