Fairlife to build US$200m dairy production facility in the US

USA - Coca-Cola’s brand of ultra-filtered milk, Fairlife has unveiled plans to build a new production facility worth US$200 million in Arizona, US with a goal to expand its production facilities. The new 300,000 square foot production and distribution facility will enable the company expand production of different dairy-based beverages at its production plant in…

Coca-Cola to launch Powerade sports drink in India to tackle competition

INDIA – Coca-Cola has announced that it is set to launch its global sports drink Powerade in India within the next two months to take advantage of the growing sports drink market. The drink, set to launch ahead of ICC World Cup looks to compete PepsiCo’s Gatorade, according to an Economic Times report which has…

Mexico’s Arca Continental to invest US$681m in 2019 to boost production

USA - Arca Continental, Mexican bottler of Coca-Cola beverages has announced that it will be investing US$681 million (Ps. 13 billion) in 2019 to enhance production capacities. The investment is also expected to boost distribution across its territories including food, beverage and snack operations in the countries it serves. The company which is the second-largest…

Morocco’s Coca-Cola bottler secures US$2.4m deal to manage industrial waste

MORROCCO - Suez SA, a French based waste and water management firm, has entered into a US$2.49 million waste management agreement with North Africa Bottling Company (NABC), the bottler of the Coca-Cola brand in Morocco. According to a report by Daily Morocco, the two year contract will cover the management of industrial waste from NABC’s…

Twiga Foods taps Coca-Cola’s regional head as new CEO

KENYA - Kenya's leading online grocery platform, Twiga Foods has appointed Peter Njonjo, co-founder and former President of Coca-Cola West and Central Africa as new company Chief Executive Officer. Peter Njonjo has left the left the position in the multinational soft drink manufacturer after 21 years of service and is now set to head the…

Coca-Cola to launch its first energy drink in Europe starting April

EUROPE – The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it will launch its first, own-branded energy drink in Europe in April, marking an entry into a space dominated by Monster and Red Bull. Dubbed Coca-Cola Energy, the new beverage will first debut in Spain and Hungary with plans to launch the energy product in additional countries…

Nestlé joins the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance to transform plastics recycling infrastructure

AFRICA - Nestlé in partnership with other international consumer goods companies, have launched the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance in a move to promote plastic waste reduction in Africa. Members of the environmental protection alliance include Diageo, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company, and Nestlé. Speaking in Kigali, Rwanda during the Africa CEO Forum 2019, Gabriel Opoku-Asare,…

Coca-Cola Canada invests US$14.9m to support ‘mini bottle’ production

CANADA – Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd has announced that it has invested US$14.9 million (CAD 20 million) to upgrade production line capabilities at the Brampton plant to support mini bottle production. According to the company, the investment will initially create three new jobs with the potential to provide more employment opportunities in the future. It…

Coca-Cola introduces flavored sparkling range to its Smartwater brand

USA – The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled three new flavored sparkling variants to expand its Smartwater line in the US. The new flavored smartwater offerings are sparkling strawberry-blood orange, fuji apple-pear and raspberry-rose and are set to hit stores in select cities this week. The company said the new variants were developed following extensive consumer…

Coca-Cola unveils US$38m fund to tackle plastic pollution in Africa

AFRICA – The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled a US$38 million fund to tackle plastic pollution in Southern, East and Central Africa over the next three years. The initiative by the multinational beverage manufacturer is part of global efforts in managing and reducing waste under in the overall ambitions of achieving a world without waste. According…