Ardagh Group, Glass – North America has partnered with Mountain Culture Kombucha to introduce a new 12oz glass bottle design for its kombucha, which features a convenient, twist-off cap. In the non-alcoholic craft beverage world, easily resealable 12oz clear bottles are the most popular. In an effort to differentiate its products, Mountain Culture Kombucha chose to package its product in a 12oz glass amber bottle that would offer UV protection for the live organisms within the kombucha.
“Connecting with Ardagh Group, and their willingness to produce the exact bottle we have been searching for during the better part of a decade, has been a game-changer for us,” said Peter Roderick, Owner of Mountain Culture Kombucha. “From initial conversations all the way through delivery of the final product, we have never had a better experience working with a new supplier. We look forward to working with Ardagh for years to come.”
Nearly 33 percent of new beverage launches tracked by Mintel GNPD in 2017-2018 featured new packaging, focusing on a more streamlined look using bold graphics, simplified information and prominent visual components. According to Mintel’s Beverage Packaging Trends 2019 report, glass bottles are still widely used and stand out for their strong association with more premium offerings. Furthermore, around one in five U.S. beverage consumers say they have paid more for a beverage product because they liked the packaging format (e.g., material) (20 percent) and the packaging design (e.g., artwork) (17 percent).
“At Ardagh, we understand the importance of packaging design,” said John T Shaddox, Chief Commercial Officer of Ardagh Group’s North American Glass division. “Using options from our extensive product portfolio, this bottle represents a perfect package solution for kombucha products.”
This new, 100 percent and endlessly recyclable bottle is available for purchase in Ardagh’s stock catalog. Later this year, Ardagh will expand its product portfolio for the kombucha market by adding three additional glass bottle designs in a variety of sizes.
Ardagh Group partners with St. Julian Winery
Ardagh Group, Glass – North America announced a long-term supply agreement with St. Julian Winery to manufacture its wine bottles. The new agreement pairs the longest continually operating and largest winery in the state of Michigan with the largest domestic manufacturer of glass bottles for the U.S. wine market.
Greencroft Bottling partners with Ardagh Group to launch UK’s first wine canning line
The UK’s first large-scale wine canning line has gone live at Greencroft Bottling Company in County Durham, boasting filler speed of 17,000 cans per hour and offering both still and carbonated filling for wine, soft drinks and RTDs. Working closely with Ardagh Group Metal Beverage Europe, the new can filling line is initially focusing on the popular 200ml and 250ml slimline cans.
Ardagh wins at 2019 World Beverage Innovation Awards with Jupiler 'colder for longer' can
A unique ‘ribbed’ can which keeps Jupiler beer cool in the hand has won ‘Best Can/ Alubottle’ at the 2019 World Beverage Innovation Awards. The ground-breaking design saw Ardagh develop a new tooling technique to achieve super-defined debossed flutes in the walls of the Jupiler cans.
White shell: a bright new option for Ardagh customers
Ardagh has introduced the latest newcomer to its range of infinitely recyclable coloured beverage ends: a beautiful white shell. Ardagh’s catalogue of beverage end options boasts a wide selection of attractive colours and finishes for both the shell and the tab. With the addition of stylish white as a shell finish, the choice expands once again.
Radnor Hills spring water hits canned water market
Spring water is a delicate, highly regulated and safety-controlled product, which makes quality absolutely non-negotiable for Radnor Hills. Recognising the benefits of the aluminium can – with its long shelf life, 100% recyclability, transport efficiency and leakproof/lightproof qualities – the company worked with Ardagh to bring cans into its packaging portfolio in a way that presents fantastic shelf appeal as well as guaranteeing consistent product quality and safety.
Downeast Cider 'leaves the good stuff in' with Ardagh sustainable cans
Downeast Cider continues to extend its reach from the East Coast to the West Coast in the U.S., building a following for a growing niche in the specialty hard cider market: “unfiltered” cider. The brand’s reach is just starting, with growth supported by the choice to package Downeast ciders in Ardagh 12 oz. aluminum cans.
Ardagh’s Deeside team support good causes
A day of planned maintenance at Ardagh Group's Deeside metal packaging facility saw thirty volunteers give their free time to boost the local community. Employees from Ardagh Deeside brought their energy and enthusiasm to a range of deserving nearby venues including hospices, schools and museums.
Super-HD print finish gives älska fruit cider cans a crisp new look
Premium beverage producer The Swedish Cider Company is introducing a stunning new high-definition can design to mark the expansion of its älska fruit cider range. The 33cl cans boast compelling photo-realistic visuals, employing Ardagh’s Premium Print 2.0 technology, that will grab attention at point of sale as well as reflecting the premium product inside.
Founders Brewing Co launches products in 12oz glass bottles by Ardagh Group
Ardagh Group, Glass North America, has partnered with Founders Brewing Co. to produce 12oz specially-designed glass bottles for its Solid Gold premium lager and Canadian Breakfast Stout. Solid Gold was originally released in cans in February 2018 and is now available for the first time in 12oz glass bottles, sold in 12-pack cases in select markets across the U.S.
Super-sustainable Life Water launches sparkling canned spring water
All-British beverage company Life Water has introduced a sparkling version of its natural spring water in a can – bringing a refreshing new zero-plastic option for environmentally conscious water drinkers. As a permanent material that can be infinitely recycled, and with the highest recycling rate of any drink packaging on the market, aluminium is the natural packaging choice for a clean, pure drink like British spring water.
