As the Packaging Strategies ranking of the largest beverage packaging companies demonstrates, the big just keep getting bigger. Since its merger with SAB Miller in late 2016, Anheuser-Busch InBev has become the undisputed king of the beverage world, leading the list for the second year in a row.
More than half of U.S. adults are unsure about how to recycle and PepsiCo Recycling is aiming to change that by starting in K-12 classrooms. In fact, PepsiCo's Recycle Rally diverted almost 10 million pounds of waste from landfills during the 2018-19 academic year.
Graduates of the 2020 high school class in Atlanta, Georgia, are going to be wearing their graduation garb made of recycled plastic bottles. Coca-Cola began collecting plastic bottles at its headquarters as part of Earth Day activities. The goal is to gather 7,000 bottles, enough to make graduation outfits for 200 graduates.
PepsiCo Inc. said Vivek Sankaran, who it recently tapped to lead its North American food operations, is leaving the company April 12 to become president and chief executive of grocery-store operator Albertsons Cos. The beverage and snacks giant named Steven Williams chief executive officer of PepsiCo Foods North America.
Hormel Foods Corp. said it is selling its CytoSport business, including Muscle Milk products, to PepsiCo. CytoSport got its start marketing its protein-packed powders to weightlifters before developing ready-to-drink bottled products sold in groceries and other stores.
Mountain Dew has launched a special edition can featuring fluorescent inks in the Middle East. The ultra-bright green color is designed to attract consumer attention and boost sales in the hot summer season.
Coca-Cola Co., is taking a minority stake in Iris Nova, the company behind a cashierless New York City store where customers pay for drinks via text message. This gives Coca-Cola a window into a brand that has picked up customers outside of traditional retail channels, using social media and direct-to-consumer sales to drive growth.
The October issue of Packaging Strategies centers around packaging design, as well as features cartoning, cobots, cleanable equipment advantages, aseptic packaging, household packaging trends and more!