Pressure was growing on the soft drink giants early this week after
India's Supreme Court ordered them to reveal every ingredient in
their drinks, following tests that found they were contaminated
Soft drinks belonging to PepsiCo and Coca-Cola in India were
contaminated with pesticides at an average 24 times higher than the
government's proposed maximum limit, warns a new environmental
Lossmaking water delivery firm Palm Springs has finally succumbed
to an offer from the Asia-Pacific drinks group Coca-Cola Amatil,
allowing the bigger group to continue its expansion in this
Coca-Cola said nearly all of its new refrigeration equipment for
sales and marketing will work without puffing out powerful
greenhouse gases, as the group jumps aboard the trend for
Coca-Cola and Cadbury Schweppes have joined the list of beverage
firms set to be sued in Florida over allegations their drinks
contained benzene, 15 years after the industry first pledged to fix
Coca-Cola can continue selling orange juice fortified with calcium,
after having settled with Procter and Gamble over a patent
infringement lawsuit a development that opens the way forpotential
collaborations in the future.
Coca-Cola faces a challenging 2006 as the firm experiences rising
levels of bad publicity on alleged human rights abuse and, of
course, obesity. In the first of two parts,
BeverageDaily.com takes a closer look, starting with human...
Coca-Cola can no longer negotiate exclusive supply deals for its
fizzy soft drinks in the EU and must open its coolers to rival
brands as the European Commission tries to improve competition,
reports Chris Mercer.
Coca-Cola is introducing its Minute Maid juice brand to the UK
market this week, which is currently experiencing booming juice
sales thanks to increasingly health-conscious consumers, reports
Teamsters unions at seven Coca-Cola bottling anddistribution
facilities in Connecticut and the Los Angeles area in US plan to
continue their strike today over wages and health care benefits,
reports Ahmed ElAmin.
Falling beer markets across Western Europe have claimed Carlsberg
as their latest victim, handing the Danish brewer heavy losses in
its first quarter despite strong performances in Russia and Asia,
reports Chris Mercer.
Coca-Cola will gain the right to sell Evian in the US after buying
out Danone from their joint venture, while Czech brewer Budejovicky
Budvar scores another victory in the Budweiser trademark war with
Anheuser Busch, reports Chris...
Iconic soft drinks firm Coca-Cola has confirmed it is in talks with
world football association Fifa to secure a new long-term
sponsorship deal as the firm lays the foundations for marketing its
brands more aggressively, reports Chris...
Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling has acquired a 100 per cent stake of
Bankia, one of the leading Bulgarian natural mineral water
companies, in a move that further expands the company's presence in
the fast-growing Eastern European...
Iconic soft drinks firm Coca-Cola, hit by slowing sales of its
trademark fizzy cola, is set to buy up a leading fruit juice
producer in Russia, handing the firm key access to an important
emerging market, reports Chris Mercer.
Coca-Cola, whose sugary soft drinks have left it open to
accusations of contributing to the global obesity epidemic, has
made little secret of its desire to move into product sectors such
as juice and water, viewed as less 'high...
The Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling company, which this week announced
solid sales growth led by emerging markets in Eastern Europe, has
confirmed its interest in Serbia's second largest mineral water
bottler as the company plans...
Companies seeking to do business across the Atlantic face
significant hurdles if the United States and European Union do not
work to remove non-tariff trade barriers, claimed Coca-Cola chief
executive Neville Isdell.
Sales and consumer awareness of sweetener from UK manufacturer Tate
& Lyle look set to rise as number one global soft drinks player
launches a new version of Diet Coke, complete with Splenda
sucralose logo on the packaging, writes...