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Permanently Available Cans

The drinks can is increasingly becoming the consumer’s drink pack of choice, with the growth of the craft beer movement in recent years, and now soft drinks, playing a key role in changing the general perception of the can’s value … Continue reading

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Indie Drinks Can Advice Service Launches

The Can Makers reveal new website to help craft drink companies get it in the can A new Indie Drinks Can Advice site has launched to help all craft drinks makers get their drinks into cans. Whether a brewer, soft … Continue reading

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Interview with Dalston’s Cola

We recently spoke to Duncan O’Brien, Founder of Dalston’s Cola about their success in canning their craft soda. Here’s what he had to say: Tell us about Dalston’s, yourselves and your ethos? We think it’s the perfect time to offer craft … Continue reading

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Matching Canned Beer and Cider with Food

by Jane Peyton, award-winning writer, drinks educator and beer sommelier. When people ask what I do as a job and I respond that I am a drinks educator the response is always laughter.  Then when I explain that I am … Continue reading

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The Can Makers at the First Metal Packaging Europe AGM

On Friday 2nd June, Will Calvert, Co-founder and Director of Windsor & Eton Brewery and Jill Coomber, representing The Can Makers, were invited to speak at the Metal Packaging Europe’s very first Annual General Meeting held in Lisbon, Portugal. They … Continue reading

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Top reasons to consider exporting your canned drinks

As we move towards Brexit, it has been argued that there has never been a better time for British businesses to explore new markets and export their products. Brand Britain is currently worth almost £1.5 trillion, with the UK shipping … Continue reading

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The Can Makers Report 2016

Nielsen data shows some interesting trends in the soft drinks and beer sectors for 2016. For the first time in the soft drinks market, sales of plain water have overtaken cola, with growth of 10% in volume. Flavoured water also … Continue reading

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80 Years of Canny Innovations

The past 80 years has seen a rapid evolution of the beverage can. The continuous innovation displayed by the can making industry is indicative of its forward-thinking culture, continually looking to modernise and invigorate the beverage market. Here, we explore … Continue reading

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Can Creator launches label design option for craft drink brands

The Can Makers, the trade body representing drinks can manufacturers in the UK, has launched an enhanced version of its popular Can Creator (www.cancreator.com) app for craft drink brands.  For the first time, drink brands and designers wanting to visualise … Continue reading

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The Can Makers to sponsor first ‘Can Bar’ at BeerX

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing manufacturers of beverage cans in the UK, will sponsor the first ever Can Bar to appear at SIBA BeerX, 16-19 March 2017. The Can Bar will be based in the “Festival of … Continue reading

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