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Collector buys beer can for nearly $500

For some, an empty beer can isn’t worth walking to the bin. For others, it might be a collectors’ item worth hundreds of dollars. Data released on Tuesday showed the most expensive collectible beer can sold in 2022 was a highly coveted West End Stout can, going for nearly $500. Meanwhile, a 1985 Fosters Melbourne…


Natural Light cans get a permanent, vintage-inspired rebrand

The next time you crack open an ice-cold Natty Light, you might notice a change. An upcoming rebrand of Natural Light lager will include a package redesign and refocused national advertising campaign. Rollout of reimagined Natural Light cans will begin in February, the brand told VinePair over email. The rebrand is purely aesthetic and will not…


ORBIS announce changes to leadership

Current President of Orbis Corporation, a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, Bill Ash, will retire at the end of March. The company has appointed Norm Kukuk to succeed him as president of ORBIS, effective March 31, 2023. Bill Ash joined ORBIS in 2003, was named vice president of finance in 2004 and assumed the role of…

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Specialist canned beverage website launches

ReserveBar, an established leader in premium and luxury beverage alcohol e-commerce, has announced the launch of Get Stocked, which will serve as a content-centric destination dedicated to exploring and purchasing a curated selection of the best craft beer, ready-to-drink cocktails (RTDs), and hard seltzers available. Get Stocked is designed to serve “The Cooler Occasion,” and all…


Can Makers confirms Tim Conybeare as new chairman

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing drinks can manufacturers in the UK, has confirmed the appointment of Tim Conybeare, Commercial Director UK & Ireland, Crown Bevcan EMEA, as its new chairman. Tim has taken over from Simon Gresty, General Manager Metal – Beverage UK & Ireland, Ardagh Group, and brings a wealth of…


IPO in the future for Emirates Global Aluminium

An initial public offering (IPO) for Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) may come as soon as this summer according to one of the firm’s major shareholders. Mubadala Investment Co. Chief Executive Officer Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak said on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that the main hurdle would be the global…


unMEAT’s SPAM style luncheon meat debuts in Walmart

Plant protein brand unMEAT has announced its shelf-stable Luncheon Style Meat is launching in select US Walmart stores. Described as a “first of its kind” alternative, unMEAT says the Luncheon is the only plant-based canned meat option currently on the US market. According to unMEAT, its Luncheon Style Meat tastes like original luncheon meat but with healthier…

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AkzoNobel using 100% renewable electricity in North America

All of AkzoNobel’s locations in North America are now operating on 100% renewable electricity – helping to drive the company’s ambition of reducing carbon emissions across the full value chain by 50% by 2030 (baseline 2018). The milestone – reached at the beginning of the year – is the latest in AkzoNobel’s ongoing efforts to transition to…

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New closed loop carbon recycling system to reduce emission in Steelmaking Industry

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have designed a novel adaptation for existing iron and steel furnaces that could reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the steelmaking industry by nearly 90%. This radical reduction is achieved through a ‘closed loop’ carbon recycling system, which could replace 90% of the coke typically used in current blast…


Carling becomes official beer partner of the Emirates FA Cup and Vitality Women’s FA Cup

Carling lager has been named the official beer partner of the Emirates FA Cup and Vitality Women’s FA Cup through at least 2025. As part of the partnership, which kicks off ahead of the fourth round of the men’s and women’s competitions this weekend, Carling will roll out promotions and other activations throughout the remainder…

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