Beverage

Carlsberg Pilsner is marking this year’s Liverpool FC English Premier League title win with its limited edition cans to celebrate. Australians are among the first in the world to receive the cans.

The Brewers Association of Australia has reiterated its full support for mandatory pregnancy labelling on alcohol but maintains its stance against Food Standards Australia and New Zealand’s proposed use of mandatory colours.

Coca-Cola Amatil is increasing its prices for customers in Western Australia by 11.65 cents per eligible container after the state imposed a container deposit scheme.

Most of Lion’s key systems have been restored following a ransomware attack earlier in the month. All its breweries are back up and running now.

A new Australian-developed technology has the potential to defend the wine export industry against the booming global trade in counterfeit wines, the company says.

Global leader in PET kegs OneCircle has announced a new commercial partnership with Vinpac International, part of the Endeavour Group.

Nespresso launched the first coffee capsules on the market made using 80 per cent recycled aluminium as part of a broader sustainability initiative.

Kiwi vodka brand 42Below has launched new, sustainable packaging with its 100 per cent recyclable bottle, with all aluminium and paper additions to its glass bottle.

Domaine Chandon Australia (DCA) was looking to improve the efficiency of its bottling operations when the decision was made to collaborate with Sidel.

Brownes Dairy is going back to the future in the Covid-19 era, with its “milko” delivery service to households in Perth that are self-isolating due to the pandemic.

New Zealand brewer Cassel Brewing Company employed glass packaging for its award-winning beer as a key part of its recovery after the Christchurch earthquake in 2011.

The ground beneath beverage packaging producers is shifting, and many are shifting along with it, making investments into recycling facilities, and innovating new ways of packaging drinks.

O-I Australia has partnered with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum for a premium glass packaging solution for the launch of new premix varieties Kraken & Dry and Kraken & Cola, recently released to the market.

Sidel’s design concept Aya won the World Food Innovation Award in the category “best drink packaging design”. Sidel said the Aya design is a comprehensive, end-to-end packaging alternative for still water.

Australian startup Cellr has developed a wine bottle lid that allows consumers to confirm a wine’s provenance, verify its producers, and access brand and promotional messaging.

Coca Cola Amatil’s full-year results for 2019 was generally positive, with group trading revenues growing 6.7 per cent to $5bn.