Nigerian Bottling Company discontinues use of ‘ozone-depleting’ trucks

NIGERIA - Nigerian maker of Coca-Cola soft drinks, Nigerian Bottling Company, NBC has said it has eliminated use of ‘eco-unfriendly’ trucks considered to a threat to the ozone layer, a report by BeverageIndustryNews report. The company stated that the trucks possibly posed a pollution risk to the atmosphere through the emission of ozone depleting fumes.…

Coca Cola appoints Brian Smith as new COO in key changes in top leadership

EUROPE - The Coca-Cola Company has announced key changes in top leadership, including the election of a new president and chief operating officer and a succession plan for the chief financial officer. The board of directors today elected Brian Smith to serve as president and COO, effective Jan. 1, 2019, and will report to James…

Coca Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle are the largest waste contributors, says Greenpeace

CANADA – Greenpeace, a non-governmental environmental organization, has released an audit which said that Coca Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle are the top three contributors to ocean waste and pollution. According to the organization, together with their partners in the Break Free From Plastic movement, they enlisted the help of 10,000 volunteers across 42 countries to…

Coca-Cola Nigeria launches affordable 1litre PET bottle of Coke ‘Mama’

NIGERIA - Coca-Cola Nigeria has unveiled a new affordable 1litre PET bottle of Coke, Mama that celebrates family integration by ‘encouraging intimate family moments and making every moment worth sharing’. According to BeverageIndustryNews, Mama is further demonstration of Coca-Cola’s commitment to uplifting and uniting families and friends, as they join and share meals and intimate…

Coca Cola’s Atlanta-based company buys French juice company Tropico

ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola’s Atlanta-based beverage giant has added a French juice company to its ever-diversifying portfolio, as it continues to acquire more companies in the beverage market. According to Coca-Cola, it entered into an agreement with the company Alizé to purchase all of the Tropico S.A.S business activities in France, as it has been reported to…

Arca Continental officially complete construction of new plant in Houston

USA - Arca Continental, one of the largest Coca-Cola bottling companies in the world, and its Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages company, has completed the laying of the first stone of its new plant and Center for Coca-Cola Distribution in Houston, Texas. According to the company, the executives of Arca Continental and CCSWB, along with federal, state…

Coca-Cola to complete acquisition of Nigeria’s largest juice company, Chi Limited

NIGERIA - The world’s soft drinks giant, Coca-Cola is planning to acquire the remaining 60% stake in Nigeria’s leading juice and snacks producer, Chi Limited with the deal to close early next year. The Coca-Cola company entered an agreement to acquire an initial minority equity shareholding (40%) in the juice and snack producer Chi Ltd…

Coca-Cola in talks with cannabis-infused beverages company Aurora Cannabis

USA - The Coca-Cola Company, the global manufacturer for non-alcoholic beverages, is in “serious talks” with Aurora Cannabis Inc. to develop cannabis-infused beverages, a move that would signal a significant foray into the marijuana sector. According to Bloomberg, Coca-Cola is interested in developing beverages that are infused with cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, the…

Coca-Cola acquires kombucha maker Organic & Raw Trading company

USA - The Coca-Cola Company, the global beverages manufacturer, has acquired kombucha maker Organic & Raw Trading Co., which makes the MOJO brand of naturally fermented, live culture, organic kombucha drinks. The company said that MOJO kombucha – which is sold throughout Australia – is made from naturally fermented tea, and is the fastest-growing beverage category in…

Coca Cola India expands Minute Maid portfolio by launching Minute Mid Smoothie

INDIA – Coca Cola India has expanded its portfolio of Minute Maid by launching Minute Maid Smoothie, a delicious snack that combines the ‘Power of 3’ ingredients – Fruits, Milk and Nutrients. According to the company, this is another step towards its commitment to provide an array of healthy and nutritious beverage choices to consumers.…