The Coca-Cola Company says its agreement to acquire around 50 per cent of Middle Eastern beverage firm Aujan Industries will boost the latter’s regional sales and those of soft drink Vimto.
The Coca-Cola Company has moved its 125-year-old secret recipe from a vault in SunTrust Bank in downtown Atlanta to a new home in its nearby museum, thus revealing it to visitors. Well, sort of...
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Coca-Cola said it has no reason to drop the artificial sweetener aspartame from its low or zero calorie beverage brands in the European market as it welcomes last week’s approval by the European Commission for the use of the natural sweetener stevia in...
Carlsberg's Eastern European chief has stepped down from the company only weeks before the release of third quarter (Q3) results that are expected to highlight the significant challenges it faces in Russia.
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) CEO John Brock has lashed out at French government plans for an ‘unjust and unfair’ soda tax, and pointed to the firm’s strong track record in defeating similar US proposals.
Coca-Cola Company chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent insists that if Coca-Cola can’t continue to grow sales in the US then the company only has itself to blame.
Coca-Cola’s continuing expansion in Russia makes sense from an economic standpoint, while the risks to consumer goods firms of doing business in the country are over-estimated, according to an analyst.
Coca-Cola reaffirms €17m French investment plan
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has reaffirmed its plan to invest €17m in its Les Pennes-Mirabeau facility in France.
Coca-Cola revives its US recycling plant
Coca-Cola and United Resource Recovery (URRC) are injecting life back into their US PET recycling plant after a six month project to overhaul operations.
$4bn Chinese investment is just the beginning, says Coca-Cola
Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola is investing $4bn (€2.8) in China in a bid to double revenues in the region by 2020.
Coca-Cola and Nestlé Waters on board for US recycling laws
Beverage giants Coca‐Cola and Nestlé Waters will take responsibility for collection and recycling of post‐consumer beverage packaging if the US passes new laws requiring them to do so, according to industry research.
Coca-Cola, Del Monte, Dole and others dismiss lead-in-juice allegations
A troop of beverage companies in the US, including Coca-Cola, Del Monte and Dole, have made a move to dismiss allegations that their fruit juices contain harmful lead traces.
Carlsberg and SABMiller invest further in China
Beverage giants Carlsberg and SABMiller have announced plans to expand further in the Chinese beer market.
Taiwan has said it would intensify checks on imported products into the country after a batch of concentrate for a Coca-Cola product was found to contain a preservative banned in the country.
PepsiCo and Coca-Cola’s profit aided by growth in emerging markets
Emerging markets were key to growth for beverage giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola in the second quarter of 2011.
ECO plastics raise £24m to aid Coca-Cola recycling venture
ECO plastics has successfully raised £24m to drive expansion plans at its UK recycling facility and aid its joint venture with Coca-Cola Enterprises.
Coca-Cola is launching its plant-based bottle in South Africa, the 10th global market to be introduced to the 100 per cent recyclable packaging.
Mediation between Coca-Cola and The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) over legal challenges to Coca-Cola’s VitaminWater range has been delayed following the launch of a new 'copycat’ lawsuit against the soft drinks giant.
Coca-Cola Femsa buys up bottling business of Grupo Tampico
The largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the world – Coca-Cola Femsa – has agreed to acquire the bottling operations of Grupo Tampico.
Coca-Cola snaps up first Bonsucro certified sugarcane
The first products using sustainable sugarcane under a new certification scheme are about to hit the market after the initial batch was purchased by The Coca-Cola Company’s bottling system.
A class action lawsuit brought against Coca-Cola by advocacy group The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) over Coke’s VitaminWater range is set to go to mediation, FoodNavigator-USA has learned.
Coca-Cola and Ball are launching a new high-tech beverage can to address the latest interactive packaging trend they claim is grabbing the attention of young consumers.
Coca-Cola sets up new division to address global sustainability goals
Beverage giant Coca-Cola is setting up a new division in North America to oversee the company’s global sustainability vision, strategies, and goals for 2020.
Coca-Cola report awarded A+ grade for its sustainability initiatives
Coca-Cola Hellenic is the first company in the European beverage industry to receive an A+ for its 2010 stakeholder-reviewed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, according to the firm.
Carlsberg CEO downplays threat of Russian PET beer bottle ban
The head of Carlsberg has downplayed a proposed ban on PET beer bottles in Russia, adding that he thinks it is not likely to become law.
