The Coca-Cola Company has agreed to set up a firewall to protect the interests of Dr Pepper Snapple as a condition for its $12.3bn acquisition of the North American arm of the bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE).
Coca-Cola has announced plans to double its annual investment in Africa to $1bn and profit from the growing middle class by strengthening its non-carbonated drinks businesses in Africa, according to Reuters.
The Coca-Cola Company has agreed a $715m (€600m) lump sum with Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) to distribute certain brands subject to the acquisition of the North American branch of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) expected in the fourth quarter of this year.
Some 22 per cent of Coca-Cola shareholders yesterday voted in favour of a resolution urging the company to disclose how it is responding to public fears over bisphenol A (BPA) used in the linings of Coke’s beverage cans.
Shareholders from Coca-Cola will vote today on a proposal urging the company to disclose how it is responding to public fears over bisphenol A (BPA), which is used in the linings of Coke’s beverage cans.
Coca Cola has upped its stake in healthy smoothie maker, Innocent, to 58 per cent in a non-disclosed move one analyst said followed the gradual erosion of Innocent’s once vibrant and booming business plan.
Prominent health experts have written to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) urging it to return a grant from Coca-Cola to pay for education about the dietary role of beverages and sweeteners.
Pharmaceutical and cosmetics contract manufacturing organisations (CMOs) in India can now claim tax credit on their advertising spend following a recent appeal court victory for US beverage giant Coca-Cola.
Coca-Cola is facing trouble in its Venezuelan operations after the country’s health ministry called to ban one of the company’s no calorie-brands Friday, alleging that an artificial sweetener in the formulation was not declared, according to new reports.
Eastern Europe’s potential as an antidote to declining beer demand in more mature markets has taken another blow as Carlsberg reportedly prepares to step up its focus on the emerging markets of Asia to offset concerns about regional sales.
The two beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will be driving their brands forward rather than shrinking back in the years ahead, treating the recession as a period for growth, says beverage analyst James Tonkin.
Eastern European markets like Russia have been a key driver for brewers’ sales in recent years, though as governments in the West look to help prop up some economies in the region, beer is one area that may lose its fizz for multinationals.
Coca-Cola has provided $400,000 to one US-based university to encourage development of new sustainable forms of packaging through a scheme that could see other beverage and food manufacturers following suit.
A new recycling plant in the US will produce about 100 million pounds of food-grade recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic for reuse per year, the equivalent of nearly two billion 20-ounce bottles of Coca-Cola, it is claimed.
Coca-Cola has played down concerns over pesticide levels within some of its fruit-based drinks following the aftermath of a recent study, claiming there is no need to change its products, according to press reports.
Water efficiency use, bottle-to-bottle recycling of PET and a commitment to expanding Carbon Dioxide (CO2) refrigerators are some of the key claims coming from Coca-Cola’s latest sustainability report.
This week, Unilever, PepsiCo and Starbucks agree on a new licensing deal to produce ready-to-drink (RDT) tea products, Scotch whisky makers are successful in obtaining Chinese copyright measures and Carlsberg expands eastwards.