Coca-Cola, FrieslandCampina introduce new solutions to cut their packaging carbon footprint

EUROPE – European bottler of carbonated soft drinks Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) and Dutch multinational dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina have introduced new solutions aimed at cutting down their respective packaging carbon footprints.   CCEP is trialing a new drink dispensing technology in Spain that allows consumers in out-of-home venues such as restaurants, cafes, offices, and stadiums that offer Coca-Cola brands to serve themselves and refill drinks directly from the tap.  “The self-pour, self-pay technology offers consumers a convenient packaging-free delivery method for their drinks, while also cutting down queues, reducing the need for unnecessary contact, and freeing up serving staff…

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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa partners with NGOs to support communities in Ethiopia, South Africa

ETHIOPIA – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa-Ethiopia, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Drop of Water, to provide access to clean water to more than 17,000 households. The initiative with a market investment of Birr 3 million will be undertaken through CCBA-Ethiopia’s unit, East Africa Bottling SC, in partnership with the benefiting community and local government. To be undertaken in the community of Bahirdar Zuria Woreda in the Mi’erab Gojam zone, the project will construct a reservoir and pipeline from a rehabilitated borehole. Also, it will undertake…

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Coca-Cola raises full-year guidance as Q2 revenues jump 42% buoyed by rebounding away-from-home consumption

US- Atlanta-based multinational soft beverage company, Coca-Cola Company is upbeat about its 2021 full year results following an impressive Q2 where sales from away-from-home consumption rebounded resulting in double digit growth in revenues.   According to a statement from the company, net revenues for the quarter amounted to US$10.1 billion, a 42% jump when compared to the same period last year.  The company’s organic revenues went up 37% while operating income rose by 52%. Coca-Cola also recorded a 26% growth in concentrate sales and 11% price/mix growth.  Global unit case volume benefitted from…

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CCBA elevates Tshidi Ramogase to be Director Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability

SOUTH AFRICA – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has appointed Tshidi Ramogase as the Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability (PACS) Director of the company. A seasoned Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability veteran, Tshidi was Head of PACS at CCBA since 2019, prior to her recent appointment. She has also served as a Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Director since 2016 and occupied the same role at legacy ABI from February 2010. She has also previously worked in Human Resources and Corporate Affairs for leading multinationals across both…

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Coca-Cola Israel expands into cultured milk production as US unit updates taste of coke zero

ISRAEL – Coca-Cola Israel, formally known as The Central Bottling Company (CBC), is diversifying into cultured milk production with a new strategic partnership with Israeli food-tech company BioMilk.  Under the new partnership, CBC will invest up to US$2 million in the development of BioMilk’s cultured milk products. BioMilk, on the other hand, will transfer its products to Tara Dairy, which is owned by CBC, for a “pilot commercial production”.   Transferring production capabilities to Tara Dairy will enable BioMilk to step up technological developments and accelerate its reach towards the fridges and shelves of consumers.  With the new partnerships,…

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CCBA promotes former Coca-Cola Kwanza CEO Andrew Musingo to be its Chief Integration Officer

SOUTH AFRICA – The Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has appointed Andrew Musingo as the new Chief Integration Officer, effective 01 August 2021. Andrew has been promoted to the new role after completing his task as the Chief Executive Officer at the Tanzanian subsidiary of CCBA, Coca-Cola Kwanza. He handed over his previous leadership role to Unguu Sulay, who became the new Managing Director of Coca-Cola Kwanza from 28th June 2021. Unguu took over the helm of the company from Plasco Limited where he was the Chief Financial Officer. In his new…

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Coca-Cola introduces Minute Maid brand in Angola through partnership with local beverage company Refriango

ANGOLA – Refriango, one of Angola’s leading producers and distributers of soft beverages, energy drinks and alcoholic beverages, has entered into a partnership with one of the world’s largest soft drink companies, Coca-Cola. Under the agreement, Refriango will commence local production of Coca-Cola’s fruit-based juice brand Minute Maid, coming in three flavours tropical, orange and apple. The partnership is also aimed to open new market opportunities for the Angolan company, as it is eyeing the export routes to Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. “We…

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Coca-Cola to open new tech center in South Africa, expanding its global digital network

SOUTH AFRICA – The coronavirus pandemic has triggered seismic shifts in shopping behaviour, challenging The Coca-Cola Company to reinvent its approach towards brand launches, marketing campaigns, establishment of routes to market, and revenue growth management strategies. To this end, the soft beverage major, is driving digital transformation through its consistent messaging and movement into a more agile and growth-minded work environment. Furthering its pursuit to become nimbler and more responsive to the market, Coca-Cola is seeking to open a new digital delivery center in Johannesburg. This hub will be Coca-Cola’s…

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Coca-Cola transitions to 100% rPET bottles in UK as PepsiCo Europe commits to slash 25% sugar levels in sodas

EUROPE – American beverage manufacturing giant is taking sustainability in beverage manufacturing a notch higher by transitioning to 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) bottles in all on-the-go bottles in Great Britain.  According to a statement from the company, the transition involves all 500ml or less plastic bottles and covers the company’s entire portfolio of brands.  With the transition, Coca-Cola brands in the Great Britain including Coca-Cola Original Taste, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Dr Pepper and Lilt will all be packaged in rPET bottles.   The achievement sees Coca-Cola Great Britain up…

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Coca-Cola Nigeria ups fight against plastic waste by setting up its first recycling bank

NIGERIA – As part of its commitment to driving its global World Without Waste agenda, Coca-Cola Nigeria Limited’s bottling partner, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), has launched a Plastic Recycling Bank in partnership with Recycle Points. The recycling station, which is located at its Ikeja manufacturing plant in Lagos, will aid the collection of PET plastics and ensure they are recycled. Recycle Points, a waste recycling and social benefit organization at the forefront of tackling the challenge of improperly disposed plastic waste in the country, will operate the recycling bank,…

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