The restaurant that ‘can’

Canned fish can sometimes be viewed as a slightly lower end product in certain countries. A functional product for that tuna mayonnaise sandwich or a few sardines on toast for a quick snack, but one restaurant pop-up in London’s Soho has been making canned fish ‘sexy’ for the past six months. The idea was hit […]


Fish canning

Richard Piper spoke with Jon Walsh, marketing director at John West, about the fish canning industry and the role packaging plays.

Are cans convenient?

A new survey by Canadean finds that one in five (22%) consumers consider tinned food difficult to open. With British consumers spending over £8bn on the most convenient food products, manufacturers will increasingly adopt easier to open packs such as pouches for vegetables, soups, meat, and fish. Of British consumers, an incredible 22% find tinned […]

A fishy business

Canned seafood products are one of the real mainstays when it comes to canned food, and metal packaging is the ideal container to keep it fresh and nutritious.


Canned seafood brands driving innovation

When it comes to appreciating the qualities of traditional foods, nothing unites the continent of Europe with the vast plains of the United States and the great sweep of Asian landscapes more than their mutual and abiding fondness for tuna. And a significant part of that mutual appreciation is the overwhelming packaging choice delivering tuna […]

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In-house production line for canned fish producer

Crown Food Europe, a business unit of Crown Holdings, has installed an aluminium can production line inside the Rabo de Peixe plant of Cofaco, the leader in the Portuguese canned fish market. Located in Cofaco’s plant on São Miguel Island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, the in-house line serves to meet a growing […]

Tuna cans offer perfect day out promotion

Tuna products maker Princes is launching a new on-can promotion aimed at driving sales across the canned fish category. Its perfect day promotion, aimed at UK consumers, will feature on 2.5 million promotional four packs of Princes Tuna Chunks. Each pack contains a unique code letting consumers do a two for one perfect day of […]


Princes pours £319m into tuna market

Princes is investing in the £319 million in the canned tuna market through the launch of a tuna in tomato sauce product and a range of tuna deli-inspired sandwich fillers. Tuna is the largest market in ambient fish in the UK and Princes is aiming to bring innovation to the category by launching a new […]


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 […]

Canned tuna Mario is internet hit

A version of computer game icon Mario made out of tuna cans has become an online sensation. The Italian American plumber, who has starred in a series of video games for technology giant Nintendo, was recreated out of cans as part of Canstruction Calgary. So far the image has been viewed by more than 1.3m […]

Recall for loose seal tuna cans

A fault in seal tightness has forced one of North America’s largest producers of canned seafood into a voluntary recall of some of its tuna cans. The recall of specific codes of five-ounce chunk white albacore and chunk light tuna products is, the company says, because the cans do not meet its standards for seal […]


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