Coca-Cola has confirmed that construction has begun on a new
bottling plant in the Zhangquiu City near Jinan, capital of
Shandong Province in east China. The move is part of a trend
whereby large food and drink companies are increasingly...
A slump in international sales means that Coca-Cola is set to
switch its focus to the China market in an effort to sustain
growth. The company said that with current economic growth
continuing apace, China should be its third biggest...
Shares in the world's largest beverage company, Coca-Cola, have
sunk to their lowest price for 16 months after the soft drinks
giant forecast that it would make less money than expected in the
second half of 2004, blaming poor...
and the Danish Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries
(IFU) have drawn up an agreement with Lanzhou Huanghe Enterprise
Group to acquire 50 per cent of the LanzhouHuanghe Brewery's
operations in the Gansu...
Investigations into whether Coca-Cola overshipped drink concentrate
to distributors in some markets in order to inflate its financial
results has intensified. A federal grand jury has been scheduled
and employees subpoenaed according...
Coca-Cola is set to initiate talks with the European Commission in
an attempt to resolve an antitrust case against the group. This is
the latest difficult challenge to have emerged - Coca-Cola has
already had to deal with the Dasani...
Convincing US consumers to buy bottled, purified tap water at a
premium price may be relatively easy for a company as adept at
marketing as Coca-Cola, but doing the same with the rather more
savvy European bottled water drinker appears...
The Coca-Cola recall has highlighted the urgent need for
manufacturers to install efficient systems to achieve complete
traceability. Consumers, and the law, will settle for nothing less,
writes Anthony Fletcher.
US federal investigators are investigating Coca-Cola's dealings
with Japanese company Takasago International in connection with
allegations of channel stuffing. It is alleged that the beverage
giant overstated financial results...
Coca Cola and Pepsi are to consider launching a 'mid-calorie' drink
that will sit in between their diet cola ranges and original drinks
section. The 'mid-calorie' drink is thought to be targeting those
The last few years have seen a quickening in the pace of new
product launches by the world's top two soft drinks companies, with
new flavour or formula variants of the traditional Coca-Cola and
Pepsi brands leading the way.
France is the home of some of the world's biggest mineral water
brands - Perrier, Vittel, Evian, Volvic, to name just four - but a
new entry into the market early next year is likely to give brand
owners such as Danone and Nestlé...
Differing fortunes in the east and west: Follwing disappointing
third quarter results, Carlsberg has rationalised its operations in
Sweden while at the same time increased its influence in the
Bulgarian brewing industry.
Will Coca-Cola be able to reach is annual volume growth target of
5-6 per cent this year? First quarter growth was just 4 per cent,
as declining volumes in Japan and Germany, and lower-than-expected
increases in US sales took their...
Coca-Cola and Disney have joined forces to launch a new soft drink
for young children in the Spanish market. The drink, which is
fortified with vitamins, features characters from Disney cartoons
and has already been successfully launched...
The European Commission has been forced to drop its case against
brewers Heineken and Carlsberg after failing to find any recent
evidence that they agreed not to compete in each others' markets.
Both companies have long protested...
Five months after its initial launch, and just as the diet version
hits the shelves in the US, Vanilla Coke is to be launched in
Europe. Sweden will be the first country on this side of the
Atlantic to get the drink, followed by the...