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March saw us slightly rejig things at Canmaking News HQ. Each month we will be focusing on a different country, including news and analysis, as well as features from those regions. In March, our Country In Focus was the US and we were thrilled to include a feature from Heath Cox, Director of Industry Affairs…


Budweiser releases Orioles can for Opening Day

With Opening Day coming up fast, Budweiser has released a limited-edition Orioles can to enjoy this spring. The beer can prominently features the club’s logo and team colours, along with Baltimore’s distinct skyline along the bottom of the can. The cans can be purchased in participating cities wherever Budweiser is sold, the company said. The…


Cambodian aluminium recycler plans to produce cans for local domestic market

A locally-run aluminium recycler, the first in Cambodia to export pure aluminium to China, now plans to produce aluminium and products for the domestic market as well. Seng Casin Electronics will soon begin producing drink cans for local drinks manufacturers. Its CEO Sun Bunheng said the factory currently exports all of the aluminium it produces.…


Monster accuses Red Bull of anti competitive practices

Energy drinks maker Monster Beverage Corp’s Monster Energy has accused Red Bull of targeting it with anti-competitive practices after Red Bull was raided by European Union antitrust regulators last week. The European Commission, which acts as the competition enforcer in the 27-country bloc, said last week it had raided an energy drinks company on suspicion…


Bombay Sapphire expands RTD portfolio

Following last year’s launch of BOMBAY Citron Pressé, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is introducing BOMBAY Pressé Citrus Collins. Inspired by the Tom Collins cocktail, this is the latest addition to the brand’s ready-to-drink (RTD) portfolio across the UK, Germany and Benelux. The Tom Collins cocktail is made with gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup. The 250ml ready-to-drink…


INX International invests in Gooten

INX International Ink Co. has greed to invest in Gooten, a technology and fulfilment company with U.S. headquarters in New York, New York. This deal will help Gooten expand its print-on-demand manufacturing network and capabilities globally while enabling INX to accelerate its strategy in digital printing. This is the first investment announced since INX established…


Whipshots hits milestone sales of 2m

Starco Brands has announced today that its ground breaking vodka-infused whipped cream, Whipshots, has sold over two million cans since its December 2021 launch. The boozy whipped cream brand, in collaboration with global artist and icon Cardi B, achieved its first million sales after ten months and sold another million cans only four months later.…

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Natural Grocers adds five new varieties of canned seafood

Natural Grocers, America’s largest family-operated organic and natural grocery retailer proudly announces the introduction of five new varieties of Canned Seafood to its line of Natural Grocers Brand Products, the company’s premium quality house brand. Customers looking for convenient, nutrient-dense sources of protein can enjoy Natural Grocers Brand Albacore and Skipjack Tuna, Wild Pink Salmon and two varieties…


Hoop tea adopts new retro inspired packaging

Hoop Tea has announced a line of bright and refreshing spiked iced teas founded on the sunny beaches of Ocean City, Maryland, announces the expansion of their footprint in the Northeast and other select markets with new retro, Americana-designed packaging. Crafted with real tea, Hoop Tea proves you don’t need to sacrifice flavour for a…


International Aluminium Institute launches Aluminium Forward 2030 Coalition with beverage can industry experts

The International Aluminium Institute (IAI) has launched Aluminium Forward 2030, a coalition of IAI’s 25 production members and 20 downstream and customer companies who have committed themselves to transforming the aluminium sector. The aim is to accelerate progress toward net zero emissions while working  together on a roadmap that is inclusive of all the other…

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