Pursuit of coffee perfection leads to specialist Nitro Can filling line
Not only did Rapide Food’s founders, Hendrik and Sebastian Lepping, choose Ardagh’s innovative Nitro Can to package their new cold brew black coffee Dock-18, they were so convinced by its taste and appearance benefits that they decided to build a bespoke Nitro Can filling plant.
Tradition marries the modern with 'Kiss Me' spritzer in a can
An Austrian winery with 160 years of tradition has launched a spritzer in a can. Weingut Johann Müllner has chosen Ardagh’s 250ml aluminium wine can to extend its packaging formats beyond the bottle and thereby bring the spritzer to new markets.
Ardagh Group's cans reward gaming fans in Rockstar Energy Gears 5 promotion
Top energy drink brand Rockstar Energy is rewarding every single customer with a new promotion aimed at gamers and powered by Ardagh Group’s Coded Tab technology. Rockstar’s ‘every can wins’ giveaway ties in with the hotly anticipated release of Xbox game Gears 5, and is marked with a series of striking collectors’ edition cans.
Ardagh Group creates wine bottle with star quality
Allure Wine’s sparkling new bottle is making a bold, luxury statement on the wine shelf. Inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s iconic song ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’, the bottle has been designed for the brand’s three wines. Brand owner Zimmermann-Graeff & Müller, briefed Ardagh Group to create ‘glimmering’ design concepts for their wine bottle, seeking customer feedback on the concepts to help shape the final design.
Ardagh and Glenfiddich nod to heritage
The new Glenfiddich bottle has been designed to emphasise the brand’s special provenance and unique heritage, taking cues from its origins in the Valley of the Deer. Ardagh Group’s Design Team worked closely with Production, using their creativity to adapt the triangular bottle, designed by Here Design, to work flawlessly on production and filling lines, while delivering William Grant & Sons’ vision for the distinctive new bottle.
New colour for Ardagh’s beverage end range
Ardagh Group has incorporated a new addition in to its Coloured Tab and Shell portfolio: a stunning new copper colour which will give any can that extra shelf appeal. The eye-catching copper tone brings a beautiful finish to the can, differentiated from any existing colour solution for aluminium packaging.
Sprecher Brewing Company launches sparkling water in Ardagh Group glass bottles
Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, a division of Ardagh Group, is now manufacturing 12oz flint (clear) glass bottles in the U.S., for Sprecher Brewing Company’s new sparkling water product line. It was important to Sprecher Brewing Company to utilise glass packaging to create brand differentiation with a premium, sustainable package.
Ardagh Group’s latest Jupiler design highlights the branding potential of embossed cans
The challenge of replicating the distinctive flutes of Jupiler’s glassware in an embossed can has led to tooling innovations that enable Ardagh Group to render embossed designs with greater definition, creating new branding opportunities for its customers.
The Absolut Company and Ardagh Group sign 10-year partnership
Ardagh Group in Limmared, Sweden has signed a 10-year agreement with The Absolut Company, owned by Pernod Ricard, the world's second largest wine-and spirits producer. The agreement sees Ardagh supply The Absolut Company with glass bottles for their Absolut Vodka brand.
Ardagh Group's premium look wine bottles for Oliver Winery
Oliver Winery is best known for its quality, and it’s no secret that quality wine deserves quality glass bottles. The bottles for Oliver Winery leverage the brand’s existing design assets with a modern, premium look and feel, all manufactured in the U.S. by Ardagh.
Iconic brand secures trophy win for Ardagh
Ardagh Group has gained a much coveted Alufoil Trophy 2019 for their new seafood can for Orkla Food Norway; a printed, easy open, aluminium lid and container for a traditional fish fillet. The attractive can is ultra-thin which provides an even greater sustainability advantage without affecting the can format or high-speed filling performance.
Rockstar Energy adopts Ardagh Group’s beverage end technologies for Rock am Ring promotion
Top energy drink brand Rockstar Energy is deploying several of Ardagh Group’s innovative beverage end features in a new and exciting range of promotional cans. As sponsors of summer rock music festival Rock am Ring, Rockstar is running a festival-branded ‘every beverage can wins’ promotion across its range of flavoured energy drinks.
Atomic Brands launches new cocktails in Ardagh cans
Atomic Brands, the company behind the successful launch of the Monaco line of premium spirit cocktail beverages, is extending its lineup with new Moscow Mule and Kentucky Mule offerings. These new entries, as well as its entire line of spirit-based beverages, are packaged in environmentally-friendly aluminium beverage cans.
Ardagh targets customer satisfaction with ISO achievements
Ardagh Group's beverage can manufacturing facilities in Fairfield, California, and Fremont, Ohio, and its food can manufacturing facility in Reno, Nevada, USA have achieved International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2015 certification. Plans for additional Metal – North America plants to become ISO 14001 certified are underway with teams engaged in the process across numerous locations.
Ardagh Group’s metal can underlines quality Farrow & Ball
The exclusive attention to detail and commitment to uncompromising quality of Farrow and Ball also applies to the brand’s choice of metal packaging for its full range of distinctive colours. The metal can with its recognisable iconic design has been printed and produced in various sizes for over 20 years by Ardagh Group at its plant in Norwich, eastern England.
- Jo Webb
- Brand Launch
- Created 06 Aug 2019
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