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Sugar free, mixers and a hot summer drive growth of cans in soft drinks market

Canned drinks have seen a growth surge in the soft drinks sector following the hot summer and rising popularity of low sugar beverages, according to the latest research revealed by the Can Makers, the UK industry trade body for drinks … Continue reading

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Cider, Craft Beer and Soft Drinks fuel canned beverage growth

Canned drinks are seeing significant growth in the UK market, according to the latest Nielsen research revealed today by the Can Makers, with carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), craft beer and flavoured cider proving to be the main driver behind recent … Continue reading

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The Can Makers appoint new Chairman

The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing drinks can manufacturers in the UK, have announced the appointment of Marcel Arsand as the new chairman. Marcel, taking over from Martin Constable, brings over 10 years of waste management and sustainability … Continue reading

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Alupro reveals 72% of aluminium drinks cans are recycled in the UK

By Alupro Whilst we are consumed by the issues of packaging pollution and concerns about where our recycling ends up, there is some good news.As aluminium drinks cans hit 72% recycling rate, data shows that almost 100% is recycled within … Continue reading

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Drinks can market bolstered by strong CSD performance in the first half of 2015

CSD can deliveries increase to almost 2.6bn Alcohol can deliveries reach 2.2bn The Can Makers, the industry trade body representing manufacturers of beverage cans in the UK, have revealed strong performance from carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) in the first half … Continue reading

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Interview with the UK’s first mobile canning companies: Part 2

Welcome back to part two of our mobile canning line interview. Here Jamie Kenyon from ThemThatCan tells us about his perceived market trends and explains why mobile canning is a great option for independent brewers… You’re the second mobile canning … Continue reading

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Metal Packaging in a Circular Economy…

Nick Mullen for the Can Makers As we have all seen, the EU intends to present a new package of circular economy proposals which will be ‘more ambitious’ and cover ‘the whole of the circular economy’. Ambitious indeed, but in … Continue reading

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Record Year as UK Drinks Can Market Grows to 9.8bn in 2014

  • CSDs grow 2.8% to 5.296bn cans
  • Beer and cider up 1.9% to 4.523bn cans

As the nation enjoyed the warmest year since 1910, the Can Makers, the industry trade body representing UK drinks can manufacturers, have reported another year of record growth in 2014. Drinks can deliveries reached 9.819bn for the first time, an increase of 228m units, up 2.4% on 2013 across the combined beer and cider and carbonated soft drink (CSD) can markets. Continue reading

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