29 Nov 2018 --- Australian family-owned winery De Bortoli Wines has won the inaugural Winery Innovator of the Year trophy at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London this month. The winery was recognized for continuing to be at the forefront of Australia’s pale dry Rosé movement, particularly for its unique packaging on its new Rosé Rosé which features a color side-embossed screw cap that is the first registered closure decoration of its kind in the world.
23 Nov 2018 --- Australian dairy company Big River Milk is seeking funding in order to discontinue the use of plastic bottles and revert back to glass bottles to package its milk. The milk industry produces billions of single-use plastic bottles every year and the New South Wales company says it wants to start delivering fresh milk in rewashable and refillable glass bottles to help prevent the scourge of plastic pollution.
12 Nov 2018 --- Global metal and glass packaging specialists Ardagh has announced a 9 percent drop in profits while recording a 3 percent increase in revenue in its third quarter financial results. Overall revenue was recorded at US$2.39 billion, however profit prior to tax shows a 9 percent decrease (US$400 million). Lower earnings in glass packaging in the US and metal packaging in Europe, in addition to cost inflation, are reasons for the profit decrease.
09 Oct 2018 --- Ardagh Group is set to showcase its award-winning, textured and embossed innovations in aluminum and steel can coating at the upcoming BrauBeviale 2018 show in Nuremberg, Germany. The supplier states that these latest innovations represent its continued focus on innovation and sustainability as the pillars at the forefront of its mission to meet consumers’ growing demand for brand-enhancing and sustainable metal and glass packaging.
17 Sep 2018 --- Avery Dennison, global labeling and functional materials manufacturer, has expanded its portfolio of ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID) inlay label products targeting the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.
23 Aug 2018 --- US manufacturer of precision vacuum components Sputtering Components will become a member of the Bühler Group. Bühler is purchasing all shares from the previous owners. SCI is a provider of components and subassemblies for large-area vacuum coating systems. Post-acquisition, SPI will operate as an autonomous unit of the vacuum coating business of Bühler Leybold Optics.
02 Aug 2018 --- Beatson Clark are supplying M&S with smaller, more stylish bottles for the supermarket’s own-brand salad dressing. The repackage comes after English Provender Company (EPC) conducted research for M&S which found that customers thought the existing salad dressing bottle was too big. As a result, they often threw away the unfinished product when they felt it had passed its use-by date, creating unnecessary waste.
23 Jul 2018 --- Kolibri Drinks has collaborated with glass packaging specialists Beatson Clark to design and launch a customizable bottle which enables consumers to control the amount of sugar in their drink. Consumers squeeze in as much or as little of the nectar as they desire from the bottle cap, while the viscosity of the nectar has been designed to blend easily with the drink without any shaking. Kolibri has cited public awareness around sugar intake and consumer demand – particularly among millennials – for personalized products which are adaptable to individual lifestyle choices.
11 June 2018 --- UK-based glass manufacturer Beatson Clark has introduced a new decoration service for brewers looking for an innovative and creative way to make their bottles stand out on the shelf. Glass beer bottles made by the long-established South Yorkshire company can now be spray coated black to give them an unusual and luxurious appeal.

Lift Bridge Brewing Begins Canning

10 Jun 2018 --- Lift Bridge Brewing Company, Stillwater’s first craft brewery since Prohibition, announced that it will begin producing its craft beer in 12-ounce cans. The decision was made based on production cost efficiencies and a desire to become more sustainable over time.

Lenny Boy Brewing Announces New Kombucha Packaging

04 Jun 2018 --- Lenny Boy has come a long way from Townes Mozer selling kombucha out of the back of his car. Nine months ago Lenny Boy Brewing ordered a new bottling line - our second largest capital expenditure to date (behind our brewhouse).

New Lightweight And Distinctive Bottle Design By Ardagh Group

24 Apr 2018 --- Ardagh Group and the Spiritus Movens Design Studio in Poland launched a new, lightweighted glass bottle with unique embossing designed for Cider Lubelski - the most popular Polish cider from brand owner Ambra S.A.

Qualvis’ New Selection Pack Increases Sales For Twisting Spirits

20 Apr 2018 --- Qualvis Print & Packaging a leading carton manufacturer has produced distinctive new gift packaging for Oxfordshire-based craft gin micro-distillery, Twisting Spirits. The selection gift pack, comprising 3 x 20cl bottles, was created to showcase three flavors - Douglas-Fir, Kaffir Lime & Lemongrass and Earl Grey.

Yazoo Brewing Collaborates With Ardagh Group On Beer Bottle Design

19 Apr 2018 --- One of Nashville’s craft beer pioneers, Linus Hall, Founder/Owner of Yazoo Brewing collaborated with Ardagh Group to design a commemorative beer bottle that will premiere during the 2018 Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville.

Package Design For 7-Select® Private Brands, Slurpee® Cup Win Awards

17 Apr 2018 --- 7-Eleven private brand and proprietary products designed by Brandimage keep winning awards, with the most recent ones from Graphic Design USA. Brandimage, an international brand development agency, has received three 2018 American Package Design Awards: one for the cup redesign on perhaps the most recognizable brand – Slurpee® drinks; and packaging design for two 7-Select® private brand product lines – organic juices and dried fruit.

Viva Tequila! Tricorbraun Helps Dulce Vida Spirits Become A Shelf Standout

12 Apr 2018 --- Before Austin-based Dulce Vida Spirits launched its fruit-infused flavored tequilas, the company needed a packaging partner to manage the enormous undertaking of changing the height of its glass bottle. Prime retail shelf location provided for approximately 13.5 inches; Dulce Vida's stock bottle, with the cork, stood at nearly 14 inches tall.

Croxsons Supports Historical-Themed York Gin Launch

03 Apr 2018 --- Croxsons has supplied artisan start-up, the York Gin Company, with stunning bottle and closure designs to complement the launch of their brand. The York Gin Company is a new craft gin company making quality spirits in the historic city of York.
29 Mar 2018 --- The Plastic Recyclers Europe (PRE) group has issued a statement critical of the EU’s delay in approval of recycling processes in food contact applications, calling it: “an obstacle to the circular economy.” More than nine years have passed since the publication of the Regulation (EC) No. 282/2008 setting up the rules on the use of recycled plastic materials in food applications, PRE notes.
28 Mar 2018 --- According to a recent study by an online label company, Sainsbury’s supermarket has the clearest labels on their food. 39 percent of people find their labels the easiest to understand, closely followed by Asda. However, Morrisons and Tesco lag behind with consumers finding them the most confusing.

Batch Brew Unveils New Glass Bottle Design

15 Mar 2018 --- Premium spirit maker Batch Brew has recently revamped its packaging with a beautiful and distinctive new bottle created by Allied Glass. Taking inspiration from their still Adrian, the bottle features stunning fluting around the body and intricate embossing of Batch Brew’s logo on the front panel to perfectly reflect the premium nature of the handcrafted spirits.