Coca-Cola Spain relaunches its Nordic Mist line with new packaging

SPAIN - The world’s largest soft-drink manufacturer, Coca-Cola has re-introduced Nordic Mist mixer range with the launch of a new soft drink line in Spain, featuring a new recipe and packaging. Nordic Mist Fruits soft drinks is said to be low in calories, designed for Spanish tastes and are available in four flavors: lemon with…

Coca-Cola Consolidated plans to create over 430 jobs with new facility

USA - Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated plans to build a sales and distribution facility at the old Showcase Cinemas site that will create more than 430 full-time jobs, according to Gov. Matt Bevin announcement. WCPO reported that the jobs will include distribution, sales and warehouse functions. Company leaders anticipate starting work as soon as possible and…

Coca-Cola South Pacific and Amatil commit to 20% sugar content reduction by 2020

AUSTRALIA - Coca-Cola South Pacific and Coca-Cola Amatil will reduce the sugar content in their non-alcoholic portfolio of beverages by 20% by 2025, as part of an industry-wide pledge revealed by the Australian Beverages Council (ABCL) in Canberra. According to FoodBev, the announcement was made by ABCL chief executive officer Geoff Parker and Australia health…

Coca-Cola Ghana wins bottling and manufacturing company of the year awards

GHANA - The Cola-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana (TCCBCG) has been named the “Bottling Company of the Year” and the “Beverage Manufacturing Company of the Year (non-alcoholic)” at the Ghana Manufacturing Awards held in Accra on May 24. It recommends the Coca-Cola bottler for achieving sustainable growth, becoming once again, the best beverage company in…

Coca-Cola launches its acquired juice brand Rani Float juice in India

INDIA - Coca-Cola is launching Rani Float, its acquired juice brand in India to compete against rivals such as PepsiCo’s Tropicana, Dabur’s Real and Parle Agro’s Frooti, reported ET Retail. Rani Float is one of the brands belonging Aujan Industries’ beverage business in which Coca-Cola has a 50% equity stake. Rani Float has real fruit…

Coca-Cola, Nestle and Kraft Heinz consider acquisition of GSK’s drink brand Horlicks

UK - Coca-Cola, the world’s soft drinks and beverage company, has made considerations to acquire malted drink brand Horlicks from UK pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), according to the Sunday Telegraph. It is understood both companies have held talks about a deal after GSK announced in March that it would carry out a review of the…

Coca-Cola launches clear, calorie-free beverage in Japan

JAPAN - Coca-Cola Japan, has released a clear, zero-calorie beverage in Japan, which had initially created the concept to appeal to Japanese consumers who desire new, innovative beverages during summer, and the drink was developed over the course of a year at Coca-Cola’s US headquarters. According to FoodBev, the drink does not feature the caramel…

Coca-Cola reaffirms commitment to create a world without waste

USA - The Coca-Cola company, in collaboration with its bottling partners, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa and Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages has made a re-commitment to tackle the problem of waste pollution. Marking the World Environment Day, the company highlighted its progress in combatting plastic pollution over the years. Through its ‘World Without Waste’ initiative which it…

Coca-Cola to build US$85m facility in Canada, launches fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk

CANADA - Coca-Cola Canada has announced an US$85 million investment to build a new production facility in Ontario, Canada while it also launches its new fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk in the region. According to the company, the new facility will provide new production capabilities starting with fairlife Ultrafiltered Milk, lactose free milk containing nine essential nutrients,…

Coca-Cola launches the first-ever alcoholic drink in Japan

JAPAN - Coca-Cola has launched its first ever alcoholic drink; a fizzy, lemon-flavoured concoction laced with spirits that seeks to capitalise on the growing popularity of "chuhai" alcopops enjoyed especially by young women. “Although the US firm dabbled in the wine business in the 1970s, the experiment in Japan is unique in the company's 125-year…