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PepsiCo To Package Aquafina In Aluminium Beverage Cans

PepsiCo To Package Aquafina In Aluminium Beverage Cans

American multinational food and beverage company PepsiCo, Inc. announced last week a shake-up in packaging for several of its brands, including testing aluminium cans for its bottled water offering. PepsiCo will implement the change next year, with pilot testing of Aquafina in...

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Canada’s Government To Invest C$10 Million In Expansion Of Alcoa Aluminerie de Deschambault

Following up on a promise to help shield the dominion’s aluminium industry from recent instability, the Canadian government announced a major funding grant for Alcoa’s Deschambault Aluminerie earlier this week. Speaking on behalf of Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos revealed on […]

U.S. Commerce Department Debuts New Web Portal For Section 232 Exclusion Requests

The United States Commerce Department yesterday launched an online portal for receiving product-specific exclusion requests for aluminium and steel products currently subject to the Trump Administration’s Section 232 tariffs. The site, dubbed “Section 232 Exclusion Portal,” will supersede the Department’s site at regulations.gov for receiving request, objections, rebuttals, and other motions relevant to the aluminium […]

Heidi Brock To Step Down As Head Of Aluminum Association

United States aluminium trade group Aluminum Association will soon go forward with new leadership at the helm, as the organization announced earlier this week that President and CEO Heidi Brock will leave later this year. The Association did not specify a date certain for Brock’s departure, but it did confirm that the board of directors […]

Spat Over Aluminium And Steel Tariffs Between U.S. And Russia Not Likely To Be Resolved This Year: Russia’s Economic Minister

The ongoing conflict between Moscow and Washington, D.C. over tariffs on aluminium and steel is not likely to come to a friendly conclusion by year’s end. Such was the message expressed yesterday by a representative of the Russian government. In comments to Russian news agency TASS, Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin that litigation over the […]

Molson Coors Calls Upon U.S. Regulators To Investigate Midwest Premium

One of the world’s top beer brewers is appealing to the United States government to investigate the method for establishing benchmark prices for aluminium in the Midwest, noting that premiums determined by S&P Global Platts have doubled since 2017. In an interview with Bloomberg, Molson Coors Chairman Pete Coors called upon Federal regulators to look […]