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Hello and welcome to October!

Autumn is well and truly upon us and if you’re in the UK you’ll have noticed a dip in temperatures (sorry we’re British – we’re obsessed with the weather!). We’re anticipating many new autumnal and festive themed beverages and foods so please do send us anything new you might be working on in that arena.…


LME considers banning Russian metal

The London Metal Exchange has taken its first steps to ban Russian metal from the exchange. Aluminium and nickel jumped on Thursday, with buying triggered by the possibility of the London Metal Exchange (LME) banning new Russian metal from the list of brands that can be delivered against the exchange’s contracts. Benchmark aluminium climbed more than…


Flint Group announces global price increases

Effective 1st January 2023, Flint Group will implement a global price increase in order to respond to continued inflationary pressures across multiple cost drivers. Following an extended period of volatility and cost escalation during the global coronavirus pandemic, Flint Group believes that it is clear that we are now witnessing a fundamental shift in global…


Molson Coors to launch new RTD cocktail line

Ready-to-drink spirits are having a moment, and Molson Coors Beverage Company is getting in on the action with the introduction of Topo Chico Spirited, a new line of canned cocktails made with real spirits, real juice and sparkling water. With Topo Chico Spirited, Molson Coors is showing it’s a serious player in the spirits aisle,…

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Study shows concrete savings in CO2 emissions from tinplate cans

Germany’s only tinplate manufacturer Thyssenkrupp Rasselstein GmbH, is expanding its sustainability strategy and is now offering customers in the packaging industry additional options for reducing CO2 emissions. The company has added tinplate made from CO2 reduced Bluemint Steel to its portfolio for which alternative input materials are used in the steel production process. This reduces…


Independent Can Co. commissions new Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint MetalStar 3 Press

In late September 2022, Independent Can Company (ICC), a leader in the printing and manufacturing of specialty metal packaging, celebrated the official commissioning of its new Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint MetalStar 3 press at an open house at its Belcamp, MD, facility. ICC is now the only company operating a nine-colour metal decorating printing line…


Brew York signs major supermarket contracts

Brew York has signed a new contract with supermarket giant, Waitrose. Beers brewed by the Yorkshire brewery will be stocked at 267 stores – or 90% of all outlets across the UK. Two Brew York beers will appear on the shelves at Waitrose – Tonkoko, a silky smooth milk stout made with Tonka beans, hand-toasted…

Red Bull Winter Edition Fig Apple features tasting notes of sweet apple, a hint of fig and caramel, and a crisp, wintry finish.

Red Bull launches new flavour Fig Apple

As temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, don’t let winter or the newest Red Bull Edition series flavour, Red Bull Winter Edition Fig Apple, pass you by. The limited-time offering will be available in select retailers on October 3 and nationwide on October 31, just in time for the winter season. Whether you are taking to the…


Firestone Walker releases new canned barrel-aged stout

Firestone Walker released Parabolita, a flavourful extension of the brewery’s iconic Parabola barrel-aged imperial stout. Parabolita—Firestone Walker’s first-ever canned vintage beer—is now available in single 16-ounce cans in all Firestone Walker markets. It lands with a Salted Caramel flavour theme that complements the more approachable Parabola drinking experience. To create Parabolita, the brewing team aged…

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Norway’s Norsk Hydro cuts aluminium output as demand falls

Norwegian aluminium producer Norsk Hydro will cut output at two of its plants in Norway due to falling demand, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. “The extraordinary situation in the European economy and energy market is causing market uncertainty and a decline in demand for our aluminium products,” Hydro said. The combined cuts…


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