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‘Many people are trying to put chains on our freedom’:UNESDA president

DISPATCHES FROM THE 2013 INNOBEV GLOBAL BEVERAGES CONGRESS, WARSAW, POLAND

‘Many people are trying to put chains on our freedom’: UNESDA president

By Ben BOUCKLEY

New UNESDA president Dominique Reiniche, also president of Coca-Cola Europe, warns that opponents ‘trying to put chains on our freedom to innovate’ risk stifling the development of the European soft drinks industry.

Coke’s Himalaya plant plans spark environmentalists' fury

Coke’s Himalaya plant plans spark environmentalists' fury

By RJ Whitehead

AN agreement between Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages and the Uttarakhand government to set up a Rs600cr (US$110m) manufacturing plant in Dehradun’s Vikas Nagar Tehsil has drawn the rage of local environmental groups.

What can Kim Jong-Un learn from Coca-Cola?

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What can Kim Jong-Un learn from Coca-Cola?

By Ben BOUCKLEY

What can Kim Jong-Un learn from Coca-Cola? Not much, aside from the 'art of modern spin', suggests New Yorker magazine blogger Evan Osnos, in an entertaining online piece published yesterday.

Coke is bigger than Jesus: Edgy French infographic

Coke is bigger than Jesus: Edgy French infographic

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The Christian Post has explored the basis for claims made in an edgy French infographic that 94% of people globally recognize the name Coca-Cola but only 56% the cross representing Christianity.

Coca-Cola loses 2012 UK soft drinks share to Pepsi

Coca-Cola loses 2012 UK soft drinks share to Pepsi

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coca-Cola lost UK volume share in 2012, while Pepsi grew both its volume and value share and Lucozade and Red Bull’s success reflected growing consumer interest in functional drinks.

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‘One trip throwaway’ packaging suits beverage brand image: Canadean

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Drinks market analysis firm Canadean says that, while it is surprising that a growing number of beverage packages are ‘one trip throwaways’ given environmental concerns, such packaging does offer  brands a better image and greater pack design flexibility.

Liquid profit: Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO tops drinks rich list

Liquid profit: Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO tops US drinks rich list

By Ben BOUCKLEY

As we await the latest Forbes league tables listing US executive pay, we look back at the 2012 list that saw Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Brock take the laurels as top 2011 drinks earner, trumping Muhtar Kent and PepiCo chief Indra Nooyi, though neither...

Pepsi: 1st US bottle redesign since 1996 is only start...

PACKAGING EXPERT NOTES DISTANCE FROM CLASSIC COKE BOTTLE

Pepsi: 1st US bottle redesign since 1996 is only start...

By Ben BOUCKLEY

PepsiCo will roll out its first new shape Pepsi bottle since 1996 across the US from April and says further launches will follow in 2013, and packaging expert Andrew Streeter tells BeverageDaily.com he thinks the brand has distanced itself from the classic...

Coca-Cola accused as US-China cyber war of words escalates

US FIRM ACCUSES CHINESE ARMY OF GLOBAL IP CYBER ATTACKS

Coca-Cola accused as US-China cyber war of words escalates

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Chinese authorities have accused Coca-Cola China of illegally mapping parts of Yunnan Province, while a high-profile US cyber-security company alleges that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is behind at least 115 cyberattacks on US firms, and three foreign...

Coke slams 'meritless' Minute Maid false advertising action

COKE: MINUTE MAID AND SIMPLY ORANGE LABELING COMPLIES WITH FDA RULES

Coca-Cola Company slams 'meritless' Minute Maid false advertising action

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The Coca-Cola Company has failed in its attempt to strike out 13 consolidated lawsuits alleging that Simply Orange Juice and Minute Maid products were falsely advertised as natural, but says it will fight what it claims is a 'meritless case'.

Coke admits Atlanta city may seek wastewater damages

Coke admits Atlanta city may seek wastewater damages

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The Coca-Cola Company revealed yesterday that City of Atlanta regulatory authorities may seek monetary or other sanctions against it due to potential inaccuracies in wastewater reports submitted by its Atlanta syrup plant.

Oxfam slams PepsiCo, Coke over workers’ well-being

Oxfam slams PepsiCo, Coke over workers’ well-being

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo both received dismal scores in a new Oxfam report that claims the world’s ‘Big 10’ food and beverage companies fail to protect workers, especially women.

Sweet PepsiCo impasse delays beverage review until 2014

DISPATCHES FROM CAGNY, FLorida 2013

Sweet PepsiCo impasse delays beverage review until 2014

By Ben BOUCKLEY

PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston tells analysts the firm believes its new sweetener innovations will be 'more evolutionary than revolutionary' and that work in this direction has delayed a beverage business review until 2014.

Vanilla Coke back in Britain after six-year absence

COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES NOTES 'INTERESTING' GSK LUCOZADE, RIBENA REVIEW

Vanilla Coke back in Britain after six-year absence

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Brock says that GSK’s decision to start a strategic review of Ribena and Lucozade is an ‘interesting development’, while the firm plans to relaunch Vanilla Coke in Great Britain this year.

Coke Super Bowl ad 'not racist': BeverageDaily.com readers

Coke Super Bowl ad 'not racist': BeverageDaily.com readers

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Despite Coke's 2013 Super Bowl ad drawing criticism from some Arab-American groups who claimed that it furthered racist stereotypes, a clear majority of BeverageDaily.com readers disagree, although one critic attacked it more broadly, saying it 'smacks...

Coke 2013 Super Bowl ad draws Arab-American race criticism

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Coke 2013 Super Bowl ad draws Arab-American race criticism

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Several Arab-American groups have attacked Coke for a 2013 Super Bowl advert that shows an Arab walking through the desert with a camel, with some claiming that it perpetuates racist stereotypes.

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