Lion has pledged to become Australia’s first large-scale carbon-neutral brewer next year.

Coca-Cola Australia and Coca-Cola Amatil have announced the companies are on track to meeting sustainable packaging goals, with all soft drink and water brands (600ml and below) in Australia now being produced in 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles.

Iconic Italian beer brand Birra Peroni has upgraded its glass bottling capacity with a new complete glass line from Sidel.

Beverage start-up Shine+ Drink has won the Small & Succeeding Award at the NSW Telstra Business Awards. PKN spoke to co-founder Steve Chapman.

Shepparton Partners Collective (SPC) is offloading its Kyabram Factory and the iconic brands of IXL jam and Taylor’s marinades and sauces to the newly formed Kyabram Jam Company, for an undisclosed sum.

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has sold its bottling site in Thebarton, South Australia, which closed in December last year.

Melbourne-based craft brewery Moon Dog has invested in a new All-In-One monoblock filler from GEA Vipoll.

De Bortoli has boosted the efficiency of its largest winery, thanks to a new palletiser pattern forming system from Foodmach.

Fibre King has launched the world’s first mini can casepacker, targeted at the craft brewing industry.

Brewery giant Carlsberg has unveiled two new prototypes for its bio-based Wood Fibre Bottle, billed as the world’s first paper beer bottle.

Amcor Capsules and integrated solutions provider Toppan Printing have teamed up for a new NFC-enabled anti-counterfeiting system for wine and spirits.

Whisky brand The Glenlivet has joined forces with a sustainable packaging startup to release limited-edition seaweed whisky pods.

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has reversed an earlier ban on travelling with novelty Star Wars Coca-Cola bottles in luggage, after earlier concerns that they resembled hand grenades.

Amcor has developed Brazil’s first PET bottles for pasteurised beer, saying they combine a glass-like base with a light weight and shatter resistance.

Jet Technologies is bringing out a new real-time oxygen management solution for winemakers, which promises non-destructive and accurate measurement right up through bottling to ensure wine quality.