Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) and Coors Light are bringing yet another eye-catching, highly functional packaging innovation to market that is bolder, colder and more portable than ever before. Coors Light is launching the 16-oz. resealable Silver Bullet Aluminum Pint in Alumi-Tek bottles nationally on September 1, just in time for football season. “The Coors Light […] [...more]
Fosters Full Year Results • Net profit (pre material items and SGARA) $711.3 million • Earnings per share (pre material items and SGARA) 36.9 cents • Material items loss after tax of $1,162.7 million, SGARA loss after tax of $13.0 million • Net loss (post material items and SGARA) $464.4 million • Operating cash flow […] [...more]
The ASX delisting effort is not a share buyback and does not have an impact on the company's securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Additionally, the delisting process does not impact the company's Australian business operations. [...more]
Carlton & United Breweries and Asahi Breweries Ltd, brewer of Japan’s leading exported beer, Asahi Super Dry, today extended a long term exclusive license to sell and market Asahi Super Dry in Australia. “We have a longstanding relationship with Carlton & United Breweries and we’re delighted it is set to continue”, said, Asahi Breweries Ltd […] [...more]
Competing juice makers Ocean Spray Cranberries and Decas Cranberry Sales are set for another legal battle, after Ocean Spray this week filed an action over "deceptive business practices", though Decas has vowed to fight the case.
Ocean Spray is suing its rival, claiming that it engaged in an "unlawful and malicious" campaign to defame it with disparaging letters, emails, blogs, YouTube videos and Twitter postings.
Chuck Dillon, chief executive of Decas, told NutraIngredients-USA.com that the lawsuit was "totally frivolous" but the firm had not yet consulted its lawyers to determine its next course of action. [...more]
Flavour and fragrance supplier Treatt has unveiled a new flavouring ingredient for the soft drinks market, which the company claims can offer a sweeter taste than its conventional counterpart spearmint oil.
According to BeverageDaily, Spearmint Treattarome 9764 gives consumers the aroma of freshly trimmed spearmint leaves, imparting a scent reminiscent of the Mojito cocktail drink.
A spokesperson told the news provider: "The product does not enhance sweetness to a measurable degree. It leaves a sweeter impression than spearmint oil, probably because it is lighter in character and has no still notes." [...more]
Jamaican rum producer Appleton Estate is bringing a rare 30-year-old rum to the UK market.
The company has created just 1,440 bottles of the drink, and expects plenty of interest from connoisseurs.
“The Appleton Estate is recognised around the world for producing premium aged rums of the finest quality and we are very excited about the prospects,” said UK brand manager Barnaby Rodgers.
“This rum will appeal not only to people passionate about rum, but to all spirit connoisseurs.” [...more]
Carlsberg UK has unveiled a multimillion pound ad campaign for its San Miguel beer brand.
The two executions for the "Make Time" campaign — "Hourglass" and "Sundial" — are built around San Miguel’s iconic Chalice glass.
“We are delighted to unveil San Miguel’s biggest ever outdoor and press campaign,” said director of brands & insight, Paul Davies.
“These adverts get across the very essence of San Miguel – that we should take a leaf out of the book of the Spanish; to make time for yourself, to make time for friends and to make time for a pint of San Miguel. [...more]
‘RELAXATION BEVERAGES’ FIGHT FOR SHELF SPACE AT SEATTLE RETAILER FROM NORTH END TO WEST SEATTLE (DALLAS, Texas) July 15, 2010 – Step aside, Coke and Pepsi. Relaxation drinks are heading to the frontlines of a new beverage war in Seattle. The battle lines are being drawn in Seattle grocery and convenience stores including Jacksons Food […] [...more]
Dr Pepper Commemorates 125 Years With Collectible Cans Honoring Its Heritage Dr Pepper, the oldest major soft drink in America, continues its 125th Anniversary celebration with the release of Dr Pepper made with real sugar in six collectible cans, inspired by the beloved brand’s rich history. Consumers can enjoy the 23 flavors of Dr Pepper […] [...more]
Alcoa Reports Second Quarter 2010 Results July 12, 2010 Highlights: * Income from continuing operations of $137 million or $0.13 per share; net income of $136 million or $0.13 per share. * Revenue of $5.2 billion, a six percent increase from the first quarter of 2010, primarily driven by higher volume. * EBITDA of $724 […] [...more]
ABSOLUT VODKA integrates ProProcure’s e-procurement platform with their financial systems July 6th 2010, ABSOLUT VODKA, the world’s fourth largest premium spirits brand, today announced the successful integration of ProProcure’s (www.proprocure.com) e-procurement platform for marketing materials with their internal financial systems. ABSOLUT VODKA creates a wide range of branded marketing materials to support their brands in […] [...more]