Coca-Cola launches coffee infused cola drink in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – The Coca-Cola Company is introducing the first coffee infused cola drink the ‘Coca-Cola Plus Coffee’ in South Africa. Coca-Cola Plus Coffee infuses the taste of Coca-Cola with 100% Brazilian coffee bean powder […]

Tolaram Group expands into fruit juice market with the launch of ‘GoodLife Magik’ in Nigeria

NIGERIA – Tolaram Group, a diversified consumer goods company in West Africa and producer of Indomie Noodles in Nigeria, has entered the Nigerian fruit juice market with the launch of Goodlife Majik fruit drink. The […]

Kenyan soft drink manufacturer Softa Bottling Company to close operations

KENYA – The Registrar of Companies in Kenya has issued a notice seeking to deregister soft drink manufacturer, Softa Bottling Company marking the end to the two decade company. “It is notified that at the […]

Coca-Cola Nigeria appoints Yebeltal Getachew as new managing director

NIGERIA – Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited (CCNL) has appointed Yebeltal Getachew as the new Managing Director of the company. Getachew, whose appointment was effective June 2019, takes over from Bhupendra Suri and will be responsible for […]

Coca-Cola reports 6% growth in Q2 revenues with a boost from Costa coffee

USA – The Coca-Cola Company has reported strong operating results in the second quarter of 2019, highlighting 6% growth in net revenues to US$10 billion. The company attributed the revenue growth to concentrate sales growth […]

Bidco Africa commissions US$200m industrial complex in Kenya

KENYA – Bidco Africa Group, one of the leading consumer good company in East Africa, has opened a US$200M (Sh20 billion) ultra-modern industrial park in Ruiru, Central Kenya. Speaking during the launch, Bidco Africa Chairman […]

Ethiopian water bottlers forego neck seals in renewed sustainability drive

ETHIOPIA – Manufacturers of bottled water in Ethiopia have resolved to forego the use of neck seals, a decision aimed at promoting a sustainable environment by reducing plastic waste. The Ethiopian Bottled Water & Soft […]

European drinking water cooler organisations mull potential merger

EUROPE – The British Water Cooler Association (BWCA) and the European Drinking Water Cooler Association (EDWCA) are considering a potential merger to form a combined trade association, according to FoodBev. The merger which is expected […]

Niagara Bottling to construct new $68m facility in Kansas City

USA – Canada-based beverage manufacturer, Niagara Botting LLC plans to invest $68 million in the construction of a new production facility in Kansas City. The 420,000-square-foot plant located near the CenterPoint-Kansas City Southern Intermodal Center […]

Coca-Cola HBC to launch Costa Coffee in ten markets in 2020

SWITZERLAND – Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC) plans to launch the recently acquired Costa Coffee in ten of its twenty-eight markets across Europe next year. This will take the ready-to-drink coffee brand, recently launched in […]