Coke and Pepsi settle trademark lawsuit
The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo have settled a trademark lawsuit over PepsiCo’s Trop50 juice packaging design, which Coca-Cola had claimed was too similar to that of its Simply juice range.
UK authorities have given the green light to a £15m joint venture between Eco Plastics and Coco-Cola to supply recycled PET (rPET) to the global drinks giant.
PepsiCo has beaten analyst expectations for first quarter profits but Morning Star analyst Philip Gorham believes that in beverages Coca-Cola is recovering better from the recession.
Coca-Cola rejects growing calls for bisphenol A disclosure
Coca-Cola is facing mounting pressure on bisphenol A (BPA) after 26 per cent of its shareholders called on the company to reveal its plans over the continued use of the chemical in its packaging.
Coca-Cola estimates financial fallout of Japanese earthquake
Coca-Cola has put a figure on the likely impact on its finances of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan after publishing first quarter results that fell slightly below Wall Street expectations.
Coca-Cola urged to issue report on bisphenol A
Coca-Cola will face more calls tomorrow to publish a report on how it will seek to dispel customers concerns over bisphenol A, and what plans it has to develop replacements for the chemical used in its can linings.
Carlsberg has abandoned its slogan “probably the best beer in the world” in a rebranding that the Danish brewer thinks will help double the brand’s profits by 2015.
Coca-Cola has successfully road tested “several” ways of creating a 100 percent plant-based PET (polyethylene) bottle in the lab, but says more work is needed before it can be scaled up to work at an industrial level.
Beverage giant Coca-Cola is donating 2.5bn Yen (US$31m) to areas affected by the tsunami, earthquake and nuclear disaster that hit the country this month.
PepsiCo has developed a rival to the Coca-Cola Plant Bottle - a package made entirely of agricultural by-products from its food business.
Coca-Cola has bought out the remaining stake in Honest Tea although the organic bottled tea company is still a niche player in the US market.
Coca-Cola recycling facility to more than double Britain’s rPET production
A joint venture between Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and ECO Plastics will more than double the amount of rPET produced annually in Britain, according to the companies.
Carlsberg volumes slip on tough Russian comparison
Carlsberg has reported a sharp drop in organic beer volumes in the fourth quarter as the hike in Russian excise duties makes for a tough comparison with 2009.
Coca-Cola Enterprise (CCE) has made a number of changes to its logistics practices in France last year to reduce carbon emissions and improve its distribution service.
Coca-Cola said earlier this month that biodegradable packaging is “simply not a viable option” but a new report suggests that other smaller drinks companies are beginning to take an interest.
Coca-Cola Company plans to concentrate on improving energy efficiency at its manufacturing plants in developing countries this year as the company works towards its 2012 sustainability goals.
Coca-Cola adds Minute Maid to $1bn portfolio
Minute Maid Pulpy has become the Coca-Cola Company’s first brand from an emerging market to reach the billion dollar sales mark.
Carlsberg ups ownership of leading Belarus brewer
Carlsberg Group has increased its ownership stake in OJSC Olivaria Brewery – the third biggest brewer in Belarus.
UK advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), has ruled against Coca-Cola Vitaminwater adverts for the second time in 18 months.
Carlsberg has sold a brewery in Dresden to Frankfurter Brauhaus in order to focus on key brands in the region. The Danish brewer has also just increased its investment in the Chinese firm Chongqing Brewery.
Court sets Coca-Cola, PepsiCo infringement trial date
The Coca-Cola Company has been granted a preliminary trial date in June 2011 to challenge PepsiCo over its Trop50 juice packaging design, which Coca-Cola claims is too similar to that of its Simply juice range.
Coca-Cola inks flavor innovation deal for sweetness enhancers
The Coca-Cola Company has announced a collaboration with Chromocell Corporation on flavor innovation research, targeting sweetness enhancers, natural sweeteners and other flavor ingredients.
Coca-Cola opens three new bottling plants in China
Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent visited Inner Mongolia last week to open three new bottling plants in China as details emerge of continued expansion at its rival PepsiCo’s historic home in North Carolina.
Union strike planned at Coca-Cola Enterprises in Europe
European trade unions at Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) are planning coordinated action on 27 October in opposition to restructuring plans that Unite claims could involve over 400 job cuts.
Coca-Cola completes $12.3bn bottling deal
The Coca-Cola Company has completed the acquisition of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and the sale of its bottling operations in Norway and Sweden.