Coca-Cola launches lemon-flavoured Schweppes + C in Tanzanian Market

TANZANIA – The Coca-Cola Kwanza company, manufacturer and distributor of Coca-Cola products in the Tanzania, has launched a new lemon-flavoured Schweppes + C into its product portfolio in the country. The soft drink manufacturer said that the vitamin rich and low sugar drink was introduced as a response to the changing consumer needs who opt…

Coca-Cola introduces Orange Vanilla and Zero Sugar Coke in the US

USA – The Coca-Cola Company has said that it is set to launch its first trademark flavor innovations in over a decade- Orange Vanilla Coke and Orange Vanilla Coke Zero Sugar in the US as from February 25. The variant, which comes in a range of packaging options will be available in 12-oz. cans and…

Nigerian Bottling Co converts plant into logistics hub to improve efficiency

NIGERIA - The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), the Nigerian subsidiary of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company has converted one of its bottling operations plant into a hub for material handling and logistics for the region, reports Beverage Industry News. NBC said that this decision has been motivated by its ambitions of delivering better value to its…

Coca-Cola champions a world without waste, scalable diversification in year review

USA – Apart from growing a world-class and fructuous business, the Coca Cola Company took up a strategic growth path to ward off the shrinking soda category that is threatened by the changing consumer preference for healthier drinks. With the rising concerns around plastic waste pollution and ethical business practices, the world’s soft beverages giant…

CCBA completes acquisition of Zambia bottling business from Zambian Breweries

ZAMBIA – Zambia Breweries has finalised the sale of its Coca-Cola bottling business to Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), as CCBA continues its journey to consolidate its soft beverage bottling operations in Africa. Zambia Breweries, which is a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the largest brewer in the world, is Zambia’s leading beer producer with such…

Coca-Cola supports Ioniqa Technologies in development of recycled PET

NETHERLANDS – The Coca-Cola Company has announced a loan agreement with Netherlands based high tech chemical company, Ioniqa Technologies to develop Ioniqa’s proprietary technology to produce high-grade, recycled PET content from hard-to-recycle PET waste. The agreement is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of high-grade recycled content PET for use in bottles used by…

Coca-Cola Amatil secures 28-year beer and cider distribution deal with Rekorderlig

AUSTRALIA – Coca-Cola Amatil and Abro, the global brand owner of Rekorderlig Cider has entered into a 28-year distribution agreement strengthening the former’s position in the Australian beer and cider market. Coca-Cola Amatil will assume full responsibility for the promotion and marketing of the Rekorderlig Cider brand in Australia, enabled by expansion of its marketing…

Standards and tax bodies release Coca-Cola’s US$4.8m imports after stand-off

KENYA – Coca-Cola has received clearance from both the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBs), allowing the entry of its imported raw materials into the country. A Business Daily report indicates that the company’s US$4.87 million worth of imports were detained at the Mombasa port five months ago over a dispute…

Coca Cola and federal government partner to launch US$11m safe birth initiative

NIGERIA - The Coca-Cola Company has partnered the Federal Government to launch a safe birth initiative worth US$11.04 million to address the country’s high infant mortality and maternal rates, reports Beverage Industry News. The initiative dubbed ‘Safe Birth initiative’ (SBI) was formed in collaboration with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President…

Jubilant announces PepsiCo as new beverage partner for Domino’s

INDIA – Jubilant FoodWorks, the Indian restaurant operator has signed an exclusive agreement with PepsiCo as its new beverage partner for Domino’s Pizza, a fast-food chain it operates in India. According to an ET Retail, PepsiCo will supply Domino’s Pizza with its portfolio of carbonated beverages of Pepsi, Mountain Dew, 7Up, Mirinda along with Lipton…